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Billionaire Businessman Bugged by Nephew

May 28th, 2020|

A story broke earlier this month alleging that the nephew of Sir Frederick Barclay, Alistair Barclay, was caught on CCTV ‘handling a bugging device’ at the Ritz hotel in London. The CCTV footage is now at the centre of a large legal battle between the families of the …read more

Chinese Hackers Become More Aggressive

May 21st, 2020|

Last month a US cyber security firm, FireEye, said they had seen a disconcerting spike in activity from what looks like a Chinese hacking group. The group in question is known as APT41, a prolific hacking group from China, who as well as deploying financially motivated attacks, also …read more

Hackers Send out Fake Gift Cards with Infected USB Drives

May 14th, 2020|

Recently, a warning was released to businesses from the FBI regarding a new ploy being used by the FIN7 gang (also known as the Navigator Group and the Carbanak Group). More than $1 billion in fraud has already been tied to the gang, most of which was taken …read more

The CIA Owned Encryption Company

May 7th, 2020|

The Washington Post released a report earlier in the year involving
the CIA, the BND and a Swiss crypto company – it was described as the Intelligence
Coup of the Century.

The report reveals that US and German intelligence owned a
Swiss company that once sold secure encryption products that were …read more

Should You be using Zoom?

April 29th, 2020|

Due to social distancing measures put in place by
governments around the world to help combat the current global pandemic, the
use of video calling platforms has risen dramatically. US company, Zoom, is one
of these platforms that has seen a huge spike in its user base.

Zoom has been widely adopted …read more

Barclays Use Intrusive Monitoring Software on Employees

April 2nd, 2020|

Earlier this year, Barclays found themselves under fire
regarding a staff monitoring scheme that they had been trialling.

The scheme involved tracking software on employees’ machines
to log the length of time they spent at their desks, resulting in warnings
being sent if they took extended breaks. Barclays had been running this …read more

Don’t let COVID-19 Take Your Eye off Information Security

March 26th, 2020|

In reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies are taking
government advice and asking employees to work from home where possible to help
slow the spread of the virus. This is an excellent plan, but it does mean that
the home office security then comes into focus for the would-be eavesdropper …read more

UK Retailer’s Loyalty Scheme Suffers Cyber-Attack

March 12th, 2020|

The UK health and beauty retailer, Boots, has suspended all
payments using their loyalty card points both online and in store after
unauthorised attempts had been made to enter customers’ accounts using stolen
passwords.

Boots have said that customers won’t be able to use the
points on their Boots Advantage Card while they …read more

Partner Caught Cheating after Late Night Activity Spike on Fitbit

March 5th, 2020|

A story broke late last year highlighting the importance of being
aware of what your smart devices are tracking, and when they’re tracking you. In
this instant, it resulted in a cheating partner being caught out, however there’s
many other malicious use case scenarios for smart device tracking/monitoring.

In this particular case, …read more

Ring Employees Fired for Watching Users Camera Footage

February 27th, 2020|

In a letter to US Senators, Ring stated that users’ video
data had been accessed improperly by some of its employees and that these
employees had now been let go. Ring is a home security company owned by Amazon.

The abuse of private data being accessed by employees of
tech companies is …read more