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More than one million older people may be victims of email scams

Email scammers could have duped more than one million older people in the UK, a report has warned. Almost three quarters (73%) of over-45s with internet access said they had been targeted by an email scam and of these, 6% said they had fallen for the trap, according to a survey by insurance provider Aviva. […]

OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS LEAVING FIRMS WITH UNMANAGED RISKS ACCCORDING TO NEW REPORT

Firms using open-source and third-party software components have been warned they risk leaving themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks. A report by Veracode found that prevalent use of such code is creating unmanaged risk, as 97 per cent of Java applications analysed contain at least one component with a known vulnerability and 60 per cent of applications fail […]

MALWARE WAITS FOR PERFECT MOMENT TO TRICK USERS INTO TAKING SELFIES WITH ID CARDS

A new type of Android malware is tricking users into handing over selfies featuring their ID cards, according to researchers. Experts from McAfee uncovered the sneaky malicious software, which runs in the background waiting for the right opportunity to ask users for sensitive data. The malware initially imitates a video codec or plug-in, asking users for […]

NUMBER OF DATA BREACHES REPORTED TO THE IOC UP BY 88 PER CENT

The number of data breaches reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has nearly doubled in the last year. Self-reported data protection breaches were up 88 per cent in 2015/16, according to figures obtained by Huntsman Security via a Freedom of Information request. 2,048 incidents were reported to the ICO between April 2015 and March […]

LACK OF DIVERSITY IN MALE DOMINATED CYBER SECURITY MARKETPLACE CHALLENGED IN NEW REPORT

CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation and certification body representing the technical information security industry, has released a report outlining the details and conclusions from its 2016 Diversity Workshop, attended by representatives from CREST member companies and a variety of leading professionals, from industry, government and academia. It is no secret that the cyber security industry suffers […]

Security concerns holding back mobile banking adoption report finds

Security concerns are holding consumers back from using mobile banking services, according to a new report. Of the 36 per cent of people who do not use mobile banking today, 74 per cent say security is the major reason why they are yet to adopt the technology. The survey by Kaspersky Lab and IDC Financial […]

Ad blockers rocket as customers seek solace from unwanted intrusions

A report from Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, has found that the number of people using ad-blockers has risen, with 24% of the UK using them. It also discovered that 92% of UK, US and Germany respondents used ad-blockers on their laptop or desktop computer, while a third plan to install an ad-blocker […]

Scammers target olympic fans ahead of this Summer’s Rio Olympics

Online scammers are targeting consumers with emails offering fake tickets to this summer’s Olympic Games, according to experts. Researchers from Kaspersky Lab said some of the spam emails, which are sent both in English and in Portuguese, sent users to fake ticketing services set up by international gangs of fraudsters after their money and financial details. […]

Fraud on the frontline: Losses in UK double that of US

Financial institutions in the UK are losing more than £20million each year to fraudsters targeting call centres. According to a new report from fraud protection and authentication company Pindrop, the UK suffered double the rate of attacks than the US, experiencing 1 in 700 fraudulent calls in 2015, compared to the 1 in 1,700 in […]