Barclays Drops Kaspersky Over Security Fears

Barclays bank has emailed its 290,000 online banking customers to say that it will no longer be offering Kaspersky Russian anti-virus because of information and news stories about possible security risks. Long-Running Rumours and concerns about Kaspersky’s possible links with the Russian state are not confined to Barclays. Moscow-based software maker Kaspersky Lab, the largest […]

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Fake WhatsApp – 1 Million Downloads

A fake version of WhatsApp, the free, cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones, was downloaded from the Google Play store by more than one million unsuspecting people. Discovered By Reddit Users Keen-eyed users of Reddit, the US-based social and web discussion forum spotted that the “Update WhatsApp Messenger”, available for download in the Google Play […]

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Supermarket Voucher Scam Via WhatsApp

WhatsApp is being used by ‘phishing’ fraudsters to circulate convincing links for supermarket vouchers in order to obtain your bank details. How Does The Scam Work? The WhatsApp messenger app is being used to send messages purporting to be from well-known supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Aldi that contain a link to an online […]

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Are You Unwittingly Making Crypto-Currency?

Scammers are secretly installing ‘mining code’ in websites so that they can use the computers of website visitors to help them generate digital cash or ‘crypto-currencies’. What’s Happening? Hackers are operating a popular scam which involves installing ‘mining script’ code such as Coin Hive into multiple web pages without the knowledge of the website owners. […]

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How Hackers Used Smart Household Devices To Launch A Massive Online Attack

In a worrying change of tactics, hackers have used the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) to launch an online distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the DNS service ‘Dyn’ with global consequences. Domestic ‘Smart’ Household Devices Used. Although DDoS attacks using botnets are certainly not uncommon, the fact that this latest attack used smart household […]

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