What are some common strategies cybercriminals employ in extortion schemes and how can you mitigate the chances of falling victim to a cyber-shakedown? When it comes to coercing people into parting with their money, cybercriminals seem to have an endless bag of tricks to choose from. There are some tricks, that they favor more than others, … More 5 ways cybercriminals can try to extort you
The cyber incident has taken most of Newcastle University’s systems offline and officials estimates it will take weeks to recover. While students are slowly preparing to return to their universities and colleges after a prolonged absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Newcastle University in England has been left reeling from a cybersecurity incident that has affected almost all its systems. The university first became … More UK University suffers cyberattack, ransomware gang claims responsibility
Unknown threat actors were able to exfiltrate information from the email accounts of several parliamentarians. Norway’s parliament, also known as the Storting, disclosed on Tuesday that it fell victim to an extensive cyberattack that targeted its internal email system. In an official statement addressing the incident, the legislature said that cybercriminals were able to access the email … More Norway’s parliament struck by hackers
What’s the benefit of deleting your Houseparty – or any other unused – account, rather than just uninstalling the app? When the coronavirus pandemic began, people took to Houseparty in their millions. Many of us weren’t allowed to meet anyone in person, so videocalling became an even bigger success and Houseparty was the front runner. … More Houseparty – should I stay or should I go now?
European police infiltrate EncroChat, go on to crack down on crime kingpins and seize guns, drugs, cars and millions in cash. Law enforcement agencies in Europe recently cracked an instant messaging system used by organized crime before the ensuing police operation ultimately led to the arrests of more than 800 suspected criminals, mostly in the … More Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network