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Students, beware of SLC phishing scam

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As the new academic year begins, students are looking to organise their finances. Little surprise then, that hackers have decided to use a well established institution, the Student Loans Company, to scam students out of their hard-earned (or their parents’) money. The past few weeks have seen a phishing campaign… Read more »

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Which positions are the most phished?

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New research suggests that when it comes to business email compromise (BEC) attacks (also known as spear-phishing or simply phishing attacks), hackers most often take on the guise of CEO, managing director and president. Targets are, perhaps unsurprisingly, frequently decision makers in the finance department. The researchers’ analysis turned up… Read more »

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Using SS7 flaws to hack into bank accounts

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Signaling System No 7, or SS7 for short, is a set of telephony signaling protocols created by telecom companies in the 1980s to allow cellular and landline networks to interconnect and exchange data. Due to longstanding problems, researchers have been voicing concerns over security flaws in this protocol for many… Read more »

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North Korean cyber army continues its march

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It looks increasingly likely that the massive attack on the Bangladesh Central Bank via the Swift payment transfer system just over a year ago was the work of state-sponsored North Korean hackers – or ‘information soldiers’ as they are known in Pyongyang. While in this instance they ‘only’ managed to… Read more »

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