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The simple way for SMEs to stay cybersafe

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By taking preventative measures, the world has largely wiped out diseases such as smallpox, polio and malaria. The next big challenge is to eradicate cyber crime. Almost four million cyber crime offences were committed in Britain last year, accounting for nearly 40% of all recorded criminal incidents. SMEs with finite… Read more »

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Over a quarter of SMEs still don’t train staff on cyber threats

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Running a small business is no mean feat – ensuring that the business is making a profit from day to day is a 24/7 job on its own, and the list of wider responsibilities that fall under the business owner’s remit is ever-growing. But in today’s tech age, SMEs now… Read more »

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Businesses bear burden of cyber attacks

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An interesting gap has come to light in the protection offered by US banks to businesses who fall victim to cyber theft. Whilst a private individual is protected by legislation from theft of their funds electronically, businesses may not be even though they may be owned by a single person…. Read more »

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Lizard Squad creates botnet with home, small business computers

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Security firm Incapsular has discovered an entire network of home and small business computers which have been infected with malware. These are then being used to become a huge botnet used in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. It is thought that access has been gained because users have not… Read more »

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Malware targeting android apps become regionalised

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Cyber thieves who target Android phones are getting more sophisticated. Malware makers are tailoring their creations to make the most of conditions in each territory, according to the report by mobile security firm ‘Lookout’. In some places such as Russia, Android users were far more likely to encounter malicious code. The report… Read more »

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California escrow firm closes after detrimental cyberheist

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Efficient Services Escrow Group, a Huntington Beach-based escrow firm has been forced to close its doors and lay off its entire staff after hackers fraudulently wired funds on three separate occasions, stealing approximately $1.5m from the company. The first attack took place in December 2012 when nearly half a million… Read more »

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Small bakery suffers data breach

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A small New England cafe chain believes hackers may have breached its payment system. The Works Bakery Cafe is in the process of telling customers that their data may be at risk after it discovered its point-of-sale computers had been infected. Advisen reports that the hack is part of a… Read more »

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Unsophisticated hack on 150 Subway franchises

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If you’ve used a credit card to pay at a Subway in the last couple of years, it turns out you may have paid more than you bargained for. Four Romanian hackers have recently been charged with stealing over 80,000 credit card details from 150 franchises of the American sandwich… Read more »

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