Posts Tagged ‘cyber crime’

Cyber crime continues to grow as society becomes increasingly digitalised

Profits generated by some of the successful organised crime groups (OCGs) rival those of multinational corporations. European Union Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) have issued a report called ‘Crime in the age of technology 2017’ which is a comprehensive study of serious and organised crime in the EU. The report highlights that profits…

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Buying and selling hacked passwords – how does it work?

Dr Thomas Holt from Michigan State University explains in The Conversation how the lucrative rewards for criminals trading in stolen data, rely on feedback and reviews to build reputation in an anonymous market. Data breaches are a regular part of the cyberthreat landscape. They generate a great deal of media attention, both because the quantity of…

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Cyber security: How can you tell if an HMRC email is fraudulent

How do you know if an HMRC email is fraudulent? The Government has published guidance on how to recognise genuine HMRC emails from phishing emails. Phishing emails are designed to introduce viruses, malware or ransomware on your system either by attaching a file that the user opens which allows this to be activated or through…

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Are accountants “living in a fishbowl” when it comes to cybersecurity?

Are accountants guilty of cyber security complacency? The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) have published a report ‘Cybersecurity –Fighting Crime’s Enfant Terrible’ highlighting the increasing threat from cyber crime and the current attitude of accountants and finance professionals towards this. “A recent survey by ACCA showed that accountants and finance professionals are…

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British mobile phone users’ movements ‘could be sold for profit’

An issue that needs urgent attention… Pete Woodward, CEO of Securious, was quoted in an article published in The Guardian recently reporting that privacy campaigners Krowdthink and Open Rights Group (ORG) have revealed that UK mobile phone users are at risk because a data breach could provide criminals with information about their routines and daily lives. Mobile phone networks…

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Devon and Cornwall Police recommend Cyber Essentials for all businesses, public sector organisations and charities

Securious is really pleased to see that Devon and Cornwall Police are promoting the value of Cyber Essentials to businesses in the region to boost their cybersecurity and to protect themselves from the most common cyber threats. The Devon and Cornwall Police website provides comprehensive advice for businesses including how to protect themselves against cyber crime…

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