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Neu Cyber Threats – 12th May 2022

The health and education sectors continue to face serious cyber security threats based on the number of reported incidents to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). A report from cyber security firm CybSafe has highlighted that 34% of incidents reported last year were experienced by these sectors, increasing 2020’s figures from the ICO. The report also reveals a 19% increase in ransomware attacks. The report also details that phishing is the most common cyber attack, with ransomware becoming an increasing trend impacting all sectors. The NCSC has previously reported and provided resources on the threats against cyber threats. A guide to ransomware has also been made available for organisations looking to defend against this threat. You can find these below:

By |2022-05-11T11:51:05+01:0011 May 2022|Weekly Update|Comments Off on Neu Cyber Threats – 12th May 2022

Neu Cyber Threats – 5th May 2022

The UK ferry operator Wightlink has been hit by a complex cyber attack that potentially compromised personal data belonging to a small number of customers and staff. The attack occurred in February and affected specific back-office IT systems, and law enforcement has been notified, along with other breach victims. While it was stated that they had taken appropriate measures to prevent issues like this, they were still affected by the attack, which shows that everyone can be at risk from cyber attacks. Using the most straightforward methods such as MFA and training end-users to spot the different techniques of cyber attacks is a safe and relatively cheap way to provide a solid baseline for mitigating these threats.

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Neu Cyber Threats – 28th April 2022

Microsoft has released the April 2022 security update that addresses a number of vulnerabilities, including a remote procedure called runtime remote code execution (CVE-2022-26809). The NCSC recommendations follow vendor best practices in the mitigation of these vulnerabilities. In this case, installing the latest updates as soon as possible is advised. You can find this information here: Install the latest software and app updates - NCSC.GOV.UK The Microsoft April 2022 Security updates fixed a number of security vulnerabilities, and more info can be found on Microsoft’s website.

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Neu Cyber Threats – 21st April 2022

Spear phishing emails are on the rise and should be closely monitored by your company. Keep an eye out for emails claiming to have good deals or offers or impersonating other people. Below are some key points surrounding spear phishing attacks: • These are fraudulent emails either aping staff through similar looking email accounts or by hacking in and impersonating people leading to the theft of deployment of viral payloads • 3.1 billion spoofed emails are sent every day • Scam messages have cost businesses £23 billion since 2016 • Phishing was used in 36% of cyber-attacks

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Neu Cyber Threats – 14th April 2022

In 2021, 46% of organisations had at least one employee download a malicious mobile application. The increase in mobile wallets and the development of online payment platforms will increase the risk of malicious sites and software potentially affecting mobile devices. The move to remote working has seen the expansion of mobile attacks, with the result meaning 97% of organisations are facing mobile threats of different types. As mobile wallets and payment platforms’ frequency increases, so will cybercrimes as they look to exploit the growing reliance on mobile devices.

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Neu Cyber Threats – 7th April 2022

Phishing scams ‘fundraising’ for Ukraine Action Fraud has revealed that it has reported 196 reports of scam emails stating they were raising money for victims of the conflict in Ukraine. Fraudsters have used various methods to trick victims into parting with their money, including selling t-shirts and soliciting cryptocurrency donations. To detect such scams, Action Fraud recommends checking a charity’s name and registration number at www.gov.uk/checkcharity to confirm its legitimacy and typing the address of the charity website rather than clicking on a link when donating online.

By |2022-04-07T08:17:09+01:005 April 2022|Weekly Update|Comments Off on Neu Cyber Threats – 7th April 2022
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