Mass ransomware attack may be exploiting unpatched Microsoft SMB MS17-010 vulnerability using NSA tools

Mass ransomware attack may be exploiting unpatched Microsoft SMB MS17-010 vulnerability using NSA tools

May 15, 2017

As we all know and have heard over of the last few days, there is at present a mass ransomware attack which has targeted and hit hospitals, telecoms companies, universities…

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE CYBER ATTACK OVER THE WEEKEND

As you’ll likely have noted from recent media coverage, on Friday 12th May a new type of ransomware (named variously WannaCrypt/WannaCry/WCry) began appearing on computers running Microsoft Windows worldwide –…

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25% of UK businesses lack basic hacking safeguards

25% of UK businesses lack basic hacking safeguards

May 4, 2017

A report find over 20% of British firms were hit with a cyber attack last year. According to a recent survey, around one in 5 businesses have been targeted by…

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Microsoft will block some on-premise access to Office 365

Microsoft will block some on-premise access to Office 365

May 2, 2017

Redmond blames move on gap between rolling cloud updates and ageing on-premise software From 2020, users of standalone Microsoft Office products will not be able to use Office 365 services…

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Almost all businesses will be moving to Windows 10 by end of the year

Almost all businesses will be moving to Windows 10 by end of the year

The main motivation is improving levels of security. According to new research, most businesses have started to migrate their workforce to Windows 10 by the end of 2017. This information…

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Paying ransomware attackers perpetuates attacks, says researcher

April 24, 2017

Ransonware in organisations is continuously advancing and needs be factored into companies cyber defence strategies in 2017 and the future, this can only be done once the basics have been…

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Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 is collecting

Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 is collecting

Microsoft always look at ways of improving their services and tailoring products to users and keep Windows “up-to-date, secure and operating properly”, to enable them to do this they have…

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Ransomware attacks on businesses are spiking, says Kaspersky

Ransomware attacks on businesses are spiking, says Kaspersky

Security company says easy-to-use tools make ransomware attacks easier to run. Ransomware attacks on larger businesses are increasing according to Kaspersky. According to Kaspersky’s senior malware analyst Anton Ivanov, this…

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Budget 2017: Roaming charges set to jump by 20 per cent

April 20, 2017

Not good news for anyone planning on going abroad and wishing to still communicate, why? Because in the latest budget published by the government they are adding an additional 20%…

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Google will restrict Gmail in Windows XP and Vista this year

Google will restrict Gmail in Windows XP and Vista this year

February 28, 2017

Google is taking a hard line on security for its mail service which means, those who use obsolete versions of Windows are going to be forced very soon to upgrade…

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