Aged debtors email scam

Aged Debtors Email Scam

A new email scam is targetting businesses indirectly by tricking finance personnel into handing over aged debtors reports. Here’s how the scam works. The scammer contacts the finance deparment of organisation ‘A’ from a spoofed email address pretending to be a manager or director within the same company, requesting a list of aged debtors. The … Read more

New Ransomware targets QNAP NAS Drives

QNAP NAS Drive

A new form of ransomware called eCh0raixis is targeting QNAP NAS Drives, exploiting vulnerabilities in the device and brute-forcing passwords to encrypt the contents. eCh0raix connects to a command-and-control server on the internet and then begins the encryption process, creating an AES-256 encryption key to lock the files with a .encrypt extension. Users are then … Read more

ICO issues £183 million GDPR fine to British Airways

British Airways

British Airways has been fined more than £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the personal data of half a million of the airline’s customers. The ICO said its investigation found that the incident involved customer details including login, payment card, name, address and travel booking information being harvested after being diverted to … Read more

New website extortion scam

Aged Debtors Email Scam

The latest email scam campaign is an email warning you that your website will be forced offline, and your online reputation ruined if you do not pay a ransom fee. The Scammers request a payment of over £2,000, and warn that they will do ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage if you do … Read more

GDPR one year on

IT & GDPR Consultancy

It’s coming up on one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law, and part of the compliance process for every organisation is to undertake regular reviews and have a continuous improvement policy. So now is a good time to review your GDPR processes, documentation, training and staff awareness. Some points you should … Read more

46% of UK businesses don’t trust their disaster recovery plan

Disaster Recovery Plan

Nearly half of businesses in the UK (46%) are not confident their business continuity plans are up to date, according to a report from Databarracks. The report says that organisations are being regularly exposed to potential business disruptions because of poor business continuity management. Business resiliency in the face of disruption starts with good governance … Read more

Today is Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 is celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the slogan: ‘Together for a better Internet’. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The day offers the opportunity … Read more

End of Support for Windows 7

Windows 7

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. They will then be less secure and more likely to be a target for attack, so your business needs to start planning now to migrate to Windows 10. The good news is that we can help make … Read more