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70+ common online scams used by cyber criminals and fraudsters

By Jon Watson – A Writer for Comparitech, The internet is the most widely used communication network ever constructed. It’s used by millions of humans and machines every second of

Don’t forget the basics in the battle against cybercrime

It’s possible to be too clever. Sometimes, in our efforts to combat increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks perpetrated by well-resourced hackers, we can become mesmerised by potential threats and pour all our

HealthEquity Breach Affects 23,000

HealthEquity, a custodian of more than 3.4 million health savings accounts, has had a data breach after one employee’s email account was accessed by an unauthorized person. HealthEquity also handles flexible

Surviving new cybercriminal fraud tactics takes greater stealth and sophistication

2017 was bad enough in the world of fraud, with identity theft reaching “epidemic levels”. But 2018 is panning out to be a whole lot worse: identify theft rates have

The age of cyber maturity

Employees are one of the biggest contributors to cyber-threats. When it comes to cyber security incidents and data breaches the blame has a habit of landing on the shoulders of

Hacking Back as the Top Breach Incident Type

Hacking regained the top incident type spot, representing 37% of total breaches in May and an 8% increase over April figures in the San Diego-based Identity Theft Resource Center’smonthly report. Of

Data Breach Laws are Increasingly Common, do they make a Sufficient Difference?

It’s every consumer’s worst nightmare: You open your email to discover a data breach notice from a company that you don’t even remember creating an account with. You certainly appreciate

MyHeritage suffers data breach, account details of 92+ million users compromised

Israel-based genealogy and DNA testing company MyHeritage has apparently suffered a data breach that resulted in the compromise of email addresses and hashed passwords of all 92+ million of its

Does Your Business Really Know How To Handle A Data Breach?

Whilst data breaches can result in substantial fines that can hit company finances hard, they have many, often more immediate, impacts. Businesses that do not respond quickly and decisively at

Are you ready for a security breach?

Enterprise security teams have historically spent most of their time, human resources and money on defenses like firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) to protect and monitor the security of