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Why osint is important?

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As an individual’s online presence grows, the amount of information an attacker can use against them grows with it. Everyone has heard of a story of some online personalities’ information being leaked online. But very few people know how this happens and why it is so common. Many of these ‘Hacks’ of personal information never … Read more

Huawei really considering them?

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Boris Johnson is facing rebellion in the commons over his decision to allow Huawei a role in developing the UK’s 5G network. The opposition have today called for a ban on high risk venders being allowed to play a role in the development of our technology infrastructure. Major General Jonathon Shaw, the former head of … Read more

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Ransomware Attack

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Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have finally announced, after almost three weeks of having to carry out their daily duties with just pen and paper, that they have fallen victim to a cyber-attack that has encrypted their data, rendered their systems useless, and is holding them for ransom. Consequently, 135,000 residents in the area are … Read more

900,000 Virgin Media customers’ data exposed…

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Virgin media, which is owned by US cable group. Liberty Global, has admitted that a database containing 900,000 people’s details was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months. At least one unknown user has had access to the phone numbers, home, and email addresses stored on the database for marketing purposes, on at least … Read more

How Dangerous is FaceApp?

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FaceApp has been getting a huge amount of attention in the media lately for being the hottest new craze that everyone, including celebrities, seems to be using to modify faces in pictures to alter their appearance. Also receiving a great deal of media attention is its seemingly nefarious terms of service that none of us … Read more

GDPR Compliance

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and has already caught out over 200,000 businesses in its first twelve months seeing data breach complaints go up by 160% and fines totalling 56 million euros – 50 million of which was paid by Google alone! Failure to comply … Read more

Security Beyond Compliance

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Having spoken to many cybersecurity professionals at various networking events and expos, one recurring topic of conversation seems to arise; that business owners are put off improving their cybersecurity posture because they have little knowledge of the dangers that cybercrime can pose, or of the simple methods by which they can achieve security. Many organisations … Read more