Not GDPR Compliant – Really?

Not GDPR compliant

A colleague at another company forwarded me an email he’d received knowing that I’d get a kick out of it. It claimed to be from the UK GDPR Compliance Directory…

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Hoax Bomb Extortion Emails Are Latest Scam

hoax bomb

In the last couple of days there are reports of hoax bomb threats being sent by e-mail. They’ve been particularly prevalent in the USA, but there is nothing to stop…

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Sextortion Scam Volume 3

sextortion scam updated

Remember the original Sextortion scam back in July? The one where they used an old password to make it look like the e-mail was plausible. This then evolved in August…

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Vulnerable Shopping Carts lead to Credit Card breaches

Vulnerable Shopping Carts

You may have heard about the Ticketmaster data breach earlier this summer. You probably also have heard about the British Airways data breach at the start of this month. A new breach…

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Dodgy extensions and not a builder in sight.

A lot of normal people might think about the phrase “dodgy extensions” and associate it with some kind of cowboy builder. But alas, the dodgy extensions to which I refer…

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Eir laptop theft – could have been worse

The eir laptop theft that was revealed this week was pretty … actually … it was really bad and deeply embarrassing for eir. However details that emerged from the statement by…

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Sextortion scam – a follow up.

Sextortion scam follow up

This time last month I posted about a sextortion scam that was sending out large amounts of emails to people claiming to have recorded them watching porn. As proof that they…

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A Sextortion Scam

Sextortion Scam

The evil doers have launched a new sextortion scam on the internet. This one is interesting to say the least as it does use a technique to sucker you into…

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Websites compromised to generate money

generate money by cryptomining

“Wait, what?!?!?? Websites can generate money? I’ve got a website. What do I have to do to get my hands on some of that lovely cash?” Calm yourself, it’s not…

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Sneaky Tax Refund e-mails

Tax refund scam

Tax refund scam e-mails are nothing new. They’ve been doing the rounds for many many years at this stage. Like the “Nigerian Prince” scams, that are enjoying a resurgence presently,…

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Dodgy e-mail that looks legit.

Dodgy e-mail

I received a dodgy e-mail on my personal account yesterday. I’m surprised the GMail spam filters didn’t catch it and flag it for me. Like last weeks story, this message…

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Double check your security.

Double Check Security

There is an easy double check that you can implement which will offer you excellent protection. It is called two factor authentication (or two step verification).

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