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5 ways AI is being used by scammers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has many benefits. It can help us do our work - especially boring, repetitive tasks - more quickly and efficiently. But, it also helps scammers do their work better too. Here are five ways that hackers are using AI. 1. Bypassing CAPTCHAs...

A new WhatsApp scam enables account hijacking

A new WhatsApp OTP (one-time password) hack has just been identified in India which enables scammers to takeover users’ accounts via a phone call. Whilst scams targeting WhatsApp are nothing new, this one takes advantage of external call forwarding services.  How does...

Why “liveness tests” can be vulnerable to attack

To prevent fraud, companies are looking at increasingly sophisticated methods to verify customers’ identities. “Liveness tests” are one way of doing this, but it seems that even these are vulnerable to attack.  What are “liveness tests”? “Liveness tests” are used by...

5 ransomware trends to look out for 

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. According to a report by AV-TEST, the amount of malware has reached a new high, with over 150m harmful programme variants identified. And the risk of stolen data being released due to ransomware attacks increased from 8.7 percent in...

The growing trend of current event-based phishing hacks

You might think you can spot a phishing email a mile off. But gone are the days of “Nigerian princes” asking you to wire them money. Hackers have become more sophisticated in their techniques. Their new tactics are clearly working as, according to CISCO’s 2021...

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5 ways AI is being used by scammers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has many benefits. It can help us do our work - especially boring, repetitive tasks - more quickly and efficiently. But, it also helps scammers do their work better too. Here are five ways that hackers are using AI. 1. Bypassing CAPTCHAs...

A new WhatsApp scam enables account hijacking

A new WhatsApp OTP (one-time password) hack has just been identified in India which enables scammers to takeover users’ accounts via a phone call. Whilst scams targeting WhatsApp are nothing new, this one takes advantage of external call forwarding services.  How does...

Why “liveness tests” can be vulnerable to attack

To prevent fraud, companies are looking at increasingly sophisticated methods to verify customers’ identities. “Liveness tests” are one way of doing this, but it seems that even these are vulnerable to attack.  What are “liveness tests”? “Liveness tests” are used by...

5 ransomware trends to look out for 

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. According to a report by AV-TEST, the amount of malware has reached a new high, with over 150m harmful programme variants identified. And the risk of stolen data being released due to ransomware attacks increased from 8.7 percent in...

The growing trend of current event-based phishing hacks

You might think you can spot a phishing email a mile off. But gone are the days of “Nigerian princes” asking you to wire them money. Hackers have become more sophisticated in their techniques. Their new tactics are clearly working as, according to CISCO’s 2021...

What’s warshipping and why should you be aware of it?

You might not consider warshipping - malicious hardware sent by post - when planning your cybersecurity strategy. After all, it uses one of the oldest methods of delivery available. Yet, it can pose a real threat to your network if successful.  Warshipping is on the...

Mobile payment app scams: 5 ways to avoid them

Mobile payment apps have made sending money easier, but they have also created a new opportunity for scammers.  One phishing scam that US authorities warn about involves the app Zelle - owned by a consortium of major banks including Bank of America, Chase,...

4 cybercrime trends to be aware of in 2022

Whilst any cyber attack is unpredictable, there are trends that hackers follow. Here are some of the main ones to be aware of in 2022.  1. Current event-based phishing attacks Phishing is not a new tactic, however attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated....

How to protect yourself against revenge attacks

Imagine an ex-employee, who was fired by your company, takes revenge by hacking into your IT system. They’re able to do this because passwords of systems they had access to have not been changed. Within a few hours they could potentially do significant damage to your...

5 ways to prevent tailgating in your company

You might not consider tailgating when developing your cybersecurity strategy, however it’s a form of social engineering which takes place in the physical world. It can be a tricky problem to tackle, but there are a few solutions.  What is tailgating? Tailgating is...

Should your business be using a VPN?

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) have been used by big international companies for years. But, as VPN services become more affordable and easy to use, businesses of all sizes can now use them to enhance online security.  What is a VPN? A VPN is an advanced...

How to protect yourself from evil twin attacks

Evil twin attacks usually occur when using public WiFi. With more people working remotely - perhaps at cafes or libraries - the chances of it happening increase. However, it’s not only public WiFi that can be duplicated, your company's guest network can too. This...

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