Ransomware disguises itself as anti-virus software to infect victims

Dharma Ransomware is evolving and it’s new tactic involves posing as anti-virus software. Trend Micro recently found new samples of Dharma ransomware using a new technique to commit malicious activities. Dharma was first spotted in 2016 and has “continued to target and successfully victimize users and organizations around the world,”  said Raphael Centeno, security researcher […]

ICO launches the ‘Be Data Aware’ campaign

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is launching the ‘Be Data Aware’ campaign to help the general public understand how organisations use their data. The ‘Be Data Aware’ campaign helps people understand how organisations might be using their data to target them online, as well as informing people on how they can control it. The campaign […]

Cyber security on course to generate more than £70m in salaries in Northern Ireland

Revealed at the eighth World Cyber Security Technology Research Summit in Belfast, the cyber security industry is on course to generate salaries of over £70m each year. It was also announced that the cyber security industry is set to provide employment for nearly 1,700 people. Máire O’Neill, professor at Queen’s University Belfast, explained at the […]

Ongoing credit card hacking campaign steals from more than 10 online websites

Researchers have revealed an ongoing credit card hacking campaign stealing payment card information of customers from over 105 e-commerce websites. Researchers from Qihoo 360’s NetLab discovered a malicious JavaScript that had been injecting itself on hundreds of online shopping websites stealing sensitive payments credentials including names, card number, expiration date and CVV information. The domain […]

Australian organisations unaware of cyber risks

Research stating that Australian organisations have been experiencing fewer online breach incidents in recent times has left experts worried about the data’s conclusions. The report’s co-author, Leon Fouche said that the experience of his clients did not fit respondents’ reports that business disruption due to cyber-attacks was down in 2018 compared with the year before. […]

PPI claims company fined £120,000

A PPI claims management company, Hall and Hanley Ltd, has been fined £120,000 for sending spam texts about its services. The company was found responsible for sending more than 3.5 million direct marketing text messages about PPI compensation claims between 1st January 2018 and 26th June 2018. After numerous complaints were made about the company, […]