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Universities admit to being duped by phishing emails

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 28th, 2017 at 10:11

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Duo Security to 70 universities – of which 51 responded – showed that seven out of 10 universities in the UK fell victim to phishing scams. This included...

Study reveals peer pressure, not money, motivates youngsters to cybercrime

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 16:14

A recent study published by the National Crime Agency titled Pathways Into Cybercrime has shown that peer pressure rather than money motivates young people to engage in cybercrime. The study involved...

China proposes measures restricting export of data

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 14:21

In a move the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) describes as needed to “secure personal information and the safety of important data, as well as to protect internet sovereignty and national...

Research reveals economic cost of cyber-attacks on FTSE 100 companies

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 15:50

New research commissioned by IT giant CGI and undertaken by Oxford Economics finds that FTSE 100 companies that experience a cyber-attack face taking an enormous hit to the market value of their...

Survey reveals UK workers are complacent about cyber security

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 10:47

Barclays’ Digital Development Index, a survey that seeks to analyse how well placed the UK is for the digital economy, found that UK workers rank particularly poor when it comes to protecting their...

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Privacy fears for UK travellers visiting US

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 15:41

A new vetting policy currently being considered by the Trump administration runs the risk of putting the privacy of UK travellers visiting the country in jeopardy. Those travelling from the UK,...

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