Zambia arrests 77 people in swoop on “scam” call centre
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
2d ago
Law enforcement officers in Zambia have arrested 77 people at a call centre company they allege had employed local school-leavers to engage in scam internet users around the world. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog ..read more
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DragonForce ransomware – what you need to know
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
3d ago
Learn more about the DragonForce ransomware - how it came to prominence, and some of the unusual tactics used by the hackers who extort money from companies with it. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog ..read more
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When a breach goes from 25 documents to 1.3 terabytes…
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
3d ago
If 25 documents stolen is "very serious," I'm not sure the words exist to describe the 1.3 terabytes of data that Leicester City Council now says it has had stolen by hackers ..read more
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Smashing Security podcast #367: WhatsApp at Westminster, unhealthy AI, and Drew Barrymore
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
5d ago
MPs aren't just getting excited about an upcoming election, but also the fruity WhatsApp messages they're receiving, can we trust AI with our health, and who on earth is pretending to be a producer for the Drew Barrymore TV show? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by John Hawes ..read more
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Targus business operations disrupted following cyber attack
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
1w ago
Targus, the well-known laptop bag and case manufacturer, has been hit by a cyber attack that has interrupted its normal business operations. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog ..read more
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Google sues crypto investment app makers over alleged massive “pig butchering” scam
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
1w ago
Two China-based Android app developers are being sued by Google for an alleged scam targeting 100,000 users worldwide through fake cryptocurrency and other investment apps. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog ..read more
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What makes a ransomware attack eight times as costly? Compromised backups
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
1w ago
New research has found that ransomware remediation costs can explode when backups have been compromised by malicious hackers - with overall recovery costs eight times higher than for those whose backups are not impacted. Read more in my article on th Exponential-e blog ..read more
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Smashing Security podcast #366: Money-making bots, and Incognito isn’t private
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
1w ago
Google says it is deleting the your Google Chrome Incognito private-browsing data that it should never have collected anyway. Can a zero-risk millionaire-making bot be trusted? And what countries are banned from buying your sensitive data? All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the "Smashing Security" podcast by cybersecurity veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Host Unknown's Thom Langford ..read more
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Amazon refuses to refund me £700 for iPhone 15 it didn’t deliver
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
2w ago
Amazon failed to deliver an iPhone 15 to my home, but claims I am not eligible for a refund. Is there anybody at Amazon who still cares about looking after their legitimate honest customers ..read more
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Sellafield nuclear waste dump faces prosecution over cybersecurity failures
Graham Cluley
by Graham Cluley
2w ago
The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has started legal action against the controversial Sellafield nuclear waste facility due to years of alleged cybersecurity breaches. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog ..read more
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