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Hackers, Crackers and Virus Attackers - These-days technology users are constantly being bombarded and threatened with all manner of scams and malicious software. To help your business or organisation stay safe we post relevant alerts as we become aware of them. If you are in doubt about your organisation's security measures then please contact us using the IT assessment button at the foot of this page.

Please Note: Most of these articles are not our own work, but are from reputable industry sources that we use to keep ourselves updated..

Locky Ransomware makes a comeback

Locky Ransomware makes a comeback

30/08/2017; Just to keep you on your toes, the Locky family of ransomware is making a comeback this time with new .Diablo6 and .Lukitus variants. Both variants are primarily ...
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WannCry hero arrested

WannCry hero arrested

03/08/2017; The Briton who basically stopped the WannaCry attack has been arrested in Los Vegas over separate malware claims.
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XP - Risk of "Destructive Cyber Attacks"

XP - Risk of "Destructive Cyber Attacks"

14/06/2017; Following on from Wanna Cry Microsoft are again releasing emergency patches for the unsupported Windows XP, quoting an imminent risk of Destructive Cyber Attacks as ...
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Microsoft Issues XP patch for WannaCry

Microsoft Issues XP patch for WannaCry

15/05/2017; In an unusual move, Microsoft has issued an XP Patch to assist with the WannaCry epidemic that is sweeping the world. Wanna spreads with the help of a filesharing ...
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Decrypter2.0 Wreaks Havoc - Takes down the UK's NHS

Decrypter2.0 Wreaks Havoc - Takes down the UK's NHS

Decrypter 2.0 Ransomware Wreaks Havoc and takes down the NHS in the UK before spreading across the globe. The attack is related to a vulnerability in the Windows Server Message ...
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Someone Hit the Internet with a Massive Google Doc Phishing Attack

Someone Hit the Internet with a Massive Google Doc Phishing Attack

04/05/2017; A massive phishing campaign targeting Google accounts ripped through the internet on Thursday Morning NZ Time. Several people online across a range of industries ...
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Password stealing hole - Netgear Routers

Password stealing hole - Netgear Routers

01/02/2017; A password stealing hole has been discovered in many models of Netgear Routers. This affects hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of routers. The time to update ...
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HP Recalls Laptops - Fire Risk

HP Recalls Laptops - Fire Risk

26/01/2017; If you own an HP laptop and you purchased it between March 2013 and October 2016 then please check your laptop battery NOW. This applies to HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, ...
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Yet another Yahoo Breach

Yet another Yahoo Breach

14/12/2016; New Yahoo hack – This time 1 Billion records – This is not the earlier breach this year of 500 million records. This is a new revelation. I’m surprised anyone ...
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Dropbox Hacked

Dropbox Hacked

01/09/2016; Hackers have obtained credentials for more than 68 Million accounts for online cloud storage platform Dropbox from a known 2012 data breach. Dropbox has confirmed the ...
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Pokemon GO - Have some malware

Pokemon GO - Have some malware

18/07/2016; ESET has discovered the first ever fake lockscreen app on Google Play, named Pokemon GO Ultimate. As its characteristics suggest, it deliberately locks the screen ...
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Nukeware - Ransomware for lazy criminals

Nukeware - Ransomware for lazy criminals

13/07/2016 ; Some cybercriminals have gotten lazy lately - Nukeware is a new family of ransomware variants that falsely claim to have encrypted your files. The bad news is ...
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HummingBad has landed

HummingBad has landed

07/07/2016 Humming Bad has landed; 10 million Android devices reportedly infected with Chinese malware A security software maker says that Chinese cyber-criminals have gained ...
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Office 365 - Ransomware

Office 365 - Ransomware

29/06/2016; Millions of Microsoft Office 365 users were potentially exposed to a massive zero-day Cerber ransom-ware attack last week that not only included a ransom note, but an ...
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Lenovo Flaws Discovered

Lenovo Flaws Discovered

29/06/2016 - Lenovo has fixed two high-severity vulnerabilities in the Lenovo Solution Center support tool that is preinstalled on many laptop and desktop PCs. The flaws could ...
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