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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.

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

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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Adobe Flash - Do you really need it?

Adobe Flash - Do you really need it?

28/10/2016 ; Today Adobe have released yet another patch for its troubled flash. This time it's a critical security vulnerability and is being actively exploited out there on the ...
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Spotify has been serving computer viruses to listeners

Spotify has been serving computer viruses to listeners

07/10/2016; Spotify has been found to be serving malware to listeners who use the free version of its service, with its adverts directing PC users to virus-riddled websites. ...
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It's time to close your Yahoo account

It's time to close your Yahoo account

05/10/2016; Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers' incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence ...
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Xtra customers affected by Yahoo Breach

Xtra customers affected by Yahoo Breach

29/09/2016 ; Spark says 130,000 Xtra customers affected by Yahoo data breach. We posted an article on our Facebook page last week about Yahoo's data breach and it was all over ...
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Misspelled Malwarebytes isn't the real deal. It's ransomware!

Misspelled Malwarebytes isn't the real deal. It's ransomware!

21/09/2016; A piece of software masquerading as a security product from Malwarebytes is making its rounds on the web and distributing ransomware to unsuspecting users. This ...
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Mamba Ransomware - Encrypts Hard Drives

Mamba Ransomware - Encrypts Hard Drives

20/09/2016; Just when we thought ransomware’s evolution had peaked, a new strain has been discovered that forgoes the encryption of individual files, and instead encrypts a ...
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Malware earns $86,000 by infecting Seagate NAS hard drives

Malware earns $86,000 by infecting Seagate NAS hard drives

14/09/2016 ; Compact NAS boxes are a great way to store and share files on your home or office network. They’re also a great way for criminals to extort cash from unsuspecting ...
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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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Unlock every VW sold since 1995

Unlock every VW sold since 1995

15/08/2016 ; Some 100 Million cars made by Volkswagen are vulnerable to a key cloning attack that could allow thieves to unlock the doors of most popular cars remotely through a ...
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NZ Post Ransomware

NZ Post Ransomware

11/08/2016; We're aware of an email that's been circulated on 9 & 10 August 2016 claiming to be from New Zealand Post and telling customers they have a parcel waiting for them. ...
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Hacker selling 200 million yahoo accounts

Hacker selling 200 million yahoo accounts

03/08/2016; Hardly a day goes without headlines about any significant data breach. In the past few months, over 1 Billion account credentials from popular social network sites, ...
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Locky Ransomware - Top threat for Q2 2016

Locky Ransomware - Top threat for Q2 2016

29/07/2016; For the last three months, the Locky ransomware has ruled supreme atop all malware families, according to a quarterly report from security vendor Proofpoint. Locky's ...
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Cyber attack - Hunting and Fishing

Cyber attack - Hunting and Fishing

25/07/2016 ; Hackers have attacked Hunting & Fishing's website, forcing the company to keep it closed and issue a warning to customers about suspicious transactions. The attack ...
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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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Android Phone - More than 50% are not safe !

Android Phone - More than 50% are not safe !

05/07/2016 Encryption Bypass Vulnerability Impacts Half of Android Devices. A flaw in chipmaker Qualcomm’s mobile processor, used in 60 percent of Android mobiles, allows ...
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All your posts can become public tommorow

All your posts can become public tommorow

01/07/2016 - Yawn ! - Another Facebook hoax doing the rounds - I wish people would check before blindly reposting this sort of stuff. Even the grammar would lead you to believe it ...
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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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Is your twitter account safe? - Maybe not

Is your twitter account safe? - Maybe not

17/06/2016 Twitter locks out users after more than 33 million logins put up for sale.
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Critical Flash vulnerabilty is being exploited in the wild

Critical Flash vulnerabilty is being exploited in the wild

16/06/2016 Adobe is promising a patch “as early as June 16” for a critical Flash vulnerability, CVE-2016-4171, that’s being exploited in-the-wild. All Flash players in all ...
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Don't Pay the Ransom

Don't Pay the Ransom

24/05/2016 ; Don’t Pay the Ransom. Ransomware, more commonly cryptolocker, Cryptowall, TeslaCrypt, Locky, other variants and copycats are highly prevalent these days. Mostly ...
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