On Tuesday, budget airline EasyJet revealed they experienced a cyber-attack that exposed 9m customer details.
As fraudsters try to perpetuate crimes from the comfort of their bedroom, SMEs must ensure they don’t leave the digital front door open for criminals to charge their way through.
Businesses used to worry about break-ins. But now, criminals are more likely to come in through your inbox than a side door or window late at night. They want your data, your customer’s data, bank details, sensitive financial information and intellectual property.
The recent Dixons Carphone data breach has attracted more eyes than usual, as businesses wait to see how things pan out in this post-GDPR era.
Criminals come in many guises, but it appears that they are increasingly swapping a crowbar and a swag bag for a laptop and smartphone.
By handing a £400,000 data breach fine to Carphone Warehouse, the ICO has maintained its stance against companies failing to take security seriously. But imagine what the bill would have come to were GDPR already in force.
Daren Oliver, cyber security expert and managing director of Fitzrovia IT, explores whether fraudulent emails are getting more difficult to identify.
Europol’s director, Robin Wainwright, took to the stage at the Lisbon Web Summit, and had some ominous words for the audience: law enforcement agencies were seeing 4,000 ransom attacks a day – and the number would soon rise.
This year, not every business has been awarded an A* in cyber security. Be it an accidental data leak, an employee falling foul of phishing, or vulnerabilities that are yet to be patched, most companies have plenty of room for improvement.
The government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 has found fraudulent emails are the most common form of cyber crime in the UK, and warned businesses make protection a “top priority”.
Reports last week that data hacks grew by more than 600 per cent in 2016 have raised concerns with individuals and businesses alike. The threats posed by such developments are to be expected with the increase in the pervasiveness and inclusivity of technology in our daily lives.
Businesses globally, regardless of size and industry, rely on the internet for day-to-day activity – but IoT attacks (Internet of Things) present a real threat to SMEs as well as large firms.