Snapchat phished, 10% of the world breached, good news for Apple, and more

Today’s instalment of doom and gloom from the cyber front-lines. So Snapchat, purveyor of self-destructing genital imagery, fell foul of phishing this week. Thankfully for the world’s teenagers, it wasn’t user data that was compromised (this time – remember the Snappening?) Instead some poor soul in their HR department was hit with the now hackneyed … Continue reading Snapchat phished, 10% of the world breached, good news for Apple, and more

6 rules to avoid disaster: a practical guide to phishing and spear-phishing

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Are you that link? Hackers don’t come in through the firewall. They come in, most of the time, through a much easier route: the staff. How? By exploiting basic psychology, and being prepared to do a little research. The easiest way to get someone’s password … Continue reading 6 rules to avoid disaster: a practical guide to phishing and spear-phishing

Why security awareness training is more important than firewall upgrades

Most people’s image of cyber-crime comes from the media. A slovenly teenager sits in a darkened room, typing frantically in front of a bank of screens. Cut to shirtsleeved workers, typing in equally frantic defence in front of their screens. At some point the hacker is “through the firewall” and has complete control. Shortly afterwards … Continue reading Why security awareness training is more important than firewall upgrades