There has never been a greater need for young talented people to help protect UK society, our families and our way of life. As a key part of the UK government’s National Cyber Security Programme, CyberFirst will deliver a broad range of activities designed to identify and support talented young people through their education and highlight exciting career opportunities in cyber security.
Source: New talent – NCSC Site
Apple users who have received email messages, which claim that their accounts have been temporary locked by Apple’s antifraud system which detects and prevents fraud, are asked to delete them. This is because the email messages are phishing scams, being sent by cyber-criminals to trick and frighten Apple users into visiting phishing websites that steal usernames and passwords.
Source: Beware of Apple “Unusual Activity From Your Account, We Need Verification” Phishing Scams
Britons are not applying the same level of security online as they do offline despite the increased risk of cyber crime. While 82% of British households have double locks or deadlocks(1), only 32% follow the latest government advice to use three random words to create a strong password and on average only 52% regularly download the latest software or app updates.(2)Latest figures from ONS show that cyber crime was one of the most common offences committed in 2016, with an estimated 2m cyber crime incidents compared to 686,000 domestic burglary offences.(3)
Source: Britons urged to take cyber security as seriously as home security | Cyber Aware
Just looking at the latest headlines, cyber-attacks on company customer databases have increased in recent years and this has brought the spotlight on the dark web. We hear of personal details being leaked and compromised putting thousands of people at threat of fraud and identity theft. If you’re unsure what exactly the dark web is and how it could affect you, then carry on reading. Most importantly we’ll explain how the dark web relates to you and your credit report and why exactly you should to be clued up on it.
Source:Shedding light on the dark web | Noddle Blog
Fraudsters are sending out a high volume of phishing emails to university email addresses claiming to be from their own HR department. These email addresses are either spoofed, or in some cases usi…
Source: University Spear-Phishing Warning – Safe In Warwickshire
This is a big topic, so we’re chunking it up. This blog explains what I think about password managers in general, and how I use them myself. This might be helpful if you’re an individual deciding whether and how to use a password manager for your personal use. If you’re looking for business use, this blog post won’t hold all the answers you need (look out for more from the NCSC on this soon).
Source: What does the NCSC think of password managers? – NCSC Site
Retired homeowners are warned to beware of unexpected phone calls from sales people who are using scare tactics and claiming that the Government can take their home. These callers may attempt to give the impression that they are legally trained solicitors and that their services are free of charge.
Source: Cold Caller ‘Home Loss’ Threat Warning – Safe In Warwickshire
In the past have had several computers come in for cleanup from a very bad computer virus from opening an email attachment from Federal Express. Because of this attack, they thought it would be a good idea to review some tips for avoiding spam that will in turn avoid a computer virus.
Source: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself From the Spam in Your Inbox
Tactics used by criminals to steal your information – and your cash – have moved on. Do you know what the latest threats are?
Source: Five ways fraudsters could make a fool of you
The email from Richard Barber’s trusted Polish builder looked no different from the others. It was sent from his usual email address and included normal pleasantries.
Source: How YOU could be duped into handing thousands to crooks by email scam