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Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer

In this feature, we highlight some of the key tactics used by cybercriminals via online dating websites, helping you stay safe on Valentine’s Day.

How to isolate VBS or JScript malware with Visual Studio

ESET has seen a rise in malware developed using scripting languages. We can understand the threats better by isolating them in a dynamic analysis environment.

UK business decision makers see cyberattacks as their great nemesis

More and more business decision makers in the UK consider cyberattacks to be the greatest threat to their enterprise, according to a new study.

ICS calls for latest Draft Investigatory Powers Bill to go further to protect privacy

The UK’s Intelligence and Security Committee has deemed the latest Draft Investigatory Powers Bill as a “missed opportunity”, according to its latest report.

Southwest Airlines flight giveaway scams spread on Facebook

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and even if there was… who likes airline food that much anyway?

Cybersecurity e-learning course launches in the UK for HR staff

A new e-learning tool has been launched in the UK to help HR professionals effectively deal with cybersecurity issues in the British workplace.

Stay safe with our Facebook cheat sheet

Learn how to boost your Facebook privacy on Safer Internet Day with our excellent cheat sheet. It’ll work to your advantage now and in the future.

Student arrested for grade-changing school data breach

A 17-year-old student in America has been arrested and charged with illegally accessing government computers, months after the data breach took place.

Remtasu is disguising itself as a tool to appropriate Facebook accounts

Almost a year ago we warned about the spreading of Remtasu, and far from lessening, we have been able to identify numerous instances of this threat being propagated further.

The security review: Encryption 101 and Android security updates

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include encryption insights, Android updates, Facebook at 12 and a data breach at UCF in the US.

63,000 people affected by UCF data breach

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has revealed that it has experienced a major data breach. Up to 63,000 people are thought to be affected by the incident.

Encryption 101: What is it? When should I use it?

More than perhaps any other security topic, encryption really seems to perplex a lot of people. So, let’s take a closer look – from basics to best practice.

Facebook at 12: Bigger, better and securer?

In recognition of Facebook’s 12th birthday and its 1.2 billion active users who still enjoy using it, a timely guide on how to keep your account secure.

New security measures to protect EU data flows to the US

The European Commission and the US have agreed on a landmark new deal that will seek to boost the security of ‘transatlantic data flows’, it has been revealed.

European firms’ financial departments the target of cyberattacks

Two major cyberattacks have siphoned over $50 million and nearly $80 million from a Belgian bank and an Austrian aircraft parts manufacturer, respectively. They were both victim to a scam known as Business Email Compromise.

Android has some critical remotely-exploitable security holes. But can you get the patch?

Remote code execution vulnerabilities have been found in the Android operating system, and patches released for Nexus devices.

But what about your smartphone? Is there a patch for you, and can you get your hands on it?

UK council ‘thwarts ransomware attack’

Lincolnshire County Council has successfully thwarted attempts by cybercriminals to extort money from them and brought most of its systems back online, almost one week on from the ransomware attack.

Americans ‘worry more about online privacy than losing main income’

American consumers are more concerned about not knowing how their personal data are collected online than they are about losing their main source of income, new research has found.

The security review: Windows exploitation 2015 and Bayrob trojan

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include ESET’s annual Windows exploitation report, analysis of the Bayrob trojan and beating tax identity fraud.

HSBC’s online banking services hit with cyberattack

HSBC in the UK has revealed via Twitter that its internet banking services were targeted by cybercriminals this morning (January 29th), which it has “successfully defended”.

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