Category Archives: Security

Bypassing the Pleasantries: How Internet Security is Getting Personal

It’s a very disturbing fact that even in 2014, over half of internet users in the UK are still not implementing appropriate web security to protect their data. Maybe people will endeavour to change this attitude when they learn that a massive amount of personal data was recently discovered to be for sale on the online ‘black market’.

How much data? Information from over 360 million accounts and well over one billion email addresses were up for grabs to the highest bidder. When it comes to the web, anyone and everyone is after what they can steal, take or copy.

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Think The Cloud Is Flawless? Think Again! It’s The Continuing Rise Of Cybercrime

One of the biggest IT revolutions in recent times is the introduction of cloud computing. Thousands of firms globally have jumped on the cloud computing bandwagon, to take advantage of the benefits to be gained from relying on programs and sites on the internet to fulfil many business functions. But does this come at a cost? As cyber criminals turn their fraudulent activities towards the cloud, is it a risky business to be getting involved in?

Why is cloud computing an easy target?

Cyber criminals are pretty canny. They like to follow the latest trends and demands of what people are doing or using in order to exploit criminal activity. As more and more businesses store data on the cloud, and use the cloud for many daily functions, cyber criminals are turning their attention to exploiting opportunities that could result in attacks and fraudulent activity. Continue reading Think The Cloud Is Flawless? Think Again! It’s The Continuing Rise Of Cybercrime