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January 2019

Pottery Firm targeted in “Potty” Cyber Attack

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A Stoke-on-Trent pottery business, Steelite International, was blackmailed by Cyber-thieves when they managed to identify a vulnerability within their IT system and ‘locked out’ the company from their systems just before payday. The company was sent a message asking for 79 Bitcoins by the international cyber gang. Read More

Cambridge Analytica fined £15,000 by the ICO

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The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined SCL Elections Ltd (Cambridge Analytica) £15,000 due to a failure surrounding the correct protocol for satisfactory subject access request notices. The company received a subject access request from US-based academic, Professor David Carroll, and when they failed to respond to the individual request the ICO issued an enforcement notice on SCL Elections Ltd. Read More

Gartner Calls of Businesses To Build a “Network of Champions To Increase Security Awareness”

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Tech research giant, Gartner, has outlined a new approach to building awareness for good data security hygiene standards within business enterprises. Gartner argues that as companies expand, as cultural diversity increases and as business becomes more and more virtual and global, there is a need to help champion security through the deployment of “people power”. Read More

Tech Tip – Phishing Quiz

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Identifying a phishing attempt may be harder than you think and being able to spot one is an important part of maintaining your cybersecurity defences in the modern business environment. Here’s a little phishing quiz from Google that can help you to spot the signs that can enable you to tell a real email from a phishing email.

Go to https://phishingquiz.withgoogle.com/

Click on ‘Take The Quiz’.

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