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Avoiding phishing attacks for small businesses

Phishing attacks involve incoming messages that seek to trick the recipient into divulging private information or trick them into making a payment to the scammer’s bank account. The messages are normally by email but could be by any type of incoming messages such as online chat, text message and or redirection to a malicious web […]

UK government survey reveals main causes of web security threats: phishing and ransomware

A UK government survey has revealed that phishing and ransomware are the biggest web security threats for businesses. The survey was commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. It found the following most common security breaches: Staff receiving fraudulent emails – 72% of cases Viruses, spyware and malware – 33% of cases People […]

Credit card fraud falls, but Phishing back on the rise

Credit and debit card fraud has reached an all-time low from its peak in 2008. The level of credit card fraud has fallen by 9 per cent in the first half of 2011 compared to the same time last year, now standing at £170 million, the third consecutive decrease.  This compares favourably to the peak […]