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Latest cyber crime publications


NCSC warns public of ‘opportunistic’ cyber criminals during coronavirus pandemic 

Security experts have warned that criminals are using people’s fears over the coronavirus crisis to target victims online. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said “opportunistic” cyber criminals are using the deadly outbreak to launch online attacks. Clicking on to the links on bogus emails which say they have important updates has led to devices being infected.


Microsoft seizes 50 domains operated by NK cybercriminals

A U.S. district court has provided Microsoft with a court order allowing the company to seize control of 50 domains operated by Thallium, a cybercrime ring believed to be of North Korean origin. By taking control of the domains, Microsoft will be able to suspend ‘spear phishing’ activities conducted on these websites.

Microsoft investigators have been tracking Thallium’s criminal activities, as they used their online network to target victims and compromise online accounts, infect computers with malicious code, and steal sensitive data.


61% of businesses reported one or more cyber attacks in 2018

A surge in cyber crime included a number of high profile victims including British Airways and Dixons Carphone The number of cyber attacks against businesses surged last year, with more than 60 percent of companies reporting at least one attack in 2018, according to a new survey. Around 61 percent of businesses reported one or… Read More


Hundreds of Singapore government credentials ‘up for sale on dark web’

Russian cybersecurity specialists have discovered that cybercriminals have escalated their attacks in Asia with Singapore increasingly their victim of choice Speaking at Money20/20 Asia yesterday, experts from Russian cybersecurity firm Group-IB revealed that over the course of 2017 and 2018 it discovered hundreds of government ID credentials from Singaporean government agencies and educational institutions for… Read More


Collection #1 data dump exposes more than 772 million email addresses

One of the largest data leaks in recent memory strikes just one month into 2019 Renowned security researcher Troy Hunt yesterday revealed that a set of 772 million email addresses and passwords have been posted to a popular hacking forum, a breach he is referring to as Collection #1. In a blog post, Hunt said he… Read More