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The National Gallery was subjected to nearly two million email cyber-attacks last year, official data received by Absolute Software has revealed. Obtained via a Freedom of Information request, the figures displayed the lengths cyber-criminals went to try and steal the personal and financial data of members of the major tourist attraction. The gallery, which attracts over five million visitors...
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An American who faced two years in a United Arab Emirates prison for calling her ex a “dirty animal” in an email has been released without charge. Melissa McBurnie was accused of violating the UAE’s strict cybercrime laws after allegedly sending an insulting email to an Egyptian ex-boyfriend, whom she said had been cyber-bullying and...
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The infamous Russian threat group known as APT28 or Pawn Storm has spent the past year scanning for vulnerable email, Microsoft SQL Server and Directory Services servers, in what appears to be something of a change in tactics. The APT group, also known as Sednit, Sofacy and Strontium, has been responsible for some of the...
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Thanks to Michelle Farenci and the Sophos Security Team for their help with this article. Cybercriminals really do know no limits. Remember sextortion, where they say they’ll spam your friends and family with x-rated photos of you that they got via malware? At least, they will unless you pay them $2000. Well, the Sophos Security...
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The Student Loans Company (SLC) was hit by over five million email attacks last year, but appears to have weathered the cyber-storm from hackers. A Freedom of Information (FOI) request issued by law firm Griffin Law revealed the scale and nature of the email threat to the government-owned public body, which provides funding for over...
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A US TV star has lost nearly $400,000 in a classic email fraud scam after a fraudster persuaded her bookkeeper to wire funds to a new bank account. Multi-millionaire Barbara Corcoran describes herself as an “NYC real estate queen” and is one of the investors on popular show Shark Tank. However, on Wednesday, she took...
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The National Portrait Gallery was targeted by 347,602 emails containing spam, phishing and malware attacks in the final quarter of 2019, according to Freedom of Information Act data obtained by think tank Parliament Street. The National Portrait Gallery is one of London’s most prestigious art galleries, welcoming between 1.1-2 million visitors every year, many of...
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Thanks to the Sophos Security Team for their help with this article. Sadly, cybercrooks love a crisis, because it gives them a believable reason to contact you with a phishing scam. Here’s a tasteless and exploitative example, reported to us by the Sophos Security Team, of a current scam that uses the coronavirus as its...
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