More must be done to combat the rising threat of malicious domains

Deception has always been the lynchpin of cybercrime. Many attacks focus on tricking victims into clicking malicious links or opening files they believe to be safe and genuine. One of the most effective ways to convince a victim that they are dealing with a trusted brand or individual is to create a false, malicious web domain.  This is known as …

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UK financial watchdog hit by barrage of malicious emails every month

In the last three months of 2020, the UK’s finance regulator received roughly 2,666 malicious emails every day. According to a new report from litigation firm Griffin Law, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was the recipient of almost a quarter of a million malicious emails (238,711) in the fourth quarter of the year. Most of these emails were classified as …

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Volume of malicious files detected daily saw dramatic rise in 2020

Malware is on the rise, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which states that 5.2 percent more malicious files were detected this year than last. In total, 360,000 new malicious files were intercepted over the last twelve months. Largely, these files were linked with either Trojans or backdoors, both of which rose substantially, by 40.5 and 23 …

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HMRC bombarded by 5,000 malicious emails per day

In the past three months, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) received a total of 521,582 malicious emails, according to data acquired by the Parliament Street think tank. From June to September, HMRC has been the recipient of more than 5,000 malicious emails per day on average, including spam messages, phishing attempts and malware-rigged communications. Spam and junk messages accounted …

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