Hacker destroys VFEmail service, wipes backups

A hacker managed to compromise, and entirely destroy, a popular email service and all of its backups. What happened?

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Businesses: It’s time to implement an anti-phishing plan

If your organization doesn’t have an anti-phishing plan in place, it’s time to start thinking about one. Here’s what to tell your employees and customers about phishing attacks.

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Sextortion Bitcoin scam makes unwelcome return

A well-worn sextortion scam is back in user’s inboxes. We explain what to look for and why recipients shouldn’t panic.

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Australia’s Early Warning Network compromised

An Australian Early Warning System notifying subscribers of severe weather alerts was compromised over the weekend, with messages sent across a variety of formats. What did the hackers get up to? And why did they do it?

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Christmas tech scams roundup

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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Data scraping treasure trove found in the wild

3 large databases containing scraped content landed in front of security researchers. How bad is it?

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100 channels and nothing on, except TV Licensing phishes

A recent bout of TV Licensing phishing emails promise British users a refund once they log in to a phony TV License website and provide payment details. Read on to see if you’ve been impacted.

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5 safe ways to get back at spammers: a guide to wasting time

We take a look at some of the safe ways to waste a spammer’s time, whether by email or telephone.

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A week in security (August 27 – September 2)

A round-up of the security news from August 27 – September 2, including ransomware, interesting talks during BlackHat, botnets, and the evils of JavaScript.

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What’s in the spam mailbox this week?

We take a look at a few of the most notable spam emails in circulation over the last week, including a money muling scam, Apple phishes, and a sexploitation message featuring old, but real, passwords.

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