Cyber criminals increasingly targeting cloud services

More people than ever are now storing documents in the cloud, so cyber criminals are now targeting these services to nab people’s credentials, according to security specialists Proofpoint. The most common email-related threats that Proofpoint detects are phishing scams aimed at stealing information from Google apps, which are particularly vulnerable to this type of campaign.…

How secure is the cloud?

In 2014, the cloud was hitting the headlines on almost a weekly basis. Online storage was being talked about for all the wrong reasons, such as ‘The Snappening’, where thousands of Snapchat images were leaked by hackers, and the iCloud breach that saw nude pictures of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities distributed online. Questions and…

The celebrity hacking scandal: how safe is your data?

We have become worryingly used to seeing large-scale data breaches making headlines around the world, although these stories usually concern well-known multinational organisations. Recent examples have included tech giants such as Apple and Sony, with public sector organisations also falling victim. It is less common for these stories to focus on individuals, although smartphone owners…