Tag: phishing

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Cybercrime in the pandemic

From Advent IM MD, Mike Gillespie. In a few short months the words ‘terrorism’, ‘conflict’ and ‘war’ have all but disappeared from our news programming. ‘Pandemic’, ‘coronavirus’ and COVID-19 now dominate not ony news but everyday conversatons, social media interactions and what feels like very waking moment. Sadly, 2020 has brought fear, uncertainty and financial […]

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HMRC Scam Calls Surge 234% in a Year

The volume of HMRC phishing emails reported by the public has fallen sharply over the past two years, as those related to SMS- and phone-based scams increased, according to a new Freedom of Information (FOI) request. Read here.

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Phishing and some lessons from our consultant, Michelle..

Thank you very much to Michelle Horton, an Advent IM Security Consultant for sharing her phishing experiences with us here… Recently, I was the subject of an attempted phishing attack. I thought, doing what I do for a living, I would be a bit more savvy and notice it a bit quicker. But the realisation […]

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Security Predictions for 2020 from the Advent IM Team

It’s that time of the year when our consultants get the crystal ball out and make some predictions for the year to come… New Year, Same Problems … Another year and another set of predictions from the Advent IM Team … Mike Gillespie: Organisations will finally take the talking spoon off IT and stop buying […]

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