Tag: phishing

News and information from the Advent IM team.

PODCAST: ‘Sophisticated’ attacks with Mike and Craig

Mike Gillespie and Craig Moan discuss the tendency to label every security event as a sophisticated attack and the impact that has on the understanding of both how prevalent serious attacks are and the need for  effective communication skills in security. https://www.advent-im.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Complex-attacks-v0.1-online-audio-converter.com_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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PODCAST: The one about Ransomware

Ransomware continues to grow but there have been changes over the last couple of years and the success of this type of attack has had an impact on entire cities and public services. Mike and Ellie talk about the impact of ransomware on business supply chains and critical national infrastructure and what effect the pandemic […]

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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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