Charging in public places? Watch out for “juice jacking”

Airports, hotels, cafés, even shopping malls, offer public charging points where you can boost your phone or laptop battery on the go. They’ve been in the news after the FBI recently tweeted advice to stop using them. Crooks have figured out how to hijack USB ports to install malware and monitoring software onto devices as they charge. The security risk …
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SPOT Cybersecurity Tip: Anatomy of a Cyber Attack

Good news for small businesses - Cybercriminals are not targeting you. But another type of criminal gang called Initial Access Brokers (IABs) whose sole purpose is to gain remote access to businesses' IT systems and sell this access to Cybercriminals is trying to gain access.

SPOT Cybersecurity Tip: Cyber Attackers are Accelerating & Defenders Can’t Keep Up

From the latest Sophos State of Cybersecurity 2023 Report: The study revealed that today’s reality is a two-speed cybersecurity system with adversaries and defenders moving at different speeds. Through automation, cybercrime “as-a-service” models, stealthy impersonation, and adaptation, adversaries are accelerating and can now execute a wide range of sophisticated attacks at scale.

Criminals are exploiting AI to create more convincing scams

One of the many cool things about the new wave of Artificial Intelligence tools is their ability to sound convincingly human. AI chatbots can be prompted to generate text that you’d never know was written by a robot. And they can keep producing it – quickly, and with minimal human intervention. So it’s no surprise that cyber criminals have been …
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