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Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.

 

Cyber Attack Weekly Round Up wk 4

 

Double Whammy – PayPal + Phishing + Ransomware 

Another ransomware attack has been uncovered that not only encrypts your files once downloaded, but then requests victims to pay via PayPal and steals the victim’s payment details – way to kick someone when they’re down.

 

“Anatova” Ransomware Has Been Discovered And It Doesn’t Bode Well  

Researchers at McAfee have discovered a new family of ransomware called “Anatova” which uses the icon a game to lure unsuspecting victims into downloading. The kicker with this type of modular ransomware is that, once downloaded, it not only encrypts the files on the victim’s computer, but also encrypts files on network share – bad news for large organisations. If you don’t know what a ransomware attack is, you can learn about them video.

 

10 Cyber Security Trends for 2019  

An interview with KPMG’s director of cyber security and technology risk in Scotland, Neil Coutts,  revealed 10 cyber security trends for 2019. Some of the unexpected trends included the proliferation of ‘fake news’ which describes how cyber-attacks are no longer focusing only on disrupting infrastructure, but are targeting individuals/specific interest groups through social media to stir up political unrest. Another key predicted trend is the continuation of e-commerce organisations being targeted by cyber-criminals due to the nature of e-commerce sites holding lots of customer payment details. Check out the other 8 trends for 2019 in the link above.

 

We will be back next week with another round up of cyber-security news.

Stay safe!

 

David Taylor

Written by David Taylor

David is a Digital Marketing Executive at Celerity and drives their digital activity including campaigns, website, blog writing and social media. He has a passion for digital marketing and all things tech - especially in cyber security.