Cyber crooks poised to get fat this Christmas

Cyber-attacks are poised to rise sharply this Christmas as criminals look to exploit a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances, a leading expert has warned. Matt Horan from C3IA Solutions, based in Poole, Dorset, says homes as well as businesses should be on their guard.

WFH – where fraudsters hang-out

Leading cyber-security company C3IA Solutions is warning of the dangers of home working, while accepting there are huge benefits. The government is so concerned it has launched a new website where people can send suspicious emails.

Coronavirus is creating crooks, warns expert

Sick crooks are using the Coronavirus crisis to target people online, playing on their health fears, a leading cyber-security company has warned. C3IA Solutions said emails purporting to offer COVID-19 test results and cures and selling protective equipment have been circulating.

Don’t be fooled by ‘phishing’ phone calls advises accountancy firm

Companies are being warned to be on their guard against ‘phishing’ phone calls as well as fake emails. The advice, from chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark, comes after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney became the latest to fall victim to a hoaxer. Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies … Read More

Cyber criminals are phishing for you – don’t take the bait

A top cyber security expert is warning about the dangers of so-called ‘phishing’ emails after a number of businesses were recently targeted. Matt Horan, director of C3IA Solutions in Poole, Dorset, said his staff have seen an increasing number of companies fall foul of the scams. Hackers purporting to be from government departments, recognisable businesses or other institutions email individuals … Read More