Coronavirus Scams Are Making Headlines

Coronavirus Scams Are Making Headlines

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Cyber Crime

Cybercriminals are the latest in a line to cash in on Coronavirus themed scams. Scammers are currently targeting people in the most affected countries, purporting to be from WHO (World Health Organisation) or other such medical bodies. They are sending emails containing ‘useful tips’ that can help prevent the virus or halt the spread of it. Within these emails are suspicious links and files designed to deliver viruses onto your computer or device. Others are creating websites in an attempt to...


EasyJet Admits Cyber-attack

EasyJet Admits Cyber-attack

  • 13th August 2020
  • Emma Laffey
  • Cyber Crime

EasyJet has admitted to being hacked in January 2020 with 9 million customer details being stolen in the cyberattack. What happened? The Luton-based budget airline discovered a ‘highly sophisticated cyber-attack ’ back in January 2020, which affected nine million customers. EasyJet informed customers of the breach once an investigation had been conducted. The investigation was to ascertain whose details had been targeted, what information had been accessed and to identify individuals who were...


What is cybercrime?

What is cybercrime?

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Cyber Crime

Cybercrime is a name used for different types of crime and illegal activities that take place on the internet/online or where technology is involved to target or attack a victim’s computer and network. Cybercriminals range from rogue individuals to organised crime groups and even state-sponsored actors. They are incredibly organised and professional with online fraud and facilitate their activities to maximise their profit in the shortest time. It is one of the fastest growing criminal...


What is a DEEPFAKE?

What is a DEEPFAKE?

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Cyber Crime

Deepfake is one of the newest internet storms to hit. So, what is it? Most of us by now have seen the face-ageing and face-swapping apps that are available. Smartphone camera apps are becoming increasingly more sophisticated, making these pictures easy to create. The images these apps generate are not overly realistic. Still, there is a technology that can make a person look and/or sound entirely like someone else by swapping faces in videos. “Deepfake” is an amalgamation of “Deep Learning”...