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Sowing doubt: people around world receive mystery seed parcels

Sowing doubt: people around world receive mystery seed parcels

There is not much that Jan Goward does not grow in her small Eastbourne garden. “I grow everything,” she says. “I’ve got the exotics: the aubergines, the chillies …” But some mystery seeds she received in the post this week – ostensibly from Singapore, and marked as...

Is Tik Tok a Security Threat?

Is Tik Tok a Security Threat?

U.S. considers banning Tik Tok At this point, Tik Tok's relationship with China is no secret. China-based ByteDance owns the short-form video platform and has reached a global audience from the start. It has attempted to distance itself from the the Chinese Communist...

Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt

Dark web scammers exploit Covid-19 fear and doubt

"They're exploiting the fear, uncertainty and doubt people are experiencing during the pandemic, and using the anxiety and desperation to get people to buy things or click on things they wouldn't have otherwise," says Morgan Wright, a former senior adviser to the US...

Five Ways to Prevent Social Engineering Attacks

Five Ways to Prevent Social Engineering Attacks

Social engineering is a growing field and with your users at your last line of defense, security teams ought to be mindful of each user’s activity to interfere if needed, according to a recent article published in Maureen Data Systems (MDS) . However, as an end user,...

EasyJet admits nine million customers hacked

EasyJet admits nine million customers hacked

EasyJet has admitted that a "highly sophisticated cyber-attack" has affected nine million customers, according to an article published in the BBC website It said email addresses and travel details had been stolen and that 2,208 customers had also had their credit card...

New robocall scams prey on coronavirus fears

New robocall scams prey on coronavirus fears

The callers promise free test kits delivered overnight, or claim to be from the Social Security Administration, or able to disinfect your entire home. But they're not to be believed, according to Rossen Reports. Robocall scammers have changed tactics, and now they're...

Spot the scam: New Chinese consulate robocall making the rounds

Spot the scam: New Chinese consulate robocall making the rounds

Robocalls are the worst, but an even sketchier call is back with a vengeance, scamming people out hundreds of thousands of dollars. The FBI calls it the Chinese Embassy Scam, and it comes in as a call in Chinese claiming to be from the Chinese consulate or...

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