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Cyjax Geoplitical Podcast – June 2020 – The Blog

As measures put in place to combat and slow the spread of COVID-19 become a part of everyday life, Cyjax CISO, Ian Thornton-Trump, and Head of Editorial, Tristan de Souza are virtual once again. The seventh instalment of the Cyjax Geopolitical Podcast covers the “shocking” (in Ian’s words) story of over 30 million Chrome users […]

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Black Lives Matter protest in London around Churchill's statue

The far-right, Black Lives Matter and domestic terrorism

New research from the United Nations’ Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UN-CTED) has shown a 320% increase in the number of acts of violence linked to extreme right-wing groups in the last five years. A “greater exchange of views between like-minded individuals” online has provided fertile ground for “extreme right-wing groups to improve their tactics, develop

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 22 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update Citizens Advice in the UK has warned users not to fall for a new scam campaign that is sending fake messages purportedly from the UK government. The messages can come in the form of calls, text messages, or emails in relation to the new NHS test and trace service. Citizens Advice has

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 15 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The FBI has reported on the most common types of fraud during the pandemic. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received nearly as many complaints in the first half of 2020 (about 320,000) as in the entirety of 2019 (about 400,000). Criminals continue to peddle counterfeit personal protective equipment (PPE) and fraudulent

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Cyjax Geopolitical Podcast – May 2020 – The Blog

In this month’s podcast, the third to be recorded online, we took a broader view of the cyber threat landscape, expanding the scope of our topics to include more than just coronavirus-related issues. That’s not to say we don’t come back to COVID-19: the subject is still extremely important and appears to be here to

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 8 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update A recent interview with a member of the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) revealed that state-sponsored groups have focused on exploiting COVID-19 fears to deliver malware and steal data. Before the lockdown, aviation was the main priority for CISA, but healthcare and the supply chain for food are now facing

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 1 June 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The UK’s fraud and cybercrime reporting site, Actionfraud, has released figures stating that so far 2,057 victims have lost a combined total of over £4.6 million to coronavirus-related scams. Different types of scams have been used to steal money from users, including, courier fraud, online shopping and auction fraud, computer software service

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 26 May 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned users about scam coronavirus (COVID-19) contact tracing texts. There has been an increasing number of SMiShing messages asking users to click a malicious link. The FTC claims that clicking the link will download software onto the device, enabling scammers access to personal and financial

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Geopolitical and Cybersecurity Weekly – 18 May 2020

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Update The Financial Times reports that Chinese threat actors are targeting coronavirus research in the United States. This comes at a time of escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing over the pandemic. The FBI and CISA are investigating the “targeting and compromise” of US research groups by China and its affiliates and warned

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