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Ransomware encrypts a users data in order to extort a ransom in return for the encryption key.

Be Aware of Ransomware

There’s been a worrying increase in incidences of so-called ransomware attacks. Typically these involve a trojan, delivered as an email attachment which, when opened, encrypts the user’s files so that they are inaccessible before displaying a ransom note, demanding sums ranging from hundreds to several thousand euros in return for the encryption key. In an age where data is power, […]

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Achievement Unlocked! Blacknight Now ISO Certified

One of the things we have always taken seriously is our customers’ security and privacy. Neither are particularly “sexy” or “exciting” topics, but they’re vital. They’ve always been important, but over the past couple of years more and more of the mainstream media are talking about security and privacy – and rightly so. As you […]

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Mobile Devices Latest Target for Spam and Malware

The proportion of spam emails decreased in 2015 to 55.28 percent of all email traffic, a fall of 11.48 percent on the previous year, according to the latest Kaspersky Lab Security Bulletin. But mobile devices are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals. The cybersecurity company’s latest bulletin said that in 2015 cybercriminals continued to send out […]

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Warning – Phishing Scam Targetting Blacknight Customers

We have received several reports from customers of scam emails that purport to be sent by us. See example below: Subject: Domain xxxxxx.COM Suspension Notice Date: 03.11.2015 03:32 From: “Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd.” <abuse@blacknight.com.info> To: <shop@xxxxxxx.com> Dear Sir/Madam, The following domain names have been suspended for violation of the Blacknight Internet Solutions Ltd. Abuse Policy: […]

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Speak Out On Whois Privacy

Privacy, both online and offline, are important concepts. Privacy also goes hand in hand with security. Security and privacy. Two concepts that you’ll see discussed a lot when it comes to the online world. Unfortunately there are some people who equate people’s desires for online privacy to equate with criminality. That is, in our view, […]

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APWG eCrime Research Syncup Barcelona

I’ve been a member of the APWG for several years, but for a variety of reasons I’ve never been able to attend any of their events. The APWG was originally the “anti-phishing working group”, but its role and remit has changed over the years, as have the cybercrime threats that we all have to deal […]

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Stop Demonising Encryption and Privacy

Governments. The Internet. Freedom. Privacy. Security. When you put all of those terms together it’s usually because they’ve had yet another head-on collision. In the UK David Cameron and his colleagues seem to be hellbent on breaking the internet by banning encryption. In order for online business to prosper the internet needs to be as secure […]

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Is Your CMS Install Up To Date?

WordPress and Joomla are both very popular content management systems (CMS). They’re used by thousands of our clients and on millions of websites worldwide. Since they are both so popular they are also very popular targets for hackers. If you can find an exploit that’s likely to work against millions of sites then it’s a […]

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