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28th July 2020

Something many people glance over when they think of hackers is their motivations for launching attacks on particular organisations and people. Monetary gain is often the most identified reason for hackers and fraudsters but as highlighted in this week’s bulletin, threat actors can commit attacks and deceptions for other reasons like information gathering, political views or even just out of malicious intent. It can be a useful tool for organisations to try immersing themselves in the mindset of a hacker in order to take a look at their business from an external point of view and identify where they could be doing things differently. 

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14th July 2020

It’s an unfortunate fact that fraudsters tend to prey on unexpected events or challenges. When normality becomes disrupted, they see an opportunity they can exploit. This week saw high profile double extortion ransomware events – with major data thefts, and the largest DDoS attack in terms of packet volumes. COVID-19 financial scams continue to rise. 

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1st July 2020

Criminal groups are increasingly switching to social engineering techniques, such as phishing in an attempt to exploit consumers’ and employees’ concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of their loved ones. Local organisations should be watchful of social engineering as this technique thrives in the current environment which saw the return of social events. KPMG’s Cyber Bulletin provides you with the latest cyber issues from around the globe, helping protect you and your business.

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23rd June 2020

As local governments continue to relax COVID-related lockdown requirements, staff will begin returning to the office in greater numbers. Unfortunately, the cyber security struggle isn’t over yet. Organised crime activity remains broadly constant and organisations should consider how the changes to working practices will help in the maintaining of security and privacy hygiene and effectively manage security teams. KPMG’s cyber bulletin provides you with details on some of the recent cyber security incidents which will better prepare you for the new 'return to the office' environment.

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2nd June 2020

Over the past few weeks we have seen lockdown restrictions are being lifted gradually and as such, organisations are recovering from COVID-19 induced challenges. There might be a strong temptation by organisations to cut on cyber security investments in an effort to increase cash flow and contain expenses. This may be counterproductive in the long run considering that cyber threats are still at large, and it is business as usual for organised crime groups. This Cyber Bulletin brings to you an update on recent cyber security cases to help you stay ahead of today's most current cyber threats. 

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26th May 2020

Over the last few months, the Coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a human tragedy, affecting millions of people. In parallel, it is also having a disruptive and devastating effect on the global economy and on businesses. Unfortunately, some organised crime groups have recognised an opportunity to exploit the seeds of fear and uncertainty sown by COVID-19 and take advantage of the control deficiencies associated with the new working arrangements, to target individuals and businesses in a variety of ways. This Cyber Bulletin puts forth an intelligence update to help you stay ahead of today's most current cyber threats.

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19th May 2020

While organised crime volumes remain broadly constant, there has been a shift to Covid-19 themed phishing campaigns and fraudulent websites as organised crime groups seek to monetise the fear, uncertainty and doubt many people feel during the pandemic. For the first of our new Covid-19 Cyber Security updates, we look at a selection of relevant Covid-19 related cyber insights and topics.

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