PoS Malware & RAM Scraping: A Retailer’s Nightmare

March 17, 2023By Brett RoweCyber Security, Technology

Retail PoS (point of sale) systems are responsible for processing customers’ payments and are able to scan credit cards so that customers don’t have to pay with cash. As a society, we generally carry far less cash today, relying more on debit or credit cards as a convenient, fast and ostensibly secure form of payment.

Endpoint Protection and Why You Need it

February 23, 2023By Brett RoweCyber Security, Endpoint Security, Technology

Whilst remote and hybrid working models proved effective during the global pandemic, they also opened up a range of challenges for IT and cyber security departments. Today’s workplace comprises a combination of office-based, remote and hybrid workers who are increasingly using their personal devices in order to work remotely, from anywhere.

How Web Skimming Attacks Threaten The Retail Sector

February 23, 2023By Brett RoweCyber Security, Technology

Introduction Thousands of retailers have had their security breached in web skimming attacks, unknowingly allowing attackers to take their customers’ credit card information. Ecommerce websites are vulnerable to web skimming, which has become a worrying trend. Hackers are getting better and more sophisticated at penetrating retail sites and installing their malware to steal customers’ money … Read More

What is Website Clone (or Phishing) and 6 Ways to Protect Your Business Website

February 6, 2023By Brett RoweCloud Access Security Broker CASB, Cyber Security, Technology

According to research by The Anti Phishing Working Group, attempts at scams using Phishing and Social Engineering have tripled since 2019. It is no wonder that Phishing scams are one of the most common methods of attack today and also one of the most profitable for threat actors. Thousands of users, companies and employees are … Read More

7 Retail Cybersecurity Threats Causing Lost Revenue

December 30, 2022By Andrew RadfordCyber Security, Technology

Now more than ever, retail cybersecurity threats are causing lost revenue as cybercriminals are focusing on the retail industry, launching cyberattacks and data theft on retailers as well as their customers. The eCommerce industry was steadily growing; however, the onset of the covid-19 pandemic created the demand that expanded online shopping so quickly that IT … Read More

Encrypted Malware: Next Generation Threat?

December 16, 2022By Andrew RadfordCyber Security, Technology

Security analysts have calculated that over 90% of all internet traffic is now encrypted. While data encryption is essential for privacy and confidentiality, it does create dangerous blind spots in security due to malicious activity such as encrypted malware. Antivirus suites and firewall systems monitor potential threats, though they cannot easily detect malicious malware lurking … Read More

What Is Scareware (& How To Prevent It)

November 8, 2022By Andrew RadfordCyber Security, Technology

What is scareware? Scareware is a social engineering scam that exploits people’s fear of losing access to their devices and data. This rogue program has been wreaking havoc for decades, most likely back to the 1990s, and can be installed on a user’s device via malware. Appearing on a user’s screen via a pop-up message, … Read More