IT ONLY TOOK 5 MINUTES TO GET YOUR DATA

5 MINUTES TO HIGHLIGHT DATA PRIVACY

So you sent me an email, or I found your email onlineThanks for that.

NOW, WHAT TO DO WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS?

If I have your work email address, generally, now I will have your first name and surname and the company you work for.

I can check your email on our website https://www.cyber123.com/checkme and I can see that if you have used this email on linkedin or myspace then it has probably been involved in a data breach.

I now know that you are on linkedin, myspace or use other social services. Oh, I also have your name and the company you work for.

SO? WHAT ELSE CAN I DO WITH THIS BASIC INFORMATION?

If I find you on linkedin I can find your work history, I can see where you went to college or school. I can find out where the college and school were located, then do a people search using your name and the county. Oh boy, I just found out your home address and your wife’s name and initials, I even have your wife’s maiden name!

ONWARDS, TO THE ELECTORAL REGISTER

I can search the electoral register and get even more information including former properties. Previous occupants of your house, your home telephone number and rudimentary credit information.

LETS LOOK ON FACEBOOK FOR YOU

Damn, I couldn’t find you on facebook… but I found your wife’s profile… I can’t see lots of information but I can see what groups your wife has joined and a few of her friends that are tagged in a photo or two.

SO I SEARCH IN THE GROUPS YOUR WIFE IS A MEMBER OF

Now I can search these groups for content that your wife has posted or commented on. I may be able to use this information to build up a personal profile for social engineering, I can see things she has sold, bought and things she likes.

It is all very interesting and slightly alarming how quickly and easily this information can be found just with an email address.

SO LETS RECAP

I have your phone number, your full name, your wife’s name and maiden name, both of your birth dates, your home address, previous home addresses and previous home occupants, the dates you changed addresses, things your wife likes, has bought and sold on facebook and some of her friends information, and also the company you work for. it should be easy for someone to come up with a scam that can utilise this information to extract some cash from you.

And it only took 5 minutes.

SPECIALISTS IN CYBER SECURITY

Here at CYBER123 we believe that prevention and training is the best way to secure your digital world. If we can train you on what things to spot, how scams and cybercrime works then we believe you are less likely to become a victim. Our unique training offers scenarios and advice on what to spot how to protect yourself and how to deal with the scams and frauds that are about in the world today.

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IT ONLY TOOK 5 MINUTES TO GET YOUR DATA

If I have your work email address, generally, now I will have your first name and surname and the company you work for.

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED

Firstly, if your Instagram account has been hacked then there is a good chance your email has been hacked as well. What you would need to do first would be to report it to Instagram.

TELEPHONE SPOOFING

Telephone spoofing is easy to do, all you have to do is create an account on a website, enter a few telephone numbers and you get to call someone as if you were someone else.

Is your child being Cyber Bullied

Parents can find it difficult to tell the difference between the emotional development of their children or whether something more sinister is taking place.
A lot of the times it is normal for growing children to have mood swings, quiet periods, manic periods and changes of emotional circumstance but sometimes these can also be a sign that they are being bullied or bullying others.

From Xero to Zero

To test and check the security of Xero online accounting software I wanted to see if they were susceptible to MITM attacks. I created a trial account and signed up and logged into Xero using standard 1FA (1 Factor Authentication –ie, password). I installed the Xero APP on my phone and Logged in being able to Skip MFA (Multiple Factor Authentication).

Three Mobile Data Breach

According to news reports some 6 million customer records have been stolen from Three Mobile (one of the UK’s largest mobile network providers). In order to commit this type of upgrade fraud the attackers must have used authorised login credentials to access the upgrades systems. Data accessed would have included names, phone numbers, addresses and date of births of customers.

Three reasons to worry about worms

Worms are a type of malware similar to viruses in that it is self-replicating. However, worms don’t generally attach themselves to applications. Why should you worry about worms?

The Day the Internet Died

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, PSN and a whole load of other internet services and websites were down or left partially working on Friday. This happened when hackers launched an extremely large Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Dyn DNS Servers. Dyn is a major host of internet DNS servers. It looks like Dyn was hit with up to 4 attacks lasting most of Friday.

3 reasons to worry about spyware

Obviously spyware is not something that you would like to have on your computer, tablet or mobile phone but should you be worried about spyware? Some of the stories I have heard are just scary!

Are you infecting your customers?

Earlier in the year mobile provide O2 had marketing campaign where they were promoting an e-book. To distribute their e-book they sent out free USB memory sticks to their customers. Unfortunately for them the e-book wasn’t the only thing on the USB sticks and unwitting customers that plugged the USB sticks into a windows devices found themselves infect with a virus.

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