Cybersecurity Insights

Benjamin Hosack

Supporting the Magento Community

19/08/19 13:41

Protecting your Magento Website is SIMPLE

Our forensic statistics show that Magento websites are being targeted by criminals - it is a growing problem affecting a large number of businesses - BUT it is a problem that is easy to address with a few simple steps taken by website owners and developers.
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Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What Is JavaScript And Why Should You Care If You Own A Website?

15/08/19 12:31

 

What is JavaScript?
JavaScript is essentially a scripting programming language that allows you to implement complex items onto your webpage. Every time a webpage becomes interactive with the user, e.g interactive maps, videos, countdown timer and music, and even colours, chances are JavaScript is involved. Facebook is a great example of how JavaScript works smoothly and effectively, with videos playing smoothly, perfect animation and constant post updates.

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Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What Is Malware? And How To Prevent An Attack.

30/07/19 10:00

What is Malware?

We have all heard the word ‘Malware’ but what is it, and how can it affect you? 

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Benjamin Hosack

9 Million Websites Shows Half a Million Are At "High Risk" Of Breach

07/06/19 09:51

We’re fast approaching the middle of 2019, and already we’ve seen numerous announcements of major data compromises involving millions of personal data records being stolen, including:

  1. Email addresses & passwords
  2. Passport numbers
  3. Social security numbers
  4. Banking information & credit card data

While the largest breaches catch our attention and have done a lot to raise awareness to the threat these criminals pose to our society, what is often less well reported, and therefore, less well understood, is how the smaller end of the business world is being targeted. As an example, we rarely hear about the thousands of successful small to medium eCommerce websites that have been hacked, and are quietly leaking all their customer payment data to criminals every day.

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Benjamin Hosack

Data Breach Liabilities - PCI Penalties, GDPR and a Warranty

27/03/19 14:19

Data breaches seem to be a regular feature in the news nowadays, especially since GDPR regulation kicked in last year. This higher frequency of articles announcing newly-hacked-victim-organisations gives an idea of the growing scale of the security problem - a trend that we have been talking and warning about for years.

Organisations particularly at risk of compromise are online businesses - eCommerce websites. In fact eCommerce websites are currently the most targeted type of organisation within the Payment Card Industry - simply because the crime is so much easier to execute. The reward for criminals is not as high as targeting a bank, but the crime is a lot easier to pull and scale too.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Supporting the Magento Community

19/08/19 13:41

Protecting your Magento Website is SIMPLE

Our forensic statistics show that Magento websites are being targeted by criminals - it is a growing problem affecting a large number of businesses - BUT it is a problem that is easy to address with a few simple steps taken by website owners and developers.
Read More
Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What Is JavaScript And Why Should You Care If You Own A Website?

15/08/19 12:31

 

What is JavaScript?
JavaScript is essentially a scripting programming language that allows you to implement complex items onto your webpage. Every time a webpage becomes interactive with the user, e.g interactive maps, videos, countdown timer and music, and even colours, chances are JavaScript is involved. Facebook is a great example of how JavaScript works smoothly and effectively, with videos playing smoothly, perfect animation and constant post updates.

Read More
Isabel Louisa Rawlings

What Is Malware? And How To Prevent An Attack.

30/07/19 10:00

What is Malware?

We have all heard the word ‘Malware’ but what is it, and how can it affect you? 

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

9 Million Websites Shows Half a Million Are At "High Risk" Of Breach

07/06/19 09:51

We’re fast approaching the middle of 2019, and already we’ve seen numerous announcements of major data compromises involving millions of personal data records being stolen, including:

  1. Email addresses & passwords
  2. Passport numbers
  3. Social security numbers
  4. Banking information & credit card data

While the largest breaches catch our attention and have done a lot to raise awareness to the threat these criminals pose to our society, what is often less well reported, and therefore, less well understood, is how the smaller end of the business world is being targeted. As an example, we rarely hear about the thousands of successful small to medium eCommerce websites that have been hacked, and are quietly leaking all their customer payment data to criminals every day.

Read More
Benjamin Hosack

Data Breach Liabilities - PCI Penalties, GDPR and a Warranty

27/03/19 14:19

Data breaches seem to be a regular feature in the news nowadays, especially since GDPR regulation kicked in last year. This higher frequency of articles announcing newly-hacked-victim-organisations gives an idea of the growing scale of the security problem - a trend that we have been talking and warning about for years.

Organisations particularly at risk of compromise are online businesses - eCommerce websites. In fact eCommerce websites are currently the most targeted type of organisation within the Payment Card Industry - simply because the crime is so much easier to execute. The reward for criminals is not as high as targeting a bank, but the crime is a lot easier to pull and scale too.

Read More