by BullGuard

Shut the door on cyberstalking

Cyber stalking is a nasty, destructive activity that can have seriously damaging consequences. In short, its harassment carried out over the internet and the motives may be to control or intimidate the victim or to gather information for use in other crimes, like identity theft or real-world stalking.

by BullGuard

A world under assault

Have you ever wondered at the scale of activity in the cyber underground or what goes on down there? It’s fair to say it’s a little short of a feeding frenzy with lone hackers honing their skills to organised crime groups launching mass phishing campaigns and every shade of cyber miscreant in between. Within this context a recent report from Vi...

by BullGuard

Fake online financial ads – a guide

Of the many frauds that permeate the online world fake financial services ads promising high returns but only deliver cons, scams and suffering are rife. According to UK Finance, the collective voice for the banking and finance industry, investment scams spiked by 84% in the first half of 2021 and total losses almost doubled from £55.2 million i...

by BullGuard

Staying safe amid the Covid-19 barrage

The last 18 months have seen a raft of phishing mails, malware and social engineering scams all designed to exploit uncertainty and anxiety arising from the Covid-19 pandemic and related issues. The striking points are the speed with which these scams appeared, how quickly they spread and of course, how large numbers of people fell for them.