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Find out 2-sec’s latest news and views on the cyber security industry.

New Ransomware Alert: Diablo6 and Mamba

A significant email-spam campaign has been observed over the past two days, distributing two new variants of the ‘Locky’ ransomware. At this stage the 2-sec team believes the ransomware to be similar to most other ransomware programs, in that it will encrypt files...

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A Day in the Life of a 2-sec Penetration Tester

A Day in the Life of a 2-sec Penetration Tester

Alexander Drabek is part of our team of expert penetration testers; who “ethically hack” into client’s networks and find any potential weaknesses. We asked him exactly what it is he does, and how he does it. What skills do you need to become a penetration tester? Many...

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Does your board need a technical expert?

Does your board need a technical expert?

Imagine that a business wanted to outsource a particular business function, but no one on the Board of Directors had sufficient tech expertise to grasp why this might cause security issues.Investing in an upgraded network with a centralised administrator responsible...

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Wanna Cry. Our analysis.

Wanna Cry. Our analysis.

Ransomware has been a recognised issue for some time, however to date, perhaps only one or two systems in a company might have become infected by the wayward clicks of a bored receptionist. Ransomware has rarely been a business-critical issue. Wanna Cry changed that....

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Remember that $100 million whaling scam?

Remember that $100 million whaling scam?

Google users appear to have been the latest victims of the most recent phishing attack, this time through their file sharing Google Docs service. Victims were sent a sinister email disguised as a fraudulent invitation to edit a Google Doc that appears to come from one...

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