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The sectors most at risk of cyber attacks

October 2, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Working from home in a city like Geneva, could save you tens of thousands a year. Photo: XPS/Unsplash
Working from home in a city like Geneva, could save you tens of thousands a year. Photo: XPS/Unsplash

Cyber security is one of the most challenging issues for business owners, with each data breach costing companies about $3.9m (£3m), according to IBM.

With much of the global workforce now remote, it has never been more important for employees to be cyber aware.

However, two in five (41%) of employees across all UK sectors have not received adequate cyber security training, a survey of 1,324 UK workers by Specops Software found.

What’s more, nearly four in five (79%) UK workers admitted they would not be able to identify if they were hacked.

Those in travel and hospitality are at the highest risk of cyber attacks, over four in five (84%) employees not receiving adequate training against cyber threats.

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Someone hiding in the long shadows of the Internet has taken against the world’s most popular flight tracking website, Flightradar24.

The Swedish company hasn’t confirmed it suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack but that seems the most likely explanation for a series of outages and general instability that affected the site from the early afternoon of September 27 ET.

After subscribers took to forums to muse on odd communication errors and empty maps on the mobile app, the company’s Twitter feed initially put the issue down to “network problems.”

Cue further problems and a flurry of updates over the following 24 hours and suddenly the feed’s explanation turned from gremlins in the data center to something more significant:

“For the third time in two days Flightradar24 is under attack. Our engineers are working to mitigate the attack as quickly as

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Google has continued its fight against Australia’s news media bargaining code, this time attacking the final offer arbitration process, known as baseball arbitration, that will be used.

In such a process, rather than parties agreeing to a deal, an arbitrator is presented with a final offer from each side and must select one of the offers presented. Google is arguing that Australia’s old media are asking for sums far in excess of what Google generates from searches related to news, which it says is around AU$10 million in revenue.

“Clearly, both sides have very different ideas of what the prices should be — and asking the arbitrator to pick a ‘final offer’ is an extreme way of resolving that,” Google ANZ chief Mel Silva said in a blog post.

“The reality is that baseball arbitration often fails and doesn’t produce quick outcomes. Independent economists have raised questions about its effectiveness.”

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(Bloomberg) — A lawyer for TikTok told a federal judge that President Donald Trump’s impending ban on the video-sharing app is irrational given that its Chinese owner is in talks to strike a deal the president himself has demanded.



a close up of a screen: The TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. TikTok has become a flash point among rising U.S.-China tensions in recent months as U.S. politicians raised concerns that parent company ByteDance Ltd. could be compelled to hand over American users data to Beijing or use the app to influence the 165 million Americans, and more than 2 billion users globally, who have downloaded it.


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The TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. TikTok has become a flash point among rising U.S.-China tensions in recent months as U.S. politicians raised concerns that parent company ByteDance Ltd. could be compelled to hand over American users data to Beijing or use the app to influence the 165 million Americans, and more than 2 billion users globally, who have downloaded it.

“How does it make sense to impose this app-store ban tonight when there are negotiations underway that might make it unnecessary?” attorney John Hall asked at an unusual Sunday morning hearing on TikTok’s

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