ICYMI: NatWest gets 'smished', Locky runs rampant and more

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In this week's In Case You Missed It, we look back at NatWest 'smishing' scams, Locky runs rampant, companies taking cyber-security more seriously and other stories.

NatWest online banking suffers SMS 'smishing' scams

News reports suggest that both NatWest and its Royal Bank of Scotland parent were hacked by journalists from BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme. [Read more]

Locky ransomware 'on the rampage' globally

Locky ransomware is rising rapidly and “on the rampage” according to McAfee and Fortinet – confirming last week's warning of a huge spike in Locky-inspired global spam traffic by Surrey University Professor Alan Woodward. [Read more]

73% of companies now include cyber-security risk in their audit plans

According to Protiviti's 2016 Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs Survey report, 73 percent of organisations now include cyber-security risk in their internal audits, an increase of 20 percent year-over-year. Over 1,300 internal audit professionals from virtually all industry sectors around the globe participated in the survey. [Read more]

Netflix and Uber customers target for hackers

According to new research by Trend Micro, Netflix and Uber customers are two of the more popular targets for hackers as the credentials for the accounts can be cheaply bought online, and the credit cards associated with the accounts are then used for fraud. [Read more]

GCHQ wants 'closer relationship' with tech sector

The head of GCHQ has called for a closer relationship between the intelligence community and the tech sector. Robert Hannigan,  the director of the UK signals intelligence body, GCHQ, said as much at a recent speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). [Read more]  

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