What Happened to Enron?

#2: ENRON CORPORATION The story of the Enron Corporation has become one of infamy, and the ultimate example of how fraudulent and corrupt business practices can ruin even the most powerful of organisations. Prior to their well-reported scandal, Enron had dominated the energy market in the US and afar, securing revenues of $101bn during 2000. Yet just a year later, Enron were filing for bankruptcy. … Continue reading What Happened to Enron?

Cyber-Attack Statistics Revealed for Oxford University

The University of Oxford have released information based around cyber-attacks, as part of a Freedom of Information request. The information released was interesting, including the revelation that during a fifteen month period, over 200 cyber-attacks were attempted on the University. This figure is relatively high, though given the technology-oriented world we live in, is of little surprise. It is important to note that all attacks … Continue reading Cyber-Attack Statistics Revealed for Oxford University

What is the Difference Between a Phishing Attack and a Spear Phishing Attack?

In the modern age, we are all educated on the danger of cyber attacks, and the destruction they can potentially cause. While Phishing attacks are among the most well-known attacks, they, like the technological world, continue to diversify. Attackers are trying to find new ways to target users, and engage in nefarious activity. In recent times, a new type of phishing attack has been created … Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Phishing Attack and a Spear Phishing Attack?

Cyber-Attack Statistics Revealed for University College London

University College London (UCL) have released information in a Freedom of Information request based around cyber-attacks. The information released was interesting, including the revelation that over 500 cyber-attacks were thwarted in a 15-month period. While this figure might seem high – this figure is a reflection on the world we live in – with cyber-attacks becoming an inevitable part of life in a technology-oriented world. … Continue reading Cyber-Attack Statistics Revealed for University College London

Interesting Cyber-Attack Statistics Revealed for the University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich have released information in a Freedom of Information request based on cyber-attacks. The headline statistic is that in a 15-month period, the University quelled over 200 cyber-attacks. While this may come as a surprise to some, this revelation exemplifies the dangers of living in the modern age – with cyber-attacks becoming a major part of life in the technological era. Fortunately, … Continue reading Interesting Cyber-Attack Statistics Revealed for the University of Greenwich

‘Confidential’ Student Data Leaked By Coventry University

Coventry University has been placed under investigation after confidential data of students was leaked to around 2,000 people. The University responded by apologising for a ‘security breach’, before addressing the concerns of affected students by stating no passwords, residential or financial-based information had been linked. Given the importance of data protection in a technology-dominated era, it was inevitable that an investigation would be launched. But … Continue reading ‘Confidential’ Student Data Leaked By Coventry University

Microsoft Phones: 3 Reasons they Failed

It is the end of an era as tech giant Microsoft are set to close their book on the Windows Phone. Since 2000, Microsoft phones have existed, but a Microsoft executive revealed the company doesn’t plan on releasing further software. Competition from Google’s market-leading Android system, together with Apple’s iOS have made it difficult to compete. So we take a look at three causes for … Continue reading Microsoft Phones: 3 Reasons they Failed