How encrypted sites are used to legitimize phishing scams

It was reported yesterday that the phishing research and defence firm PhishLabs published new analysis showing that phishers have been adopting HTTPS more and more often on their sites. When you get a phishing email or text, the sites they lead to—that try to trick you into entering credentials, personal information, and so on—implement web encryption about 24 percent of the time now, PhishLabs found.

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$60 million worth of Bitcoin stolen from Cryptocurrency site

News has broken that hackers have stolen more than $60 million worth of bitcoin from Nicehash, a Cryptocurrency mining site. NiceHash lets people offer computing capacity for bitcoin miners to mine digital currencies. Cryptocurrency miners work out complex mathematical equations to add cryptocurrency transactions to decentralized public ledgers called blockchains.

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Team GB athletes ready to seize Winter Olympics chance


  • A shocking 10.8% of the Russian team have been permanently suspended.
  • Elise Christie is now set to repair her Sochi heartbreak in PyeongChang.
  • Sochi 2014 gold medalist Lizzy Yarnold looks set for even more success.
  • Katie Ormerod will be the one to watch when it comes down to snowboarding.
  • Scotland is the most popular birthplace for next year’s GB curling squad.


IOC President Thomas Bach’s bombshell decision to ban Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics has shocked everyone, just 65 days out from the tournament.

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Attest reveals that a ‘Made in Britain’ label would make three in four people more likely to buy a product

London, UK. In the midst of Brexit Britain, Attest has carried out research to find out about consumer perception of British brands and products. Does a ‘Made in Britain’ label make a difference to consumer brand perception?


Attest, a brand intelligence and consumer insights platform, surveyed 2,000 British and 2,000 American people, and these are some of the findings:



  • 3 in 4 people are more likely to buy a product with a ‘Made in Britain’ label
  • ‘Quality’ is the most associated term with ‘Made in Britain’, followed by ‘stylish’, though 46% of people expect British-made products to be expensive
  • 1 in 3 Americans admit they don’t know any British brands
  • However nearly 40% of Americans find ‘Made in Britain’ products ‘desirable’
  • 39% of Brits feel more positively towards British brands and products post-Brexit



When asked to list their favourite British brands, Cadbury and M&S had the best brand perception for British participants, while Burberry came out on top as the favourite in the US.


View the full infographic here and additional assets on Dropbox


Britain’s reputation for style and quality, both within the UK and overseas, is evident in our findings”, says Mark Walker, Marketing Director at Attest. “Rather than Brexit diminishing Britain’s reputation for consumer brands on the world stage, it appears to be presenting an opportunity to redefine ‘Made in Britain’ both at home and abroad.”


John Noble, Director of the British Brands Group says: “British brands are a strong source of pride, but also of our international competitiveness, and it is encouraging to see this reflected in this research. British brands help shape perceptions of the UK around the world, with the Nation Brand Index rating the country 3rd out of 50 for the strength of its image and reputation. Strong brands will play a key role in our future success.”


About Attest


Attest is a Market and Brand Intelligence platform, helping connect businesses to a network of 70 million consumers across 80 different countries. They work with brands including Deliveroo, Fever-Tree, Twitter, Uber and Unilever to help them measure, manage and maximise their brand equity, get closer to customers, and win market share. They are backed by leading venture capital firms including Oxford Capital and Episode 1. Learn more at:

London, UK. In the midst of Brexit Britain, Attest has carried out research to find out about consumer perception of British brands and products. Does a ‘Made in Britain’ label make a difference to consumer brand perception?

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More than 31 million hit by Keyboard App Breach

Security researchers have discovered a massive collection of personal data belonging to more than 31 million users of the popular virtual keyboard app, AI.type, after the information was accidentally leaked online. It is possible for anyone to download the sensitive data without requiring a password. A misconfigured MongoDB database is thought to have been the reason for the exposure of AI.type’s entire 577 GB database

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