Criminals will automatically enter lists of compromised password/username pairs in order to gain unauthorised access to accounts.

Once an account is taken over, an attacker can drain the account of any value it has, steal any associated personal information linked to the account, and use any of that information for further malicious purposes (e.g. sending spam emails).


Use separate passwords for all of your different accounts. This reduces the likelihood that passwords that have been compromised for one account can be used to gain access to other accounts. Avoid using your corporate network credentials for third-party sites.

Create strong passwords e.g. do NOT use personally linked information such as your pet's name, use the 'ThreeRandomWords' technique.

If you think that your password may have been compromised, make sure to change it. Consider using resources such as '' to check whether your passwords have been exposed in a data breach.

Enable Two-factor/Multi-factor authentication on your accounts where possible. Do this, and it will make it much harder for criminals to gain access to your accounts.

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Nuclear Conference

Nuclear South West Conference 2019

The Somerset Cyber Group (with BLUELOOP being one of the members) will be exhibiting at the upcoming Nuclear South West Conference 2019 at The McMillan Theatre, Bridgwater on 2nd and 3rd October 2019.

With a theme of ‘Bringing Innovation to Nuclear’, this two-day showcase and conference highlights current and future opportunities in New Build, Decommissioning, Defence and new technologies, including SMRs. 

Our team will be on hand to discuss basic steps in good Cyber Security practice to ensure that all members of the supply chains, no matter how large or small, can ensure that they aren’t the weakest link.

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