Android Ransomware Up By More Than 50% In 2016

Stagefright - Google Patch Failure

Android ransomware increased by more than 50% in 2016, this is the highest number of attempts to penetrate devices ever seen. These findings are presented in ESET’s latest annual data based on its LiveGrid® technology in the white paper “Trends in Android Ransomware”. Other key findings from the whitepaper include: In 2015, ESET observed that the […]

My Friend Cayla Security Concerns

Following the news of security concerns behind My Friend Cayla, David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab commented below. David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Lab:  “My Friend Cayla is hitting the headlines, following a call for parents to destroy the doll by Germany’s Federal Network Agency. The doll is equipped with a […]

‘Twas The Season To Attack: Large Online Retailers Pummeled Over Holidays

U.S. Department of Justice Cyber Attack

NuData Security, an award-winning behavioural biometrics company, announced today that they had observed a 400 percent surge in automated online attacks over the 2016 holiday period. NuData data scientists discovered an increase in maliciously scripted botnet activity of over  400 percent against many large online retail client sites  during the last quarter of 2016 compared to […]

Verizon/Yahoo Acqusition Price Cut ‘Hardly Comes As A Surprise’

Following the news that Verizon are negotiating a price cut of $250-$350 million in their acquisition of Yahoo following news of two economically damaging cyber-attacks, Nick Pointon, Head of M&A at SQS commented below. Nick Pointon, Head of M&A at SQS:  “As we had predicted, today Verizon has announced it will be negotiating a reduced deal […]