FBI Warns Healthcare Entities Of Threats To FTP Servers

The FBI has warned the healthcare sector to step up security of its file transfer protocol servers as cyber criminals step up attacks targeting FTP servers running in anonymous mode. Paul Calatayud, Chief Technology Officer at FireMon commented below. Paul Calatayud, Chief Technology Officer at FireMon: “The FBI warning is a clear reminder that weak network protocols […]

Financial Firms Hit With Million Pound Losses Per Cybersecurity Incident

The costs associated with cyberattacks on the financial sector are rising as organisations face increasingly sophisticated threats. New research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals the scale and impact of attacks, with financial firms facing losses of over half a million pounds (£742,003) on average for each cybersecurity incident they face.   The staggering figure […]

Almost 40 Per Cent Of Industrial Computers Faced A Cyberattack In The 2nd Half Of 2016

On average two-in-five computers, related to the technological infrastructure of industrial enterprises, faced cyberattacks in the second half of 2016. This is a finding from Kaspersky Lab’s report “Threat Landscape for Industrial Automation Systems. The second half of 2016.” The percentage of industrial computers under attack grew from over 17 per cent in July 2016 […]

The End Of The “It’ll Never Happen To Me” Mentality

Attacks on private US PCs

Take security seriously The end is nigh. More and more data breaches are happening each day and more information is being stolen than ever before. Attack vectors such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) and Ransomware are on the rise. The former taking out half of the Internet last October when global DNS server Dyn […]

New Research Reveals That 30 Percent Of Malware Attacks Are Zero Day Exploits

WatchGuard Launches New Quarterly Internet Security Report Embargoed. Thirty percent of malware can be classified as new or zero-day because it cannot be caught by legacy antivirus solutions, according to research published today in WatchGuard’s first Quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the latest computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises. The results […]