How To Make Email Security Central To Your Cybersecurity Strategy In 2018

2017 was another watershed year for cybersecurity. The breaches at Equifax and Yahoo! stand out for their size, but the more troubling development is how much more targeted attacks have become. The HBO attack showed us that hackers are willing to focus on valuable intellectual property or private conversations and hold them hostage for a […]

Hackers Behind Dridex Also Created FriedEx Ransomware

In a new blog post researchers from ESET researchers reveal that that the authors behind the infamous Dridex banking trojan are also behind the high-profile, sophisticated ransomware variant FriedEx. The ransomware was discovered in early July 2017 by Michael Gillespie. In August, it returned to the spotlight and made headlines by infecting NHS hospitals in Scotland. FriedEx focuses on […]

ONS Report Shows Fraud And Computer Misuse As Prevalent Issue

Earlier today, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released its latest report. The analysis of fraud and computer misuse shows that this type of crime is more prevalent than many traditional crimes, with data for the year ending September 2017 showing individuals to be 10 times more likely to be a victim of fraud and computer misuse […]

Highest Malware Attacks Ever Recorded Against Businesses In 2017

Cybercrime reached all new heights in 2017 according to Malwarebytes Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques: 2017 State of Malware report .* Ransomware attacks alone in 2017 represented an increase of 10 times the rate in 2016 against businesses. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer: “Cybercrime has evolved to focus heavily […]

84 Percent Of Businesses Could Reduce Fraud Risk If Certain About Customers’ Identity

New research findings from Experian’s Global Fraud and Identity Report (link to press release)  tracks the global growth in fraud. Among the report’s key findings: 84 percent of businesses surveyed believe they could reduce fraud risk if they were certain about their customers’ identity; 72 percent of businesses cite fraud as a growing concern; one in four consumers has […]

Summary Of Cyber Stories This Week

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Whether it’s being told that a grade one cyber-attack on the UK is inevitable, a call for a common cyber language, or the PMs speech about the ethics of AI at Davos yesterday – it’s been a busy week in terms of cyber security news. Emily Orton, Co-Founder and CMO at Darktrace commented below. Emily Orton, Co-Founder and […]

Defence Secretary Says Russia ‘Could Kill Thousands’ With Cyber Attack

The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, has warned Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths in an attack on Britain’s energy supply. He said Moscow had been looking at UK critical infrastructure such as power stations and links transferring electricity across borders. Ian Ashworth, Security Consultant at Synopsys commented below. Ian Ashworth, Security Consultant at Synopsys: “In […]

Cloud Security Alliance Quantum-Safe Security Awareness Survey Report

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Newest paper finds that despite awareness of threat posed by quantum computing, little is being done to prepare    The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, today released the Quantum-Safe Security Awareness Survey Report. Conducted by CSA’s Quantum Safe Security […]

Data Protection Day 2018

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2017 was a year of cyber threats, old and new.  The continual evolution of these threats means that now, more than ever, businesses must ensure their data is secure.  Data Protection Day is on 28th January and aims to educate and bring awareness to the importance of cyber security and data protection.  Here are some […]

15 Million Users Hit With Cryptocurrency Mining Campaign And WordPress Target Again By Keyloggers

Ilia Kolochenko, CEO at High-Tech Bridge: Hackers hit over 15 million users with new XMRig Monero cryptocurrency mining campaign “With the steady growth and popularity of digital currencies, we should expect continuous and persistent growth of attacks targeting the wallets and/or installing malware to mine the coins. Unlike credit cards, PayPal or bank accounts, digital currencies […]