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Attacks leveraging exploits for Microsoft Office grew fourfold in early 2018

Exploits – software that takes advantage of a bug or vulnerability – for Microsoft Office in-the-wild hit the list of cyber headaches in Q1 2018. Overall, the number of users attacked with malicious Office documents rose more than four times compared with Q1 2017. In just three months, its share of exploits used in attacks grew to almost 50 per ... Read More »

Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Reveals an Evolution of Malware to Exploit Cryptocurrencies

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals cybercriminals are evolving their attack methods to increase their success rates and speed infections. While ransomware continues to impact organizations in destructive ways, there are indications that some cybercriminals now prefer hijacking systems and ... Read More »

EfficientIP DNS Threat Report reveals the cost per attack has increased by 57% to $715,000 for organizations globally

EfficientIP, a leading specialist in DNS security to ensure service continuity, user protection and data confidentiality, today announced the results of its 2018 Global DNS Threat Report. It explored the technical causes and behavioral responses towards DNS-based threats and their potential effects on businesses across the world. Over the past year, organizations on average faced seven DNS attacks, which cost ... Read More »

UK Consumers Vow to Punish Businesses that Fail to Safeguard Their Data and Reward Those that Put Data Protection First

New findings from a global research study by Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, reveal that UK consumers have little trust in organisations to safeguard their personal data. With more and more companies suffering data breaches and hackers seemingly one step ahead, nearly two in five (39 per cent) of UK consumers believe most businesses don’t know how to ... Read More »

Is the C-suite exempt from cyber-crime anxiety?

Greg Sim, CEO,
Glasswall

If recent cyber-attacks are anything to go by, cyber-criminals are capable of causing colossal damage to organisations of all sizes. With vital public services such as the NHS succumbing to attacks, it seems that nothing is off the table when it comes down to cyber-criminals deciding who to target. However, according to some reports, the C-suite isn’t sweating over the ... Read More »

86% of the UK’s most valuable brands fail to safeguard consumers online

Red Sift, a data-driven cybersecurity platform, has published new research into the UK’s top 50 most valuable brands’ email domains, revealing that 86% of these brands do not have the appropriate measures in place to fully protect their customers from email fraud with the GDPR deadline looming. The snapshot study focused specifically on determining whether or not these industry giants were ... Read More »

Global Study by Netwrix Finds Rapid Cloud Adoption by Government Lacks Security

Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, today released the 2018 Netwrix Cloud Security: In-Depth Report for Government infographics. The infographics provide insight into the use of cloud technology by government departments and highlight their concerns and plans regarding data security in the cloud. The report reveals that the rapid pace ... Read More »

Kaspersky Lab discover critical vulnerabilities in a popular industrial protocol, affecting products from multiple vendors

Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT has analyzed the OPC UA (Object Linking and Embedding for Process Control Unified Automation) protocol, which is designed for secure data transfer between servers and clients in industrial systems, including critical infrastructure. Analysis discovered 17 zero-day vulnerabilities in the protocol’s implementation, leading to denial-of-service threat attacks, as well as remote code execution. In addition, several flaws ... Read More »

Half of UK Organisations Have Fallen Prey to Ransomware Attacks

A year after the WannaCry ransomware attack impacted an estimated 200,000 victims and 200,000 computers, new research from Webroot, the Smarter Cybersecurity® company has revealed that organisations across the UK are still struggling to deal with ransomware. Webroot surveyed over 400 IT decision makers at UK businesses and found that 45 per cent of those surveyed had suffered a ransomware ... Read More »

Retailers could increase annual revenue by as much as 5% by investing in cybersecurity measures that shoppers trust

A new report by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute has revealed that cybersecurity is a new source of competitive advantage for retailers. It calls for more organizations to align cybersecurity policies with customer expectations in order to take advantage of this opportunity. The report, Cybersecurity: The New Source of Competitive Advantage for Retailers demonstrates that consumers are increasingly aware of security ... Read More »