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‘Hacking attacks’ and real-time threats the latest trends, according to PandaLabs

Pandalabs, the anti-malware laboratory at Panda Security, takes a look at some trends in the billion-dollar cybercrime industry and gathers the main data points for its quarterly report. Ransomware Over the course of 2016, groups of cybercriminals dedicated to ransomware earned over 1 billion dollars. In the first quarter of 2017, there was no lack of new families of ransomware ... Read More »

Rudimentary Attacks Pose Greatest Risk to Midsized Organizations According to New Threat Report

Rudimentary attacks, such as intrusion attempts, information gathering, and policy violations pose the greatest risk to midsized organizations, according to a recent cyber threat report by eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider. Produced by eSentire’s Threat Intelligence team, the “2016 Midmarket Threat Summary Report” provides an overview of the cyber threats investigated by the eSentire ... Read More »

Europe overtakes US to become the largest perpetrator of global cybercrime

New data released today has revealed that 50 percent more cyberattacks originated from Europe than any other global region over the last 90 days, overtaking the United States for the first time. The UK and Netherlands, in particular, have become cybercrime hubs and are seeing a huge growth in online fraud rings. The latest research from ThreatMetrix® – which analyses ... Read More »

UK office workers “too trusting” of email attachments

Major UK businesses are leaving themselves vulnerable to the most common form of cyber-attack, research by UK-based cyber security firm Glasswall Solutions has found. 58% of office workers among 1,000 employees surveyed at mid-to-large UK businesses revealed they usually open email attachments from unknown senders, leaving businesses open to breaches from documents carrying malicious exploits hidden inside common file-types. Despite ... Read More »

EclecticIQ simplifies threat intelligence with Fusion Center launch

EclecticIQ, the cyber threat intelligence technology provider, has announced the launch of EclecticIQ Fusion Center, a revolutionary approach to the collection, analysis, and distribution of cyber threat intelligence. Available as a managed service, EclecticIQ Fusion Center gathers the best threat intelligence from open-, community-, and over 30+ commercial sources[1] and fuses it into optimised bundles tailor made for sectors, geographies ... Read More »

The hunt for the dawn of APTs: a 20 year-old attack that remains relevant to a modern APT

Kaspersky Lab and Kings College London researchers, looking for a link between a modern threat actor and the Moonlight Maze attacks that targeted the Pentagon, NASA and more in the late 1990s, have unearthed samples, logs and artefacts belonging to the ancient APT. The findings show that a backdoor used in 1998 by Moonlight Maze to tunnel information out of ... Read More »

Almost 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016 as hackers targeted large-scale databases across industries

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today released the findings of the Breach Level Index revealing that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86% compared to 2015. Identity theft was the leading type of data breach in 2016, accounting for 59% of all data breaches. In addition, 52% ... Read More »

Timely new guide arms government and business leaders with cybersecurity tactics

The huge economic risk posed by cybercrime has prompted an industry expert to pen a jargon-free guide to help leaders understand the growing problem. Titled ‘Surviving the Rise of Cybercrime‘, the book explains the complex threat in straight-forward terms. It is to be launched by the Hon Dan Tehan MP, Australia’s Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, in ... Read More »

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks increase 45 percent, 2/3 use spoofed email domains to trick victims

Proofpoint, Inc., a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today released new research into business email compromise (BEC) attacks which indicates an acceleration in their sophistication and velocity. Overall BEC attacks increased by 45 percent in the last three months of 2016 compared to prior months based on Proofpoint’s extensive research into attack attempts across more than 5,000 enterprise customers. ... Read More »

Hurricanes, earthquakes & threat intelligence

Jonathon Couch, Senior Vice President, Strategy,

There are two types of cyber threats that organisations deal with which can be sorted into the following categories: hurricanes and earthquakes. Hurricanes, much like there namesake, are those attacks you can see coming and, for the same reason, earthquakes are those you can’t. Both are inevitable, and organisations need to plan and take action accordingly. This starts with an ... Read More »