Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware sees major resurgence

Ransomware is trendy again, according to a new repot from McAfee which says that new ransomware samples increased by 118 per cent in the first quarter of 2019. It also states that it had observed “shifts” in initial access vectors, campaign management and “technical innovations in the code”. Looking at the targets, McAfee says ransomware attacks increasingly targeted exposed […]

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Many businesses still dependent on outdated software

Many businesses still dependent on outdated software

A significant portion of the country’s businesses still rely on old, dead operating systems, which puts them at grave cybersecurity risk. Research by Kaspersky found that four in ten of very small businesses (VSB), and roughly half of small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), still rely on operating systems such as Windows XP or Windows 7 which are […]

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$100m in ransomware demands blocked by No More Ransom

$100m in ransomware demands blocked by No More Ransom

No More Ransom, a project which generates decryption keys for as many ransomware variants as possible, saved its victims more than $100 million in paid ransom, Europol is claiming. The international law enforcement agency, which backed the project, says that the decryption tool for the notorious GandCrab ransomware alone prevented people from paying almost $50 million in ransom. […]

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The Anatomy of a Phishing Email: 5 Things to Look For Before You Click

The Anatomy of a Phishing Email: 5 Things to Look For Before You Click

Phishing attacks are now considered the main source of data breaches. 91% of cyber attacks start with a phishing email * Ten years ago, if you asked someone what ‘phishing’ was, they probably would have no idea. Since then, times have changed considerably; phishing attacks are now responsible for a significant numberof major data breaches. Phishing may […]

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