08 Mar 2019

Banking Trojans flood the enterprise, Android attacks surge

Banking Trojans are growing threat to enterprises, a new Kaspersky Labs study shows. The company detected around 900,000 cyberattacks involving financial malware last year, which is 16% more than in 2017. The most popular banking Trojans were Zeus (Zbot), Gozi, and SpyEye. Financial malware campaigns often rely on phishing messages

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08 Mar 2019

For enterprises, malware is the most expensive type of attack

New research by Accenture and the Ponemon Institute indicates that cybercrime is on the rise and that the resulting costs for organizations are increasing. The average number of breaches per organization in 2018 jumped 11% compared to the year before, costing the average firm $13.0 million annually, a $1.4 million

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07 Mar 2019

12,449 Data Breaches Confirmed in 2018, a 424% Increase Over the Previous Year

A new 4IQ report found that 12,449 data breaches occurred in 2018, which is a staggering increase of 424% compared to the year before. However, the number of records exposed per breach was 4.7 times lower than in 2017, namely a drop from over 1 million records per breach to

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05 Mar 2019

Microsoft Sees 250% Phishing Increase, Malware Decline by 34%

The 24th volume of Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report shows that phishing surged in 2018. The detected 250% increase in phishing attacks last year confirms similar findings of other recent studies. The research also confirmed that threat actors are moving away from ransomware and malicious software (malware) in general, as malware

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01 Mar 2019

Businesses need to rethink security priorities due to shifting trends

Cyberattacks involving the psychological manipulation of targeted users, which is known as social engineering, have surged in 2018, a new Trend Micro report has found. According to the report, the number of detected phishing URLs increased by 269% compared to the year before. The finding is in line with a

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01 Mar 2019

40% of malicious URLs were found on good domains

A new Webroot report provides valuable insights into the threat landscape. The report contains various striking findings, including the fact that 2 out of 5 (40%) malicious URLs can be found on otherwise benign web pages, which indicates that cybercriminals often succeed in injecting legitimate websites with bad links and

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01 Mar 2019

Bots Plague Ticketing Industry

A new report by Distil Networks shows that ticketing companies are getting overwhelmed by malicious bots. Bad bot traffic now makes up 39.9% of all ticketing traffic, which is far higher than the average across all industries and marks a tremendous increase from previous reports mentioning a rate of 22.9%.

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28 Feb 2019

Attackers continue to enhance their performance, apply smart business techniques

A new report by Netscout indicates that the global threat landscape in the second half of 2018 was characterized by “attacks on steroids.” Over that period, the company tracked 35 advanced persistent threat APT) groups and noticed that groups supported by states such as China, Iran, North Korea and Russia

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27 Feb 2019

Increasing security measures are driving cybercriminals to alter their techniques

The 2019 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index shows that cybercriminals are moving away from ransomware and malware in general because a growing awareness of these attacks among organizations, in combination with increased threat mitigation efforts, have made malware-based attacks less lucrative. Cryptojacking attacks, in which threat actors hijack the processing

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26 Feb 2019

Social Media Drives $3.2bn+ in Black Hat Profits

According to a new report by Bromium, cybercriminals heavily rely on social media platforms to spread malware and to exchange illegal resources. Consequently, yearly profits of social media-enabled cybercrime total at least $3.25bn. The researchers found that instances of social media-enabled cybercrime have soared over the last few years, as

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