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Ransomware attacks increase 300% in 2016

Mar 24 by Luana Pascu

In 2016, the number of ransomware attacks increased 300 percent from 2015, with over 4,000 attacks detected per day, according to US government statistics. Ransomware is among the worst types of infection, as it not only encrypts network data, but in the end may cost victims all their data – even if they pay the ransom. It should be a priority for all businesses and organizations in 2017.

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Corporations at risk of malware attack via Cisco’s WebEx Chrome extension

Jan 25 by Graham Cluley

A warning has been issued that companies who have installed the popular Cisco WebEx extension on Chrome could have opened themselves up to malicious attacks.

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How patented machine-learning boosts ransomware detection and prevents businesses from being encrypted

Jan 12 by Razvan Muresan

Ransomware, the most prolific cyber threat of the moment, gains foothold in organizations and companies via file-sharing networks, e-mail attachments, malicious links or compromised websites that allow direct downloads.

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DDoS Attacks on the Rise—Here’s What Companies Need to Do

Dec 28 by Razvan Muresan

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been going on for years. But in recent months they seem to have gained much more attention, in part because of high-profile incidents that affected millions of users.

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Most companies have suffered a recent significant cybersecurity incident

Dec 21 by Razvan Muresan

Some 57% of CIO/CISOs surveyed by the consultancy firm EY have experienced a recent significant cybersecurity incident, proving that more work is needed to strengthen the corporate shield.

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IT security budget may be misleading indicator of security, Gartner says

Dec 19 by Razvan Muresan

IT security spending ranges from about 1 percent to 13 percent of the IT budget, according to the most recent IT Key Metrics Data from Gartner. But spending can be a misleading indicator of program effectiveness, analysts say.

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Machine-learning fuels Bitdefender’s intellectual property program, boosting the number of patents

Dec 15 by Razvan Muresan

“Nowadays, if you stand still you won’t be able to keep your edge in the market or wherever you currently are,” says Florin Talpes, Bitdefender’s CEO and founder. “You have to be restless, in a good way. The moment you start looking for solutions and start to deepen and brush up these solutions, that’s where innovation is born.”

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Don’t let your former IT staff sabotage your company

Dec 13 by Graham Cluley

A recent news story has brought to mind a threat which probably sends a shiver down the spine of many system administrators.

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Five new malware programs are discovered every second

Dec 05 by Graham Cluley

The numbers are in, and they don’t look too good.

A new report from the respected independent testing agency AV-Test.org reveals some scary-sounding facts about the state of malware today.

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Domain name hijacking – what it is, and how you can stop your company being the next victim

Oct 14 by Graham Cluley

How do you think your customers would feel if they visited your business’s website one day and were greeted with an offensive image, malicious code, religious propaganda or a form designed to steal their passwords?

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Shellshock two years on – has your company forgotten about it?

Oct 03 by Graham Cluley

It’s just over two years since a critical Shellshock vulnerability was uncovered.

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Practical steps for strengthening your company's password rules

Aug 23 by Graham Cluley

Passwords are a perennial problem.

We rely so much on them to secure our company systems, our secrets, our customers’ private information… and yet we typically leave it in the hands of our users to choose their passwords safely.

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