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Top 10 cyber threats to watch out for in 2018

Ransomware and business email compromise will continue to dominate threats from cyberspace, said global security firm Trend Micro counting down the top threats to be aware of heading into 2018. 1. Ransomware

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Four new malware samples per second in Q3: McAfee

Malware reached an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples—at the rate of four new samples per second—in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, said McAfee, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies, in its new report.

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Global security spending to top $96bn in 2018: Gartner

Worldwide security spending is expected rise to a total of $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 per cent from 2017, said a new report from Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm.  Organizations are spending more on

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Horizon scanning in EMEA for 2018 and beyond

This time of the year is always a chance for a little reflection on the past twelve months, and– perhaps more importantly –what is likely to happen next. I remember, not so many years ago, being involved in a number of horizon-scanni

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Predicting the cybersecurity landscape of 2018

1.    As the new year begins, cyber threats such as ransomware will continue to pose a serious threat to enterprises and individuals around the globe, especially as the method continues to prove profitable, and offers virtual untr

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Ransomware threats top 82m in H1: Trend Micro

Trend Micro detected more than 82 million ransomware threats in the first half of the year, along with more than 3,000 business email compromise (BEC) attempts, the cybersecurity solutions leader said in a new report. Businesses a

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Patching ‘top priority to lower ransomware risk’

The ransomware attack that has affected multiple organisations worldwide points to the attack starting in the Ukraine, possibly from software update systems for a Ukrainian tax accounting package called MeDoc, says an industry expert.

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Wanna mitigate ransomware without tears?

Events from the last few days have once again highlighted the havoc cyber-attacks can wreak. The October 2016 Dyn attack showed us the devastation a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDOS) attack can cause, and now the WannaCry ransomware is showin

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Ransomware attacks in 150 countries

The WannaCry ransomware attack has continued to spread, impacting over 10,000 organisations and 200,000 individuals in over 150 countries, according to reports. While measures have been taken to slow the spread of the malware, new

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200,000 groups hit by ransomware in 150 countries, says Europol

Friday's cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries and that number could grow when people return to work on Monday, the head of the European Union's police agency said on Sunday. Cyber security experts say

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