A worthy upgrade: Next-gen security on Windows 10 proves resilient against ransomware outbreaks in 2017

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:31 +0000

Adopting reliable attack methods and techniques borrowed from more evolved threat types, ransomware attained new levels of reach and damage in 2017. The following trends characterize the ransomware narrative in the past year: Three global outbreaks showed the force of ransomware in making real-world impact, affecting corporate networks and bringing down critical services like hospitals,

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Cybersecurity Predictions: What to expect in 2018

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:08:50 +0000

At the risk of being pessimistic, I’d say that 2017 wasn’t such as a great year for cybersecurity. Why? Well, where do I begin? Before we get on with the cybersecurity predictions for 2018, let’s take a quick flashback of 2017 2017 was riddled with cybersecurity mayhems: WannaCry – the…

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Cybersecurity Predictions: What to expect in 2018?

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:08:50 +0000

At the risk of being pessimistic, I’d say that 2017 wasn’t such as a great year for cybersecurity. Why? Well, where do I begin? 2017 – a quick flashback 2017 was riddled with cybersecurity mayhems: WannaCry – the biggest ransomware attack in history; took down over 300,000 computers worldwide, closely…

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5 cybersecurity tips for safe online shopping this holiday season

Credit to Author: Rajib Singha| Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:15:30 +0000

By now, most of you must have started getting emails and messages about great deals and discounts from your online shopping sites.  And while most of us get preoccupied with our shopping spree, cyber criminals try to make the most of this opportunity. How? Well, that’s easy. They might send…

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A week in security (December 04 – December 10)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:58:39 +0000

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from December 04 to December 10, including Botnets, hacked toys, ransom demands and jailbreaks gone horribly wrong.

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Uber bezahlte Hacker, um Datendiebstahl bei 57 Millionen Betroffenen zu vertuschen

Credit to Author: Jörg Schindler| Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:30 +0000

Das US-Unternehmen Uber erlitt im Oktober 2016 einen massiven Datendiebstahl. 57 Millionen Fahrer- und Kunden-Konten waren davon betroffen. Uber hielt diesen Datenverlust nicht nur gegenüber den Betroffenen geheim, sondern bezahlte den Hackern 100.000 US-Dollar, damit diese die Daten löschen und darüber schweigen sollten. Die gehackten Daten umfassen Emailadressen und Telefonnummer der Kunden und persönliche Informationen [&#8230;]<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=44229&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/RXRFuTnd9qI” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Ransomware bleibt ein Problem – nicht nur für Windows

Credit to Author: Jörg Schindler| Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:17:03 +0000

Ransomware hat Unternehmen und Privatanwender in diesem Jahr auffällig zugesetzt. SophosLabs kommt nach seiner Analyse von Daten aus April bis Oktober 2017 zur Prognose, dass auch das nächste Jahr von Ransomware und Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) inkl. Do-it-yourself-Bausätzen geprägt sein wird. Neben Windows müssen sich zukünftig allerdings auch Linux, Mac und Android User wappnen. [&#8230;]<img alt=”” border=”0″ src=”https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=news.sophos.com&#038;blog=834173&#038;post=44132&#038;subd=sophos&#038;ref=&#038;feed=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ /><img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/bn9hDukwQNM” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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