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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | We Phish You a Very Merry Christmas and a Fraudulent New Year

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The holiday season is kicking into full gear, and so is the annual holiday cybercrime surge. As gift givers scour the web to seek out the best deals, cybercrooks put in extra work to profit off of the holiday shopping frenzy. Cybersecurity researchers report that this […]

54% of #security #experts anticipate a successful #cyberattack on their #enterprise within the year

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A successful cyberattack on your enterprise may be imminent, and security experts say many companies aren’t doing enough to protect themselves. Increasingly, risks are coming from within. Ask a cybersecurity expert or hacker to name the weakest link in any security plan and they will inevitably […]

WannaCry ransomware was the biggest challenge of the year, says cybersecurity centre

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The WannaCry ransomware attack was the biggest test of the year for the UK’s new cybersecurity body. The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) annual review marks a year since it started work, although it was officially opened in February. In those 12 months, the NCSC says […]

Cybercrime is costing each business a whopping $11.7M a year, report says

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The cost of cybercrime has risen 62% over the past five years, costing each organization some $11.7 million per year, according to a joint report from Accenture and the Ponemon Institute report released Tuesday. The Cost of Cyber Crime Study, announced in a joint press release, was […]

One year on, is Australia’s cybersecurity strategy on track? Experts respond

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans rime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched Australia’s cybersecurity strategy in April 2016, and more than one year on, there’s work to be done. Upon launch, the strategy was criticised for its lack of funding and vague goals. Among other targets, it aimed to ensure more information was […]

How AI Can Be Used to Fight Hackers Who Steal $445 Billion a Year From Global Economy

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans While Russia’s cyber escapades continue to dominate the headlines, a more salient threat to those outside of the Beltway is escaping notice. For the average hacker, private sector networks are preferred targets over their public sector counterparts because they tend … The post How AI Can […]

Romanian Man Kills 4 Year Old Son, commits Suicide After Police Ransomware Tells Him He Must Pay Fine

A man from Romania has committed suicide after his computer got infected with “police ransomware,” according to a local media report. Police ransomware is a common threat and many victims have been forced to pay bogus fines. According to Braila 24, the local newspaper, Marcel Datcu, a 36-year old man from Movila Miressii, hanged himself […]

Hackers delight: Worst password of the year goes to ‘123456’

The good news, for computer security experts: People are no longer using “password” as their top password for online files and site entry. The bad news: The new top password is equally unimaginative — “123456.” That’s according to an annual survey from SpashData, a mobile software developing company that collected and compiled lists of those commonly used passwords […]

Welcome to ‘The Year of the Happy Hacker’

The year 2014 is destined to go down as ‘The Year of the Happy Hacker’. Today it’s Target Corp and Neiman Marcus and as yet unnamed smaller retailers.Never have hackers, who turn mega profits on millions of unprotected, unwitting consumers, had it so good. Read more:http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/60404#.UtLhqxbz3zI View full post on Gregory d. evans

A New Year resolution: Simplify security

  As the year comes to close and we look ahead to 2014, many of us turn our attention to New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight, quitting smoking or getting fit are all popular goals. But as our lives become more complex and harried, one resolution that we hear with increasing frequency is: “I want to […]

2014: The Year of Madware?

  2013 has, as always, brought new security threats thanks to the ever-increasing world of cybercrime. We’ve seen Cryptolocker, a type of ransomware that originally targeted businesses, before moving on to attack the more lucrative (and easier) home PC market. It’s thought that the malware has now infected around a quarter of a million Windows PCs worldwide, […]

It Could Be a Very Happy New Year for FireEye

  Ah, December. Time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to 2014. In retrospect, 2013 was a banner year for the security industry as the world finally woke up to the very real perils of cybersecurity. Of all many events of this year however, FireEye’s IPO may have trumped them all. As I write […]