Patrice Puichaud
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How Does Ransomware Work?: Beating the Cyber Criminals

Threats come and go, but one thing remains the same: the ability of cyber criminals to adapt to circumstances. A brief decline of interest in ransomware as criminals focused their attention on cryptojacking during the previous year appears to have come to an end and ransomware...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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Barracuda Networks exposes cyber criminals’ use of e-mail account takeovers

Barracuda Networks, the dedicated provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has released a new report containing key findings about the evolving e-mail threat environment. The latest report, entitled ‘Spear Phishing: Top Threats and Trends Volume 2 – e-mail...
Posted On 15 Aug 2019
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Malwarebytes reports staggering 363% spike in business ransomware detections

Malwarebytes, the advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution developer, has issued its latest quarterly threat report. Entitled ‘Cyber Crime Techniques and Tactics: Ransomware Retrospective’, this in-depth ransomware edition explores the shift in ransomware...
Posted On 09 Aug 2019
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IBM Security study highlights 12% escalation in data breach costs post-2014

IBM Security has announced the results of its annual study examining the financial impact of data breaches on today’s organisations. According to the report, the cost of a data breach has risen 12% over the past five years and now costs $3.92 million on average. These...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Security2Live digital safety skills initiative launched in bid to impact cyber crime

An international initiative orchestrated to provide digital safety skills has been launched by founder Sarb Sembhi CISM (CTO and CISO at Virtually Informed, the provider of online security information and courses) with the backing of founding partners Layer8, OutThink and Urban...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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NTT Report: “Cyber attacks ranked as top business issue across next 12 months”

UK organisations are failing to make progress towards strong cyber security and “facing paralysis” as cyber criminals become more advanced. These are the stark conclusions drawn from the findings of the 2019 Risk:Value Report – ‘Destination Standstill. Are You Asleep...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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‘Dark’ data creating “major security blind spot” for most companies across UK plc

UK businesses continue to house ‘dark’ data within their organisations, creating a honeypot for cyber criminals. That’s a key finding of the latest research from Veritas Technologies, the specialist in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage. The...
Posted On 05 Jun 2019
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Cyber security specialists respond to WhatsApp messaging service hacking episode

As reported in the national media last week, Facebook recently revealed that a major vulnerability had been discovered in its hugely popular messaging service WhatsApp. According to The Financial Times, the vulnerability had been open for weeks, allowing hackers to inject spyware...
Posted On 21 May 2019
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Cyber criminals “innovating faster than businesses” finds Infosecurity Europe poll

The majority (83%) of respondents to the latest Twitter poll conducted by the organisers of Infosecurity Europe 2019 – the information security event for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – believe that organisations are not innovating as quickly as the cyber criminals...
Posted On 30 Apr 2019
Andrew Henwood
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“New wave of ATM ‘cash-out’-style cyber attacks hitting banks” warns Foregenix

A leading cyber security firm is advising financial institutions to take extra precautions to protect themselves against the growing threat of ATM ‘cash-out’-type attacks. Foregenix, which serves banks across the globe, warns the rise in these attacks can cause...
Posted On 11 Apr 2019