Tag Archives: cybercriminal

CYBER AWARENESS GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES

The first stage of a new £4 million government campaign to raise awareness of how to stay safe online has been launched yesterday by Security Minister James Brokenshire as part of the National Cyber Security Programme. The Home Office, which is leading the campaign, is inviting bids from media, PR and creative agencies to work […]

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European channel program to help businesses counteract growing tide of advanced malware launched by Malwarebytes

US-based anti-malware provider Malwarebytes recently announced the launch of its European reseller program. The company is seeking to increase its presence in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain by partnering with key resellers in each market to provide its recently launched enterprise anti-malware solution to businesses of all sizes. To support the push, Malwarebytes […]

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McAfee report sees malware repurposed to strike various economic sectors

McAfee recently released the McAfee Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2012, (report) in which McAfee Labs revealed that sophisticated attacks originally targeting the financial services industry are now increasingly directed at other critical sectors of the economy, while an emerging set of new tactics and technologies are being implemented to evade industry-standard security measures. The report […]

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Bit9 hacker incursion signals a change in the security threats landscape, Says Venafi

Commenting on the system compromise of US-based security vendor Bit9, Venafi says that the cybercriminal incursion – whilst unfortunate – signals the significant changes in the threat landscape that have been taking place over the last few years. According to Calum Macleod, EMEA Director with the Enterprise Key and Certificate Management (EKCM) solutions specialist, just […]

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Kaspersky Lab- Cybercriminals set their sights on gamers

Data from KSN* reveals, Kaspersky Lab experts recorded 7,000 attempts to infect gamers around the world every day in 2012. These attacks are launched in an attempt to gain access to personal user data, such as passwords to online games and online banking systems. Where games are concerned, malicious users attempt to steal avatars and […]

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Venafi says latest TURKTRUST CA attack is a rerun of the infamous DigiNotar incident of 2011

Commenting on reports that Google and Microsoft have started warning users about active phishing attacks against Google’s online properties, Venafi says this cybercriminal fraud is a complex one that will fool most Internet users, as well as side-stepping most of their IT security systems and placing organisations at increased risk of costly breaches and reputational […]

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200,000 new malicious programs every day detected by Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab detected and blocked more than 1.5 billion web-based attacks and more than 3 billion infected files in the past year, according to its annual Kaspersky Security Bulletin, which provides overall malware and cyber-threat statistics for 2012. The report indicates that currently Kaspersky Lab detects and blocks more than 200,000 new malicious programs every […]

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