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Protecting Our Digital Streets From The New Cyber Mafia

Cybercrime has become the biggest threat to digital information, causing reputational and financial damage to businesses and consumers around the globe. The pace at which cybercrime has evolved since the 1980s is a concern for businesses that have become increasingly dependent on computers to house sensitive and proprietary data.

Meltdown and Spectre fallout: patching problems persist

In the days since Meltdown and Spectre have been made public, Malwarebytes has tracked which elements of the design flaw, known as speculative execution, are vulnerable and how different vendors are handling the patching process.

Why you should never, ever connect to public WiFi

There may come a time when your only option is an unsecured, free, public WiFi hotspot, and your work simply cannot wait. If that’s the case, understanding the risks of public WiFi may prevent you from falling victim to an attack.

Organised cybercrime enters new phase: Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes, the advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, describes a new age of organised cybercrime in its latest report. The new Mafia is accelerating the volume of attacks, sophistication and malice, which have increased 23% in 2017 versus 2016, the company said.

Fighting Back Against the Cyber Mafia

Four distinct groups of cybercriminals have emerged, serving as the new syndicates of cybercrime: traditional gangs, state-sponsored attackers, ideological hackers and hackers-for-hire. This is the central thesis of a new report titled ‘The New Mafia: Gangs and Vigilantes‘. In this report, the gangs are the criminals and the vigilantes are consumers and businesses — and the vigilantes are urged to ‘fight back’.

Ransomware attacks increase 2,000% since 2015

The frequency of ransomware attacks on businesses has significantly grown over the past two years, with the number of detections increasing by nearly 2,000%

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Russian hackers hold UK to ransom

Thousands of British businesses have paid ransoms to Russian hackers who are launching hundreds of attacks every day and demanding up to £100,000 to release files.

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60 Cybersecurity Predictions For 2018

The following list of 60 predictions starts with three general observations and moves to a wide range of cybersecurity topics.

Coinhive crypto-jacking increasingly pops up in top 3 million websites

Not even ordering pizza is safe from the browser crypto-mining scourge

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From BetaNews: Traditional antivirus fails to protect 40 percent of users

Conventional antivirus solutions are failing to protect users from attacks according to a Malwarebytes report.