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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

Computer Magazine

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.

Dark Reading

Doubling Up on AV Fails to Protect 40% of Users from Malware Attacks

Traditional signature-based antivirus solutions are falling short on protecting endpoints, even when there are two or more deployed.

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Similarities with BadRabbit and NotPetya Suggest Same Creator

Security researchers say BadRabbit and NotPetya share some of the same unique computer code, which is rare to find.

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Your Browser Could Be Mining Cryptocurrency For A Stranger

There’s something new to add to your fun mental list of invisible internet dangers. Joining classic favorites like adware and spyware comes a new, tricky threat called “cryptojacking,” which secretly uses your laptop or mobile device to mine cryptocurrency when you visit an infected site.

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