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Did you know? 40% Adults in the US have Experienced Cyberbullying

Did you know? 40% Adults in the US have Experienced Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is an act most of us are familiar with. Knowing what it is, who’re involved, and its harmful effects to targets are easy enough to identify; but do you know that cyberbullying is surrounded by misconceptions, too? One of the most popular myths related to cyberbullying is that it affects only kids and teenagers. Well, it isn't true! According to a survey conducted by the Pew...

Did you know? WannaCry Attack got Temporarily Halted for Less than £10

Did you know? WannaCry Attack got Temporarily Halted for Less than £10

In less than 24 hours, the WannaCry ransomware borrowed from leaked NSA exploits to spread across at least 75,000 PCs. But, the outbreak got curtained temporarily. That's because a U.K.-based researcher going by the name of MalwareTech shut the operation down, albeit by a stroke of good fortune. As he researched the spread of WannaCry, which hit 48 NHS hospitals across Britain particularly hard,...

Did you know? 244 New Cyber Threats Reported Every Minute

Did you know? 244 New Cyber Threats Reported Every Minute

For each minute in the first quarter this year, researchers reported 244 new cyber threats -- a sharp increase of 53 percent over the final quarter of 2016, a new report said on Tuesday. According to cyber security company McAfee Labs, more than half of 301 publicly disclosed security incidents in the quarter came from the health, public and education sectors. There were 32 million malware...

Did you know? One in Every Two Attacks Involved Breach of Passwords

Did you know? One in Every Two Attacks Involved Breach of Passwords

Nearly One out of every two cyber attacks saw breach of password previous year indicates the chances of further damage across different enterprises, said the State of Cybersecurity Report, 2017 by IT services major Wipro. The report, which was released on Thursday, said "56 per cent of breaches reported had passwords as the types of data stolen, implying that further damage could be perpetrated...

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Did you know? Since 2013, Nigerian Phishers have Stolen $3 billion

Did you know? Since 2013, Nigerian Phishers have Stolen $3 billion

Report released via the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), said that since late 2013 businesses have lost more than $5.3 billion. Of that, $3 billion came at the hands of Nigerian phishers, the FBI said. Most of those funds were ultimately funneled to banks in China and Hong Kong via wire transfers and phony tax form scams. Recently, Nigerian cybercriminals targeting industrial firms...

Did you know? WannaCry Hackers have Only Made $50,000 Worth of Bitcoin

Did you know? WannaCry Hackers have Only Made $50,000 Worth of Bitcoin

Hackers who locked files on 200,000 computers globally and asked for a bitcoin ransom payment to unlock them, have only made around $50,000, an industry source told CNBC, despite the large scale of the attack. On Friday, a virus known as WannaCry infected machines across 150 countries. It's known as ransomware which is a malicious piece of software that encrypts a user's files then demands them...

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Did you know? 1 in 8 Enterprises Suffered a Breach due to Social Media

Did you know? 1 in 8 Enterprises Suffered a Breach due to Social Media

The FBI said that social media-related events had quadrupled over the past five years; and PricewaterhouseCoopers found that more than one in eight enterprises suffered a security breach due to a social media-related cyber attack. The first thing you must come to terms with is that social networks can’t secure their own environments, let alone yours. As much as they aim to mitigate security...

Did you know? Your Facebook Account is Probably More Secure than Your Bank

Did you know? Your Facebook Account is Probably More Secure than Your Bank

Facebook is upgrading its login defenses by rolling out support for hardware security keys. The move means that Facebook addicts can make their logins far more resistant to phishing and account hijackings – and makes the site more secure than banks' online services that provide just single-factor authentication. Users can log into Facebook by tapping on a USB key connected to their computer...

Did you know? The Average Cost per Stolen Record $221

Did you know? The Average Cost per Stolen Record $221

The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive information increased by 2 percent, from $217 to $221 per record. The 2016 study, released in June, examined costs incurred by 64 U.S. companies in 16 industry sectors. Data breaches involving more than 100,000 compromised records were not included in the results as the institute found that the types of breaches incurred by most...

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Did you know? Endpoint Security Market is going to worth 17.38bn USD by 2020

Did you know? Endpoint Security Market is going to worth 17.38bn USD by 2020

Endpoint security solutions secure endpoints and remote devices used in organizations from viruses, trojans, malware as well as advanced threats, such as zero-day malware and advanced persistent threats. As the frequency of sophisticated endpoint attacks on enterprises is growing, the market is expected to gain traction in the next five years. Anti-virus solution is expected to dominate the...

Did you know? 91% Of Cyberattacks Start With A Phishing Email

Did you know? 91% Of Cyberattacks Start With A Phishing Email

According to a new report from PhishMe that found that 91% of cyberattacks start with a phish, the top reasons people are duped by phishing emails are curiosity (13.7%), fear (13.4%), and urgency (13.2%), followed by reward/recognition, social, entertainment, and opportunity. Higbee says PhishMe based the study on more than 40 million simulation emails by about 1,000 of its customers around the...

Did you know? The Shadow Brokers Group is Selling Their Data Dump for $23,000

Did you know? The Shadow Brokers Group is Selling Their Data Dump for $23,000

The Shadow Brokers revealed pricing and other details about its monthly dump service which kicks off in June. Subscribers of the dump of the month club will not be shelling out bitcoins, but a different cryptocurrency: 100 (ZEC) Zcash. At the time of publishing, 100 Zcash was equal to $23,251. Regarding the change to Zcash, which purportedly includes “privacy enhancements provided by...

Did you know? Ransomware Attacks Increased 300% in 2016

Did you know? Ransomware Attacks Increased 300% in 2016

In 2016, the number of ransomware attacks increased 300 percent from 2015, with over 4,000 attacks detected per day, according to US government statistics. Ransomware is among the worst types of infection, as it not only encrypts network data, but in the end may cost victims all their data – even if they pay the ransom. It should be a priority for all businesses and organizations in 2017. ...

Did you know? 66% of Malware was Installed Through Malicious Email Attachments

Did you know? 66% of Malware was Installed Through Malicious Email Attachments

It goes without saying that it’s easy for criminals to slip in a few malicious emails without being noticed. Verizon’s annual data breach report of 2017 confirms that 66% of malware was installed through malicious email attachments. This is a huge proportion. Malicious email attachments don’t just open themselves – they need user interaction. It could also be argued that users with the...

Did you know? 47% of Organizations had at least 1000 Sensitive Files in the Open

Did you know? 47% of Organizations had at least 1000 Sensitive Files in the Open

Varonis Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNS), a leading provider of software solutions that protect data from insider threats and cyber attacks, revealed the results from the Varonis Data Risk Report, showcasing an alarming level of exposure for corporate and sensitive files across organizations, including an average of 20% of folders per organization open to every employee. It also found that 47% of...

Did you know? Global Cloud Security Market is Estimated to Reach $12 Billion

Did you know? Global Cloud Security Market is Estimated to Reach $12 Billion

A new report indicates the global cloud security market will grow substantially. Research and Markets estimates the market will exceed $12 billion within the next five years, growing at a CAGR of 25.5 percent from $4.09 billion in 2017 to $12.73 billion in 2022. Cloud-based applications and security are a popular option for both enterprises and consumers. Cloud computing has the ability to store...

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