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McAfee Labs sees 480 new threats per minute in Q3

McAfee Labs, a top cyber security company, saw an average of 480 new threats per minute and a sharp increase in malware targeting IoT devices during the third quarter (Q3) of the year, it said in a new report. The study titled &ld

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Something Phishy: How to identify and avoid phishing scams

Phishing is one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behaviour as the weakest link in an organizations cyber-defence. For years, criminals have disguised attacks in emails and today we see phishing emails as a prima

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Ransomware hits in UAE surge to 2.4m in Q1

Ransomware remains a widespread threat in the UAE with the country accounting for 2.4 million of the 1.7 billion ransomware attacks detected globally in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018, said Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions

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ME accounts for 4.75pc of global ransomware: study

The Middle East and North Africa have accounted for 4.75 per cent and 1.75 per cent respectively of global ransomware threats, according to a new report released by Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions. Trend Mi

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Ransomware hits over 50pc of firms in 2017

Ransomware continues to be a major issue across the globe with 54 per cent of organizations surveyed hit in the last year and a further 31 per cent expecting to be victims of an attack in the future, a report said. On average, res

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Top 10 cyber threats to watch out for in 2018

Ransomware and business email compromise will continue to dominate threats from cyberspace, said global security firm Trend Micro counting down the top threats to be aware of heading into 2018. 1. Ransomware

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Four new malware samples per second in Q3: McAfee

Malware reached an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples—at the rate of four new samples per second—in the third quarter (Q3) of 2017, said McAfee, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity companies, in its new report.

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Global security spending to top $96bn in 2018: Gartner

Worldwide security spending is expected rise to a total of $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 per cent from 2017, said a new report from Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm.  Organizations are spending more on

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Horizon scanning in EMEA for 2018 and beyond

This time of the year is always a chance for a little reflection on the past twelve months, and– perhaps more importantly –what is likely to happen next. I remember, not so many years ago, being involved in a number of horizon-scanni

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Predicting the cybersecurity landscape of 2018

1.    As the new year begins, cyber threats such as ransomware will continue to pose a serious threat to enterprises and individuals around the globe, especially as the method continues to prove profitable, and offers virtual untr

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