Insider Threat: 74% of security incidents come from the extended enterprise, not hacking groups

New research by leading data security company, Clearswift, has shown that year on year cyber security incidents, particularly insider threats; continue to rise, but that companies are able to spot suspicious activity significantly quicker than two years previous. The research, which surveyed 600 senior business decision makers and 1,200 employees across the UK, US, Germany […]

Mass-Scale ransomware attacks providing hackers the ability to earn quick money

During the past six months, the Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU) analysed more than 1,000 ransomware samples, categorising them into 150 families, and found the following: Attackers are looking to make quick, easy money with unsophisticated malware combined with sophisticated delivery methods. The majority of today’s ransomware aims to target the largest vulnerable population […]

When androids attack: Protecting against WireX Botnet DDoS attacks

It appears Mirai may have some competition. And its name is WireX. Google recently removed roughly 300 apps from its Play Store after researchers found that the apps in question were secretly hijacking Android devices to feed traffic to wide-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against multiple content delivery networks (CDNs) and content providers. […]

Automated call crackdown continues as ICO fines firm for 16.7 million illegal calls about boiler grants

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Coventry firm Easyleads Limited £260,000 for making 16.7 million automated marketing calls. It brings the penalties handed out in the last week to companies behind illegal recorded messages to £610,000, after the ICO fined Welsh-based Your Money Rights. Easyleads did not have specific consent from people that it […]

Private and unconfidential business need to go back to basics to protect against cyber threats

British businesses are running the risk of being hacked and having confidential data leaked, due to a laissez-faire attitude towards digital security. The news comes at a time when cyber threats are at an all-time high, GDPR legislation is coming, and businesses are exposing themselves to significant fines and risk reputational damage as a result. […]