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However strong the perimeter security, in the vast majority of organizations there are far too many opportunities for hackers or malware attacks to slide in undetected.

An article on SC Magazine reports that 40 percent of large organizations will have formal plans to address “aggressive” cyber-security business disruption attacks by 2018, according to research outfit Gartner.

SIM card maker Gemalto has responded to claims made in recent Snowden leaks that government spies hacked encryption keys it used to protect cell phone communications.

We wrote about the Anunak/Carbanak hacker gang in a previous entry but there is a nicely detailed and illustrated report now available on-line. 

Ransomware Website RansomWeb attack anatomy tips for Web Application protection

Ransomware attacks are on the increase as reported previously*, but it seems that the threat of a DDOS attack may not be the only extortion muscle being employed.

News breaking today that a new batch of stolen card numbers made available for sale all have something in common – all have been used recently for Book2Park.com reservations. This makes it likely that this was the source of the card data theft.

It has been said before, but if you need another marker to show just how marginalized anti-virus technology is becoming, research carried out by Lastline Labs really brings the message home.

Reported this week, 'Skeleton Key malware that bypasses AD Authentication'. So what do you need to know to protect your AD Servers from this and other attacks?

DDOS Extortion

Research from Avast has been published detailing the operation of the XOR.DDoS trojan, designed to infect Linux systems. Will 2015 be the year of DDOS Extortion?

A recent report by Computer Business Review suggests that 41 per cent of organizations are planning to increase their IT security budget by 16 per cent in 2014. 

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