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The economic impact of cybercrime? Almost $600 billion

Cybercrime costs businesses close to $600 billion, or 0.8 percent of global GDP, which is up from a 2014 study that put global losses at about $445 billion, according to a report by McAfee, in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Adopting new technologies The report attributes the growth over three […]

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Counterfeit digital certificates for sale on underground forums

Signing malicious code with valid digital certificates is a helpful trick used by attackers to maximize the odds that malware won’t be flagged by antivirus solutions and often even by network security appliances. Digitally signed malware can also bypass OS protection mechanisms that install or launch only programs with valid signatures. As it happens, it […]

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New infosec products of the week​: February 23, 2018

Cisco offers cloud-based endpoint security solutions for MSSPs Cisco is offering MSSPs security, visibility, and control of customer endpoints. Their endpoint security portfolio includes: Cisco AMP for Endpoints, Cisco Umbrella, and Meraki Systems Manager to offer protection against advanced malware and threats. AMP for Endpoints prevents breaches and blocks malware at the point of entry, […]

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Email inboxes still the weakest link in security perimeters

Over one-third of all security incidents start with phishing emails or malicious attachments sent to company employees, according to F-Secure. Types of attacks The single most common source of breaches analyzed in the report was attackers exploiting vulnerabilities in an organization’s Internet facing services, which accounted for about 21 percent of security incidents investigated by […]

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Chase ‘Glitch’ Exposed Customer Accounts

Multiple Chase.com customers have reported logging in to their bank accounts, only to be presented with another customer’s bank account details. Chase has acknowledged the incident, saying it was caused by an internal “glitch” Wednesday evening that did not involve any kind of hacking attempt or cyber attack. Trish Weller, director of communications for the […]

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