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Cyber fraudsters reap $2.3 billion through email wire-transfer scams
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Cyber fraudsters reap $2.3 billion through email wire-transfer scams

Businesses have lost billions of dollars to fast-growing scams where fraudsters impersonate company executives in emails that order staff to transfer to accounts controlled by criminals, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Every industry is at an increased risk of DDoS attacks: Verisign report
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Every industry is at an increased risk of DDoS attacks: Verisign report

If a Verisign report about Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks is to be believed then they are now frequent and bigger than ever before.

What you should know about cyber insurance
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What you should know about cyber insurance

The impact of a cyber attack to an organisation's brand, reputation, and business operations can be catastrophic. Therefore, organisations need to plan proactively but prepare for the reactive, which includes insurance for goods, intellectual property (IP), and commerce

Mobile apps are the new battlefield for cyber attacks: Report
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Mobile apps are the new battlefield for cyber attacks: Report

Approximately 75 percent of the mobile applications scanned exhibited at least one critical or high-severity security vulnerability, compared to 35 percent of non-mobile applications.

Japan to get help from the US in the cyber defence area; to protect from threats against military bases
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Japan to get help from the US in the cyber defence area; to protect from threats against military bases

The United States will extend its cyber defense umbrella over Japan, helping its Asian ally cope with the growing threat of online attacks against military bases and infrastructure such as power grids, the two nations said in a joint statement on Saturday.

US House passes cyber-threat information bill
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US House passes cyber-threat information bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for private companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with each other and the government without fear of lawsuits.

Cyber crime now 'number one' threat: Europol chief says it's a global problem
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Cyber crime now 'number one' threat: Europol chief says it's a global problem

Cybercrime has become as big a threat to Europe's security as terrorism, the head of the continent's policing agency warned today.

Obama to encourage companies to share cyber threat data
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Obama to encourage companies to share cyber threat data

President Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order on Friday aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity threats with the government and each other

Linux makers release patch to thwart new 'Ghost' cyber threat
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Linux makers release patch to thwart new 'Ghost' cyber threat

Red Hat and other makers of the widely used Linux operating system for business computers updated their software on Tuesday to thwart a serious new cyber threat they warned could allow hackers to gain remote control of their systems.

Cyber terrorism may replace hijacker as biggest threat to aircraft
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Cyber terrorism may replace hijacker as biggest threat to aircraft

Technical advances in aircraft design and navigation systems have reduced the chance of dying in a plane crash, but the reliance on computers poses new types of risks.

2015 security predictions: Cyber attacks on IoT will focus on businesses, not consumers
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2015 security predictions: Cyber attacks on IoT will focus on businesses, not consumers

Attacks are likely to attempt to use control of a simple connected device to move laterally within an organisation to steal valuable data. In the coming year, manufacturing and industrial environments, in particular, are likely to see an increase in attack volume.

Apple devices under 'masque attack' threat: Cert-In
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Apple devices under 'masque attack' threat: Cert-In

Cyber security sleuths have alerted users of 'Apple' iphones and ipads against a lurking "masque attack" on their devices that could compromise gadget safety and steal sensitive private information.

E-commerce cos least likely to keep their anti-fraud measures up-to-date: Survey
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E-commerce cos least likely to keep their anti-fraud measures up-to-date: Survey

E-commerce companies are the least focused on protecting financial operations, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab.

Cyber Warrior Shortage Hits Anti-Hacker Fight
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Cyber Warrior Shortage Hits Anti-Hacker Fight

For the governments and corporations facing increasing computer attacks, the biggest challenge is finding the right cyber warriors to fight back.

Corporate Demand For Insurance Against Computer Hacking, Internet Breakdown Grows
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Corporate Demand For Insurance Against Computer Hacking, Internet Breakdown Grows

Insuring against cyber threats is seen as a potentially lucrative market, particularly now that lawmakers are promising bigger fines for companies that lose data.

Hacking Threat And Tougher Data Laws Promise Insurance Boom
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Hacking Threat And Tougher Data Laws Promise Insurance Boom

For European insurers frustrated that "cyber crime" policies have so far failed to find a ready market among skeptical companies, hope may be at hand.

Windows Is The Most Attacked OS: Report
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Windows Is The Most Attacked OS: Report

The Windows operating system, because of its popularity and widespread use, is still a highly targeted platform.

New Strategies Against Advanced Cyber Threats: Frost & Sullivan
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New Strategies Against Advanced Cyber Threats: Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan identifies what you need to know to protect your intellectual property and prepare for unexpected data breaches.

Websense Unveils ACE In The Cloud For TRITON
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Websense Unveils ACE In The Cloud For TRITON

Cloud-based solution adds critical security layer with proven, real-time advanced threat and malware defences.

50% Cos Globally Lack Awareness Of Cyber Threats: Survey
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50% Cos Globally Lack Awareness Of Cyber Threats: Survey

Around half of companies globally are unaware of and don't take effective measures against, the most pressing cyber threats that exist today, finds Kaspersky Lab survey.