Monthly Archives: November 2014

Phishy deals on Cyber Monday?

As America recovers from Turkey overload this Thanksgiving, thrifty shoppers are dusting off their credit cards to satisfy an altogether different appetite – the appetite for a bargain. With Black Friday already upon us and Cyber Monday just around the corner, online retailers are offering their most tempting holiday deals.

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Restricting Regin’s Reign

We’re all used to hearing about malware threats, with new variants of existing malware families appearing on a seemingly daily basis. What is far less common though is a totally new threat appearing, especially one that has apparently been operating unchallenged since 2008. Research published by Symantec describes just this; a new “ground breaking and almost peerless” malware threat known as Regin.

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Malware: An evolutionary story

Earlier this year, a study from IDC and the National University of Singapore (NUS) predicted that enterprises will spend around $500 billion in 2014 on making fixes and recovering from data breaches and malware. In the past few months alone, we’ve seen Target reveal the cost of its recent breach could reach as much as $148 million. The figures are stark, but for the uninitiated the world of malware and its history is something of a mystery. So, where did they originate? How have they changed? And what does the future of malware look like?

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