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IoT cryptomining exploits on the rise

December 2018 McAfee Labs threat report shows sharp increase in malware targeting IoT devices, which can then be used for cryptomining exploits IoT malware threats have increased from just over 5,000 in Q4 2016 to over 45,000 incidents detected in Q3 2018. IoT threats may target any kind of connected hardware including routers, smart devices,… Read More


Report: only half of UK companies have secured critical data

Only 51% of UK companies have fully secured critical data, according to a new report issued by NTT Security. This has implications for data breaches as well as GDPR and regulatory compliance and could result in heavy fines for almost half the companies in the UK. The Risk: Value 2018 Report was created by interviews and… Read More


Facebook pulls 650 accounts linked to misinformation campaign

Facebook has announced the removal of more than 650 accounts originating in Iran. These accounts were identified as displaying ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’, and while the campaigns may not have been directly affiliated with one another, they were all similarly targeted as misleading Facebook users about their origination and goals. In an announcement, Facebook indicated that… Read More


Researchers identify new AI-powered malware threat

Researchers at IBM have identified a new class of cyberthreat, that uses artificial intelligence to power malware that is both specific and evasive. While DeepLocker has yet to be seen outside of the research lab, all of the tools used to create it are readily available: existing malware, and AI tools that can be trained… Read More


IBM launches four X-Force Red cybersecurity facilities

IBM Security has launched the X-Force Red Lab network, four cybersecurity facilities focused on testing systems and devices used for IoT, automotive, and automated teller (ATM) machines. X-Force Red, IBM’s internal white-hat hacking team, will use the labs to test for security weaknesses in devices and software both in pre-release and after deployment. The labs… Read More



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