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Global ransomware attack could cost businesses $200bn

A global ransomware cyber attack could cost $193bn and affect more than 600,000 businesses worldwide, says Singapore-based Cyber Risk Management (CyRiM) project CyRiM is a research project that is attempting to create effective cyber risk insurance by gauging the potential economic damage of cyber attacks to businesses. Although based in Singapore, its founding members include… Read More


The blasé attitude of SMEs towards cybersecurity must end
Don’t bet your SME business on a hunch that the cybergangs will leave you alone. The overwhelming odds are that they have already attacked you at least once and that they will attack again in 2019, writes David Kay The 2018 CyberSecurity headlines were bold and gloomy. Some big names got the sort of publicity... Read More

The inexorable rise of advanced persistent threats
John Bensalhia talks to Ian Thornton-Trump about the rise of the APT (Advanced Persistent Threat), and how organisations can best defend themselves  Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is a relatively recent addition to the cybersecurity lexicon. It stands for a stealth computer network attack in which the attackers illegally gain access to a network and stay... Read More

Two Iranians indicted for SamSam ransomware attacks

The FBI has identified two of the perpetrators responsible for long-running cybercrime that crippled hospitals, government agencies and institutions in US and Canada According to the FBI, Iranian residents Faramarz Shahi Savandi and Mohammad Mehdi Shah Mansouri were two of the culprits behind the notorious ransomware attacks that infected more than 230 entities and caused… Read More



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