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Malwarebytes, the advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, describes a new age of organised cybercrime in its latest report. The new Mafia is accelerating the volume of attacks, sophistication and malice, which have increased 23% in 2017 versus 2016, the company said.
Four distinct groups of cybercriminals have emerged, serving as the new syndicates of cybercrime: traditional gangs, state-sponsored attackers, ideological hackers and hackers-for-hire. This is the central thesis of a new report titled 'The New Mafia: Gangs and Vigilantes'. In this report, the gangs are the criminals and the vigilantes are consumers and businesses -- and the vigilantes are urged to 'fight back'.
The frequency of ransomware attacks on businesses has significantly grown over the past two years, with the number of detections increasing by nearly 2,000%
Thousands of British businesses have paid ransoms to Russian hackers who are launching hundreds of attacks every day and demanding up to £100,000 to release files.
The following list of 60 predictions starts with three general observations and moves to a wide range of cybersecurity topics.
Not even ordering pizza is safe from the browser crypto-mining scourge
Conventional antivirus solutions are failing to protect users from attacks according to a Malwarebytes report.
Traditional signature-based antivirus solutions are falling short on protecting endpoints, even when there are two or more deployed.
Security researchers say BadRabbit and NotPetya share some of the same unique computer code, which is rare to find.
There's something new to add to your fun mental list of invisible internet dangers. Joining classic favorites like adware and spyware comes a new, tricky threat called “cryptojacking,” which secretly uses your laptop or mobile device to mine cryptocurrency when you visit an infected site.