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Reported UK Data Breaches Soar 88% in a Year

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The volume of data breach incidents reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has almost doubled in the space of a year, according to a new Freedom of Information (FoI) request. The figure rose from 1,089 in the period April 2014-March 2015 to 2,048 in virtually the same period a year later, according to Huntsman Security. […]

‘Alarming’ rise in ransomware tracked

June 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cyber-thieves are adopting ransomware in “alarming” numbers, say security researchers. There are now more than 120 separate families of ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software. Other researchers have seen a 3,500% increase in the criminal use of net infrastructure that helps run ransomware campaigns. The rise is driven by the money thieves make with […]

DDoS: Website-crippling cyber-attacks to rise in 2016

January 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cyber-attacks that bring down websites and online services have been getting bigger every year. But how will businesses cope in 2016? Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks work by overloading websites or other online services with traffic. They have the power to knock whole sites offline and are usually carried out by automated bots or […]

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