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The IT threat landscape has changed enormously in even the past 18 months, almost ruling out the concept of "legacy" in security solutions as something purchased yesterday can be considered compromised. And while most end users are now aware of basics such as two-factor authentication and social engineering, there are new threats coming over the horizon.
Malwarebytes has identified three main current threats to the enterprise: Ransomware; the act of taking information prisoner until a usually paid release, ad fraud malware; duping advertisers into paying for ads nobody will see, and finally the recruitment of Internet of Things [IoT] sensors into botnets.
Check back often to our Security Spotlight - produced with our friends at Malwarebytes - for all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers.
Copycat attacks are expected
Slowdowns of 35 per cent have been reported
If it hadn't been neutralised, the malware would have cost tens of billions of dollars, says Kryptos Logic
Cybereason and its lead researcher Amit Serper targeted with legal threats by group behind OSX.Pirrit adware
Only 30 per cent told CA Veracode that they had heard of the Equifax breach
Scheme will help new businesses to develop their ideas and secure investment
Laptops exposed through Synaptics Touchpad driver
Fake cryptocurrency management app dominates App Store
Organised cybercrime has seen ransomware detection rise 2,000 per cent
Why try to trick a system when you can just fool the user?
Google has found more than 47 bugs in its mobile OS
Apple's latest bug fix for High Sierra could do more damage than good
Rules about password sharing don't apply to MPs
The supermarket has been found culpable for the actions of a rogue employee, in a new landmark ruling
The National Credit Federation left more than 100GB of identifiable information exposed
The year 2017 in cyber security
George Tunnicliffe of the National Theatre called the GDPR "A massive advert for two-way security"
Who needs Edward Snowden when the NSA is so careless with its own data?
Does your security playbook cover ransomware?
Security Summit 2017: You must understand the threats you're facing before spending money to counter them
Nick Ioannou of Ratcliffe Groves Partnership says that small businesses' agility can be a game changer in the war on cyber crime
£20 million will be spent on new cyber security centre focusing on prevention rather than remediation
Ransomware isnt't going to abate in 2018 - what are the best ways to avoid it?
Personalisation defines digital transformation, but the relationship is symbiotic
Tether has frozen its wallet and is trying to limit the spread of the stolen tokens
The IT industry must take a lesson from the automotive sector
Remediation isn't enough any more
Not so smart, after all
Money saved could pay for 400 more healthcare professionals
Sixty per cent of firms are more afraid of reputational damage than data loss
Security researcher uncovers ingenious exploit compromising Trend Micro, Kaspersky, ZoneAlarm and other anti-virus software packages
Security flaw requires local administrative privileges