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Ransomware demands hit 266 percent spike - Symantec - Channelnomics;

Ransomware demands hit 266 percent spike - Symantec - Channelnomics

ChannelnomicsRansomware demands hit 266 percent spike - SymantecChannelnomicsRansomware price tags shot up by a staggering 266 percent in 2016, according to the latest research from Symantec. In its most recent Internet Security Threat Report Symantec said that in 2015 the average amount demanded to decrypt data on ...and more »

Ransomware Set to Increase, With Attacks to or from the Cloud - Infosecurity Magazine;

Ransomware Set to Increase, With Attacks to or from the Cloud - Infosecurity Magazine

Infosecurity MagazineRansomware Set to Increase, With Attacks to or from the CloudInfosecurity MagazineThese attacks are getting smarter and harder to detect and mitigate – what can be done and how can you avoid being held to ransom? In simple terms, this type of attack holds victims to ransom. This is accomplished by attacking a victim's online ...and more »

Ransomware Attacks on the Rise: Here is How to Stay Safe? - Guiding Tech (blog);

Ransomware Attacks on the Rise: Here is How to Stay Safe? - Guiding Tech (blog)

Guiding Tech (blog)Ransomware Attacks on the Rise: Here is How to Stay Safe?Guiding Tech (blog)Ransomware has been a threat on the internet for more than a decade now, but in the past one year, the cases of successful ransomware attacks have risen manifold. To give you a gist of the threat, ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts media, ...and more »

Hacker Tracker: U.S. Most Willing To Pay On Ransomware - PYMNTS.com;

Hacker Tracker: U.S. Most Willing To Pay On Ransomware - PYMNTS.com

PYMNTS.comHacker Tracker: U.S. Most Willing To Pay On RansomwarePYMNTS.comThe U.S. was the number one target for ransomware last year. Its end users were also the most willing to pay. This according to the latest volume of the Internet Security Threat Report published today by software company and security product provider ...and more »

India occupies 4th position in online security breaches: Symantec study - NewsBytes;

India occupies 4th position in online security breaches: Symantec study - NewsBytes

NewsBytesIndia occupies 4th position in online security breaches: Symantec studyNewsBytesThe recent push for digitization in India has been made amidst concerns on right to privacy violations and the vulnerability of India's cyber-infrastructure. According to a study conducted by Symantec, India ranked fourth in online security breaches ...and more »

Annual Threat Report from Symantec warns of bank heists and involvement of nation states - NEWS.com.au;

Annual Threat Report from Symantec warns of bank heists and involvement of nation states - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auAnnual Threat Report from Symantec warns of bank heists and involvement of nation statesNEWS.com.auAMONG the hundreds of emails you received this week, chances are one of them is dodgy. And the problem is getting worse. Matthew [email protected] · news.com.au. April 29, 201710:50am. Just one example of a scam email trying to trick ...and more »

Over 7.1 bn identities exposed in data breaches in last eight years: report - domain-B

Over 7.1 bn identities exposed in data breaches in last eight years: reportdomain-BOver the last eight years, more than 7.1 billion identities had been exposed in data breaches globally, which is around the equivalent of one for every person on the planet, according to the findings of Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report ...and more »

Modi dreams big about 'Digital India', yet we rank among top 5 countries hit by cyber crime - inUth.com;

Modi dreams big about 'Digital India', yet we rank among top 5 countries hit by cyber crime - inUth.com

inUth.comModi dreams big about 'Digital India', yet we rank among top 5 countries hit by cyber crimeinUth.comOnline activists allege the bio-metrics information stored with government are vulnerable to cyber attacks. News Stalker; Apr 28, 2017. 0. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus · Whatsapp. Amid Narendra Modi government's greater push for digital ...and more »

India 4th on list of most online security breaches - Oneindia;

India 4th on list of most online security breaches - Oneindia

OneindiaIndia 4th on list of most online security breachesOneindiaWith the prime minister's plans of Digital India in full flight, a worrying statistic regarding the country's online security has come to light. India with its ever growing digital presence has been ranked fourth in terms of online security breaches ...and more »

India ranks 4th in online security breaches - Times of India;

India ranks 4th in online security breaches - Times of India

Times of IndiaIndia ranks 4th in online security breachesTimes of IndiaCHERNNAI: As the risk of cyber threats looms over enterprises going digital, a Symantec study reveals that India ranks fourth when it comes to online security breaches, accounting for over 5% of global threat detections. The US and China occupy the top ...and more »

Cyber extortion demands surge as victims keep paying: Symantec - The Star Online;

Cyber extortion demands surge as victims keep paying: Symantec - The Star Online

The Star OnlineCyber extortion demands surge as victims keep paying: SymantecThe Star OnlineMore than a third of consumer ransomware victims around the globe pay cyber criminals to regain access to their data, according to Symantec Corp. — Reuters. TORONTO: Hackers are demanding increasingly hefty ransoms to free computers paralysed with ...and more »

Cyberattacks: Phishing, Ransomware Attacks Rose In 2016, Symantec Reports - International Business Times;

Cyberattacks: Phishing, Ransomware Attacks Rose In 2016, Symantec Reports - International Business Times

International Business TimesCyberattacks: Phishing, Ransomware Attacks Rose In 2016, Symantec ReportsInternational Business TimesA report from cybersecurity firm Symantec on cyberattacks in 2016 found an increased number of email phishing scams and ransom demands, as well as a spike in the number of targeted and politically motivated attacks. Symantec reported that one in 131 ...and more »

Ransomware attacks are taking a bigger toll on victims' wallets - Computerworld

Ransomware attacks are taking a bigger toll on victims' walletsComputerworldHackers spreading ransomware are getting greedier. In 2016, the average ransom demand to free computers hit with the infection rose to $1,077, up from $294 the year before, according to security firm Symantec. “Attackers clearly think that there's more ...and more »

Don't Get Hacked On Line - wtvr.com;

Don't Get Hacked On Line - wtvr.com

wtvr.comDon't Get Hacked On Linewtvr.comRICHMOND, Va. – Cyber Crime crosses many lines it can be personal, economic or political. New research shows that the tools we use everyday can make you a target for a cyber attack. Kevin Haley, Director of Security Response at Symantec shared some ...and more »

Malicious emails at five-year high - The Australian

Malicious emails at five-year highThe AustralianMalicious emails are at a five-year high, with one in 131 emails containing a malicious link or attachment according to new research released yesterday. The Internet Security Threat Report, released by Symantec, also found cyber criminals have shifted ...and more »

Symantec: Size of ransomware demands jumped 266% in 2016 - CIO Dive

Symantec: Size of ransomware demands jumped 266% in 2016CIO DiveRansomware continued to grow last year, with more than 100 new malware families released into the wild — more than triple the amount seen previously — and a 36% increase in ransomware attacks worldwide, according to Symantec's Internet Security ...and more »

Americans Leading Ransomware Target And Most Likely To Pay: Symantec - International Business Times;

Americans Leading Ransomware Target And Most Likely To Pay: Symantec - International Business Times

International Business TimesAmericans Leading Ransomware Target And Most Likely To Pay: SymantecInternational Business TimesAntivirus company Symantec released its annual threat report Wednesday. The report covered a wide range of issues, including the vulnerability of internet-of-things devices, and revealed an important fact — globally, Americans are most likely targets ...and more »

Over 1.1 Billion Users Had Their Online Identities Exposed In Security Breaches Last Year - Indiatimes.com;

Over 1.1 Billion Users Had Their Online Identities Exposed In Security Breaches Last Year - Indiatimes.com

Indiatimes.comOver 1.1 Billion Users Had Their Online Identities Exposed In Security Breaches Last YearIndiatimes.comYou may be at risk of identity fraud, according to a recent report from Symantec. The cyber security research firm says nearly 1.1 billion identities were exposed by cyber criminals in hacks across the globe in 2016. Symantec says that number is close ...and more »

Cyber criminals now executing politically devastating attacks: Symantec - FactorDaily;

Cyber criminals now executing politically devastating attacks: Symantec - FactorDaily

FactorDailyCyber criminals now executing politically devastating attacks: SymantecFactorDailyExplaining how simple tactics lead to unprecedented outcomes, a new report from global cybersecurity firm Symantec said on Wednesday that cyber criminals are executing politically devastating attacks to undermine a new class of targets. According to ...and more »

Ransomware attacks surge and victims keep on paying up - Siliconrepublic.com;

Ransomware attacks surge and victims keep on paying up - Siliconrepublic.com

Siliconrepublic.comRansomware attacks surge and victims keep on paying upSiliconrepublic.comNew figures reveal the plethora of ransomware attacks around the world, with victims from certain countries far more likely to pay. If you're living in the US and you get hit by ransomware, you are almost twice as likely to pay up as those in the rest ...and more »