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Huge 680% rise in mobile app fraud transactions since 2015

RSA Security has released its Q1 2018 Fraud Report, providing analysis of consumer fraud data from the RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence team. The report offers a snapshot of the cyberfraud environment from behind enemy lines, showing that the number of fraudulent transactions originating from a mobile app during the quarter has increased by 200% […]

Attacks leveraging exploits for Microsoft Office grow

Exploits – software that takes advantage of a bug or vulnerability – for Microsoft Office in-the-wild hit the list of cyberheadaches in the first quarter of 2018. Overall, the number of users attacked with malicious Office documents rose more than four times compared with the first quarter of 2017. In just three months, its share […]

Consumers have ‘little trust’ in organisations to protect their data

New findings from a global research study by Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, have revealed that consumers have little trust in organisations to safeguard their personal data. With more and more companies suffering data breaches and hackers seemingly one step ahead, almost one in five (19%) consumers in the UAE believe most […]

Research exposes threat of shadow devices on enterprise networks

Infoblox, the network control company that provides actionable network intelligence, has announced new research that exposes the significant threat posed by shadow devices on enterprise networks. The report titled What’s lurking on your network: Exposing the threat of shadow devices found that enterprise networks across the US, UK and Germany have thousands of shadow personal […]

Survey reveals personal encryption usage is dramatically increasing

Venafi, a leading provider of machine identity protection, has announced the results of a survey querying 512 security professionals attending the RSA Conference 2018. According to the survey, 64% of respondents say their personal encryption usage has increased due to recent geopolitical changes. This represents a dramatic increase in encryption reliance since last year. For […]

More than 2.5 billion records stolen or compromised globally in 2017

Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that 2.6 billion records were stolen, lost or exposed worldwide in 2017, an 88% increase from 2016. While data breach incidents decreased by 11%, 2017 was the first year publicly disclosed breaches surpassed more than two billion […]

Study reveals one-in-four firms using public cloud has had data stolen

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced its third annual cloud adoption and security report, Navigating a Cloudy Sky: Practical Guidance and the State of Cloud Security. The report outlines the current state of cloud adoption, the primary concerns with private and public cloud services, security implications and the evolving impact of Shadow IT for […]

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