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Symantec's 2019 Cybersecurity Predictions


Today is the last day of 2018 and what better time to whip out your crystal balls and try and see what the cybersecurity field will look like in 2019. Internet security giant Symantec has done just that stating "In anticipating the major cybersecurity and privacy trends for the coming year, you can find plenty of clues in the events of the past 12 months. Among the now-familiar forms of attack, cyber hacks of major corporate systems and websites continued in 2018 and will inevitably be part of the 2019 cybersecurity scene."

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McAfee Labs 2019 Threats Predictions Report


As 2018 draws to a close, Internet security specialist McAfee be grateful that the year has not been entirely dominated by ransomware, although the rise of the GandCrab and SamSam variants show that the threat remains active. In its predictions for 2019, the company focuses on current activity in the cybercriminal underground that It expects to grow into trends and, subsequently, threats in the wild.

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Middle East Servers Of Italian Energy Contractor Hit By Cyberattack


Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem confirmed that a cyberattack impacted its servers and infrastructure in the Middle East as well as in Scotland.

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Cybercriminals Boost Attacks On Home Devices


Cybercriminals are shifting their attention from traditional computers to Internet-connected devices in Canadian homes, says the government's cybersecurity agency.

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Dell resets user passwords for all accounts after it discovers cyber-attack


Computer giant Dell has confirmed that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store five days after it discovered and stopped hackers who were attempting to steal customer data.

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Internal Negligence Responsible for Half of US Healthcare Data Breaches


High-profile data breaches perpetrated by cybercriminals and hackers might make big headlines, a recent study found that more than half of US healthcare data breaches are a result of internal issues, not external factors.

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Major American Companies Are Making Basic Data Security Mistakes


Six months after the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, took effect and threatening global companies with massive fines if they didn't look after customer data properly, new research suggests it's making a difference in Europe — but not so much for U.S. web users.

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'UK Will Be Hit By Category One Cyberattack' Claims NCSC Chief


While the United Kingdom has not yet faced what would be considered a ‘category one’ cyberattack, there is little doubt that it will happen in the years ahead. This is the view of Peter Yapp, Deputy Director of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) speaking at the Cyber Security Connect conference last week.

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Cost Of DNS Cyberattacks Soars By 57 Per Cent – Finance Firms Hit Hardest


The finance sector, together with healthcare, is bearing the brunt of DNS cyberattacks according to a new report. DNS (domain name system) attacks, which aim to disrupt networks, meant businesses in the sector had to fork out $924,390 (£716,684) to restore their services. DNS (domain name system) attacks, which aim to disrupt networks, meant businesses in the sector had to fork out $924,390 (£716,684) to restore their services.

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Inside The Cybercrime Industry


Online security specialist Avast has created a report looking at the history and potential future of cyberattacks and cybercrime. The report, available here, outlines the various players in the build-up to a cyberattack and hacking and how cybercrime has kept pace with online business practices and their supporting technologies.

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Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Shows Shift To Business Targets In Q3


Malwarebytes Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques Report states that after a sleepy first two quarters of the year, cybercriminals shook out the cobwebs and revved up their engines in Q3 2018. With cryptominers and exploit kits maturing, ransomware ramping up with steady, sophisticated attacks, and banking Trojans experiencing a renaissance, we’re having one heck of a season. Attack vectors were at their most creative—and most difficult to remediate—especially for businesses.

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Italy resisting EU push to impose sanctions over cyberattacks


International news agency Reuters is reporting that Italy is resisting a European Union push to impose sanctions on states who carry out cyberattacks, a move that appears in line with Rome’s calls to de-escalate tensions with Russia but that could alienate Italy from its EU allies.

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