Cybersecurity specialist Kaspersky Labs has listed the top four threats facing Governments, business and individuals for the next 12 months.
The threats are:
Over the past few years, ransomware has held onto its position in the top 10 cyberthreats list. At least two major outbreaks (WannaCry and ExPetr), plus numerous smaller incidents, caused severe harm to both small businesses and enterprises. Our experts predict we will face ransomware this year as well.
Bodiless and nex-gen threats
Cybercriminals are constantly inventing new methods to evade detection. Some attacks use no files. Others employ sophisticated code obfuscation methods. Still others use only legitimate instruments and rely on employee inattention.
Executing targeted attacks against specific businesses has become much more affordable, so such incidents are more common than they used to be. Though they still require more resources and thorough preparation than casting a wide net, they are also potentially more profitable.
In some industries, data leaks have led to real catastrophe. Client and employee records are top-selling items on the black market. That is especially alarming in the light of GDPR coming into force.
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Cybercrime Soaring Reports MalwareBytes
Cybercrime is accelerating at a worrying rate, reports MalwareBytes in its Q1 2019 report. Every quarter that goes by shows more alarming data as to how much cybercrime activity is going on out there, with organizations and companies being called to face and deal with an increasing amount of threats, coming literally from everywhere.read more