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Malvertising on the Rise!

Everybody Panic! Malvertising on the Rise Source: Website Magazine, March 2017 Issue   According to Website Magazine (March 2017 Issue – “Digital threat management solution RiskIQ released its annual malvertising report and it appears 2016 witnessed a 132 percent increase in total “malvertisements,” which are delivered through ad networks such as Google and Facebook and […]

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The Cost of an Average Cyberattack

According to Website Magazine (November 2016 Edition)   “Kaspersky Lab released research that indicates a single cyber-security incident costs large businesses, on average, a total of $861,000 while SMBs lose an average of $86,5000. According to the results of the “Measuring the Financial Impact of IT Security on Businesses” report, which was based on the […]

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Rouge Security Software – Fake Virus Messages

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According to Wikipedia, Rogue security software is a form of malicious software and Internet fraud that misleads users into believing there is a virus on their computer, and manipulates them into paying money for a fake malware removal tool (that actually introduces malware to the computer). It is a form of scareware that manipulates users […]

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A Brief History of Viruses, Worms and Trojans

Content provided by GData https://www.gdatasoftware.com/securitylabs/information/history-of-malware   The 20th birthday of the first officially announced virus has just passed. Many other “milestones” in the development of viruses, worms and Trojans are contained in the following summary.   1949 The theoretical preliminary work on computer viruses goes back as far as 1949. John von Neumann (1903-1957) developed […]

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