Ransomware incidents surge, education a hot bed for data breaches, according to Verizon

Ransomware incidents have surged 50 percent from a year ago, educational institutions are becoming a playground for cyber espionage, and 68 percent of healthcare security threats are internal, according to Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR). The DBIR is based on data from 65 organizations, 42,068 incidents, and 1,935 breaches in 84 countries. At a high level, Verizon's DBIR isn't that surprising. One of the recent trends is that cyber criminals...

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One of the most dangerous forms of ransomware has just evolved to be harder to spot via ZDNet

Malicious loaders delivered by self-extracting Dropbox files - enabling payloads to bypass detection. [caption id="attachment_2031" align="alignleft" width="460"] Cerber is one of the most common forms of ransomware.[/caption] One of the most common forms of ransomware is evolving a new technique in order to become even more effective and harder to detect - the ability to evade detection by cybersecurity tools which use machine learning to identify threats. Rather than relying on specifically identified...

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