Trojans Account for Nearly 80 Percent of All Computer Infections Worldwide: Report

Trojans are still the cyber criminals delivery mechanism of choice accounting for nearly three out of every four new malware samples in circulation, according to a new report. Panda Security’s anti-malware laboratory, PandaLabs, analyzed IT security events and incidents from January through March 2013. Despite their inability to...

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Companies Know the BYOD Risk, Yet Most Still Allow It: Symantec

Despite the security risks involved in bringing personal technology into the workplace (BYOD), many employers believe that the benefits of allowing workers to use their own devices far outweigh the potential pitfalls, according to a recent Symantec survey. The survey, which polled 236 attendees of the recent Symantec Vision conference on how...

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Small, but Mighty: Three-Quarters of DDoS Attacks Less Than 100 Mbps

More than a third of companies endured a disruptive attack last year, according to a new survey [pdf]. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed across industries dealt with at least one Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) incident, with attacks on the retail sector seeing the largest year-to-year increase (16 percent to 39 percent), making for a...

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Verizon: "No Organization is Immune to a Data Breach in this Day and Age"

Opportunistic attacks, the majority of which were financially motivated, were far and away the biggest threat source of 2012, accounting for 75 percent of all breaches analyzed in the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). State-affiliated cyberespionage campaigns held the number two breach spot, accounting for 20 percent of...

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"Community Defense" For a Safer Internet

Early identification of attacks across a community of Web applications can significantly improve the effectiveness of application security, according to the latest Imperva Hacker Intelligence Initiative report. The report, "Get What You Give: The Value of Shared Threat Intelligence," analyzed real-world attack traffic against 60 web...

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