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Kaspersky Lab reveals value of stolen identity information

While many of us have heard of – or even fallen victim to – cybercrimes such as data and identity theft, it seems that relatively few know the value of the information stolen from us. A new study from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that while our identity may not be worth a lot in terms of dollars, […]


F5 research shows IoT devices are cybercriminals’ top attack target

New research from F5 Labs has revealed that IoT devices are now cybercriminals’ top attack target, surpassing web and application services, and email servers. Gartner currently estimates that the number of IoT devices will surge to 20.4 billion by 2020, which represents a staggering 143% growth rate over three years. “IoT devices already outnumber people […]


Half of drivers with keyless technology concerned about car hacking

Despite 110 car models being vulnerable to one of the most prevalent digital attacks – theft of the vehicle via hacking of the keyless entry and ignition system – only 50% of drivers with keyless access are concerned about their car being stolen, a new study shows. Research from the UK’s leading price comparison website, […]


Automotive automation: Nearly 1.2 million motoring jobs at risk

Human drivers on the road could soon become obsolete, according to research from the UK’s leading price comparison site, MoneySuperMarket. Driverless vehicles are growing in capability and popularity among firms that traditionally employ large numbers of drivers, including food delivery and bus companies. Automation of driving jobs could trigger large-scale redundancies by as early as […]


Increase in malicious cryptocurrency mining, Kaspersky Lab reports

The global outbreak of malicious cryptocurrency mining that unfolded in 2018 saw the number of attacks increase by more than 83%, with more than five million users attacked online in the first three quarters of the year compared to 2.7 million over the same period in 2017. The major driver behind the crypto gold rush […]


UK’s worst street for broadband nearly 2,000 times slower than fastest

The slowest broadband in the UK, with an average download speed of 0.14Mbps, is found on Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire, according to the latest consumer speed tests collected by uSwitch.com, the price comparison and switching service. Greenmeadows Park suffers average speeds that are a staggering 1,899 times slower than the UK’s fastest street, Abdon […]


Trend Micro finds nearly half of organisations have been victims of BPC attacks

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has revealed that 43% of surveyed organisations have been impacted by a Business Process Compromise (BPC). Despite a high incidence of these types of attacks, 50% of management teams still don’t know what these attacks are or how their business would be impacted if they were […]


Financial services IT pros overconfident in machine identity protection

Venafi, a leading provider in machine identity protection, has announced the results of a June 2018 commissioned study titled Securing The Enterprise With Machine Identity Protection. Conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Venafi, the study examined the views of 116 IT security professionals from financial services and insurance organisations in the US, UK, Germany, […]


Research unveils corporate losses associated with IoT security

A new study from DigiCert, Inc., a leading provider of TLS/SSL, PKI and IoT security solutions, reveals that enterprises have begun sustaining significant monetary losses stemming from the lack of good practices as they move forward with incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) into their business models. In fact, among companies surveyed that are struggling […]


Fortinet releases latest Global Threat Landscape Report

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced the findings of its latest quarterly Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals threats are increasing and evolving to become more sophisticated. Unique threat variants and families are on the rise, while botnet infections continue to infect organisations. “Cyberthreats are growing rapidly and […]