in search of a quick return appear to have
Kaspersky Lab experts believe the demand for new malicious programs has reached a saturation point, as coding new malware has become expensive and cybercriminals
have realized the benefits of using intrusive advertising programs or legitimate digital signatures in their attacks.
continue to improve their attack strategies by acquiring new techniques to avoid detection, and using corporate infrastructures to help breach security.
Most resemble backalley muggings more than elaborately designed robberies, and cybercriminals
most often take the path of least resistance.
We've seen a trend where cybercriminals
agree to process big data in order to extract interesting information," Goncharov wrote.
now realize that SMBs are often easier to infiltrate than large enterprises, as bigger firms tend to invest heavily in cybersecurity.
are very much aware that celebrity names typed with "video" or "picture" are the top searched terms across internet platforms.
have become even more efficient in recent years, with their attacks being precise and incredibly calculated.
Greed is motivating cybercriminals
to take a non-traditional approach in the selection of unlikely targets, such as advanced threats to Point-of-Sale (PoS) terminals and the exploitation of disasters.
gain their attention towards a technology when it has a larger footprint like Microsoft on PC or when the systems is highly critical which could bring a financial gain or a production loss.
It used to be that cybercriminals
needed skills at all stages of the attack: reconnaissance, exploitation, evasion, etc.
According to PC World, PowerLocker also uses strong encryption that cannot be cracked to recover the files without paying, and is more sophisticated and potentially more dangerous because its developers reportedly intend to sell it to other cybercriminals
Android has long been the most popular platform for ordinary users and the cybercriminals
who use malware to steal from them.
com, enabling all those who have fallen victim to CoinVault and Bitcryptor ransomware to retrieve their encrypted data without having to pay a ransom to cybercriminals
The speed, convenience and anonymity of the Internet are continuously being exploited by cybercriminals
who are relentlessly upping their game by launching brute force targeted attacks against organisations across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).