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Ransomware gets an evil brother: extortionware on the rise
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Many people are aware of the widespread ransomware, but only a few know or have experienced extortionware. Although these two elements are security threats, their definition is different and may have diverse effects on the firm. Ransomware involves cyber criminals taking information and blackmailing the company to part with a defined sum of money to have it restored. In this case, the attack may be by the use of a virus which restricts data access by the attacked firm. When such an occurrence happens, the company may risk losing all its data if they do not have an alternative backup.

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Botnet Army Attacks On Iot Devices to Rise This Festive Season
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The recent report on the state of the internet released by Akamai Technologies is a must-read for people dealing on the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The report points out the changes that have taken place on the security of web application and Android platforms during the third quarter of 2017. Here are some of the highlights of the report:

 

Rise in Web Application Attacks

Web application attacks increased by 48% from the 2nd quarter. The incidents were 30% higher than they were in the same period last year. The number of these attacks increased by 217% over the past year from...

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