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Google: More websites falling victim to cybercriminals

Google says that the number of websites compromised by cybercriminals has risen by 32%.

The economics of cybersecurity for the undecided

How do you calculate the value at risk? Choosing between investing in antivirus software or doing nothing to prevent cybercrime is not black and white. We explore the grey areas of cybersecurity economics.

ABTA experiences data breach

The Association of British Travel Agents discovered the data breach on March 1st, but failed to notify customers until March 16th.

10 ways to ruin a cybercriminal’s day

Technology is affecting our relationships and changing our lives, but are we taking the necessary measures to protect ourselves online? Here’s how to outsmart cybercriminals.

Desperately seeking cybersecurity skills

Cybercrime is victimizing US companies and consumers, but a gap in cybersecurity skills presents a problem for the federal government. ESET’s Stephen Cobb investigates.

Why cybercrime isn’t fun and (video) games

Research shows that the average age of cybercrime suspects last year was just 17 years-old. We Live Security asks why, and suggests how you can protect your child.

Average cost of cybercrime rises by 200% in just five years

Cybercrime is costing the global economy up to $450 billion annually, a new report by Hamilton Place Strategies reveals.

ESET predictions and trends for cybercrime in 2016

It’s that time of the year when the information security industry takes part in its annual tradition: coming up with cybercrime predictions and trends for the next 12 months.

‘Collaboration needed’ to combat low-impact cybercrime

Greater collaboration between the UK’s technology industry and police forces is essential to successfully tackle “high-volume, low-impact cybercrime”, a new report advises.

Crime levels in England and Wales rise with cybercrime inclusion

There has been a sharp rise in crime levels in England and Wales as cybercrime data has been included in official statistics for the first time.

Global cost of cybercrime ‘continues to rise’

A new report from the Ponemon Institute reveals that the global cost of cybercrime to businesses shows no signs of slowing down.

Cybercrime ‘more threatening than ever’

Cybercrime is more aggressive and confrontational than it has ever been, Europol’s latest Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA) has stated.

Global information security spend grows by 5% in 2015

Gartner reveals that spending on information security across the world will have increased by 4.7% by the end of this year.

90% of large businesses in the UK experienced data breach

UK businesses need to protect themselves from cybercrime, as government data reveals that up to 90 percent of major businesses in the country experienced an attack in 2014.

The evolution of ransomware: From PC Cyborg to a service for sale

A look back at how ransomware – a type of malware used mostly for hijacking user data – has evolved from the days of PC Cyborg to today’s service for sale.

UK businesses ‘number one target for cybercriminals’

The UK has become the number one target for cybercriminals, with its businesses increasingly under attack.

The sad stats on state of cybersecurity: 70% attack go unchecked

A finance expert says that cybercrime is a major worry for American citizens. And, with up to one billion data records breached in the US alone last year, there is a lot to be concerned about.

This could ruin your date: another site under attack

Match.com becomes the latest dating website to be targeted by cybercriminals, with experts finding that it has been subjected to a malvertising attack.

Bitcoin community ‘needs to collaborate’ over security and scalability

In an open letter to members of its own community, Bitcoin developers and contributors have called for greater cooperation over security and scalability.

Security of Ashley Madison breached sooner than you think

The Ashley Madison attack could be one of the most notable instances of cybercrime in 2015. Here’s a timeline of the key events.

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