2016 Cyber Security Statistics

Posted by Greg Edwards on May 3, 2016 12:51:42 PM
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The first quarter of 2016 has seen a significant rise is cyberattacks, and unfortunately, the forecast doesn’t look much better.

Banking Trojans and Ransomware have dominated the cyber security stats in the first quarter (Q1) of 2016. Most of these threats are delivered via email and Q1 revealed a 66% increase in emails containing malicious URLs and attachments over the previous quarter. Compared to the Q1 2015 cyber security statistics, the increase was an astounding 800%.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, Banking Trojans

Banking Trojans on the Rise - Becoming More Sophisticated

Posted by Greg Edwards on Apr 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM
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With the Dyre Banking Trojan going silent or being completely shut down in early 2016, we shouldn’t be surprised that other banking Trojans have emerged. Android/Spy.Agent.SI and GozNym have been the first to capitalize on the open market since the demise of Dyre.  Unfortunately for consumers, the outlook doesn’t look pretty for their cybersecurity well-being.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, Data Breach, Banking Trojans

New Banking Trojans Emerge with the Death of the Dyre Virus

Posted by Chris Hartwig on Feb 19, 2016 3:42:30 PM
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In the past several months the infamous Dyre Banking Trojan has gone silent with security researchers reporting actual new infections dropping to single digits. Researchers suspect that a raid on a film distribution and production company in Moscow may have captured the cybercriminals responsible for the Dyre Banking Trojan. The death of Dyre may be good news to cybersecurity experts, but what keeps us up at night is the question of “What malicious software will take the place of Dyre?” As it turns out, there are a number of malicious programs queued up and ready to attack.

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Topics: Cyber Threats, Data Breach, Banking Trojans