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Top cyber security threats in 2013 revealed

Cyber Security
The top cyber security threats in 2013 reportedly included hacktivists targeting users’ privacy at the top spot, followed by cyber espionage campaigns along with the newest craze of stealing bitcoins. Security firm Kaspersky Lab said that the revelations about the cyber crime raised questions about the way the Internet is used nowadays and the type of risks faced by users. The firm said that this year’s top most security threat had been the breach of users’ privacy and the loss of trust following the infamous revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that made every individual suddenly unsafe even in their homes. The security firm pointed out that one of the first visible effects of the leaks had been the shutdown of encrypted e-mail services such as Lavabit and Silent Circle. The

Corporate threats: 91% of the organizations polled suffered a cyber-attack says Kaspersky Report

Cyber Security
05 Dec 2013 Virus News Companies are increasingly falling victim to cyber-attacks. According to a recent survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 91% of the organizations polled suffered a cyber-attack at least once in the preceding 12-month period, while 9% were the victims of targeted attacks - carefully planned activity aimed at infecting the network infrastructure of specific organization. And these are just self-estimated calculations. The extensive use of digital devices in business has created ideal conditions for cyber-espionage and the deployment of malware capable of stealing corporate data. The potential is so great that malicious programs may soon completely replace company insiders as the way of gathering information. The main corporate findings of the year: ...