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Top Cyber Threats: Security Research Roundup

May 24, 2012, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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Recent reports from Panda Security, Trend Micro, Websense, Verizon, Sophos, Symantec, Group-IB and Bit9 have shed light on the current state of malware, phishing, and other attack methods.

From the rise of Trojans and ransomware to the functionality of Android malware, these reports provide an insight into the current state of the ever-changing threat landscape. Key findings include the following: almost all malware infections are now the result of installation or injection by a remote attacker, smaller organizations are increasingly being hit with targeted attacks, ransomware is expanding from a focus on Russia to target a wide range of countries, and two thirds of security professionals expect their organizations to be hit by a cyber attack within the next six months.

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