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11 VIDEOS Kaspersky conference 2017: APAC cyber espionage very bad but worst still to come

Kaspersky Lab. The company is now 20 years old, and has evolved a deep threat intelligence and security expertise portfolio of products and services. These fight against ever more intricate and evolving digital threats, and protect 400 million users and 270,000 corporate clients globally, with Kaspersky Lab famously uncovering various nation-state level malware and hacking activities before its competitors.

Just concluded is the company’s 3rd annual APAC Cyber Security Conference, in Thailand, with the company seeking to unravel the truth on the worsening cyber espionage problem against countries, governments, critical infrastructure and companies in the dynamic and turbulent Asia Pacific region.

Once just a plot of fanciful James Bond or certain Bruce Willis movies, among others, cyber espionage has grown so fast and so far, including startlingly sophisticated nation state hacking activities, that cyber espionage is beyond an alarming threat.

Indeed, it has crossed the rubicon between the worlds

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11 VIDEOS Kaspersky conference 2017: APAC cyber espionage very bad, but worst still to come

Kaspersky Lab. The company is now 20 years old, and has evolved a deep threat intelligence and security expertise portfolio of products and services. These fight against ever more intricate and evolving digital threats, and protect 400 million users and 270,000 corporate clients globally, with Kaspersky Lab famously uncovering various nation-state level malware and hacking activities before its competitors.

Just concluded is the company’s 3rd annual APAC Cyber Security Conference, in Thailand, with the company seeking to unravel the truth on the worsening cyber espionage problem against countries, governments, critical infrastructure and companies in the dynamic and turbulent Asia Pacific region.

Once just a plot of fanciful James Bond or certain Bruce Willis movies, among others, cyber espionage has grown so fast and so far, including startlingly sophisticated nation-state hacking activities, that cyber espionage is beyond an alarming threat.


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Cyber-Espionage and Ransomware Attacks Soar

Malware continues to be a major factor in cyber-crime, and a growing volume contains ransomware. That’s among the key findings of the 10th annual “Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report,” which is based on data from 42,068 incidents and 1,935 breaches in 84 countries. Just three years ago, ransomware ranked 22nd among specific types of malware used. This year, it jumped to the fifth most-common type. Cyber-espionage is also on the rise, due largely to the proliferation of propriety research, prototypes and confidential personal data, which are hot-ticket items for cyber-criminals. Of the nearly 2,000 breaches analyzed for this year’s report, more than 300 were espionage-related, and many of them originated as phishing emails. Pretexting—a scam in which a hacker pretends to need information to confirm a user’s identity—is also increasing, predominantly via emails targeted at financial department employees. Marc Spitler, senior manager with Verizon Security Research and

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Several New Players With No Prior Cyber Espionage Experience Jump Into the Hacking Game

(TNS) — WASHINGTON — Russian state hackers get the headlines, but nations across the globe are pouring money into cyber espionage units, a development, security experts say, that is allowing smaller nations to close the espionage gap without the satellites or tech muscle of big nations.

“It’s very inexpensive. It’s very efficient,” said John Hultquist, a cyber espionage analyst who’s studied the growth of hacking among smaller nations for iSight Partners, a division of FireEye, a Milpitas, Calif., cybersecurity firm.

Hultquist said his firm was tracking several new players, which he declined to identify — “I’d get in trouble for naming them” — that had no prior experience in cyber espionage.

“These would be smaller developing countries that would appear to be building out their own capability,” Hultquist said. “It’s not just the Chinese anymore or the North Koreans. Some of them are quite good.”

Other cybersecurity firms and independent

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Several New Players With No Prior Cyber Espionage Experience …

(TNS) — WASHINGTON — Russian state hackers get the headlines, but nations across the globe are pouring money into cyber espionage units, a development, security experts say, that is allowing smaller nations to close the espionage gap without the satellites or tech muscle of big nations.

“It’s very inexpensive. It’s very efficient,” said John Hultquist, a cyber espionage analyst who’s studied the growth of hacking among smaller nations for iSight Partners, a division of FireEye, a Milpitas, Calif., cybersecurity firm.

Hultquist said his firm was tracking several new players, which he declined to identify — “I’d get in trouble for naming them” — that had no prior experience in cyber espionage.

“These would be smaller developing countries that would appear to be building out their own capability,” Hultquist said. “It’s not just the Chinese anymore or the North Koreans. Some of them are quite good.”

Other cybersecurity firms and independent

Read more at: http://www.govtech.com/security/Several-New-Players-With-No-Prior-Cyber-Espionage-Experience-Jump-Into-the-Hacking-Game.html

Warning: Cyber espionage, ransomware attacks a rising global threat

The Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigation Report reveals that cyber espionage is now the most common type of attack seen in manufacturing, the public sector and now education, with much of this due to the high proliferation of proprietary research, prototypes and confidential personal data, which are “hot-ticket items” for cyber criminals.

Verizon also warns that organised criminal groups escalated their use of ransomware to extort money from victims, with its report showing a 50% increase in ransomware attacks compared to last year.  

But, Verizon says that despite this increase and the related media coverage surrounding the use of ransomware, many organisations still rely on out-of-date security solutions and aren’t investing in security precautions.

“In essence, they’re opting to pay a ransom demand rather than to invest in security services that could mitigate against a cyber attack,” the report says.

“Insights provided

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Cyber-espionage Tops Security Threats to Businesses – Infosecurity …

Cyber-espionage is the top threat facing businesses, ahead of targeted attacks and phishing attempts, according to new research.

Trend Micro’s research covered nearly 2500 organizations across Europe and the UK and found that 64% of businesses had experienced a ‘known’ major cyber-attack in the past 12 months. On average, businesses were hit by four cyber-attacks during that time.

Ransomware proved to be the most common type of incident, with 78% of respondents reporting an attack. Phishing (31%), business email compromise (17%) and cyber-espionage (15%) were other common attacks

Looking ahead, Trend Micro found that cyber-espionage is the most pressing concern for businesses. That’s likely to be because of the increased coverage of cyber-espionage in the press. In particular, reports of Russian involvement in hacking the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) in order to influence the US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, as well as concerns over potential Russian

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Cyber-espionage Tops Security Threats to Businesses

Cyber-espionage is the top threat facing businesses, ahead of targeted attacks and phishing attempts, according to new research.

Trend Micro’s research covered nearly 2500 organizations across Europe and the UK and found that 64% of businesses had experienced a ‘known’ major cyber-attack in the past 12 months. On average, businesses were hit by four cyber-attacks during that time.

Ransomware proved to be the most common type of incident, with 78% of respondents reporting an attack. Phishing (31%), business email compromise (17%) and cyber-espionage (15%) were other common attacks

Looking ahead, Trend Micro found that cyber-espionage is the most pressing concern for businesses. That’s likely to be because of the increased coverage of cyber-espionage in the press. In particular, reports of Russian involvement in hacking the US Democratic National Committee (DNC) in order to influence the US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, as well as concerns over potential Russian

Read more at: https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/cyberespionage-threats-business/

Cyber risks to intensify in 2017 with increased cyber espionage, data integrity attacks, according to Stroz …

“In 2016 we witnessed everything from cyber attacks influencing public opinion to hacked IoT devices and the introduction of new cybersecurity regulations. This year we’ll see an intensification of these threats, along with new challenges and a blurring of lines between the actions and responsibilities of the state, markets, businesses and civil society,” said Ed Stroz, Co-President and Co-Founder of Stroz Friedberg. “The flood of fake news and nation state-backed attacks in this past year’s election are just a sign of things to come, as attackers find new ways to seek faster and wider access to data and exploit sensitive information.”

The predictions highlighted in the report include: