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March 17, 2017

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New cyber records

The past year has seen the largest recorded cyber-heist, the largest DDoS attack and the biggest data breach ever being revealed. The attacks on SWIFT via a Bangladesh Bank, Democratic National Party and Ukrainian energy infrastructure also demonstrated the boldness with which threat actors can operate.

It is assessed that huge numbers of insecure devices can easily be found online,” the report reads. The Shodan search engine reveals more than 41,000 units of one insecure model of DVR are connected to the Internet as of January 2017.

Proactive cyber defence steps

As the ransomware market begins to mature, new strains increasingly employ unusual features to attract media attention in a saturated marketplace. The threat of ransomware attack means that business should consider further mitigation and preventative solutions to combat it. These include maintaining appropriate backups and defensive systems that automatically sandbox email attachments.

The report titled Cyber-Threat to UK Business details how in the three months since the NCSC (the New central government body for cyber defence that was CESG, CNI, etc) … was created, “the UK has been hit by 188 high-level attacks which were serious enough to warrant NCSC involvement, and countless lower level ones.”

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