Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Rise of Mobile Malware

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The threat associated with mobile malware is expanding. In 2015 alone, Kaspersky uncovered 884,774 new malicious mobile programs, and 7,030 new mobile banking Trojans. Mobile malware is growing in sophistication, borrowing deployment and obfuscation techniques from conventional PC malware, reflecting the continuous evolution of the cyber threat landscape. It is almost certain that in some cases this is a result of funding and development support from advanced threat actors.

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Exploring the Cyber Threats to Healthcare

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In October 2016, computer systems in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust had to be shut down following a suspected ransomware attack.  The Trust cancelled numerous operations, outpatient appointments and diagnostic procedures as a result.   This incident is far from being an isolated case; an NCC Group Freedom of Information request revealed that almost half of NHS trusts have been subjected to a ransomware attack in the past year. 

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