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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1231 Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (PDF)
It’s time again for our Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR), providing updates from Cisco security researchers on the state of security from the first half of the year. The 2016 MCR supplements the 2016 Cisco Annual Security Report published in January with mid-year analysis and insights on the evolving trends and threats across the industry. It also offers valuable guidance on what you can do to be more secure. Time is the resounding theme throughout the 2016 MCR and a pivotal factor in how we protect our businesses, our assets, and ourselves.

This report’s Cybercrime Spotlight is on ransomware, as this specific threat is becoming more widespread and potent. Our adversaries focus more than ever on generating revenue, and now deploy ransomware to target enterprise users in addition to individuals. These direct attacks are becoming increasingly efficient and lucrative, generating huge profits. Our security researchers calculate that ransomware nets our adversaries nearly $34 million annually. That’s a significant industry, and it’s time we improve our odds to handle this type of attack.
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#1234 Cyberattack claims multiple airports in Vietnam
#1233 Hacking Imgur for fun and profit
#1232 Android Stagefright bug required 115 patches, millions still at risk
#1231 Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (PDF)
#1230 Xen patches critical guest privilege escalation bug
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