Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2199 Cybercriminals are building an army of things creating a tipping point for cybersecurity
Cybercrime is big business, and is growing at an exponential rate. British insurer Lloyd’s of London estimated the cybercrime market at $400 Billion in 2015. Today, just two years later, the World Economic Forum estimates that the total economic cost of cybercrime to currently be $3 trillion. And Cybersecurity Ventures is predicting that cybercrime will cost the world in excess of $6 trillion annually by 2021.

One of the forces behind this explosive growth of cybercrime is that illegal business can be safely conducted deep in a part of the Internet that most people have never seen, and have no idea how to access. The “darknet” lies beyond normal web browsers, is protected by layers of anonymity, and has become a haven for criminal commerce.
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#2203 LMAOxUS ransomware: another case of weaponized open source ransomware
#2202 Sathurbot: distributed WordPress password attack
#2201 Malvertising on iOS pushes eyebrow-raising VPN app
#2200 New malware intentionally bricks IoT devices
#2199 Cybercriminals are building an army of things creating a tipping point for cybersecurity
#2198 The top 5 dumbest cyber threats that work anyway
#2197 WikiLeaks just dropped the CIA’s secret how-to for infecting Windows
#2196 Shadow brokers publish the password for the rest the stolen NSA hacking tools
#2195 Critical Office 0day attacks detected in the wild
#2194 Payday lender Wonga confirms data breach
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