Verizon has released the tenth edition of its Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 2017. The 2017 DBIR report includes the latest data on real-world data breaches and security incidents investigated by Verizon or by one their data contributors (such as security vendors and law enforcement agencies). This year’s report also includes data specific to key industries and who targets such verticals and why.
In a recent cyber threat report, McAfee provided some good intelligence on how cybercriminals use Mirai attacks to infect poorly configured Internet of Things (IoT) devices and turn them into bots used for large scale network attacks.
A new malware campaign was responsible for sending 23 million emails containing Locky ransomware in just 24 hours earlier this week.