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Shellshock bug could be ‘Worse than Heartbleed’

Posted by Dan Pope on Sep 29, 2014 10:46:42 AM

Shockwaves were sent through the online world last week as a new bug was uncovered, aptly named ‘Shellshock’. According to reports, nearly five hundred million computers have already been affected, which is why some are claiming that this new form of malware is worse than the Heartbleed bug discovered back in April which enabled hackers to gain access to millions of users’ passwords across the world.

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Topic malware News Unix Heartbleed Security Shellshock

Banks are warned to increase Online Security

Posted by Dan Pope on Sep 9, 2014 1:20:58 PM

With an increasing amount of cybercriminals attacking large organisations, banks in particular have been warned that they need to do more to protect both themselves and their customers. Over the past few years a number of consumers have been switching to paperless banking by utilising websites and Apps in order to look after their finances.

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Topic cybercrime malware Mimecast Email Security Gateway banks News online security

Malware Update: Boleto, RATs and CosmicDuke

Posted by Dan Pope on Jul 7, 2014 2:25:56 PM

At Fluidata we strive to create innovative solutions that protect businesses from the constant threat of cybercrime and malware. Keeping up with the different types of malware that are created on a daily basis can often be difficult for cybercrime specialists, as the sheer volume and complexity of malware means they are often difficult to spot until it’s too late. In fact, just this week we have witnessed reports of three new pieces of malware that are affecting both businesses and individual users. Here, we look at all three in further detail:

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Topic Boleto cybercrime malware cyberattacks News XSPAMINATE

9 Days to prevent Malware Attacks

Posted by Dan Pope on Jun 6, 2014 2:40:17 PM

The battle between government bodies and cybercriminals is impossible for either side to win, as even though cybercriminals are regularly caught and prosecuted it is impossible to prevent future attacks and new groups forming. One of the biggest problems government bodies are facing when trying to ‘police’ the Internet (if policing it is even possible) is the fact that cybercriminal groups are generally formed of individuals from various countries who have the skills to hide their identities and avoid detection.

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Topic Firewalls GameOver Zeus malware FBI News Internet security