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Cybersecurity
Data is more valuable to cyber attackers than cash - report
Data theft was the goal of more than half of all attacks in 2019, according to PT. This is a 20 percentage point increase compared to 2018 when data theft was the goal of only 30% of incidents. 
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Cybersecurity
Unfixable vulnerability found in Intel chipsets 'impossible' to detect
Positive Technologies says it is ‘impossible’ to detect this kind of key breach, and no firmware updates can fix the vulnerability.
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Cybersecurity
2G and 3G networks are 'open doors' for cyber attacks
Security researchers have warned about SS7 for decades, however, the vulnerabilities have become more severe in recent years.
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Cybersecurity
15,000 companies still critically vulnerable from Citrix security flaws - report
Positive Technologies reports 1 in 5 companies affected have not taken any action to address the threat.
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Cybersecurity
Citrix flaw puts 80,000 companies at risk
"Considering the high risk brought by the discovered vulnerability, and how widespread Citrix software is in the business community, we recommend information security professionals take immediate steps to mitigate the threat."
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Phishing
Cyberattacks becoming increasingly targeted in nature, research finds
The number of unique cyber incidents have increase for third quarter of 2019, according to a new report on the cybersecurity threatscape.
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Application Security
Financial institutions' websites most frequently attacked – report
Positive Technologies found that the majority of all web attacks in 2018 targeted sites of financial institutions, transportation companies, hospitality and entertainment companies.
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Ransomware
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware threats on the rise
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware is increasing at a rapid rate, with these threats rising 167% over the previous quarter.
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IoT security
Industrial control component vulnerabilities up 30%
Positive Technologies says exploitation of these vulnerabilities could disturb operations by disrupting command transfer between components.