Yesterday McAfee announced its third annual Most Hackable Holiday Gifts list to help consumers identify potential security risks associated with popular gifts this holiday season. The category of laptops, tablets and smartphones leads the list.
After a year that has been very active in terms of banking malware, point-of-sale (POS) malware and rampant ransomware attacks, the X-Force team identified a new banking Trojan active in the wild dubbed IcedID.
The IoT threat landscape is proving to be the fastest to evolve, with attacks shifting from basic password guessing, to using a variety of exploits as seen recently in the IoTroop/Reaper botnet. Enter the script kiddie — amateurish hackers that copy/paste code for quick results.
Between March 2016 and March 2017, Google researchers identified 12.4 million potential victims of phishing, roughly 788,000 potential victims of keylogger malware, and over 1.9 billion users whose accounts had been exposed due to data breaches.
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