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DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

News Overview Thanks to IoT botnets, DDoS attacks have finally turned from something of a novelty into an everyday occurrence. According to the A10 Networks survey, this year the ‘DDoS of Things’ (DoT) has reached critical mass – in each attack, hundreds of thousands of devices connected to the Internet are being leveraged. The fight […]

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New ‘Jaff’ ransomware via Necurs asks for 2 BTC

There is yet another ransomware on the block, but contrary to the many copycats out there this one appears to be more serious and widespread since it is part of the Necurs spam campaigns. Originally identified by security researcher S!Ri, the Jaff ransomware looks very identical to Locky in many ways: same distribution via the Necurs […]

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False Positives: Why Vendors Should Lower Their Rates and How We Achieved the Best Results

In pursuit of a high cyberthreat detection rate, the some developers of cybersecurity solutions neglect the subject matter of false positives, and unfairly so. Indeed, this is a very inconvenient matter that some developers tend to overlook (or try to solve with questionable methods) until there is a serious incident that could paralyze the work […]