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Spam and phishing in Q3 2015

In Q3 of 2015, the percentage of spam in email traffic accounted for 54.2%. The holiday season saw an increase in tourism-related malicious spam. Cybercriminals sent out fake notifications from well-known booking services, airlines and hotels, as well as emails from individuals. They typically included attached archives with different Trojan downloaders. Read Full Article

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Microsoft Security Updates November 2015

Microsoft posted four critical bulletins today, along with another eight rated Important and lesser. Microsoft’s summary is at the Technet site. All in all, the software maker is patching a large number of vulnerabilities this month, with 37 CVE listed vulnerabilities being fixed with the four critical Bulletins alone. Read Full Article

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The Power of V&V

A secure system – especially a system that is used to provide security – has to be trusted. But what underpins that trust? What proof do we have that the main components of our trusted system are implemented properly and won’t fail at a critical moment? Read Full Article

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Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence Report Q3 2015

In the third quarter of 2015 botnet-assisted DDoS attacks targeted victims in 79 countries around the world; 91.6% of targeted resources were located in 10 countries. The largest numbers of DDoS attacks targeted victims in China, the US and South Korea. The longest DDoS attack in Q3 2015 lasted for 320 hours. Read Full Article