In 2019, organizations will employ more automation to combat threats : Fortinet predicts

“We are seeing significant advances in cybercriminal tools and services which leverage automation and the precursors of AI. Organizations need to rethink their strategy to better anticipate threats and to combat the economic motivations forcing cybercriminals back to the drawing board,”said Michael Joseph, Director – System Engineering, India & SAARC – Fortinet

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Over 80% brand new PCs in Asia are loaded with pirated software : Microsoft

More than four in five (83%) brand new PCs in targeted countries in Asia are loaded with pirated software, revealed a Microsoft sweep of PC test purchasing. The PC samples selected were purchased from retailers that offered PCs at much lower cost and free software bundles to lure customers. In many cases, these retailers also sold pirated software at their store.

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Over 1/3 of all phishing attacks target financial sector customers in Q2, 2018

The IT sector was the second hardest hit, with 13.83 of attacks targeting tech companies, which is 12.28 percentage points more in comparison with the previous quarter, according to Kaspersky Lab’s ‘Spam and phishing in Q2 2018’ report.

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Fake Fortnite Android apps are being spread via YouTube videos

Bangalore: Does the name “Fortnite” ring any bells? It should, because it’s probably the most popular video game in the world right now, garnering the attention of millions of fans and even a few celebrities. Oh, and a handful of cybercriminals as well. Despite the fact that the game is not yet available for Android, crooks are advertising “leaked” versions of Epic Games’ Fortnite — by releasing YouTube videos with fake links claiming to be Android versions of the game. This scam begins with a user conducting a simple Google…

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