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Dismantled Andromeda botnet will 'slowly disappear' over time

What remains of the Andromeda botnet that was largely dismantled in a November 2017 global law enforcement operation will probably "slowly disappear" as remediation continues into 2018, predicted one cyber-security company.

StrongPity2 spyware takes over for FinFisher

The cyber-gang behind the now defunct FinFisher man-in-the-middle attacks has switched over to using a new spyware dubbed StrongPity2 and is now using several popular websites to conduct watering hole attacks.

Roughly a quarter of UK cyber-attacks originate from ransomware

Ransomware accounts for around a quarter of cyber-threats targeting internet users in the UK.

Facebook scam promises friend's video, delivers malware instead

A new spam campaign tries to fool Facebook users into downloading malware by luring them to a fake YouTube page supposedly featuring a friend's video.

ESET surveys reveal ages of unsupervised children surfing the web

British parents allow their children to surf the web unsupervised years prior to the children gaining their trust to be given their own set of house keys. Meanwhile in Russia, almost none of the children have their own mobile gadgets or are allowed to do anything in cyber-space without supervision until they are five years old.

Cyber IQ test results show UK workers know little about online threats

Research by ESET claims that UK workers show a lack of cyber-awareness, with many unable to identify common internet security terms which puts them at risk from hackers.