Cybercrime Report: Attacks on the rise - is your firm safe?

Have hackers started attacking more often and with mode damaging consequences?

Two recent reports by internet security firms indicate that the number of attempted cyberattacks against key businesses and infrastructures across the world is on the rise.

Along with the world's rich andf famous, UAE dramatic growth in recent years has unfortunately attracted the attention of spammers too looking for a fast buck. The country has emerged as the eighth most targeted country globally and the first in the Middle East and Africa for spear-phishing, a recent report by online security firm Symantec has revealed.

Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report, (ISTR) reveals that the Internet Security Threat Profile across the UAE in 2015 has gone up in world ranking from 49 in 2014 to 41 in 2015.

There has been a renewed attack using spam mail with more than 50 per cent of all emails in the UAE emerging as spam and 1 in every 199 mails containing some sort of malware.

The country has risen 20 places in global spam threat rankings...

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