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BizReport | Email Marketing February 17, 2017

Email analysis reveals extent of email attacks on businesses

Two-thirds of organizations globally believe cybercrime will negatively impact their business this year, according to new research from Mimecast which reveals the extent of holes in email security.... >>

BizReport | Trends & Ideas July 21, 2015

Levels of email spam hit 12-year low

Has it felt like the amount of spam in your inbox has decreased of late? According to research by Symantec, the percentage of spam emails has dropped below 50% for the first time in over a decade. ... >>

BizReport | Internet January 19, 2015

False malware alerts costing businesses time and money

Cyber-security alerts that turn out to be false alarms are wasting thousands of man hours and costing businesses millions of dollars, according to new research published by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by security firm Damballa.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing March 21, 2014

Report exposes riskiest apps to companies and individuals

Analysis of thousands of mobile apps for Android has revealed those that are the riskiest to use with communication, social media and news categories at the top of the table.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing January 07, 2014

Mobile devices biggest security risk to companies in 2014

Companies with employees working via mobile while on the move are realizing that mobile is perhaps the biggest security risk to their IT networks, according to a new study by the Ponemon Institute and endpoint management and security firm Lumension.... >>

BizReport | Advertising January 06, 2014

Yahoo malware attack underlines malvertising issue

Yahoo has made headlines over the past week, not for traffic or for channels for the upcoming Super Bowl - but for malware. According to reports, the online giant has been hit with a malware attack that is impacting thousands... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing December 03, 2013

Convenience trumps security for U.K. mobile shoppers

Consumers are increasingly willing to make bigger purchases via their mobile device, but few have installed security software to guard against the potential threats of open networks or keep their device and information safe..... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing August 30, 2013

McAfee announces record-breaking number of malware strains

A new report from McAfee Labs reveals the growth in the number of new mobile security threats identified in the second quarter of 2013, the highest rate of growth witnessed by McAfee in the last few years.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing August 28, 2013

Evolving spammers using bogus social media email to fool users

Spam has been around as long as email, and people have got used to negotiating the odd message from Nigerian bankers or online payments services. But, according to new research from TNS Global for email security and technology firm Halon,... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing July 29, 2013

Mobile malware down in U.S., up globally

Good news for U.S. mobile phone owners - the number of devices infected with malware dropped dramatically between the first and second quarters of this year. However, global malware threats remain unpredictable with tens of thousands of new threats identified.... >>

BizReport | October 24, 2012

83% of SMBs have no formal cyber-security plan

The vast majority of small business owners in the US believe they are safe from cybercrime, yet just 17% have a formal cyber-security plan, according to a joint survey recently released by the National Cyber Security Alliance and security specialists... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing September 03, 2012

Updated integrity system detects and deletes fake Facebook Likes

Facebook has updated its integrity system to automatically detect and delete 'fake' Likes, benefiting both the brands that use the site and the social network's users.... >>

BizReport | Mobile Marketing July 10, 2012

Mobile security firm reveals security risks associated with mobile app ads

Consumers are lapping up free apps, and most are happy to tolerate the ads served within those apps, as a payoff for free use. Lookout Mobile Security has found that, for many ad-supported app users, they payoff could be more... >>

BizReport | Internet March 15, 2012

Study: 31% of your website traffic is non-human, potentially malicious

Masses of information passes through the Internet every second of every day but, according to a new study from cloud-based security firm Incapsula, over half of that traffic is not generated by humans. ... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing March 02, 2011

Emailed malware increasing

A few new trends in phishing and malware will likely hurt legitimate email marketers. How? Because some of the new trends are making it difficult for spam filters to detect fraudulent emails; if a consumer clicks on one of these... >>

BizReport | Advertising February 11, 2011

OTA: 10 billion+ ad impressions carried malware in 2010

Display ads are one of the major culprits serving up malware to unsuspecting Internet users, according to recent research from the Online Trust Alliance. In 2010, in excess of 10 billion infected ad impressions were estimated to have been served.... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing November 19, 2010

Symantec's MessageLabs looks ahead to 2011

2010 saw a few interesting anomalies as far as online security. A large botnet was taken down, spam and click fraud numbers seemed to moderate themselves, and there were not headline-grabbing security glitches. Still, 2010 wasn't a banner year and... >>

BizReport | Research October 26, 2010

Reports: Click fraud, malware increasing

After a period when click fraud seemed to be slowing, new data from Click Forensics indicates another surge from fraudsters. According to the latest data, click fraud increased to 22.3% for Q3 2010. That is a near 4 point increase... >>

BizReport | Research September 22, 2010

Report: At-work consumers likely to fall victim to malware

When it comes to surfing at work, consumers aren't paying much attention. Whether they believe their IT department will fix any malware downloads or simply aren't up-to-date on the issues surrounding SPAM, viruses and malware, new data from MessageLabs indicates... >>

BizReport | Research September 01, 2010

McAfee: 6 million malicious files in Q2

Spam may seem to be slowing down, or at least hitting a plateau, but scammers are still out there. They may only be changing their tactics. According to a recent McAfee report more than six million malicious files were found... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing June 23, 2010

Report: 25% of global spam is World Cup related

Don't reference the World Cup in your emails, marketers. That may as well be the headline for the lastest information from MessageLabs, which found that about 25% of all spam, worldwide, is related to the World Cup. Spammers are using... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing May 28, 2010

MessageLabs: Botnets on rise in Africa

Spam isn't taking a holiday in the upcoming summer season. According to the latest information from MessageLabs, spam is just getting started. The new report finds that 90% of all email is now spam, more botnets are getting set in... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce May 27, 2010

Rubicon grabs SiteScout, hopes to increase brand security

It seems new malvertising strains and botnets are identified each week. The problem is worrisome, but backburnered by many brands and marketers because they don't know how to fight back. Enter the Rubicon Project and it's acquision of SiteScout, a... >>

BizReport | Email Marketing May 05, 2010

Lovebug Virus: 10 years later all is well. Right?

Ten years ago the Lovebug virus infiltrated computers around the world throwing consumers - and sometimes government offices - into turmoil. Ten years later many consumers think viruses are a thing of the past and that any anti-virus software will... >>

BizReport | Advertising March 18, 2010

Avast identifies malvertising strain

And, from the I-Didn't-Want-To-Hear-This section: there is a new malvertising strain which can infect consumer computers even if they don't click the infected link. Avast Antivirus identified the 'JS:Prontexti' malware straing this week; the virus is infecting display ads served... >>

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