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The Revival of Ransomware: Webroot Reveals 2019’s Nastiest Threats

Webroot Finds Ransomware, Phishing and Botnets to Be Some of the Most Vicious Webroot, a Carbonite company, released its third annual Nastiest Malware list, shedding light on 2019's worst cybersecurity threats. From ransomware strains and cryptomining campaigns that delivered the most attack payloads to phishing attacks that wreaked the most havoc, it's clear that cyber threats across the board are becoming more advanced and difficult to detect. Consumers and businesses alike need to become savvier and take…

Webroot Finds Windows 7 is Becoming Even Riskier, Infections up by 71%

Also, Phishing Attempts Seen by Webroot Increased by 400% Webroot, a Carbonite company, shared the results of its Webroot Threat Report: Mid-Year Update, which explores the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Based on trends observed in the first half of 2019, Webroot found that 1 in 50 URLs are malicious, nearly one-third of phishing sites use HTTPS and Windows 7 exploits have grown 75% since January. This report also highlights the importance of user education, as phishing lures have become more personalized as hackers use…

71% of US Businesses Plan to Use More AI & ML in 2019

Businesses Recognize the Need for AI & ML Tools in Cybersecurity, but Understanding is Still Lacking New research from Webroot, the Smarter Cybersecurity company, reveals that 71 percent of businesses surveyed in the United States plan to use more artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in their cybersecurity tools this year, although over half (58%) aren't sure what that technology really does. The global report titled, "Knowledge Gaps: AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity," details that more…