Kaspersky Lab: 30 million cyber attacks hit the UK at the end of 2018
Kaspersky's latest report into cyber attacks has revealed that almost 30 million cyber-related crimes were launched in the last quarter of last year, with the majority being spread via browsers.
The most common types of attack were worms and file viruses delivered by exploiting vulnerabilities in browsers and extensions or plugins. Social engineering was another delivery method used by criminals to launch attacks.
More than 17.5 million Kaspersky customers were affected by local threats and 11.2 million of the total threats were caused by server vulnerabilities. The UK was sixth in the server-related cyber threat league table.
Victims of viruses were also targeted via offline methods. Although not as prevalent as “connected” attacks, malware was delivered using removable USB drives, CDs and DVDs.
Kaspersky used data collected from its users to uncover the frequency and methods of attempted attacks. It's said that its products and services detected and defended 12.1 million cyber threats against customers in the final quarter of 2018.
16% of its customers experienced attack attempts in the UK, which the company said puts the UK in 125th place when comparing how safe the country is for people browsing the internet. However, the company said it was able to protect against them all, demonstrating how important it is to have intelligent malware and security software running in businesses.
Kaspersky Labs still warned that businesses need to keep taking precautions to ensure their security is up to scratch.
"There’s no such thing as 100% security, of course. But any organization that holds personal data has a duty of care to secure it effectively," the company said. "And where a breach results in the theft of personal information, companies should alert their customers in a timely manner, enabling them to take steps to limit the potential damage that can occur."
Industry: Cyber Security News
- Identity & Access Management (IdAM) Consultant
- Upto €100,000 plus bonus and benefits
An Identity & Access Management Consultant is needed to lead and drive technical and or business transformation projects in a client-facing position for a prestigious consultancy in Germany. The Identity & Access Management Consultant will be responsible for technical design and implementation of Identity & Access Management/IAM products within a wide variety of clients. The Identity & Access Management Consultant will have a blend of technical hands-on and client-facing consultancy with the ability to develop new business. Broad technical knowledge across Identity and access management is benefical. The Identity & Access Management Consultant will need to have technical hands-on experience with one or more of the following core areas; Privileged Access Management (PAM, CyberArk, Beyondtrust, Thycotic) Identity Governance Administration (IGA, Sailpoint, Omada, RSA) Customer Identity & Access Management (CIAM, Forgerock PSD2) The Identity & Access Management Consultant must have the willingness to travel to customer sites across Germany (once we are allowed to)
- Create a Cyber Threat Intelligence capability. Analyst. UK
- United Kingdom
To join a cyber consultancy, to aid in building out a bespoke threat intelligence capability for a key client. A rare opportunity that provides support and the ability learning as you go. You must have a passion for all things Cyber and have a excellent command of the English language. (written and verbal). An ideal candidate would be a recent cyber graduate (degree, MSc, PHD) who can provide examples of executive summaries, dissertations / thought pieces. The role will include, but not be limited to; delivering executive summaries of current and potential threats to key stakeholders as well as identifying and building out a bespoke threat intelligence platform using the likes of Recorded Futures, WildFire etc which will feed into the SOC. The ability to achieve Security Clearance will be required. Crest Threat Intelligence Analyst, SANS FOR578 OSINT. UK based but remote. London, Reading for extra brownie points. Chris.email@example.com and +447884666351
- Network Security Presales Consultant
- Upto £75,000 plus coms
A new opportunity has arisen within the presales team of one of our clients an expanding managed security provider. You will be working with an array of customer from small to large global enterprises and will be the technical lead through the sales process. Provide both a consultancy service to customers and support to the sales teams. Use knowledge of the company’s products and services to translate customer requirements into functional, effective and appropriate solutions for the prospective customer base. To understand customer requirements, assist in the qualification processes and by utilising the company’s standard product and services portfolio to create a suitable solution in concept. Present technical solutions to customers both formally and informally as required We are looking for someone with a strong network security background with knowledge of one of the fellowing vendors, Checkpoint, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Ciso would be benefical
- Penetration tester- Inside IR35. London. High profile client.
- £400 Umbrella rate
Penetration tester- Inside IR35 £310 Umbrella rate Long term project London Application and mobile (android / iOs) penetration testing experience Manage and deliver penetration testing project Ability to program or script Strong analytical skills Opportunity to build upon existing hands on experience. Amazing project- high profile client. MUST be commutable to London. Immediate opportunity Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org 07884666351