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Ransomware crims earning $1m a year – report

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Monthly campaign would generate $90,000 in revenue and cost only $5,900, Trustwave estimates

Cybercriminals can expect to bank $84,100 (£54,400) in profit from a typical monthly ransomware campaign, according to Trustwave, equivalent to an annual pay packet of just over $1m.

In its latest annual threat report, the security vendor estimated that a large-scale, 30-day ransomware campaign would generate proceeds of $90,000, with an investment of only $5,900 required.

With an estimated return on investment of 1,425 per cent, the spoils of an opportunistic attack can be greater than those from the targeted attacks that have dominated headlines in recent years, Trustwave said.

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Dropbox erects sueball shield with new T&C and privacy legalese

Drops mention of AWS, forbids class actions and makes arbitration compulsory for all

Grumpy with Dropbox? Forget sueing the company, which is trying to keep you from your lawyers with its new Terms of Service document effective as of March 24th, 2014.

Dropbox has been progressively notifying its customers of its new rules over recent days. Your correspondent received an email yesterday, but legal blog Lawyerist received it a few days ago and has noted that the company is trying to head off legal action in interesting ways.

Firstly, Dropbox now insists “We want to address your concerns without needing a formal legal case. Before filing a claim against Dropbox, you agree to try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting dispute-notice@dropbox.com. We’ll try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting you via email. If a dispute is not resolved within 15 days of submission, you or Dropbox may bring a formal proceeding.”
Read More by Simon Sharwood

Microsoft’s security apps still trip up on Windows 8

Up to 20% of 0-day attacks evade Redmond’s defences, says AV-Test

German independent security firm AV-Test has released evaluations of security software for Windows 8 for the first time, and – not entirely surprisingly – it once again found Microsoft’s own products were among the weaker performers.

The firm tested its usual batch of 25 anti-virus products for consumers, plus eight aimed at corporate users, during the first two months of 2013. It published its results on Saturday.

Microsoft Windows Defender – the re-badged version of Microsoft Security Essentials that comes bundled with Windows 8 – scored just 2.0 out of 6 in AV-Test’s Protection rankings. Redmond’s enterprise-oriented System Center Endpoint Protection scored a paltry 1.5.

Read the Full Article By Neil McAllister

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