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Cybersecurity Firms Qualys, Mimecast Report Earnings That Top Views

Qualys said that adjusted fourth-quarter earnings were 32 cents a share, up 39% from a year ago, with revenue rising nearly 19% to $62.9 million. A year earlier, Qualys earned 23 cents a share on sales of $52 million. Analysts expected Qualys to report earnings of 28 cents on sales of $62 million for the period ended Dec. 31.

Indian firms look for cyber security cover

 BENGALURU : With the rise in cybersecurity attacks in the last few years, companies from across sectors like manufacturing, auto, IT, BFSI and other government bodies are now pouring millions into buying cyber insurances. In India, however, only a handful of companies have started selling the product including Bajaj Allianz, Marsh among others. 

We’re Not Even Close to Regulating Bitcoin: US Cybersecurity Czar

While countries like China and Russia are cracking down on cryptocurrencies in various ways, the United States is taking its time drafting any form of regulation. According to White House cybersecurity coordinator Rob Joyce, the government has yet to analyze the market sufficiently to understand the risks involved in cryptocurrencies before considering appropriate oversight.

23% Of Organizations Globally Affected By Crypto-Mining Malware, Says Cybersecurity Firm

Researchers of the firm discovered three different variants of crypto-mining malware in its top 10 most prevalent threat with Coinhive ranking first. Other crypto-miner malware that made the list include JSEcoin ranked fifth, and Cryptoloot ranked eighth. The firm claims more than one-in-five organizations around the world had been affected by the Coinhive variant last month.

Telugu Chaos

Can you imagine our surprise, when we found out that there is a superb yet super easy way to crash numerous iOS devices with just one character?

The bug was first spotted by an Italian Blog called Mobile World. It's essentially a text bomb and it requires users to send one single character from the language called Telugu - a native Indian language that's spoken by over 70 million people in India. 

Here is what the character looks like: 

Email Security.

With multiple mass cyber break-ins and hackers giving all their efforts to destroy any sense of security we may have in our communications, it's natural to be concerned about the level of security that email service providers can actually give.

The email giants are all experiencing a great deal of change when it comes to their security strategy and approach, and rightly so.

Bitcoin Nazis

Many have tried to clampdown on Bitcoin regulation, including steps taken by the Chinese to end Bitcoin mining, South Koreas' total Bitcoin ban and Egypt's call for branding Bitcoin as "haram'.

Yes, powerful leaders are shaking in their boots and yet, decentralized digital trading has continued to grow exponentially.