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NEW 08.12.2022 Press Releases
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G DATA IT Security Trends 2023: Professional cyber criminals continue to put companies at risk

Social engineering and abuse of standard applications pose a massive threat to IT security in Germany

The IT threat situation will continue to worsen in 2023. The reason for this is the progressive professionalisation of the cyber crime scene. Cyber criminals are increasingly abusing authorised applications, such as administrator tools, or manipulating users by means of digital scams targeting the elderly. The lack of trained IT security professionals further exacerbates the situation. Because of the diversity of the threat landscape, end users are now often unaware of the risks and dangers.

NEW 22.11.2022 Press Releases
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Christmas shopping 2022: Beware of fake shops and fraud on the net

G DATA CyberDefense gives consumers tips for safe online gift shopping
Many internet users buy Christmas presents online. This is not only the busiest time for retailers, cybercriminals are also particularly active now, hoping to cash in with fake shops and other scams. This is fueled by promotional days such as Black Friday and discount campaigns, which are particularly important for consumers this year. High energy costs and inflation mean that shoppers have to pay extra close attention to price. This makes them even more susceptible to online fraud in the pre-Christmas rush. G DATA CyberDefense advises caution and gives tips for safe Christmas gift shopping on the Internet.
NEW 17.11.2022 Press Releases
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G DATA threat report: Targeted cyber attacks instead of mass attacks

Attackers still exploiting Log4J vulnerability.

Appearances are deceptive. Although the number of cyber attacks is declining, cyber criminals are very active right now. This is reflected in the current threat report from G DATA CyberDefense. Criminals are currently making great use of Berbew, Neojitt and FormBook to infiltrate private users and companies.

NEW 05.09.2022 Press Releases
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G DATA threat report: Significant increase in Linux ransomware

Number of averted cyber attacks increases by more than 27 percent following the start of the war in Ukraine
There was a significant increase in Linux ransomware in the first half of 2022 - this is reflected in the new threat report by G DATA CyberDefense. Companies and private users alike are being targeted by cyber criminals. The IT security experts also registered an increase in cyber attacks generally following the start of the war in Ukraine. The Malware Top 10 is headed by the remote access Trojan DC-RAT.

NEW 24.08.2022 Press Releases
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G DATA Mobile Security Report: Conflict in Ukraine causes decline in malicious Android apps

Smartphones with old Android versions remain a security risk

The number of malicious apps for Android devices decreased significantly in the first half of the year. Around 700,000 new apps with malicious code - 47.9 percent fewer than in the first half of 2021 - were counted by experts* from G DATA CyberDefense in the first half of 2022. Smartphones with outdated Android versions that no longer receive security updates continue to be a problem.

NEW 07.03.2022 Press Releases
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Safe and private surfing with G DATA VPN

Bochum-based cyber defence company expands product portfolio

With G DATA VPN, Bochum-based IT security company G DATA CyberDefense has introduced a new solution for securing Internet traffic. Customers can benefit from the company's decades of experience, the no-backdoor guarantee and quality “Made in Germany”. Up to ten devices can be secured for one year with one licence, at the introductory price of 39.95 euros.

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