Five summer 2016 security threats

Cyberthreats do not take a summer break. With understaffed offices and more unsuspecting victims working from remote locations, the risk of data breach incidents, ransomware attacks and virus infiltration is likely to increase.

Cybercrime is a business, Usman Choudhary, chief product officer at the Reston, Va.-based ThreatTrack Security, said.

“They are data thieves, specializing in certain specific skills,” he said. “They have an operational team. They develop spear phishing campaigns. They also sell the data on the black market on the Dark Net.”

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