The week in security: What happens when cybercrims get smart about AI?

The level of malicious email had increased by 2200 percent over the same time last year

Boards are more likely to prioritise cybersecurity improvements in conjunction with a move to the cloud than they are based on a desire for security compliance or fear of being attacked, a recent survey found.

A new malware analysis found that the level of malicious email had increased by 2200 percent over the same time last year.

Yet growth in email volumes is only one part of the ever-changing cybersecurity puzzle: as LG moved to patch a security vulnerability that allowed attackers to take over a customer’s appliances and even view the inside of their homes, the importance of IoT security was coming into fine focus yet again.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning may offer new promise in fighting previously unseen cyberattacks, but many are growing concerned about what happens when cybercriminals figure out how to harness machine learning to improve the efficacy of their attacks.

This, as Microsoft announced a Windows 10 feature designed to protect files from ransomware.

The UK’s financial regulator said it was looking into the Equifax breach and its broad impact on nearly 700,000 British citizens.

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