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Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.


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Report: BitTorrent Malware Risks Call For Better Security Measures

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing has become a popular past time, but malware in some files can make downloading games and applications very dangerous to organizations in all types of  industries when the content is downloaded on employers’ networks. A report recently released by BitSight Technologies, a Cambridge, Mass.-based security firm, assessed the cybersecurity readiness of more than 30,000 companies and found 39% of the games and 43% of the applications available for free on peer-to-peer piracy sites carry malicious software. The most downloaded games were “Grand Theft Auto 5,” followed in order by “The Sims 4,” “Mortal Kombat X,” “FIFA 15,” and…

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Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman

Lester Coleman is a veteran business journalist based in the United States. He has covered the payments industry for several years and is available for writing assignments.

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