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Attacks targeting Cisco Webex extension explode in popularity - WatchGuard
WatchGuard's Internet Security Report for Q4 2018 also finds growing use of a new sextortion phishing malware customised to individual victims.
GCSB exposes Russia's involvement in malicious cyber attacks
“Such behaviour is unacceptable – it is counter to New Zealand’s vision for an open, safe and secure cyberspace," comments GCSB director-general Andrew Hampton.
An expert's take on the state of ransomware today
One of the biggest challenges in the fight against ransomware is that there are thousands of variants; tiny pieces of code used over and over again.
Interview: State-sponsored cyber attacks - it's not about the 'who', but the 'how'
With every major cyber attack comes the question of who exactly was behind it - and if that attack was condoned or even sponsored by nation-states.
Waikato Uni researcher travels to NATO's cybersecurity hub
"Militaries can be very closed bubbles, so that’s why I think having a centre for research excellence is a good thing."
Why your organisation now needs to worry about IPv6 attacks
Evidence suggests that IPv6 attacks are escalating, here's how to protect your organisation.
Cyber attackers still using oldest tricks in the book - yet they're still so good at hiding
Attackers are swift to ramp up the volume of attempts to break through defences once they find an effective technique.
Gen V cyber attacks are here, but most firms are 10 years behind, says Check Point
Security vendor Check Point believes that the age of Gen V cyber threats is now upon us, but organisations’ security defences are 10 years behind.
AI-DAY: Using artificial intelligence to scam the scammers
“40% of New Zealand parents don’t think they can keep themselves safe online.”
Munich Airport launches dedicated IT security hub to fight cybercrime
After being the victim of cyberattacks every single day, Munich Airport has opened its exclusive Information Security Hub to fight back.
'Urgent call to action' for ASEAN nations - improve cybersecurity or face losing $750b
A new report is rallying for ‘an urgent call to action’ for ASEAN nations, saying that a ‘radical agenda’ may help defend against cyber attacks.
Hacker steals US$440K in 'easily avoidable' digital currency breach
A hacker hijacked Black Wallet to steal around $440,000 from Bitcoin rival Stellar Lumen - High Tech Bridge's CEO says it was simple to prevent.
Avoid gifting weaponised teddy bears & game console hacks: Top IoT threats this season
Cyber attacks on toys, gaming consoles and home assistants, you ask? Weaponised teddy bears? Yes, it is possible.
NCSC reveals unclassified look into New Zealand's cyber threat landscape
The NCSC released its 2016/2017 Cyber Threat Report last week, which reveals that there were 396 cyber incidents this year - 58 more than last year.
Police say everyone in UK has been hacked – Expert says not quite
UK's Police representatives have revealed virtually everyone in the country has been hacked, however, High-Tech Bridge's CEO disagrees.
The age of software supply-chain attacks: Why they are now a legitimate threat
When you consider that we often only see one or two software supply-chain attacks in a year, eight in the last ten months is a veritable deluge!
Not again… Expert discusses potential SECOND Equifax breach
It was only weeks ago that one of the single largest data breaches in history was announced - now Equifax may have been hacked again.
How North Korea’s nuclear aggression masks a deeper threat
According to Carbon Black's national security strategist, the rogue nation has been carrying out a stealth campaign that threatens even worse mayhem.
Artificial Intelligence makes anti-malware solutions more effective
“The maturity that the AI model has shown is extraordinary..."
Trend Micro says C-level executives are not prepared for GDPR
The company refers to a survey they conducted that shows some organisations need to be better prepared for when the scheme is implemented.
MYOB says SMEs need to be more security conscious
The company refers to finding from their SME Snapshot study that showed Australia’s SME sector remains unfazed from global security threats.
BDO & AusCERT kick off 2017 A/NZ Cyber Security Survey
They’re looking for input from all decision makers across Australia and New Zealand.
Singapore Govt leads massive cyber training exercise for CIIs
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) put the government’s incident management and emergency response plans to the test yesterday.
Report: Cyber Europe event forged strong EU cooperation in face of simulated cyber attacks
"Cyber Europe 2016 helped participants understand how cybersecurity authorities would cooperate with each other & EU bodies in a large-scale crisis."