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Palo Alto Networks: Second wave of Shamoon 2 attacks identified
This latest attack materially impacts one of the primary countermeasures employed against wiper attacks: Virtual Desktop Interface snapshots.
DragonOK updates toolset and targets multiple geographic regions
The DragonOK group has been actively launching attacks for years. While Japan is still the most heavily targeted geographic region, it is spreading.
SecurityBrief New Zealand looks back at 2016: Malware and botnets and breaches, oh my!
New threats, new malware, new attacks, new chaos and new ways to fight back: A look back at Kiwi cybersecurity in 2016.
Why combining technology with standards could combat fraud
Fraud is still on the increase due to the use of new technologies, causing losses to both users and companies. What is being done to avoid this?
New Zealand's 'love affair' with online shopping at Xmas a cyber security concern
"Scammers are constantly refining their skills and targeting New Zealanders with malicious links and scams."
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Ixia's Singapore Executive Briefing Center a safe haven for cyber defence simulations
“The Ixia Executive Briefing Center is unique and a highly valuable offering for IT professionals who struggle to run real-time stress-testing."
Snapchat users take care - security predictions for 2017
“Snapchat has become one of the hottest social networking and communication platforms."
Understanding why Risk Intelligence is a true game changer for MSPs
With an increasingly regulated and hostile Internet, MSPs are forced to move at the pace dictated by cybercriminals - Risk Intelligence can help.
Taiwan a regular target of cyber espionage
All attacks in this case are associated with a campaign called Tropic Trooper.
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The odd, 8-year legacy of the Conficker worm
Targeting Microsoft Windows, it has compromised home, business and government computers across 190 countries.
A quarter of Australian firms ignorant about their own cyber defences, survey finds
Australian businesses are getting better at reporting cyber attacks but still remain ignorant about their own defences, a new survey has found.
Massive DDoS attacks will shift spending to emerging mitigation service providers
"Customers will diversify their service provider partners as a short-term solution," says TBR.
Will consumers get caught in the crossfire of a DDoS attack?
Here’s the lesson for everyone: pay attention to what’s happening in the real world. Keep an eye on the news for geopolitical events.
Think like a bad guy and fight back, because hacking is the new face of espionage
When you imagine the world of espionage, do you think of undercover agents trying to recruit a mole or cracking safes to steal sensitive information?
'Tens of thousands' of contact info released as NZNO falls to Yahoo phishing scam
“We have apologised to our members and have started an investigation into how this happened and are working to prevent this from happening again."
Australian economy at risk of losing billions to cyber attacks
“Where a decade ago people would talk about preventing a cyber attack, the reality is firms will be subjected to attacks."
Cyber insurance in Australia set to rise in the wake of increasing attacks
Many are still unfamiliar with cyber insurance and may not realise their normal business insurance does not cover loss as a result of cyberattacks."
Business continuity: A key benefit of Fortinet’s network security
You sell goods and services. You need a safe and secure network to keep the revenue coming in. Fortinet’s network security keeps the wheels turning.
Ransomware attacks are getting easier, but protection is getting harder
Ransomware is continuing to be an ever-popular and effective method for cyber attacks, and Trend Micro says it's only being made easier with DIY kits.
Expert insights: How to keep on top of the malware threat
If you really want to keep on top of the malware threat then you need to embrace Threat Intelligence in the broadest sense.
'Modern cities' may be smarter, but they're not much safer
'Modern cities' may make up thousands of different components that keep people safe and convenient, but they also come with huge vulnerabilities.
Trend Micro warns NZ & Australian firms about Crysis ransomware
New Zealand & Australian businesses are being warned to watch out for Crysis ransomware, which operates through remote desktop protocol (RDP) attacks.