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Don’t let fear win: saying no to ransomware
“Agreeing to pay a ransom demand isn’t conducive to long-term security, and emboldens cyber criminals to continue to use this method.”
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware threats on the rise
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware is increasing at a rapid rate, with these threats rising 167% over the previous quarter.
Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
Cyber attacks on healthcare companies growing
“The potential, real-world effect cyberattacks can have on healthcare organisations and patients is substantial.”
Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
While there are occasionally very advanced new threats, these are massively outnumbered by common-or-garden email fraud, ransomware attacks and well-worn old exploits.
Firewall best practices to block ransomware - Sophos
Companies can’t see what’s happening on their endpoint devices, leaving them struggling to prevent attacks or even knowing how and when they happened.
Two years on: Have organisations learnt from WannaCry?
This month marks a special anniversary – two years since one of the world’s most destructive pieces of ransomware ever caused chaos.
Microsoft says NZ reasonably cyber secure, but don't get complacent
Cryptocurrency malware is alive and well across the globe – but although New Zealand is one of the countries least at risk of cyber threats, nobody should become complacent.
Ransomware attacks on the rise again - Malwarebytes
The report found that ransomware is seeing a 325% increase from previous year, and is the fourth-most detected threat against businesses in APAC.
Telstra’s 2019 cybersecurity report
Cybersecurity remains a top business priority as the estimated number of undetected security breaches grows.
96% of Singaporean businesses breached in the past year
"Our first Singaporean threat report indicates that organisations in Singapore are under intense pressure from escalating cyberattacks."
Ransomware declining, but businesses must still be on guard – ExtraHop
Speed and effectiveness are part of the reason for ransomware’s ongoing appeal to the unscrupulous.
89% of Australian businesses breached last year – Carbon Black
The report analyses survey results from different industries, organisation sizes and IT team sizes.
Developing APAC countries most vulnerable to malware - Microsoft
“As cyberattacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, understanding prevalent cyberthreats and how to limit their impact has become an imperative.”
Norwegian aluminium manufacturer hit hard by LockerGoga ransomware attack
“IT systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as far as possible.”
Ransomware’s decline equals cryptomining’s rise
ESET’s Security Days Conference recently took place to go over the current threat environment and what to look out for next.
State of the channel: A/NZ MSPs still grappling with ransomware
Issues range from SaaS infections to SMBs that don’t report ransomware attacks to the appropriate authorities, and much more.
Opinion: 4 Ransomware trends to watch in 2019
Recorded Future's Allan Liska looks at the past big ransomware attacks thus far to predict what's coming this year.
Palo Alto says supply chain is cybersecurity’s weakest link
The supply chain creates a hole that cybercriminals can exploit by first infiltrating the partner.
Cisco Talos releases PyLocky ransomware decryptor - but there's a catch
The free decryption tool for Windows users won’t work for everyone.
LogRhythm announces eight cybersecurity predictions for 2019
LogRhythm’s predictions paint a sombre picture for the state of cybersecurity in 2019.
Remember ransomware? The threat is still very real
“In a nutshell, cybercriminals are less focused on volume and more focused on value."
Two top execs’ predictions for cybersecurity in 2019
One Identity and Secureworks executives Alex Tilley and Serkan Cetin have released what they see coming for cybersecurity in 2019.
Using layered security to stay safe over the holidays
SonicWall’s Capture Labs threat researchers recorded 28 times more ransomware attacks on Black Friday compared to last year.