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Opportunistic cyber attacks most dangerous, says SecureWorks report
“In essence, the industry has not served the best interests of the organisations it promised to protect."
17 Feb 2017
Brute force RDP attacks plant CRYSIS ransomware in ANZ region
In September 2016, we noticed that operators of the updated CRYSIS ransomware family were targeting Australia and New Zealand businesses.
13 Feb 2017
Proofpoint unveils the biggest cyber threat hotspots from Q4 2016
Q4 2016 saw the biggest malicious email campaign yet, which was 6.7 times bigger than Q3. Both campaigns were all about the notorious Locky.
10 Feb 2017
Ransomware: Key insights from infosec experts
Take ransomware. What does it entail? Does it even matter – will it ever actually affect you? It’ll vanish as quickly as it appeared, right? Wrong.
07 Feb 2017
Nobody is invincible: Datto reveals the facts behind APAC MSP ransomware report
“Just because you can restore and not necessarily pay the fine - if it takes you one or two days to get operational again, it can cost in downtime."
02 Feb 2017
RoT: The all-powerful Ransomware of Things
Infected IoT devices may extort commercial websites by threatening a DDoS attack, or locking IoT devices in order to charge a ransom aka Jackware.
31 Jan 2017
Stopping the Ransomware of Things in its path
To stop the IoT becoming home to the RoT, a number of things need to happen; in two different spheres of human activity.
27 Jan 2017
Unstoppable: Ransomware will evolve – here’s what you need to know
Endpoint protection company CrowdStrike says that ransomware attacks are going to evolve rapidly, making it difficult for organisations to defend.
26 Jan 2017
Ransomware is getting worse. Here’s how to stop it
Sometimes victims pay the ransom and don’t receive the decryption key, or find that the key doesn’t work, or even find another demand for even more.
13 Jan 2017
Indirect damage: Why service providers should care about customer security
Offering reliable security solutions from a respected security vendor can be the difference that helps MSPs and ISPs build their brand.
11 Jan 2017
What to expect from cyber attacks in 2017
Attackers are increasingly utilising non-malware attacks in an effort to remain undetected on organisations’ endpoints.
10 Jan 2017
Ransomware to dominate cyber security landscape
“Ransomware was a serious security problem throughout 2016. ESET takes no joy from having been on the right side of that prediction."
09 Jan 2017
Datto celebrates massive year: 174% revenue increase & 100 new reseller partners
"We've had a lot of success in partners helping to share the word of the success and profitability they've had with Datto solutions as well."
08 Dec 2016
ESET discovers a new decryption tool for Crysis ransomware
Since it first appeared, ransomware’s profitable business has grown rapidly.
06 Dec 2016
Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox
Ransomware seems to have maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals.
06 Dec 2016
InfraScale equips partners with tools to beat ransomware disasters
"Partners need to be equipped with the knowledge to educate their clients about the pervasiveness of the threat and the characteristics."
28 Nov 2016
Interview: Datto's 'phenomenal' channel growth puts business continuity in the limelight
Datto ANZ regional director James Bergl talks about backup and disaster recovery, how channel partners help drive protection for customers.
18 Nov 2016
Kaspersky Lab says "stay fearless and don’t pay the ransom!”
"From a consumer perspective, what’s really important is that ransomware is reported to law enforcement agencies to help fight this threat."
07 Nov 2016
The threatening cyber landscape of the Melbourne Cup
"As betting online becomes bigger and bigger business, virtual platforms are a cornerstone of the gambling industry."
31 Oct 2016
Ransomware-hit businesses have bigger problems than they realise, expert says
“If cyberattackers got through your defences in the first place, chances are you have bigger problems with your security competencies."
20 Oct 2016
Exclusive: Ransomware isn't hard to beat - here's how
Ransomware is a rapidly growing business - but it's also not hard to beat says SonicWall global evangelist Kent Shuart. He outlines how.
17 Oct 2016
Dimension Data takes a closer look at mobile workforces and cybersecurity
“Because mobile users access the Internet on the go, they’re more vulnerable to attacks as they may not have the same level of security."
14 Oct 2016
Email-based attacks by ransomware groups on the rise
That’s according to Symantec who has worked to block a number of major campaigns involving the files.
14 Oct 2016
Office workers have ‘no confidence’ in their employer’s ability to protect them from ransomware
Employees are ignorant when it comes to ransomware and have no confidence in their employers, survey finds.
13 Oct 2016