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WatchGuard's global reseller survey finds ransomware top customer fear for 2017
A global survey by WatchGuard has shown that more than 80% of resellers believe their customers are most worried about ransomware and its effects.
Listen up: Android.Lockdroid.E ransomware makes victims speak out loud
Android users are being targeted in a new type of ransomware attack that uses speech recognition as the unlock code method.
Australian businesses targeted by ASIC impersonation fraud
MailGuard recently warned of a new phishing scam using false ASIC credentials, which installs malware on unsuspecting victims’ computers.
Welivesecurity reports new crypto-ransomware hitting macOS
We have seen a new ransomware campaign for Mac. This new ransomware, written in Swift, is distributed via BitTorrent and calls itself "Patcher".
In-depth: Norton by Symantec explains how Kiwi SMBs lose $19,000 from cyber attacks
“We encourage people not to pay. They need to protect themselves and they need to back up their data."
WatchGuard reveals why defence is never enough in the fight against ransomware
Ransomware. It is a deadly form of computer malware that can cripple your systems, drain your bank accounts and wipe all your critical business data.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to expect from cyber attacks in 2017
Attackers are increasingly utilising non-malware attacks in an effort to remain undetected on organisations’ endpoints.
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."
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."
ESET discovers a new decryption tool for Crysis ransomware
Since it first appeared, ransomware’s profitable business has grown rapidly.
Android ransomware spreads further, with new methods in its toolbox
Ransomware seems to have maintained its attractiveness amongst cybercriminals.
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."
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.
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."