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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."
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
Ransomware exploit kits pose huge risk for unpatched organisations
Ransomware exploit kits are making it easier for attackers to target enterprises, because they're so simple to enact, Trend Micro warns.
Crypt888 ransomware evolving in an 'unusual' way, says AVG
Instead of evolving the strain's capabilities, Crypt888 developers instead experimented with languages and UIs, rather than changing the coding.
Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds
“Unfortunately the results were not surprising – as phishing emails are becoming increasingly convincing and sophisticated."
Online credentials creating a gold mine for cyber attackers
Whether it is for account takeover, extortion/ransomware, or credential stuffing.
How to be the cat - not the mouse - in the fight against zero-day malware
Zero-day malware mutations can spell disaster for networks, as they can often get in completely undetected by traditional security protection.
Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure
Paying criminals is never a good idea, even when it seems expedient. Ransomware authors are under no obligation to give you back what you pay.
Are Kiwi employees in the dark when It comes to cyber security?
“All employers and employees should understand their role in protecting the information that belongs to their workplace."
Go Phish – how to spot a ransomware email
With the crooks becoming smarter and more sophisticated every day, what does a modern day phishing email actually look like?
DDoS attacks are 'no longer isolated events'
“Sophisticated attacks hit companies of all sizes, in all industries."
As the silly season approaches, ransomware attacks spike
The organisation has found that over the past year, there’s been a rise in extortion and ransomware traffic.
Proofpoint uncovers new MarsJoke ransomware, then Kaspersky finds the fix
"While it hasn't reached the scale of an average Locky attack, combined with the known targeting, this MarsJoke campaign is significant."
Symantec detects ransomware variants created directly on mobile devices
“The surge in adoption of these new development techniques has been limited to a small subset of Android ransomware groups."
Ransomware: New report reveals most vulnerable industry
“The rate of ransomware has significantly increased for every industry examined over the last 12 months."
Planning crucial to minimising and recovering from ransomware
"Although ransomware attackers claim they will give you the key to decrypt your files if you pay, they don’t always deliver."
By 'taking the perspective of the attacker' organisations may fare better
"Threat actors can use breached data in targeted spear-phishing campaigns in order to distribute malware such as banking trojans and ransomware."
'The best way to protect data is to kill it', says Gemalto exec
“A breach involving 100 million user names is not as severe as a breach of one million accounts with social security numbers."
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.
Bitdefender keeps ahead of the race with new cybersecurity tools
Bitdefender 2017 will be launched for Windows, Mac & Android devices, with a number of new features including a cloud and machine learning algorithms.