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Trend Micro shows that Linux systems not so bulletproof against trojans
Trend Micro says it's not all smooth sailing for Linux users, as its open-source based operating system is increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks.
15 Sep 2016
Cybertech conference highlights rise in APAC cyber attacks
"They learn the targets and the vulnerabilities and they know how to work like Special Forces. It’s a battlefield in a civilian arena."
14 Sep 2016
Are you prepared for a cyber attack? Ransomware removal and protection guide
Cyber criminals are attacking with increasing frequency and effectiveness, and your business is on a target list. Are you prepared?
07 Sep 2016
Ransomware: To pay or not to pay, that is the question
We sometimes hear of instances where organisations pay ransomware even though they do have backups because it’s the cheaper option.
06 Sep 2016
Aus & NZ organisations increasingly targeted by ransomware
As always, unexpected offers, and especially claims of criminal behaviour that are received by email should be treated with great skepticism.
05 Sep 2016
Trend Micro 2016 report: 1.1 million ransomware hits against Australia
More than 1.1 million ransomware threats have hit Australia this year alone, with massive growth in both ransomware types & money lost from the scams.
30 Aug 2016
Nemucod serves nasty package: Ransomware and ad-clickers
Just last week ESET reported on Nemucod shifting away from ransomware and downloading the ad-clicking malware Kovter instead.
22 Aug 2016
No joke: Ransomware-as-a-Service is a thing
Symantec has uncovered a new type of ransomware being distributed on the cyberundergound that distributes a ransomware builder to aspiring attackers.
17 Aug 2016
Exclusive: The unstoppable monster that is cyber crime
We speak to security experts from Unitec and Vodafone about the ever-changing face of ransomware & what NZ is doing in the cyber security arms race.
17 Aug 2016
Kiwi insurance firm builds cybercrime fighting army
“Businesses need to be clear that cyber security is not just about IT triage."
16 Aug 2016
New research reveals methods to mitigate the impact of ransomware
Study gains insights into typical ransomware behaviour and in doing so, identifies potential solutions for mitigating the impact of their attacks.
09 Aug 2016
Cisco report reveals ransomware attacks on the rise: Expert commentary
There have been some startling findings – organisations are unprepared for future strains of more sophisticated ransomware. Here's some advice.
03 Aug 2016
KnowBe4 makes security training solution available in 26 languages
The interactive, on-demand and computer-based training covers high-risk topics and how you can identify red flags in your system.
03 Aug 2016
Heard of Jackware? When connected cars meet ransomware
I define jackware as malicious software that seeks to take control of a device, the purpose of which is not data processing or digital communications.
02 Aug 2016
PowerWare ransomware imitates locky malware family
PoshCoder has been encrypting files with PowerShell since 2014, and the new variant named PowerWare was reported in March 2016.
01 Aug 2016
Ransomware targeting Aussie SMEs - What can you do about it?
"Today’s hackers have become very powerful, mostly because IT has now a role to play in every part of an organisation, whether big or small."
27 Jul 2016
No more ransom - stopping ransomware on a global scale
"This collaboration goes beyond intelligence sharing, consumer education, and takedowns to actually help repair the damage inflicted upon victims,"
26 Jul 2016
FireEye's latest security feature detects and protects from ransomware
FireEye have recently detected a cerber ransomware campaign with Exploit Guard, a new feature of FireEye Endpoint Security (HX).
19 Jul 2016
Australia primary target for cyber attacks
“Australia has really been targeted by cybercriminals with this Angler Exploit Kit and it is Australian consumers that will suffer."
12 Jul 2016
Geek saves customer '$150,000 in 15 min'; wins security award
Adelaide IT services firm Geek has won the Golden Datto Pioneer award after helping save an Adelaide accounting firm hit by CryptoLocker.
11 Jul 2016
Ransomware: First files … now complete devices
Recently, a particular type of malware, has become increasingly troublesome for both businesses and home users. It is is known as ransomware.
11 Jul 2016
Feb & March saw huge spike in ransomware attacks against Australia
FireEye research has brought the truth about ransomware attacks close to home, as Australia and the entire APJ region is increasingly targeted.
11 Jul 2016
Fourfold increase in ransomware attacks against Android
Android users beware, ransomware is becoming more prevalent towards your devices. Kaspersky Lab warns that the ransomware landscape is growing.
06 Jul 2016
C-Suite execs wouldn't pay ransom attacks, survey finds
“It’s easy to say you won’t pay a ransom until your system is actually locked down and inaccessible.”
04 Jul 2016