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Expert insights: How to keep on top of the malware threat
If you really want to keep on top of the malware threat then you need to embrace Threat Intelligence in the broadest sense.
Artificial intelligence: Leveraging machines to dissect ransomware DNA
Ransomware seems to be able to trick even the most cautious humans. Enter artificial intelligence.
Ransomware and mobile malware hits peak, healthcare least prepared
"The weaker defences in these two sectors are particularly disturbing given that cybercriminals continue to shift their focus."
Trend Micro warns NZ & Australian firms about Crysis ransomware
New Zealand & Australian businesses are being warned to watch out for Crysis ransomware, which operates through remote desktop protocol (RDP) attacks.
Sophos releases product to address global cybersecurity skills shortage
Intercept X looks to provide a fast-track to advanced protection and response capabilities while minimising the need for specialised security admin.
Trend Micro tackles ransomware threat with new software
"As technology and cybercrime continue to evolve, so do the security threats that come with it."
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.
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."
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kiwi insurance firm builds cybercrime fighting army
“Businesses need to be clear that cyber security is not just about IT triage."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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,"
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).