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Ransomware: Easy to get hit, hard to stop and costly to recover
Ingram Micro’s Andrew Khan explains what ransomware is and gives you ten tips to keep your data and applications from being held for ransom.
FLocker malware targeting Android smart TVs
FLocker is the latest a malicious ransomware agent that is targeting smart TVs running the Android operating system, Norton reports.
CompTIA urges reseller action over ransomware
CompTIA is urging resellers be proactive about helping customers protect themselves from ransomware, with some less conventional, high value measures.
McAfee report: Mobile collusion app attacks on the rise, W32/Pinkslipbot Trojan back
McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2016 shows that mobile app collusion and the W32/Pinkslipbot Trojan are the biggest cyber threats lurking.
Facebook MaliciousChat vulnerability reveals dangerous ransomware exploit
Vulnerability in Facebook One Chat and Messenger app could allow cyber attackers to control and manipulate chat conversations.
Ransomware: Easy to get hit, difficult to stop and costly to recover
Fortinet’s Gary Gardiner explains what ransomware is, how it works and ten tips to keep your data and applications from being held for ransom.
Check Point warns against email scammers posing as utility bills
“It is important organisations review and test backup strategies as ransomware frequently deletes previous versions and encrypt data on file shares."
Fortinet and Ransomware: What your clients need to know
The best way to protect your digital assets from Ransomware is to not get compromised in the first place - but can it be done?
Expert insight from the author of the ESET TeslaCrypt decryptor
ESET recently interviewed the malware researcher who ultimately created the universal ESET TeslaCrypt decryption tool.
Ransomware: What your clients need to know
CryptoWall, Locky, TeslaCrypt. To make sense of today’s tech headlines, you have to learn an entire new vocabulary. Here's a few basics.
ESET releases free decryptor for recent variants of TeslaCrypt ransomware
As cybercriminals find new backdoors into our personal digital spaces, it’s important that we continue to adapt and evolve.
Ransomware is not a "malware problem" - it's a criminal business model
Today Unit 42 published its latest paper on ransomware. It has quickly become one of the greatest cyberthreats facing organisations around the world.
Disaster recovery: A necessity for every business
"We emphasise that organisations need to be prepared with a strong business continuity plan that features a backup and disaster recovery solution."
Kiwi universities and businesses targeted by scammers
“This is the aim – to scare the living daylights out of you."
NZ growing target for cybercrime, especially ransomware
New Zealand averaged 108 ransomware attacks per day in 2015 according to a new Symantec report, which shows we're an increasing target for cybercrime.
Ransomware: Locky, TeslaCrypt and other malware families use new tool to evade detection
Recently, Palo Alto Networks identified slight changes in Locky detonations through the AutoFocus threat intelligence service.
Cyber attacks and data loss top of mind in Aus and NZ
"The traditional fears of hardware failure and accidental deletion are no longer the sole reasons people fear data loss."
New Bitdefender vaccine for CryptoWall
"CryptoWall has been around for less than 5 months and already extorted more than $1 million and caused damage on users who refuse to pay ransom."
Ransomware turns into PowerWare with new Microsoft based threat
A newly discovered fileless ransomware, dubbed PowerWare, is using a Windows scripting tool to encrypt files, with an escalating ransom attached.
Does your organisation have a plan in place to deal with an outbreak of ransomware or cryptolocker?
A disaster recovery plan is a documented process or set of procedures to recover and protect a business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.
Will cyber attacks target your enterprise? Probably.
"With the attack surface dramatically increased and a mature attackers ecosystem, companies have to be ever more vigilant across all their IT assets."
Third-highest number of users clicking on malicious URLs goes to... Australia
Of late, ransomware threats have been specifically targeting Australian business and consumers, breaching security systems by appearing legitimate.
There's no such thing as Mac OS X ransomware, right?
OS X users have been hit with the first known case of Mac ‘ransomware’ malware, found in the recently released BitTorrent client app Transmission.
Mobile malware at an all-time high
“As mobile devices become more and more functional, cybercriminals have become more and more sophisticated at attacks that attempt to steal money."