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Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
Sophos XG Firewall adds lateral movement protection
The new capabilities will help to prevent targeted, manual cyber attacks and exploits from further infiltrating a compromised network.
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
Exclusive: Securing cloud data in the APAC environment
The majority of users are unable to develop good cyber hygiene in line with the rapid rate of digitalisation that the APAC region is undergoing.
Acronis releases latest Data Cloud offering down under
The new Acronis Data Cloud 7.8 is now available through select distributors across Australia and New Zealand.
Ransomware infection? Here’s how you control the damage
Ransomware has evolved to be more sophisticated and targeted, and remains a threat to businesses of all sizes.
Ransomware: What to do if your business is hit
Ransomware has evolved to be more sophisticated, crafty and targeted and remains a threat to businesses of all sizes.
2018’s worst malware revealed in report
Webroot has highlighted the top cyberattacks of 2018 in its latest Nastiest Malware list, which showcases the malware and attack payloads that have been most detrimental to organisations.
Small businesses repeatedly falling victim to ransomware - Kaspersky
Many SMBs have fallen victim to multiple attacks – with 37% having experienced two or three infections.
Cryptomining dethrones ransomware as 2018’s top threat - Webroot
This report also highlights the importance of implementing a robust and evolving security approach to protect valuable data and keep systems secure.
Brewery breach: Not even beer is safe from ransomware
There were no pints enjoyed at this Scottish brewery this week as it fell victim to a crippling ransomware attack.
Pseudo-ransomware Xbash targeting Linux and Windows discovered
Xbash is data-destructive; destroying Linux-based databases as part of its ransomware capabilities.
Protecting New Zealand in the new cybercrime threatscape
New Zealand’s businesses are digitally transforming, supported by good internet infrastructure, and immersed in a culture of innovation.
Exclusive: Building robust cloud-based backup and DR into ransomware defence
Ransomware is on the rise again and it’s getting smarter.
An expert's take on the state of ransomware today
One of the biggest challenges in the fight against ransomware is that there are thousands of variants; tiny pieces of code used over and over again.
BlackBerry integrates ransomware recovery into collaboration platform
Most ransomware recovery solutions enforce a companywide rollback, meaning even users whose systems were not impacted may lose data.
Ransomware: A malware king, but business complacency might be lurking
Ransomware has fast become one of the malware kings to the point where you don’t have to go far to find someone who isn’t aware of the dangers.
Ransomware threats evolving to attack backup programmes
The traditional defence against ransomware is having a disaster recovery solution in place.
2018 sees surge in encrypted attacks, malware & ransomware
The surges are leading experts to warn businesses that they will need every security tool in their toolbox to keep threats at bay.
Best practices: Preventing and recovering from ransomware attacks
Cybercriminals ‘win’ even if only one out of a thousand companies decides to pay the ransom.
Despite more training, SMBs feel unprepared for cyberattacks - Webroot
"One of the most effective strategies to keep your company safe is with a layered cybersecurity strategy that can secure users and their devices."
Three effective strategies for protecting your backups from ransomware
Three key things you should be doing with your data protection strategy to make sure your backups are there when you need them most.
Here’s what the threat landscape currently looks like, according to Fortinet
Fortinet says there are indications that some cybercriminals now prefer hijacking systems and using them for cryptomining.
Singapore CSA looks back at 2017's most rampant cyber threats
Last year there was a notable shift from profit-motivated attacks to attacks designed to cause disruption.