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Despite a 60% breach rate, Australians have firm grasp on cybersecurity
60% of Australian respondents polled in this year’s Telstra Security Report 2018 say their business has been interrupted due to a security breach.
Necurs botnet erupts from dormancy to churn out 100,000 spam emails over Easter
One of the world’s largest spam botnets is back in action and this time it is spreading a Trojan downloader that can deliver nasty malware surprises.
INTERVIEW: SolarWinds MSP security VP lays industry bare
Cybercrime is a business and the rising number of attacks is not a result of criminals getting smarter -most businesses just have poor cyber hygiene.
GandCrab: The 'agile' ransomware that is updated in real time
The GandCrab ransomware has been making headlines recently for being one of the few malware strains that developers update in real time.
Kiwis 'paying for someone else's profit' as 2018 becomes the year of cryptomining
Cryptomining might just be one of the biggest trends in cybercrime this year, and New Zealand is not immune from its reach.
Report finds legacy cybersecurity a cinch for modern cybercrime
Data collected in 2017 shows that attacks like ransomware and cryptojacking are easily bypassing legacy security solutions due to lax businesses.
Asia's security professionals wary of Russia, China, North Korea
Attendees at this year’s Black Hat Asia conference are wary of what’s ahead from some of the world’s most notorious countries behind cyber attacks.
Security experts demonstrate that ransomware attacks on robots are possible
“Possible malicious behavior on an infected robot includes complete interruptions in service, the use of curse words, even doing violent movements."
IoT attacks, ransomware, and steganography? Fortinet looks at the latest cybercrime trends
Fortinet says that stenography as an attack vector hasn’t had too much visibility in the last several years but it could be the start of a resurgence.
From reactive to empowered: Building a case for automation within your security operations team
Here are three questions every security leader can focus on to make automation a reality within their organisation.
REPORT: Ransomware decreasing in quantity but increasing in potency
A new report from SonicWall has shed light on the current threat landscape with the company recording an astonishing 9.32b malware attacks in 2017.
A guide to staying one step ahead of modern email attackers
Email serves as an organisations’ communicative lifeblood, thus making it the most critical vector for an assortment of threats.
Proficio & Cybersight to deliver anti-ransomware protection through worldwide SOCs
Managed security services provider Proficio and cybersecurity firm CyberSight are joining forces to offer anti-ransomware through SOC-as-a-Service.
Cybercriminals likely to attempt GDPR extortion for greater ROI
Trend Micro says cybercriminals are becoming more business-minded and are likely to target organisations that are trying to comply with GDPR.
CrowdStrike detail rise of state-sponsored attacks in new global threat report
These state-sponsored attacks include what the organisation refers to as the ‘trickle-down effect’.
Huge increase in email-borne attacks requires new thinking
More than 205 billion emails are sent and received every day with that number increasing every year - something hackers are keenly aware of.
Know the enemy before preparing defence: An in-depth look at phishing
All too often organisations believe that spam filters are sufficient or that employees can always tell the difference.
New advisory platform finds 41m PDFs part of a cyberattack in last 3 months
Barracuda announced the availability of its new platform that provides advanced threat trends in real time - along with some shocking findings.
Corporate SaaS apps teeming with malware - OneDrive scores highest infection rate
The research showed that 44% of scanned organisations had some form of malware in at least one of their cloud applications.
Fool me once... ransomware strikes firms twice on average, survey finds
“Ransomware is not a lightning strike – it can happen again and again to the same organisation."
2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
From Dridex to Friedex: Malware creators dabble in ransomware
The creators of the Dridex banking Trojan are also responsible for FriedEx (also known as BitPaymer), a ransomware that was discovered in mid-2017.
Acronis launches free anti-ransomware for general population
27.2% of Australians say they don’t know how they protect their data and 46.6% don’t know what ransomware is.
Where to focus your threat protection strategies this year
Some might think that by now organisations would have come to a point where they are a step ahead of criminals.