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Move over ransomware; put spear phishing on your radar
Spear phishers continue to exploit security weaknesses in organisations using social engineering. It’s becoming the most significant security threat.
APAC is now the most dangerous cyber threat region in the world
“APAC was targeted by threats and cyber attacks disproportionately in the first half of the year."
More than a quarter of UK councils infected with ransomware
Barracuda Networks says the public sector’s digital transformation is actually putting citizen data at risk.
What's ahead for ransomware: Seven predictions about its evolution
Our sampling has given insight into the future direction of ransomware. Following our analysis, we compiled seven predictions for its evolution.
Businesses paid $301 million to ransomware hackers last year
Datto has revealed the results of its latest study of ransomware around the world that are concerning to say the very least.
New wave of Locky ransomware appears to come from Vietnam
An ‘aggressive’ Locky ransomware threat that appears to originate from primarily from Vietnam.
The rise of ransomware and how businesses can prevent it from happening
The Digital Shadows CEO delves into one of the main tactics behind extortion - ransomware - and how businesses can defend themselves.
6 months under siege: the malware story so far in 2017
Maya Horowitz, Threat Intelligence Group Manager at Check Point explores the major trends in global malware attacks during the first half of 2017.
New wave of ransomware could put utilities at risk
ICS attacks could shut down critical operational systems, damage or destroy physical equipment and threaten human safety.
Australians turning a blind eye to data backup & security
Some Australians are turning a blind eye to their computer safety – even despite highly publicised cyber attacks, according to a survey from Acronis.
ESET welcomes new network security provider into its Alliance
ESET has brought a new network security provider into its Technology Alliance after announcing the agreement with GREYCORTEX.
BT says investing in all the latest cybersecurity is no silver bullet
Throwing money at cybersecurity is a mistake that can make firms a target not just for cyber criminals but also for over-zealous IT salespeople.
Mobile malware creation is now as easy as downloading an app
Mobile malware creation is as easy as downloading an app and potential criminals don’t even need to write a single line of code.
Locky ransomware's 'rebirth' puts everyone at risk once again
The Locky ransomware is back and using social engineering in another round of email-based attacks on tens of thousands of users.
How to make your smart home safe when hackers are looming nearby
The more devices you connect to your network the more you need to protect, your data may be at risk...
Check Point's latest threat research taken from data you can see in real time
Check Point has taken the latest results from its Cyber Attack Trends: Mid Year Report from data that viewers can see happening in real time.
Holistic information security & business continuity helps businesses prevent disruption
Based in Auckland, they have a strong history of protecting New Zealand organisations from disruptive and damaging incidents before they take control.
Opportunity for A/NZ resellers as emt signs distie deal with OPSWAT
With a client base including the U.S. Army and ING Bank, OPSWAT's platform is now available to A/NZ resellers via emt Distribution.
Sandboxing and threat intelligence: Proactive defence against ransomware
Ingram Micro’s Swapneil Diwaan explains the need for speed in preventing fast-moving cyber threats including ransomware.
Cybercrime: What to expect for the rest of 2017 and how to prepare
So far this year we have already borne witness to a multitude of serious cybercrime. NordVPN has provided insights for what the second half may hold.
Dicker Data: What NZ companies need to know about cybersecurity
There is a significant weakness with cybersecurity in New Zealand – and according to Dicker Data, it stems from one of our strengths.
UK SMBs estimate average cost of cyberattack more than £730,000
UK SMBs estimated the average cost of a cyberattack where their customer records or critical business data were stolen at an eye-watering £737,677.
HBO’s Game of Thrones treasure chest ransacked by hackers
It would seem winter has come for HBO after hackers have stormed the company’s servers and looted the jewels within to leak data online.
Nearly a quarter of ‘unsafe’ emails getting through to user inboxes
There is a continuous challenge of securing organisations from malicious attachments, dangerous files type, impersonation attacks as well as spam.