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Cisco reveals alarming findings from Midyear Cybersecurity Report
“As recent incidents like WannaCry and Netya illustrate, our adversaries are becoming more and more creative in how they architect their attacks.”
60% of enterprises confirm global attacks have affected cyber protection choices
Results from a recent survey of security executive from across 11 EMEA countries have been released, revealing the effects of attacks like WannaCry.
Local SMEs are the most vulnerable to ransomware attacks: Turrito Networks
The right partner will understand both your needs and risks as a business, and then provide solutions that protect your data from day one.”
To pay or not to pay; protecting your business against the rising threat of ransomware
f you think you’d elect to pay, there’s no better time than now to improve your security practices as you will become a target for further attacks.
A system wiper with no recourse: Researchers discover what NotPetya attack was really after
ESET senior research fellow Nick FitzGerald says that NotPetya was most likely a state-sponsored attack through malware.
Sophos responds to new variant of Petya ransomware
These attacks are upping the ante, as they hit services that affect people’s day-to-day activity; such as healthcare, and postal services.
NotPetya ransomworm knows no boundaries - A/NZ firms affected
Ransomware knows no boundaries: That's the lesson coming from the NotPetya attack that, despite starting in Europe, has spread to A/NZ.
Petya ransomworm's rapid spread: What the experts know right now
The Petya ransomware uses the EternalBlue exploit to not only infect files, but an entire system's drive. We get the latest from the experts.
Did you know your superyacht can be cyber-pirated?
A white-hat hacker at a recent super-yacht investor conference demonstrated how he took control of a super-yacht’s satellite communications system.
South Korean web hosting provider pays $1m ransomware demand
South Korean web hosting company Nayana was hit by the Erebus ransomware and is paying 397.6 Bitcoins, the equivalent of US$1 million.
Rackspace presents five ways to reduce your ransomware risk
It’s far too easy to be distracted by the drama of hard-drive encryption and demands for payment.
CyberHawk: Your protection against a new generation of hackers
The odds that your organisation’s security will be compromised are very high. So why not protect yours with the eyes of a hawk?
Three key security hotspots to consider for your 2018 budget
When budgeting for the 2018 financial year, businesses should look to strengthen cybersecurity defenses in policies, infrastructure & training.
It's time for MacRansom: New ransomware goes after MacOS
Fortinet has warned of a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) that is making its home on a webportal hosted on the TOR network.
Six practical steps you can take to avoid being hit by another WannaCry
You don’t hand the keys to the car, the liquor cabinet & the gun rack to a 16 year old. If all users have blanket local admin access it's just as bad.
Fortinet: Cybercrime ditches regional targets & goes for global 'element of surprise'
According to Fortinet's Global Threat Landscape Report, attackers are always looking for 'the element of surprise'.
How education can avoid being the next hacking target
Article from security experts Sedara looking at the unique security threats the education sector's IT face.
WatchGuard finds Australians not sure how to deal with ransomware
“Whether you want to contemplate another WannaCry scenario or not, it’s only a matter of time before ransomworms begin to wreak havoc."
Botnets are being overshadowed by ransomware - in the media, at least
Botnets not only harm the owners of infected computers, but others too – they can send out spam, distributing a range of scams or even ransomware.
Japanese teenager caught making and sharing ransomware
A Japanese teenager has been caught for creating and distributing a ransomware campaign.
Here's why WannaCry might be the tip of the iceberg
Much ink is still being expended trying to determine who was responsible for WannaCry and what their motives were. But there's a bigger lesson here.
WannaCry, IoT and you: Securing your customers in an unsafe world
Ingram Micro’s Andrew Khan explains how ransomware like WannaCry can be mitigated by the 3As: Automation, analytics and artificial intelligence.
Does your healthcare organisation need a security health check?
In the rush to move healthcare records to the cloud, there’s often an assumption that security comes automatically.
Even more tips for staying safe online: There's no such thing as too safe!
Most important is making sure your software is updated.