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In-depth: Norton by Symantec explains how Kiwi SMBs lose $19,000 from cyber attacks
“We encourage people not to pay. They need to protect themselves and they need to back up their data."
Mirai botnet now targeting Windows PCs to access IoT devices
Notorious IoT malware ‘Mirai’ has now jumped ship to infect Windows devices and Symantec is warning users to make sure they don't get caught.
Bad experiences for almost 70 percent of Kiwi online daters - tips for success
If you’re planning to find your Mr or Mrs Right online, then it would pay to take note of the Norton Online Dating Survey first.
Online bullying worse than the playground
"As long as your child is connected to a device, a bully can connect to them."
Buckle up for the AI security revolution – spending to hit $96b by 2021
Machine learning and AI are going to reach colossal levels by 2021 as the market swells to $96 billion.
Global cyber security highs and lows of 2016
Before the close of 2016, Symantec discovered a number of new cyber security trends, helping banish a number of old and new threats.
SecurityBrief Asia revisits 2016's year on the wild, wild web
New threats, new malware, new attacks, new chaos and new ways to fight back: A look back at Asia cybersecurity in 2016.
Hackers are polishing their skills while Kiwis get complacent
"New Zealanders who were victims of cybercrime within the past year have often continued their unsafe behaviour."
Symantec’s cyber security predictions for 2017
security experts Symantec have compiled a list of 10 security threat predictions for 2017 as cybercriminals change tactics. Here's what can we expect.
Rogue nations, IoT, fileless malware and drones: A new era of cybercrime in 2017
"Given the consistently changing security landscape, it’s important to take a moment and determine where the industry needs to focus its attention."
Android.Fakebank.B malware variants trick users through social engineering
Symantec is warning Android users to watch out for a banking malware that is whitelisting itself to stay active and monitored by attackers.
Healthcare organisations in the crosshairs of Gatak
The group behind the Gatak Trojan (Trojan.Gatak) continues to pose a threat with the healthcare sector heavily affected by attacks.
Dropbox welcomes security giants Symantec to Partner Network
Dropbox has officially welcomed Symantec to the company's Partner Network, alongside other security industry heavyweights.
Symantec takes a step into the future with AI powered cyber defence
"Enabled by artificial intelligence, backed by the world’s largest and most powerful threat intelligence force, and powered by the cloud."
Symantec Partner Engage 2016: Regional partner award winners
A highlight of the event was the Partner awards, which recognise the commitment and dedication of Symantec and Blue Coat partners - here's who won.
Bigger is better: Symantec announces world’s largest set of threat data
Following their acquisition of Blue Coat just three months ago, Symantec recently announced the first positive spin-off.
Symantec: Blue Coat acquisition a “work in progress”
Symantec's Global Partner Sales vice president spoke at a media briefing about what their acquisition of Blue Coat will mean for partners.
What you need to know about the Mirai botnet behind recent major DDoS attacks
A DDoS on DNS provider Dyn last week managed to disrupt an array of the internet’s biggest websites, including Paypal. Here's what you need to know.
Tech support scams now hide code to mask malicious intent
Symantec discovers another tech support scam that uses scare tactics to fool users into believing they're infected with a virus.
Cyber insurance in Australia set to rise in the wake of increasing attacks
Many are still unfamiliar with cyber insurance and may not realise their normal business insurance does not cover loss as a result of cyberattacks."
Kiwi businesses not up to scratch with cyber insurance
"Cyberattacks aren’t going away so, if you’re a business with a digital presence, make sure you’re protected for when an event occurs.”
Australian organisations popular targets for newly discovered trojan
Symantec says these attacks are extremely focused on companies operating in the banking, securities, trading, and payroll sectors.
Email-based attacks by ransomware groups on the rise
That’s according to Symantec who has worked to block a number of major campaigns involving the files.
Symantec detects ransomware variants created directly on mobile devices
“The surge in adoption of these new development techniques has been limited to a small subset of Android ransomware groups."