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EU to invest more into cybersecurity – expert says it’s not enough
Rob Norris says further investment in cyber security technology is an unsurprising but welcome move by the European Commission - but more is needed.
Cybercriminals caught targeting gamers with sneaky malware
Spread via hacked games on unofficial websites, the malware can download and install virtually any other malicious code on the victim's computer.
What’s up with Your mobile apps? Identifying and mitigating digital risk
I’ll venture to guess you’re using a mobile device to read this - while mobile apps offer a host of new opportunities, they also introduce risk.
Once prominent infection method now declining - short blip or for good?
An expert from Digital Shadows dissects the once prominent method of infection known as exploit kits and whether they remain a threat.
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.
Survey reveals digital transformation playing into cybercriminals’ hands
Digital transformation has many positives but it also benefits cybercrime as organisations are trying to walk before they can crawl.
New report reveals hackers weaponising old vulnerabilities
Attacks are on the rise and cybercriminals are reverting to old techniques, with Akamai using the quote “everything old is new again."
Two dark web markets shut down but expert says ‘one door closes, a window opens’
“You can bet that as you’re reading this, those engaged in cyber crime on the dark web are looking for that next ‘market place window’ to open."
Global cybersecurity spending to reach USD$93b in 2018 – GDPR a main driver
Gartner’s latest findings reveal a burgeoning cybersecurity market that is in line with growing awareness and the imminent GDPR.
FireEye uncovers Russian cybercriminal group targeting EMEA hotels
The hospitality sector is a frequently attacked target by cybercriminals - one of the most prominent has been attributed to a Russian group.
Comodo opens up threat library to public – almost 100m incidents in Q217 alone
Comodo has opened its ‘library’ to university, governmental, and non-profit educators and researchers in an industry-first.
HBO breach: Centrify says ‘winter is coming’ for passwords
HBO’s soft underbelly was laid bare to the world after hackers stole 1.5 TB of data from its systems - Centrify says passwords' days are limited.
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.
Want to cause chaos? ICIT says hacking elections is easy
Hackers at DEFCON were able to exploit vulnerabilities in voting machines in a matter of minutes - ICIT breaks down just how easy it is.
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.
New report details exploits of notorious cyberespionage group with EMEA targets
Known as CopyKittens, the group is politically-motivated and has increasingly been active in pursuing foreign espionage on strategic targets.
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.
Malware found prowling within every app of alternative Android store
Malware researcher at ESET, Lukáš Štefanko says this is the first time he has ever seen an entire Android market infected like that.
The Dark Web: Is your company at risk?
Not only is information on a company’s assets available, but information about new techniques to compromise targets is for sale on the dark web.
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.”
Digital Shadows discovers credit card crime ring cashing in on $24b a year
A professional ecosystem has emerged that is providing e-learning courses to allow aspiring cybercriminals to make USD$12k in monthly earnings.
Hackers steal $32m of ethereum cryptocurrency – expert commentary and advice
In the second heist this week, hackers have stolen around US$32 million - Webroot senior threat analyst shares his commentary and insights.