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Zuckerberg admits “we made mistakes” in Facebook data breach
Mark Zuckerberg has issued a statement following the bombshell that Facebook's data of 50m people has been misused to "change audience behaviour.
Report uncovers big business of cybercrime – but just how big?
'Would you like anything else with your $10 DDoS attack-as-a-service sir?' Armor's report paints a disturbing picture of the cybercrime market.
Not a Bitcoin owner? You're still fair game for a cryptomining attack
Check Point has released a 'cryptomining 101' document that details how cybercriminals hack into devices to steal their CPU power for illicit mining.
Expert explains fighting cloud’s ‘biggest security risk’ – the user
Routed's director says while cloud providers are responsible for securing the cloud, only the organisation can secure how they use it.
Cryptomining malware affected 42% organisations worldwide in Feb
This persistent threat not only continues to chip away at enterprise CPU power, but once inside a network can carry out other malicious acts.
Facebook breach of 50 MILLION profiles: What we know so far
A whistleblower has uncovered the practices of his illicit company, which include stealing the details of 50m Facebook users to help Trump's campaign.
Decrypted: Phantom Secure takedown a 'significant blow' against Australia's organised crime networks
“According to court documents, Phantom Secure advertised its products as impervious to decryption, wiretapping or legal third-party records requests."
Qrypter Remote Access Trojan targeting NZ & Australia web domains
A RAT called Qrypter has been used to target organisations around the globe, including those in New Zealand and Australia.
Cybercriminals laundering $200b in ill-gotten gains – here’s how
A new report from Bromium has landed with a number of startling findings, including the confirmation of a bustling cybercrime laundry market.
New report finds race to the cloud in EMEA outpacing cybersecurity
The relentless rush to cloud adoption is coming at the detriment to cybersecurity with some countries in EMEA worse than others.
Sophos unveils new phishing attack simulation solution
The new solution from Sophos allows organisations to run trial phishing 'attacks' on employees to see who is most susceptible and offer training.
New study details how easy it is for hackers to steal your data
It’s no secret that web browsers store a substantial amount of sensitive information about their users - hackers are taking advantage of this.
NHS staff breaking data security policies every day with WhatsApp
The 'unsustainable' issue of NHS staff using consumer instant messaging services is actually much bigger than has been previously reported.
RSA Security director dissects identity & access management industry
As well as emerging technologies, Steve spoke about the future, the implications of GDPR, & strategies that businesses can use to overcome challenges.
Musk says AI 'more dangerous than nukes' - expert stays optimistic
Elon Musk spoke at SXSW and used examples of AI's rapid advancements to show why it ‘scares the hell’ out of him - Kolochenko remains optimistic.
New research finds China tampering with public vulnerability data
Recorded Future believes China has been altering public vulnerability data to allow the Ministry of State Security to play with it first.
Engineer says Emirates is virtually handing customer data to hackers
After the allegations about Emirates' customer data policies emerged, High-Tech Bridge ran a test on the site's security - with interesting results.
Blueliv makes plea for cybercrime intelligence sharing across industries
With malware continually evolving, Blueliv says it's crucial that the 'good guys' begin to collaborate in the fight against cybercrime.
Are remote workers really the answer? Report finds huge security issues
The swelling generation of mobile workers is causing headaches for IT staff with more than half connecting to unsecured networks every week.
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.
GDPR is imminent but 69% of businesses can’t secure customer data
GDPR is looming (May 25) over the heads of IT staff throughout Europe and beyond but this survey found data is still not being managed properly.
Exclusive: Is cybersecurity losing because it’s too profit-focused?
“Given their pay is never guaranteed, cybercriminals are outperforming the 'good guys' in many particular aspects only because they are 'hungry'."
New Zealand is one of the 'Cyber Five' APAC countries most at risk of cyber attacks
According to Delta, there is now a perception that a cyber attack victim is punished by publicity, rather than the perpetrator.
Why banks need to show more initiative in tackling cyber fraud
Why financial institutions need to combat the increasingly complex and intelligent threat landscape with a holistic security approach.