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CERT NZ: Kiwis lose $7.8m to cyber attacks; incident reports soar
“The increase on reporting and reduction in financial loss could mean that New Zealanders are developing a heightened awareness of cybersecurity threats as we’ve become more dependent on digital services.”
Kaseya acquires phishing defense platform, Graphus
The Graphus solution uses AI technology to defend Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite inboxes from a variety of threats delivered via email.
Reports suggest spike in vaccine-related phishing campaigns
According to new research from Check Point, the primary attack delivery method is email, constituting 82% of all attack vectors for malicious files in the last month.
Google and Amazon overtake Apple as most imitated brands - Check Point
Google and Amazon were the most imitated brands in phishing attempts for the second quarter of 2020, according to Check Point.
Improving network security by ‘deflecting’ cybercriminals
Even with the best perimeter defences in place, malicious actors can still gain access to a network and resources connected to it. But a new technique has made it significantly easier to spot these cyber-attackers.
Not enough being done to combat email fraud in A/NZ - report
New research from SMX has revealed neither private companies nor government agencies have done enough to stamp out phishing and spoofing campaigns throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Phishers cash in on the COVID-19 pandemic - how to avoid being reeled in
As the crisis continues to play out, the onus is on the rest of us to remain on high alert, to ensure our systems and data aren’t infected with another kind of virus.
Inteview: Mimecast security expert on why email attacks are more successful than ever
Techday spoke to Mimecast Australia principal technical consultant Garrett O’Hara, who walks through why security experts are becoming increasingly pessimistic about email-borne attacks.
Phishing becoming more prolific and impregnable - report
The study, conducted with VirusTotal and WHOIS XML, analysed more than 600,000 domains to accurately track malicious activity throughout the pandemic.
Phishing attack exploited Samsung, Adobe servers for Office 365 credentials
The campaign used seemingly credible web domain names to lure its victims and bypass security filters, including from Oxford University, Adobe and Samsung.
In IT security, ‘good enough’ is no longer good enough
Cyber attackers live by the motto ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’, and COVID-19 delivers a perfect storm of opportunity for them.
60% of IT managers think email cyber-attacks are 'inevitable' - report
Mimecast has released its latest State of Email Security report, which surveyed over 1,000 IT decision-makers on their view of the current state of cybersecurity.
New phishing campaign disguises malware as CV attachments
It comes as resume or CV-themed scams have doubled in the past two months, with one out of every 450 malicious files reported involving CVs.
Google most popular brand to impersonate in phishing campaigns - report
A new report from Barracuda released today shows 100,000 attacks impersonating reputable brands, with 65% of this figure using Google as a masquerade.
Microsoft warns of huge email phishing scam
The phishing campaign installs NetSupport Manager remote admin tool to take over and execute commands.
46% of global businesses have had security scare from remote working
The survey from Barracuda Networks also found that 49% of survey respondents said they expect to see a data breach or cybersecurity incident in the next month due to remote working.
WHO urges caution after emails, passwords stolen
Approximately 450 active WHO email addresses and passwords, and emails belonging to others working on fighting COVID-19, were leaked on the internet.
Cyber criminals continue to capitalise on COVID-19
"With 91% of all email-related security breaches emanating from poor cyber hygiene, never has it been more pressing to adopt good practices and invest in solutions that will better support remote working environments in the face of crisis."
How a cyber-gang with a posh name stole millions from private equity firms
The gang succeeded in its campaign by manipulating email correspondences, registering lookalike domains, and cashing out in phases.
Cybercriminals most likely to impersonate Apple, Netflix in phishing attacks
Cybercriminals are most likely to impersonate major global tech companies like Apple, Netflix, Yahoo, WhatsApp and PayPal in order to trick people to clicking links or downloading attachments in malicious phishing emails.
Interview: Aura GM on security implications for enterprise during and post-pandemic
Techday spoke with Aura Information Security general manager Peter Bailey on what this new normal means for cybersecurity, and its potential lasting effect on organisations.
'Social engineering at scale': Phishing attacks milk COVID-19
Attackers are commonly using false cash stimulus ‘promises’ as bait.
New solution shines light on Dark Web credential trading
The Kaseya-owned Spanning Cloud Apps has released software that monitors the Dark Web for compromised Office 365 credentials.
Email attacks up 667% following rise of COVID-19 worldwide
Of the COVID-19 related attacks detected by Barracuda Sentinel through March 23, 54% were scams, 34% were brand impersonation attacks, 11% were blackmail, and 1% are business email compromise.