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2020's nastiest malware revealed
"Cybercriminals are relying on same old tricks to secure their financial treats, because they continue to be successful."
The rising threat of human-controlled ransomware
Until recently, most ransomware attacks have been automated affairs. But things are changing, writes Attivo Networks regional director for A/NZ Jim Cook.
IDC survey: Nearly 1/3 of data-ransomed businesses pay up
A Rubrik-commissioned A/NZ survey by IDC finds that despite only 6% saying they would pay ransomware attackers, the reality is quite different.
Backups as a last line of defence are under threat
Malware can incrementally overwrite and encrypt backups, rendering them inadequate as an insurance policy against ransomware.
Why organisations should wise up to the DDoS extortion trend
While it is essential to have a DDoS mitigation solution in place, it’s also important to test that it works as expected, writes NCC Group director of technical security consulting for Asia Pacific Tim Dillon.
Experiencing ransomware significantly impacts cybersecurity approach
"The survey findings illustrate clearly the impact of these near-impossible demands. Among other things, those hit by ransomware were found to have severely undermined confidence in their own cyber threat awareness."
Microsoft takes legal action to disrupt botnet and combat ransomware
Microsoft has announced it took action to disrupt a botnet, Trickbot, one of the world's most infamous botnets and prolific distributors of malware and ransomware.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – A glimpse inside a ransomware cell
This is our second IT Jam with SonicWall senior manager of product marketing Brook Chelmo, and in this video Brook walks us through his one-on-one experience with a member of a ransomware cell.
Ransomware attacks skyrocketed in past three months - Check Point
The daily global average of ransomware attacks jumped 50% in last quarter, compared to 1st half of 2020.
Just one click – that’s all it takes to let in cyber-crime
So how do organisations ensure that users are not compromised by simply doing their work? The answer is surprisingly simple, writes Bufferzone Security business strategist for A/NZ Greg Wyman.
Plugging the gaps: Australian organisations are leaving their defence barriers wide open
Cybercriminals are are walking through the gaping holes in Australia’s organisational defences – gaps that leadership teams don’t even realise are there.
High-tech heist: why fending off ransomware attacks is more challenging than ever in 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has unleashed a wave of sophisticated and disruptive ransomware attacks, and the onus is on businesses to ramp up their security measures if they’re to avoid falling victim, writes Attivo Networks regional director for A/NZ Jim Cook.
Fortinet: Risk and compliance in a hyperscaling world
Your challenge is to minimise risk whilst embracing the promise of digital transformation.
2020 saw a surge in malware, ransomware and botnets - report
“There has never been a clearer picture than now, of why organisations need to adjust their defence strategies going forward to fully take into account the network perimeter extending into the home."
Sophos deconstructs Dharma, the 'fast food franchise' ransomware
"Dharma is fast-food franchise ransomware: widely and easily available to just about anyone,” says a Sophos threat researcher.
Deal triple damage against ransomware with these 3 ultimate strategies
The three main strategies you need to win every ransomware battle are education, implementation, and remediation.
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.
Attivo Networks raises the stakes against 'Ransomware 2.0'
“Advanced human-controlled ransomware can evade endpoint security controls and after initial compromise, move laterally to cause maximum damage, do data exfiltration and encrypt data."
Report: Brute-force attacks feed on remote working vulnerabilities
A new report from ESET has detailed the extent to which attackers employ brute-force tactics to infiltrate remote desktop protocols.
54% rise in gaming-related cyber attacks recorded in April
Social isolation measures, widely implemented throughout the world during March and April, has been linked to both the increase in engagement for gaming and a corresponding boom in game-related cyber attacks.
Microsoft releases latest edition of Security Endpoints Threats report
he latest iteration of the report sheds more light on the difference in exposure and response to cyber threats between developed and developing countries in APAC.
Ransomware attacks swell, average ransom payments rise - report
Between 2018 and 2019, the value of demanded ransom payments rose 140%, peaking at an average of US$18,000, while a reported 57% of surveyed organisations settled and paid ransoms during the last 12 months, according to a report from Atlas VPN.
Digital heists: Attacks on financial institutions rise 238% in 3 months
The pandemic has created a perfect storm for financial cybercrime, with attackers taking advantage of every opportunity they get to target financial institutions.
One in three ransomware attacks target business users
Ransomware has become a big challenge for many organisations, despite the attack method not being the most advanced threat.