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Cyber attacks and data loss top of mind in Aus and NZ
"The traditional fears of hardware failure and accidental deletion are no longer the sole reasons people fear data loss."
New Bitdefender vaccine for CryptoWall
"CryptoWall has been around for less than 5 months and already extorted more than $1 million and caused damage on users who refuse to pay ransom."
Ransomware turns into PowerWare with new Microsoft based threat
A newly discovered fileless ransomware, dubbed PowerWare, is using a Windows scripting tool to encrypt files, with an escalating ransom attached.
Does your organisation have a plan in place to deal with an outbreak of ransomware or cryptolocker?
A disaster recovery plan is a documented process or set of procedures to recover and protect a business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.
Will cyber attacks target your enterprise? Probably.
"With the attack surface dramatically increased and a mature attackers ecosystem, companies have to be ever more vigilant across all their IT assets."
Third-highest number of users clicking on malicious URLs goes to... Australia
Of late, ransomware threats have been specifically targeting Australian business and consumers, breaching security systems by appearing legitimate.
There's no such thing as Mac OS X ransomware, right?
OS X users have been hit with the first known case of Mac ‘ransomware’ malware, found in the recently released BitTorrent client app Transmission.
Mobile malware at an all-time high
“As mobile devices become more and more functional, cybercriminals have become more and more sophisticated at attacks that attempt to steal money."
Ransomware on the rise in Aus and NZ, ESET says
"Understanding methods of propagation and how to combat ransomware in the case of an infection, is key to limiting your susceptibility to ransomware."
Mobile malware on the rise, Qualcomm and Avast step in
"With the growing use of mobile devices and the valuable data they contain, malware developers are increasingly targeting mobile users."
Hemisphere Technologies expands security portfolio with new distie deal
Hemisphere Technologies has signed an agreement with Trustwave to distribute the company’s Secure Email Gateway (SEG) Cloud service in Australia.
Ransom32, the Next Step in Ransomware-as-a-Service, explained
The Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) business model is still seeing growth in an industry that is rapidly changing every day.
CryptoWall nets US$325 million; Is your business secure?
A single cybercrime group may have collected US$325 million from CryptoWall 3 ransomware - but there are ways to help your business keep secure.
Symantec: Ransomware on the rise
There’s no shortage of security issues. Ransomeware on the rise, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is providing rich pickings for cyber crims.
Don’t let cybercriminals hold your business hostage
"Ransomware continues to evolve and thrive because it follows a proven business model."
Android ransomware, running riot in Australia
Android ransomware in Australia is on the rise, posing a significant threat to businesses and consumers.
Ransomware masquerades as FBI, Android users in the crossfire
Thousands of Android users have been targeted by a ransomware that demands users to pay $500 to restore access to their smartphone, says Bitdefender.
Are blind spots leaving your organisation exposed? Trend Micro says yes
“Who knew online and mobile ads, over-the-counter transactions, and even basic Word documents could still cause so much trouble.”
'Tactical shift' in cyberattacks and high ransomware for NZ
New Zealand is a nation of oversharers - and a popular target for ransomware according to a new report from Symantec.
Warning: Ransomware email campaign on a rampage
Internal Affairs is warning people to beware of a ransomware email campaign that could cripple IT systems.
Kiwis warned to watch out for mobile ransomware
"The public needs to become more security-aware, and take more measures to prevent their handsets from becoming conduits of monetary and information loss."
Android users held to ransom for 'viewing illegal porn'
We've had cryptolocker and other ransomware on desktops, now it's Android devices being held to ransom.