Cybersecurity and threat news for Europe, the Middle East & Africa
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2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
From Dridex to Friedex: Malware creators dabble in ransomware
The creators of the Dridex banking Trojan are also responsible for FriedEx (also known as BitPaymer), a ransomware that was discovered in mid-2017.
Acronis launches free anti-ransomware for general population
27.2% of Australians say they don’t know how they protect their data and 46.6% don’t know what ransomware is.
Where to focus your threat protection strategies this year
Some might think that by now organisations would have come to a point where they are a step ahead of criminals.
HKPC to Hong Kong businesses: Be prepared for financially-motivated cyber attacks in 2018
According to the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team, there were 6506 security incidents reported last year - a 7% increase since 2017.
APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
The rise and rise of ransomware: From CryptoLocker to Cerber
Since the infamous CryptoLocker first appeared in 2013, we’ve seen a huge wave of file-encrypting ransomware variants extorting money.
Just how dark is the dark web? The rise of Ransomware-as-a-Service
These packages allow individuals with little technical skill, to attack businesses and individuals with relative ease.
ESET: A breakdown of 2017’s ransomware epidemic - and what to expect next
Given the digital plague around the world in 2017, it would be unseemly not to give ransomware its own dedicated piece.
Cisco maintains grip on IT security market after ‘strong channel partner focus’
Canalys has released its latest predictions surrounding the global IT security market’s performance over the third quarter in 2017.
Ludicrous cybercrime profit means Mafia no longer constrained to the streets
Back in the day it was not uncommon for people to ransack stagecoaches and rob armoured trucks, but now they’re robbing servers.
Businesses MUST prepare: World's cybersecurity big guns forecast 2018
What will 2018 bring? We’ve brought together a line-up of cybersecurity heavyweights to provide their opinions on various topics for the year ahead.
Malicious attacks to drive surge in cybersecurity spending for 2018
Gartner has predicted security spending to total US$96.3b in 2018, an increase of 8% from 2017 with some segments performing better than others.
CERT NZ: Kiwis have lost $1.9m from cyber incidents since April
Cyber attackers have been successful in causing more than $1.9 million in losses for New Zealanders since April 2017 and $1.18 million was from Q3.
Ransomware attacks on AI algorithms: Risks and solutions
AI algorithms, with all their advantages, have a fundamental problem – data sensitivity. They are trained not to understand information.
Attacks on UK's critical infrastructure to skyrocket 100% over next 2 years
Thought 2017 was bad? Well according to cybersecurity expert Huntsman Security, it’s going to get a whole worse.
IoT, cryptocurrency, Linux & WiFi hacks: WatchGuard's security predictions for 2018
WatchGuard Technologies has whipped up some key IT security predictions ranging from IoT botnets to Linux attacks.
Layered security: Making it harder for the bad guys to win
While locking every door may seem obvious, making it harder for cybercriminals to physically get in should be stage one of a layered security program.
LogRhythm divulges eight key predictions for cybersecurity in 2018
The predictions for the new year include both good news and bad news, like the biggest data breach settlement of all time and increased awareness.
Four steps for preventing the next ransomware attack
In some cases, ransomware goes after the back-ups and if they are connected to the network, the data may be completely unrecoverable.
More than the money: The future potential of blockchain
Blockchain is more than a buzzword thrown around in banking circles; it’s the future of distributed security.
How Australia fared through the state of cybersecurity in 2017
As the end of 2017 quickly approaches it means the federal government’s Mandatory Data Breach Notification legislation will soon be in effect.
2017’s threat landscape report shows ransomware epidemic
Cyberthreats have changed significantly in 2017 - Bitdefender's annual report shows one in six spam emails now contain some form of ransomware.
Cybercrime selling like hotcakes: Ransomware sales soar 2500% in one year
The way criminals ply their trade has changed dramatically since the rise of the digital era, and not for the better – at least for the victims.