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Cisco & Dimension Data say ransomware is a 'massive issue' in NZ
Tech giants Cisco and Dimension Data have put ransomware under the spotlight as part of an effort to help organisations stay ahead.
New study shows Office 365 use surging, along with security concerns
The majority of businesses are now using Office 365, with ransomware still holding the place for top concern.
Interview: Datto talks ransomware and 'cyber extortion'
Datto vp Rob Rae talks ransomware, the worrying trend of cyber extortion, the role of the channel and how to protect against ransomware.
Expert provides vital security tips for cloud-connected businesses
A technologist from Node4 shares his insights on the rise of cybercrime and the basic questions businesses need to answer to protect themselves.
DoubleLocker ransomware encrypts Android files and changes your PIN
“Its payload can change the device’s PIN, preventing the victim from accessing their device and also encrypts the victim’s data."
Locky ransomware is back as one of September's 'most wanted' malware
“We’ve got ransomware taking up two of the top three spots – one a relatively new variant that just emerged this year, and the other an older family."
Ransomware market skyrockets 2500% in one year: It’s now worth $6m
The ransomware scourge looks set to continue until at least the end of the year, topping what is being called the ‘most notorious year on record’.
Cybercrime remains a major barrier to cloud adoption in EMEA
While cloud adoption continues its steady march in EMEA, a new survey has revealed the recent spate of cyberattacks has thrown a spanner in the works.
How North Korea’s nuclear aggression masks a deeper threat
According to Carbon Black's national security strategist, the rogue nation has been carrying out a stealth campaign that threatens even worse mayhem.
Governments must build availability into services to handle digital transformation - Veeam
Techday spoke to Veeam’s product strategy VP about the necessary digital transformation, data centres, and ransomware.
Locky ransomware variant mimics Konica Minolta copier emails
A Locky ransomware variant is doing the rounds again this time it's also impersonating office equipment from Konica Minolta.
Europol: Legislation overhaul needed as cybercrime is ‘unprecedented’
A new report from Europol has revealed cybercrime is running rampant with ransomware reigning supreme - and a crackdown on criminals is essential.
Move over ransomware; put spear phishing on your radar
Spear phishers continue to exploit security weaknesses in organisations using social engineering. It’s becoming the most significant security threat.
APAC is now the most dangerous cyber threat region in the world
“APAC was targeted by threats and cyber attacks disproportionately in the first half of the year."
More than a quarter of UK councils infected with ransomware
Barracuda Networks says the public sector’s digital transformation is actually putting citizen data at risk.
What's ahead for ransomware: Seven predictions about its evolution
Our sampling has given insight into the future direction of ransomware. Following our analysis, we compiled seven predictions for its evolution.
Businesses paid $301 million to ransomware hackers last year
Datto has revealed the results of its latest study of ransomware around the world that are concerning to say the very least.
New wave of Locky ransomware appears to come from Vietnam
An ‘aggressive’ Locky ransomware threat that appears to originate from primarily from Vietnam.
The rise of ransomware and how businesses can prevent it from happening
The Digital Shadows CEO delves into one of the main tactics behind extortion - ransomware - and how businesses can defend themselves.
6 months under siege: the malware story so far in 2017
Maya Horowitz, Threat Intelligence Group Manager at Check Point explores the major trends in global malware attacks during the first half of 2017.
New wave of ransomware could put utilities at risk
ICS attacks could shut down critical operational systems, damage or destroy physical equipment and threaten human safety.
Australians turning a blind eye to data backup & security
Some Australians are turning a blind eye to their computer safety – even despite highly publicised cyber attacks, according to a survey from Acronis.
ESET welcomes new network security provider into its Alliance
ESET has brought a new network security provider into its Technology Alliance after announcing the agreement with GREYCORTEX.
BT says investing in all the latest cybersecurity is no silver bullet
Throwing money at cybersecurity is a mistake that can make firms a target not just for cyber criminals but also for over-zealous IT salespeople.