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How to avoid becoming a cryptojacking victim - Bitglass
Large-scale cryptojacking is a lucrative business due to the popularity and value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Cryptojacking and failure to patch still major threats - Ixia
Compromised enterprise networks from unpatched vulnerabilities and bad security hygiene continued to be fertile ground for hackers in 2018.
Developing APAC countries most vulnerable to malware - Microsoft
“As cyberattacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, understanding prevalent cyberthreats and how to limit their impact has become an imperative.”
Ransomware’s decline equals cryptomining’s rise
ESET’s Security Days Conference recently took place to go over the current threat environment and what to look out for next.
Check Point names February’s most disruptive malware
Check Point’s researchers confirm Coinhive holds the top position in February's Top Malware index for fifteenth successive month before it shut down, while GandCrab distribution campaigns increase.
Cybercriminals earning over $3billion annually exploiting social platforms
Social media platforms contain up to 20% more methods by which malware can be delivered to users – e.g. through adverts, shares, plug-ins – than comparable sources.
IBM Security: Cybercriminals focusing on cryptojacking
The report found that more than half of cybercriminal attacks pivot away from malware-based attacks.
CSOs - are you prepared for cloud cryptojacking?
A recent report found that almost half of the organisations surveyed have malware in one of their cloud applications.
Cybercrime tools and services becoming increasingly democratised
Findings from Check Point's new report reveal a concerning trend as cybercrime grows increasingly well-managed and accessible.
OT attacks and cryptominers on the rise – Skybox
Skybox Security’s 2019 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report analyzes what shaped the threat landscape over 2018 and what it means for the year ahead.
Carbon Black releases 2019 global threat report
The report found that a new breed of cyberattacks (seemingly fuelled by geopolitical tension) is emerging.
Cryptomining affected 37% of businesses last year
“From the meteoric rise in cryptomining to massive data breaches and DDoS attacks, there was no shortage of cyber-disruption."
Malwarebytes reveals APAC countries most targeted by malware
The report identifies increases in backdoors, cryptocurrency miners, and the use of exploits against their endpoints.
Malware downloader on the rise in Check Point’s latest Threat Index
Organisations continue to be targeted by cryptominers, despite an overall drop in value across all cryptocurrencies in 2018.
2019’s top three cybersecurity trends - Akamai
Cybercriminals have been moving towards a ‘gig economy’ – an underground community of malicious actors exchanging services.
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
2018’s worst malware revealed in report
Webroot has highlighted the top cyberattacks of 2018 in its latest Nastiest Malware list, which showcases the malware and attack payloads that have been most detrimental to organisations.
Cryptomining dethrones ransomware as 2018’s top threat - Webroot
This report also highlights the importance of implementing a robust and evolving security approach to protect valuable data and keep systems secure.
Protecting New Zealand in the new cybercrime threatscape
New Zealand’s businesses are digitally transforming, supported by good internet infrastructure, and immersed in a culture of innovation.
Diginex and Symbioses deploy decentralised supercomputing network
Diginex will provide up to 2,500 nodes at its Switzerland data centre to perform optimised cryptocurrency mining on the Symbioses network.
Cryptomining and IoT attacks gunning for healthcare industry
Medical staff now carry multiple connected devices with them, including personal devices that lack appropriate security controls.
MikroTik routers in NZ may be at risk of cryptomining - Symantec
These routers are used by many organisations and businesses, including internet service providers.
DC Two set to build Australia's first solar-powered data center
The data center is currently being built in Collie, which is 200 kilometres south of Perth, in Western Australia.