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Hacking attacks up 300% - report
Hackers are taking advantage of global destabilisation by targeting essential industries and common vulnerabilities from the shift to remote working.
Sharp increase in cyber attacks in last quarter of 2020 - report
There was an increase in the number of attacks aimed at the trade industry and medical institutions, as well in the number of social engineering attacks on individuals.
ESET reveals APT groups exploiting Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities
A number of advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are exploiting the latest Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities, according to new ESET research.
Sandbox evasion malware used for cyber espionage, new study shows
The company's findings show that 25% of that malware was active in 2019-2020, and that at least 23 APT groups around the world have used them in attacks.
Connected car technology vulnerable to cyber attacks - Trend Mirco
there are ample opportunities for attackers looking to abuse connected car technology."
Increase in emergence of new cloud watering hole attacks
"Cloud native apps and services are more vital than ever before, and any risk in the infrastructure has critical implications."
Cyber-pandemic: The most notable cyber attacks of 2020
2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic saw employees move to remote working, keeping IT professionals on high alert for cyberattacks.
Barracuda survey reveals top security concerns for Australian businesses
“As applications are rapidly becoming the most exploited threat vector, these security concerns underscore the importance to safeguard data with confidence by eliminating application vulnerabilities and stopping data breaches."
Imperva updates WAAP and Data Security offerings with emphasis on simplicity
New simplified subscription plans and security services have been designed to make it easier for businesses to protect critical assets from a growing volume of complex and automated threats.
Extortion, ransom-related DDoS attacks surged in 2020
There was a 154% increase in the number of cyber attacks between 2019 and 2020, with growth in ransom-related DDoS.
More than 80% of APAC organisations suffered a cyber attack in 2020 - study
One fifth of organisations across the Asia Pacific were hit by at least seven cyber attacks in the past 12 months.
Palo Alto Networks advances attack surface management with Expanse
"By integrating Expanse's attack surface management capabilities into Cortex after closing, we will be able to offer the first solution that combines the outside view of an organisation's attack surface with an inside view to proactively address all security threats."
DNS threats expected to explode over the holiday period, report finds
With more people shopping online than ever before amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 78% of cybersecurity professionals said they expect to see an increase in DNS-related security threats over the next month.
Cyber-espionage growing problem for APAC region, report finds
Asia-Pacific’s public sector is at the greatest risk for advanced cyber-espionage attacks, while the region is hardest hit globally, according to the new Verizon Cyber-Espionage Report (CER).
Organisations continue to get hit hard by cyber attacks
Trend Micro published survey findings revealing 23% of global organisations suffered seven or more attacks infiltrating their networks or systems over the past 12 months.
Index Engines enhances ransomware detection and recovery software
CyberSense helps organisations win the war against cyberattacks.
Nokia: Cyber attacks on internet-connected devices on the rise
Cyberattacks on internet-connected devices continue to rise at an alarming rate due to poor security protections.
NZX, Metservice attacks show Kiwi companies must rethink cyber security
The attacks are a wake-up call for New Zealand businesses to step up their threat protection and contingency planning systems.
Cyberattacks up 400% compared to pre-COVID-19 levels
Earlier this year, the FBI reported that complaints of cyberattacks received by its cyber division had risen to almost 4,000 a day.
NZX CIO David Godfrey to resign by year's end
"David has been in the business for more than a decade, and has been a great contributor over that time - including through the challenges we faced this year due to COVID and the more recent cyber attacks where he has shown wonderful calmness and support of his teams.”
IT leaders fear increase risk of cyber attacks while working from home
More than 80% of IT leaders believe their company is at a greater risk of cyber attacks when their staff are working from home, according to new research.
SMBs seeking service providers in face of rising cyber threats
SMBs are struggling with their cybersecurity solutions, with three quarters worried about being the target of a cyberattack in the next six months, and 91% considering using or switching to a new IT service provider if offered a better option.
Average cost of insider attack $2 million - Bitglass
A report has found 61% of companies had an insider attack in past year.
Global DDoS attacks: What they are, how they work, and how to defend against them
Do not pay the ransom, and do make sure you've got strong DDoS protection, security firms warn.