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15,000 companies still critically vulnerable from Citrix security flaws - report
Positive Technologies reports 1 in 5 companies affected have not taken any action to address the threat.
Xfinity left vulnerable to serious security threats - Swascan
Swascan found several gaps in Xfinity's data security which left them vulnerable to attacks.
Antivirus would have saved these businesses $71 billion in 2019
Malware threats represent huge financial costs for businesses.
Machine learning is key to securing corporate data in the cloud
In securing data in the cloud, companies now face a multi-faceted challenge that features flexible data access from large numbers of users and devices.
Cyber criminals exploiting coronavirus fears
Cyber criminals are exploiting fears surrounding the current outbreak of coronavirus in an attempt to launch theft malware.
Huge growth in malware connected to popular musicians - Kaspersky
Cybercriminals are actively abusing the names of artists and songs nominated for a Grammy 2020 award, in order to spread malware.
Kaspersky: Malware variety grows by 13.7% in 2019 due to web skimmers
“The volume of online attacks has been growing for years, but in 2019 we saw a clear shift from certain types of attacks that are becoming ineffective, to the ones focused on gaining clear profit from users."
Ransomware vs cities in 2019: 174 and counting
At least 174 municipal institutions, with more than 3,000 subset organisations, have been targeted by ransomware during the last year.
Equifax breach vulnerability surfaces as top network attack in Q3 2019
WatchGuard’s latest Internet Security Report also reveals significant increases in malware and network attacks, as zero day malware accounts for 50% of all detections.
Malwarebytes stalwart promoted to chief product officer
"Akshay has been an incredible partner with product development, enabling our long-term product vision. His leadership has been instrumental to our continued growth and success."
APT groups conducting more targeted intrusions – Accenture
Analysts now see an emergence of malware executed through web browsers focused on targeting online merchants and retailers specifically.
Korean-speaking threat groups strike close to home
Korean-speaking cyber threat groups seem to be ‘waging war’ on the Korean peninsula and across Southeast Asia, according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.
Education prime target for cyber attacks, report finds
"Students use an increasing number of devices - on campus, at home and on the go - connecting endpoints to both secure and unknown networks."
September’s top malware, Emotet botnet strikes again – Check Point
Check Point’s researchers report that the notorious botnet has been reactivated and is spreading active campaigns again.
Public dataset to help researchers predict malicious activity unveiled
The dataset comprises 51.6 malicious activity reports involving 662,000 unique IP addresses across the globe.
Disruptionware emerges as newest and nastiest cyber threat
Forescout and ICIT research has identified the rise of disruptionware and its threat to particularly operational technology environments.
Malware hiding on popular content delivery networks - WatchGuard
Data also shows Kali Linux modules cracking malware top ten list and a dramatic year-over-year increase in overall malware volume.
IoT devices leaving businesses open to security risks – Zscaler
IDC has forecast that spending on IoT will reach US$745 billion in 2019 and surpass the US$1 trillion mark in 2022.
How the iPhone malware discovery affects Apple users – Malwarebytes
The malware implant has been patched, but iPhone users should ensure they’re running on the latest version of iOS (12.1.4) to leverage the security patches.
Five tips to defend against cryptojacking - Bitglass
The incidence of cryptojacking has seen rapid growth and has emerged as a favourite strategy for hackers.
Ransomware modifications double year-on-year in Q2 2019 - Kaspersky
According to Kaspersky data, 232,292 unique users were targeted by such attacks – 46% more than a year ago, in Q2 2018 (158,921).
Too quick to click: New Zealanders falling for phishing emails
New insights from CCL reveal that a significant amount of New Zealanders are still falling for phishing email scams, due in part to impulsive email behaviour.
Check Point: Attackers executing commands remotely with latest malware
Threat actors are quick to try and exploit new vulnerabilities when they emerge, before organisations have had the chance to patch them.
430,000 people hit with financial malware
Financial malware, that is malware that targets finances, cryptocurrencies and web-money services, has increased by 7% from the same period last year, according to new research from Kaspersky.