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Security flaw left Android phones open to SMS phishing attacks found
Check Point Research discovered the vulnerability impacts phones from Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony.
Southeast Asia a hotbed for phishing attacks
Kaspersky detects over 14 million phishing attempts in Southeast Asia for H1 2019.
Stairway to hell: Scams, ransomware, and $6.5m gone from Kiwis' pockets
In just a three month period this year, New Zealanders reported more than 1000 cybersecurity incidents and financial losses of $6.5 million to CERT NZ.
Spear phishing techniques evolving to execute lateral attacks – Barracuda
Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics used by cybercriminals to try to make them successful.
Gartner, Forrester name Retarus for Email Security
The information logistics firm was listed as one of the twelve most important providers of email security services in the world by Forrester Research.
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.
Air NZ faces data breach after staff accounts phished
Air New Zealand says information relating to membership profiles may have been visible on internal documents as a result of the breach.
Email attacks affecting employees’ personal lives - Barracuda
The survey includes responses from 660 executives, individual contributors and team managers serving in IT-security roles in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
Rising costs of email attacks concerning for organisations
Email attacks are having a major impact on businesses, with ever-evolving security concerns proving a challenge for IT security professionals.
PayPal phishing scam uses 'safety' features to trick people
These scams use safety features to steal victims’ confidential data, and are ‘brandjacking’ trusted names in the industry to conduct their attacks.
Proofpoint announces new risk profile and training customisation features
The new features aim to protect organisations’ most attacked people from phishing attempts, malware, and data loss risk, while boosting online training effectiveness.
Lateral phishing: The latest in email account takeover
"One of the most striking aspects of this emerging attack is the scale of potential victims that the attackers target."
Do we need cybersecurity training? Phishing remains problem area
“Implementing ongoing and effective security awareness training is a necessary foundational pillar when building a strong culture of security."
CERT NZ report: Unauthorised account access a growing problem
New Zealanders reported direct financial losses of $1.7 million. While that is still a substantial loss, the figure is a 71% drop from the previous quarter.
Protecting remote staff from phishing attacks – WatchGuard
Close to 50% of Australian employees worked remotely for at least half the time, according to a 2018 survey by IWG.
Cybersecurity: Starting with the human factor
In a recent report by Dell EMC, it was discovered that data-loss incidents cost Singapore organisations an average of US$1.4 million over 12 months.
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware threats on the rise
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware is increasing at a rapid rate, with these threats rising 167% over the previous quarter.
Dark web dangers threaten world's top enterprises
“Almost every vendor offered us tailored versions of malware as a way of targeting specific companies or industries,” says researcher Mike McGuire.
One Identity: How to mitigate the risks of spearphishing
Targeting one company rather than casting a wide net allows threat actors to take a more sophisticated approach.
Almost one-fifth of UK public sector reported over 1,000 cyber attacks
SolarWinds found the most common attacks were phishing (95%) and malware (86%), with a large step down to third place, ransomware (54%).
Fake apps on Google Play scamming users out of cryptocurrency
Fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play have been discovered to be phishing and scamming users out of cryptocurrency, according to a new report from ESET.
Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
While there are occasionally very advanced new threats, these are massively outnumbered by common-or-garden email fraud, ransomware attacks and well-worn old exploits.
General staff don’t get tech jargon - expert says time to ditch it
There's a serious gap between IT pros and general staff, and this expert says it's on the people in IT to bridge it.
Biggest security threat in Australia? Survey says it’s phishing
A recent survey undertaken by CSO made some interesting findings in the state of cybercrime in Australia.