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Email scams spotted this week: eBay, Xerox, Office 365, and Xero
Cybercriminals likely to attempt GDPR extortion for greater ROI
Trend Micro says cybercriminals are becoming more business-minded and are likely to target organisations that are trying to comply with GDPR.
Kiwis lost $10.1 million to scams last year: Which region felt the worst of it?
"We encourage everyone, no matter how digitally savvy they think they are, to improve their knowledge of scams."
Researchers probe psychology behind phishing attacks
What makes the difference between a successful phishing attack and an unsuccessful one?ask researchers from Carnegie Mellon University.
Email: The often ignored factor in strong cybersecurity
A customer-facing organisation will receive hundreds, if not thousands of emails every day, each one containing personal identifiers.
CERT Australia reveals this year's cybersecurity challenges
Criminals will exploit known vulnerabilities; social engineering will craft sophisticated networks; supply chain targeting will target third parties..
How to ensure your organisation doesn’t get hooked by phishing scams
While many organisations recognise phishing as serious, they often struggle to obtain quality information about specific threats.
Anti-phishing software integrates with SIEMs to secure the enterprise
Research has found that ransomware accounts for over 97% of all phishing emails in 2016.
Empower and mobilise your 'human sensors' to fend off phishing attacks
Some of the largest enterprises in the world fall victim to phishing attacks, even with the latest and greatest technologies. Why?
Thwart phishers and their bait through a total security approach
How many people click on links and enter their details into dodgy phishing websites? Maybe your CEO is a specific target.
42% of Alexa-ranked websites are open invites for attackers
Many of the internet’s supposedly safe websites could actually be a breeding ground for risk.
Four steps organisations can take to protect against encrypted tunnel attacks
Nefarious actors can use encrypted tunnels to pivot across corporate networks, eavesdrop, route traffic to phishing websites & access sensitive data.
Malaysians urged to use caution when scanning QR codes
“There’s a rising number of cases where criminals have been sticking their own codes over a business’ original one to steal the scanner’s data."
Threat Spotlight: New widespread, 'unstoppable' phishing attack
Barracuda looks into a new phishing attack that impersonates popular web services to entice victims into giving away their credentials.
Why the C-suite must not be exempt from cyber defense training
Some C-suite executives do not think they need training or education to spot attacks because they don’t think they would ever fall for an attack.
HKPC to Hong Kong businesses: Be prepared for financially-motivated cyber attacks in 2018
According to the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team, there were 6506 security incidents reported last year - a 7% increase since 2017.
WatchGuard buys Percipient Networks to harness DNS phishing & malware prevention
WatchGuard Technologies has bought out security DNS service provider Percipient Networks, adding phishing and malware prevention to its portfolio.
Barracuda acquires social engineering platform PhishLine
PhishLine’s social engineering simulation and training platform expands Barracuda solutions to protect against email-borne targeted attacks.
Why NDB compliance starts with the “essential” security basics
Ivanti talk about the upcoming ramifications of the Notifiable Data Breaches act, and the simple things you can do to prepare.
CERT NZ: Kiwis have lost $1.9m from cyber incidents since April
Cyber attackers have been successful in causing more than $1.9 million in losses for New Zealanders since April 2017 and $1.18 million was from Q3.
PhishMe's 'human phishing defence' solution to launch in New Zealand
Human-focused phishing defence provider PhishMe now has a local distribution partner in New Zealand after teaming up with MPA.
Palo Alto Networks offers business tips for Cyber Smart Week
As Cyber Smart Week continues, Palo Alto Networks is highlighting some of key factors that introduce risk into an organisation.
How Australia fared through the state of cybersecurity in 2017
As the end of 2017 quickly approaches it means the federal government’s Mandatory Data Breach Notification legislation will soon be in effect.
Singapore IT professionals alarmed at potential for email-based cyber attacks
Email-based cyber attacks are of major concern to Singapore IT professionals, even despite increasing technology investments.