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New study shows Office 365 use surging, along with security concerns
The majority of businesses are now using Office 365, with ransomware still holding the place for top concern.
Chinese 'Bronze Butler' group suspected of stealing IP from Japan
Bronze Butler’s operations suggest a long-standing intent to steal information from Japanese organisations.
ACSC Threat Report highlights real-world effects of cyber attacks
he organisation says that amongst all the usual security culprits, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have set new records.
Three ways businesses and employees can stay smart online
It takes just one unwary employee to share their password or plug in an unauthorised device to put a company at risk.
North Korean criminals behind phishing attack on US power companies
“North Korean actions are consistent with a desire to demonstrate a deterrent capability rather than a prelude to an unprovoked first-strike."
Singapore ICA impersonated in web & phone scams
“The ICA would like to advise members of the public to exercise caution by checking on the URL and web address."
Japan tech firm Soliton Systems invests in LookingGlass cybersecurity
“We look forward to working with LookingGlass to further protect our customers, and our country, from external cyber threats."
Credential theft is the hottest trend for cyber attackers in Q2
This year cyber attackers have narrowed their focus to methods that involve credential theft, be it through malware, phishing or brute force attacks.
Move over ransomware; put spear phishing on your radar
Spear phishers continue to exploit security weaknesses in organisations using social engineering. It’s becoming the most significant security threat.
Mass Telstra, Xero & CBA email scams blocked in a single week
Telstra, Xero, CBA and go via have all been impersonated as part of phishing scams that are starting to look like the real thing.
Plenty more phish in the sea: 1.4 million of them each month, says Webroot
"With the personalisation used by cybercriminals, it’s difficult for hardened security professionals to determine which emails are safe or infected."
Local finance firms aware of cyber attack dangers, survey finds
User awareness is the biggest challenge local A/NZ firms face in fighting cyber threats, a report from Kaon Security says.
Another Office 365 phishing scam hits NZ businesses
CERT NZ has received reports of another Office 365 phishing scam that harvests credentials and sends the same email to all contacts.
North Korea's nefarious links to cryptocurrency theft
North Korean state-sponsored actors may be behind campaigns to steal virtual currencies in order to fund the state’s activities.
Seven ways you can achieve complete network transparency
Business leaders want to be able to detect an attack in progress, but correlating datasets is the real challenge.
Trustwave weighs in on last month's Xero phishing spoof
Cybersecurity firm Trustwave has put a recent phishing campaign appearing to be from Kiwi company Xero under the spotlight.
Enex Carbon & PhishLine bring holistic security culture to APAC
US-based firm PhishLine and Australian firm Enex Carbon will combine security awareness expertise with turnkey solutions that fight cybercrime.
Email phishing scam targeting UK students a ‘timely warning’
UK watchdog Action Fraud has released details of an complex email phishing scam that has been touted as a much needed warning for the public.
Study: Even the Australian C-Suite flouts cybersecurity policies
Employees in some of Australia’s largest organisations are flouting cybersecurity policies and it’s not just junior employees who are guilty.
Kapiti Coast District Council sends spam to 'hundreds of people'
The Kāpiti Coast District Council accidentally sent spam email to hundreds of people last night.
Phishing scam impersonates Ministry of Primary Industries
ERT NZ released a warning of a phishing scam claiming to be from the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).
Law firm gets behind CERT NZ's findings about phishing
MinterEllisonRuddWatts is the latest New Zealand business to shine the light on New Zealand’s vulnerability to cyber attacks.
120 reports in 12 hours: Kiwis hit by IRD tax refund scam
Inland Revenue has issued an urgent warning about a tax scam that has caught many people off guard today.
How to make your smart home safe when hackers are looming nearby
The more devices you connect to your network the more you need to protect, your data may be at risk...