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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.
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."