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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...
Webroot takes over Securecast in move to take cyber awareness training to mass market
Webroot has officially acquired security awareness training platform Securecast and has plans to take the new integrated solution to the mass market.
How your online dating profile can be traced back to your workplace
Online dating apps can go beyond the world of personal matchmaking and be used at weapons for cyber attacks against corporate organisations.
Dissecting the most common email scams that hit Aussie inboxes
MailGuard explains the most common types of email scams, and why some companies are more popular targets for brandjacking than others.
364 incidents in just three months: CERT NZ reports from the cybersecurity frontline
New Zealanders have reported 364 cybersecurity incidents in just three months, costing us upwards of $730,000.
Cybercrime: What to expect for the rest of 2017 and how to prepare
So far this year we have already borne witness to a multitude of serious cybercrime. NordVPN has provided insights for what the second half may hold.
Internet Solutions scoops two awards at Mimecast South Africa Partner Awards
“Internet Solutions has once again excelled at helping its customers tackle evolving email threats like ransomware and impersonation fraud in email."
UK SMBs estimate average cost of cyberattack more than £730,000
UK SMBs estimated the average cost of a cyberattack where their customer records or critical business data were stolen at an eye-watering £737,677.
Dimension Data showcases APAC threat landscape at exclusive Auckland event
"Clients are reaching out to us because yes they've been compromised, but how do they respond?" Dimension Data unveils the meaning from NTT's report.