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Trend Micro's three tips to catch a hacker
If you know what you’re looking for you might be able to spot a potential hacker and an impending cyber attack.
FireEye uncovers the top APAC verticals most likely to be hit by cyber attacks
Targeted threats, spear phishing, email fraud and phishing are some of the top risk trends in FireEye's latest risk report.
NCSC report counts 338 recorded attacks on NZ’s ‘nationally significant organisations’
12 months to June 30 2016, there were 338 attacks against New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations.
In-depth: Norton by Symantec explains how Kiwi SMBs lose $19,000 from cyber attacks
“We encourage people not to pay. They need to protect themselves and they need to back up their data."
Sophos launches new suite for cloud security and IoT management
Sophos Mobile 7 is available now for on-site installation and will be available through cloud-based Sophos Central in mid-March 2017.
Phishers bypass content blockers and target Apple users in latest attacks
A simple replica login page is fooling Apple users into falling for a phishing attack - and it's using font substitution to bypass content blockers.
Cyber attacks are borderless and China isn’t immune, 360 Security says
360 Enterprise Security Group has commented on China’s inability to keep foreign cyber attacks out of its walls, and cyber crime is now ‘borderless'.
Subdomain spoofers turning to ‘trusted’ brand LinkedIn to spam users
LinkedIn has become the target of a new phishing campaign, and the company is powerless to block the attacks in the traditional ways.
Australia amongst top 10 for high-risk URLs – and most of those are for phishing
‘Polymorphism’ was the word of 2016, which describes each instance as unique and undetectable by traditional signature-based security approaches.
Menlo Security uncovers sophisticated spear phishing attack at well-known enterprise
Existing security solutions failed to detect a sophisticated and dangerous spear phishing attack at well-known enterprise, Menlo Security says.
Palo Alto amplifies endpoint platform to tackle credential theft
Credential abuse and theft are two main ways threat actors are able to compromise and move within an organisation to steal valuable assets.
Phishing scammers target PayPal in very well crafted attack, Proofpoint finds
Scammers are finding increasingly cunning ways to capitalise on the reach and popularity of the world’s global brands. This time PayPal is the target.
Sophos launches phishing attack simulator to fight organisational blindspots
Sophos says that out of your entire organisation, your IT staff are the most likely to fall for a phishing attack. Surprising?
Twitter users beware: Phishers target account verification in latest attacks
Twitter is now the target of a phishing attack that uses methods to trick brand managers and social influencers into fake account verification.
Malvertising madness: New report reveals 1978% spike in phishing redirects
“Malvertising is so nefarious because it’s a direct attack on the lifeblood of the internet as we know it."
Beware the blind spot in phishing education
A common blind spot in training corporate staff to identify and avoid cyber attacks is the targeted phishing attack.
AMEX phishing scam uses encryption to lull users into ‘false sense of security’
A new fake AMEX phishing attack uses tactics that lull users into a false sense of security: A mirrored website and SSL certificates, says MailGuard.
DHL phishing email drops malicious .exe file on curious victims
Another phishing email is doing the rounds in Australian inboxes, and this time it’s a fake email that appears from trusted courier company DHL.
Webroot sheds light on the short, sharp lifecycle of phishing websites
84% of phishing sites exist for less than 24 hours. The average life cycle is less than 15 hours. But 400,000 phishing sites are appearing each month.
Fraud Awareness Week: Spread the word, because we're all targets now
This week has been 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week. We must educate everyone we know, because we're all targets now.
'Tens of thousands' of contact info released as NZNO falls to Yahoo phishing scam
“We have apologised to our members and have started an investigation into how this happened and are working to prevent this from happening again."
Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds
“Unfortunately the results were not surprising – as phishing emails are becoming increasingly convincing and sophisticated."
Go Phish – how to spot a ransomware email
With the crooks becoming smarter and more sophisticated every day, what does a modern day phishing email actually look like?
Scammers target IRD customers
"Scammers claiming to be from Inland Revenue are cold calling people to say they are being investigated for tax fraud."