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Large-scale ASIC scammer targets Australian businesses
Scammers are posing as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Registry to get money and personal information.
Asian cybersecurity confidence levels take a dip
With nation-state cyber attacks, malware intrusions & massive data breaches every day, it is no surprise that cybersecurity is top of mind.
Fake myGov email & SMS scam asks for pics of passports, driver licences
Security watchdog Stay Safe Online has issued a critical alert to Australians, warning them of a fake email and SMS scam purporting to be from myGov.
When imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery
Early detection and effective intelligence is critical in today’s digital world to mitigate the risks created by today’s connected world.
Research reveals C-level executives in Asia finally taking control of security initiatives
“The good news is that over two out of three C-level executives in Asia now have high involvement in their cyber security initiatives."
'Iron Twilight' hacker group might be part of the Russian Government
The net is closing on the notorious hacker group Iron Twilight as evidence points to links in Russian Government .
The economics of cybersecurity for the undecided
It is precisely because of this concept of the cost of doing nothing that we’re able to determine the value of a cybersecurity solution.
Proofpoint discovers SMS phishing app targeting Chinese language users
A mobile malware masquerading as a point-of-sale management app is targeting users in China & Mandarin-speaking regions, Proofpoint recently reported.
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.