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REPORT: Ransomware decreasing in quantity but increasing in potency
A new report from SonicWall has shed light on the current threat landscape with the company recording an astonishing 9.32b malware attacks in 2017.
A guide to staying one step ahead of modern email attackers
Email serves as an organisations’ communicative lifeblood, thus making it the most critical vector for an assortment of threats.
Proficio & Cybersight to deliver anti-ransomware protection through worldwide SOCs
Managed security services provider Proficio and cybersecurity firm CyberSight are joining forces to offer anti-ransomware through SOC-as-a-Service.
Cybercriminals likely to attempt GDPR extortion for greater ROI
Trend Micro says cybercriminals are becoming more business-minded and are likely to target organisations that are trying to comply with GDPR.
CrowdStrike detail rise of state-sponsored attacks in new global threat report
These state-sponsored attacks include what the organisation refers to as the ‘trickle-down effect’.
Huge increase in email-borne attacks requires new thinking
More than 205 billion emails are sent and received every day with that number increasing every year - something hackers are keenly aware of.
Know the enemy before preparing defence: An in-depth look at phishing
All too often organisations believe that spam filters are sufficient or that employees can always tell the difference.
New advisory platform finds 41m PDFs part of a cyberattack in last 3 months
Barracuda announced the availability of its new platform that provides advanced threat trends in real time - along with some shocking findings.
Corporate SaaS apps teeming with malware - OneDrive scores highest infection rate
The research showed that 44% of scanned organisations had some form of malware in at least one of their cloud applications.
Fool me once... ransomware strikes firms twice on average, survey finds
“Ransomware is not a lightning strike – it can happen again and again to the same organisation."
2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
From Dridex to Friedex: Malware creators dabble in ransomware
The creators of the Dridex banking Trojan are also responsible for FriedEx (also known as BitPaymer), a ransomware that was discovered in mid-2017.
Acronis launches free anti-ransomware for general population
27.2% of Australians say they don’t know how they protect their data and 46.6% don’t know what ransomware is.
Where to focus your threat protection strategies this year
Some might think that by now organisations would have come to a point where they are a step ahead of criminals.
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.
APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
The rise and rise of ransomware: From CryptoLocker to Cerber
Since the infamous CryptoLocker first appeared in 2013, we’ve seen a huge wave of file-encrypting ransomware variants extorting money.
Just how dark is the dark web? The rise of Ransomware-as-a-Service
These packages allow individuals with little technical skill, to attack businesses and individuals with relative ease.
ESET: A breakdown of 2017’s ransomware epidemic - and what to expect next
Given the digital plague around the world in 2017, it would be unseemly not to give ransomware its own dedicated piece.
Cisco maintains grip on IT security market after ‘strong channel partner focus’
Canalys has released its latest predictions surrounding the global IT security market’s performance over the third quarter in 2017.
Ludicrous cybercrime profit means Mafia no longer constrained to the streets
Back in the day it was not uncommon for people to ransack stagecoaches and rob armoured trucks, but now they’re robbing servers.
Businesses MUST prepare: World's cybersecurity big guns forecast 2018
What will 2018 bring? We’ve brought together a line-up of cybersecurity heavyweights to provide their opinions on various topics for the year ahead.
Malicious attacks to drive surge in cybersecurity spending for 2018
Gartner has predicted security spending to total US$96.3b in 2018, an increase of 8% from 2017 with some segments performing better than others.
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.