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Cyber attacks stories - Page 4

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Australian IT security concerns higher than before pandemic
Thu 11 Aug 2022
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Australian organisations are more concerned about cyberattacks than they were prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey.
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Hive, LockBit, BlackCat ransomware gangs attack same network
Wed 10 Aug 2022
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malware
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Each ransomware gang left its own ransom demand, and some of the files were triple encrypted, according to a new report from Sophos.
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Palo Alto Networks responds to rise in threats with MDR service
Tue 9 Aug 2022
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firewall
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network security
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cybersecurity
Unit 42 Managed Detection and Response is a new service that can offer continuous 24/7 threat detection, investigation and response.
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Majority of execs in SEA anticipate ransomware attacks
Wed 3 Aug 2022
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Kaspersky's study uncovers that more than half believe a ransomware attack against their business is too small to worry about.
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Phishing, software vulnerabilities cause 70% of cyber incidents
Fri 29 Jul 2022
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firewall
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network security
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phishing
The heavy use of software vulnerabilities matches the opportunistic behaviour of threat actors who scour the internet for vulnerabilities and weak points.
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Ransomware now impacts 1 out of 40 organisations a week
Fri 29 Jul 2022
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ransomware
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Retailers and the wholesale sector saw the largest spike in ransomware attacks, with an alarming increase of 182%.
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Why enhancing bot protection for web and API endpoints matters
Fri 29 Jul 2022
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber attacks
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bots
The trouble with bots is that they aren’t all bad. Unfortunately, this can make it challenging to detect malicious bots that find their way into your system and threaten your business.
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Cyber threats impacting Australian and New Zealand businesses
Thu 28 Jul 2022
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Businesses across Australia and New Zealand continue to be targeted by cybercriminals as technology advances, and attacks have become increasingly sophisticated. 
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Cyber-preparedness about informed business leadership
Wed 27 Jul 2022
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Kiwi businesses should re-think how they respond to ransomware attacks as they become more common, says Accenture.
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Australians lose $300 million to scams in first half of 2022
Wed 27 Jul 2022
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scams
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proofpoint
The total losses from January to June 2022 have more than doubled compared to the first half of 2021, where Australians lost a combined $139 million.
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Aqua Security unveils out-of-the-box runtime protection
Tue 26 Jul 2022
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cloud security
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application security
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data protection
Aqua Security has launched out-of-the-box runtime protection with minimal configuration to stop attacks in real-time on running workloads.
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Small security teams facing greater risks than large orgs
Tue 19 Jul 2022
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"The survey show how these security experts continue to adapt their protection strategies in response to the ongoing wave of cyber attacks."
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Zero-day attacks climb as hackers get more sophisticated
Mon 18 Jul 2022
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Hackers are moving fast to exploit security vulnerabilities. There was a surge in widespread zero-day attacks last year, with the average time to exploitation down from 42 days in 2020 to just 12 days in 2021. 
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1 in 3 untrained employees will click on a phishing link
Wed 13 Jul 2022
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phishing
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email security
"Given that most data breaches originate from social engineering, we cannot afford to omit the human element."
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Almost half of businesses experienced a cyberattack last year
Tue 12 Jul 2022
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cyber criminal
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The travel and leisure, retail and wholesale, and business services industries were the top three sectors most at risk.
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Securing shadow IT – May the force be with you!
Mon 11 Jul 2022
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app development
So-called "shadow IT" is often invisible to security and IT staff, making organisations' cyber attack surfaces bigger than they realise, and less secure.
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Mid-sized businesses need to prioritise cybersecurity preparedness
Fri 8 Jul 2022
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The onslaught of ransomware attacks has catapulted cybersecurity to the forefront of global business operations.
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Businesses unprepared to defend against ransomware attacks
Mon 4 Jul 2022
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Ransomware attacks continue to impact organisations worldwide with high costs, but businesses are still largely unprepared.
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Identity and access: the fight is on
Fri 1 Jul 2022
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big data
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data analytics
Blue team defenders are used to protecting our data, applications, and users with access controls and other security mechanisms, which is why attacks like this are especially challenging when they target identity and access control systems.
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Ransomware volume doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022
Thu 30 Jun 2022
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firewall
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ransomware
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malware
Ransomware detections in the first quarter of this year doubled the total volume reported for 2021, according to a new report. 
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Blasé attitudes to cybersecurity by business a national risk
Thu 30 Jun 2022
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cybersecurity
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business
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The largely unregulated state of cybersecurity in NZ, and consequential ambivalence of most businesses, risk hurting the country's trading prospects.
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Firmware attacks significant threat in age of hybrid work
Thu 30 Jun 2022
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Changing workforce dynamics are creating new challenges for IT teams around firmware security, according to new research.
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Cybersecurity priorities for digital leaders navigating digital transformation
Wed 22 Jun 2022
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malware
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digital transformation
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cybersecurity
In recent years, Asia-Pacific has especially been a hotspot for cyberattacks, and as we continue into 2022, it’s evident that the problem is becoming more significant.
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Rapid7 report examines use of double extortion ransomware attacks
Fri 17 Jun 2022
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New insight into how attackers think when carrying out cyber attacks, along with further analysis of the disclosure layer of double extortion ransomware attacks, has come to light.
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