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VMware
Latest VMware threat report reveals truth about deepfakes
August 2022
"Cyber criminals have evolved. Their new goal is to use deepfake technology to compromise organisations and gain access to their environment."
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ForgeRock
Cyber criminals continue to find new methods of attack
July 2022
"This is no time for security teams to let their guard down as cyber criminals are getting even more bold in how they score their next payday."
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Cybersecurity
Almost half of businesses experienced a cyberattack last year
July 2022
The travel and leisure, retail and wholesale, and business services industries were the top three sectors most at risk.
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Cyber Criminal
Identity and access: the fight is on
July 2022
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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INTERPOL
Hundreds arrested, millions seized in global INTERPOL investigation
June 2022
A two-month-long investigation by INTERPOL this year involved 76 countries and clamped down on organised crime groups behind telecommunications and social engineering scams.
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Cloud
CSIRO initiative set to bolster SME security in Australia
June 2022
Australia's national science agency has created a program that looks to help SMEs working on complex cybersecurity matters.
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Ransomware
41% of Aussie businesses have endured a ransomware attack
June 2022
Software Advice has released the results of a study looking at the effects of cyber security attacks on small businesses, finding that 4 out of 10 businesses (41%) have experienced a ransomware attack.
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IT in Healthcare
Attacks on critical infrastructure continue - Trellix report
April 2022
“We’re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface."
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Mobility
Mobile fraud on the rise as online transactions increase
March 2022
"In a global digital economy, borders are no longer boundaries for cyber criminals. It is more apparent than ever that fraud goes beyond single industries."
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Cyber Criminal
Email fraud identified as top attack vector - Proofpoint
March 2022
More than three quarters of ASX 200 companies are subjecting customers, partners and employees to higher risks of email fraud.
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Mobiles
CYFIRMA launches mobile app designed to keep user's safe
February 2022
The app is designed to help users acquire cyber safe habits, learn about emerging cyber threats, and be aware of attackers targeting apps they've installed.
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Phishing
DHL tops list of companies most impersonated by criminals
January 2022
Cybercriminals often impersonate brands to gain valuable data, and new research by Check Point Software has found DHL to be the brand most frequently imitated by cybercriminals. 
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Cybersecurity
Ability to access and share data may drive more cybercrime in 2022 - security firm
January 2022
Enabling data to move more easily between organisations will undoubtedly lead to more crime, says a cybersecurity firm.
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Ransomware
January promises rise in ransomware, Business Australia offers 7 top tips
January 2022
Following an alarming rise in cyber attacks against Australian businesses, experts are warning that January is a prime time for ransomware attacks, Business Australia states.
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Cybersecurity
Cybots launches AI-driven cybersecurity in A/NZ region
November 2021
Cybots, the artificial intelligence driven cybersecurity company, has announced its entrance into the Australia and New Zealand market, with a focus on assisting SMEs in the fight against cyber crime.
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Encryption
Zscaler report reveals attacks on tech companies up by 2,300%
November 2021
There has been a 314% year-over-year increase in HTTPS threats from the start of 2021, according to new research from Zscaler.
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Cyber Criminal
New research by Netacea into digital fingerprint and identity thief
April 2021
Bot detection and mitigation company Netacea has published new research into the Genesis Market, an invite-only deep web marketplace that trades in digital fingerprints and enables buyers to impersonate victims online.
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Cloud
Microsoft top targeted brand by cyber criminals in Q4 2020
January 2021
In Q4, 43% of all brand phishing attempts related to Microsoft (up from 19% in Q3), as threat actors continued to try to capitalise on people working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave.
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Endpoint Protection
SMBs in Southeast Asia hit hard by cyber criminals
November 2020
Kaspersky has recognised a worrying trend of cyber criminals targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Southeast Asia (SEA), and has released a new offering in response.
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Cybersecurity
Strong cybersecurity posture crucial for company success - Fortinet
September 2020
"They should also conduct due diligence to ensure partners aren’t inadvertently creating vulnerabilities with insufficient cybersecurity measures."
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Trend Micro
Cybercriminals seeking greater anonymity online, Trend Micro states
May 2020
Cybercriminals have switched to eCommerce platforms and communication using Discord for greater anonymity, according to new research from Trend Micro.
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Malware
Cyber criminals exploiting coronavirus fears
February 2020
Cyber criminals are exploiting fears surrounding the current outbreak of coronavirus in an attempt to launch theft malware.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
January 2020
"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
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Cybersecurity
Why 5G and AI will determine cybersecurity strategy for the next decade
July 2019
"We all stand on the threshold of a new era of cybercrime," saysBI ZONE.