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Kaspersky researchers reveal worrying development of APT BlueNoroff
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Kaspersky researchers have discovered that the advanced persistent threat actor BlueNoroff recently added sophisticated new malware strains to its arsenal.
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Frost & Sullivan and Applied Risk address state of OT security
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The whitepaper addresses common concerns facing OT security decision-makers as they invest in protecting their organisations against emergent risks.
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Christmas a special time for cyber criminals - Check Point
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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ransomware
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phishing
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cybersecurity
Check Point Software has released a statement to raise awareness among online gift shoppers to be cautious at all times and take the necessary precautions.
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Localsearch reveals website security threats SMBs are facing
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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Daniel Stoten, Executive Chairman at Localsearch, has released five tips businesses can use to protect their website and business from cyber attacks.
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Genetec warns against cyber crime risk from older systems
Thu, 17th Nov 2022
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cyber criminal
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unified threat management
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security vulnerabilities
With the ever-increasing rise in cyber crime, Genetec is cautioning organisations of all sizes to be vigilant about the cybersecurity risk.
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Bitdefender launches chat protection solution to put a halt to scams
Fri, 4th Nov 2022
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endpoint protection
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Bitdefender Chat Protection immediately alerts users if malicious links are received or sent during live sessions over the world's most popular chat applications.
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Norton study highlights Kiwi's risky eCommerce behaviours
Thu, 3rd Nov 2022
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online fraud
Nearly a quarter of New Zealanders (22%) surveyed said they tend to take more risks when online shopping during the holiday season than other times of the year.
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Sophos uncovers rampant rise of ransomware in manufacturing
Thu, 27th Oct 2022
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network management
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Sophos' new survey report on ransomware in manufacturing and production found that the sector had the highest average ransom payment across all sectors.
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SMBs embrace new tech but fail to invest in security - study
Wed, 12th Oct 2022
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The survey revealed that, while SMBs understand the need to invest in technology in the world of hybrid working, many fail to prioritise security.
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Latest VMware threat report reveals truth about deepfakes
Wed, 10th Aug 2022
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virtualisation
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advanced persistent threat protection
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"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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Cyber criminals continue to find new methods of attack
Mon, 25th Jul 2022
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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"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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Almost half of businesses experienced a cyberattack last year
Tue, 12th Jul 2022
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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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Identity and access: the fight is on
Fri, 1st 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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Hundreds arrested, millions seized in global INTERPOL investigation
Mon, 20th Jun 2022
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cybersecurity
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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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CSIRO initiative set to bolster SME security in Australia
Wed, 15th Jun 2022
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Australia's national science agency has created a program that looks to help SMEs working on complex cybersecurity matters.
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41% of Aussie businesses have endured a ransomware attack
Thu, 9th Jun 2022
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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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Attacks on critical infrastructure continue - Trellix report
Wed, 27th Apr 2022
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“We’re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface."
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Mobile fraud on the rise as online transactions increase
Tue, 29th Mar 2022
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mobility
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fraud
"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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Email fraud identified as top attack vector - Proofpoint
Thu, 10th Mar 2022
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email security
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More than three quarters of ASX 200 companies are subjecting customers, partners and employees to higher risks of email fraud.
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CYFIRMA launches mobile app designed to keep user's safe
Fri, 18th Feb 2022
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smartphones
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technology gifts
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apps
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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DHL tops list of companies most impersonated by criminals
Wed, 19th Jan 2022
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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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Ability to access and share data may drive more cybercrime in 2022 - security firm
Mon, 10th Jan 2022
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bi
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big data
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Enabling data to move more easily between organisations will undoubtedly lead to more crime, says a cybersecurity firm.
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January promises rise in ransomware, Business Australia offers 7 top tips
Fri, 7th Jan 2022
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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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Cybots launches AI-driven cybersecurity in ANZ region
Mon, 22nd Nov 2021
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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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