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SaaS
Enterprises yet to fully commit to cybersecurity - CompTIA
Last week
“Digital transformation driven by cloud and mobile adoption requires a new strategic approach to cybersecurity, but this poses significant challenges."
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Malware
Kaspersky uncovers new malicious malware NullMixer
Last week
Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a new malware stealing users credentials, address, credit card data, cryptocurrencies, and accounts.
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Microsoft
Avast reveals zero-day exploits targeting Chrome and Microsoft
August 2022
Avast, released its Q2/2022 Threat Report today, revealing a significant increase in global ransomware attacks, up 24% from Q1/2022.
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Cybercrime
The ups and downs and runarounds of catching cybercriminals in NZ
May 2022
We're becoming more and more aware of cybercrimes but how many criminals actually get caught? The New Zealand police explain why the answer is complicated.
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Dark Net
Fake donation pages promising help to Ukraine appear on Darknet
March 2022
Fraudulent donation pages promising aid to the Ukraine are appearing on the Darknet, according to Check Point Software.
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Secure Code Warrior
The growing importance of establishing effective API security
March 2022
Cybercriminals have tended to focus on acquiring user credentials to maximise their ability to traverse targeted IT infrastructures.
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Microsoft
Fortify IT: How to fix Exchange server issues that just won’t die
February 2022
The world learned about the Hafnium attacks on Microsoft Exchange servers last year. Since then, even more vulnerabilities have been discovered,
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Ransomware
Finance industry revealed as sector most under threat by cyber attacks
February 2022
The finance industry has been revealed as the sector most under threat from cyber attacks, according to a new study released by Trellix.
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SonicWall
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - SonicWall product management director discusses capture client
February 2022
Today we are talking to SonicWall director of product management Suroop Chandran, for the second IT Jam of our SonicWall series.
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DDoS
How open banking benefits customers, banks – and cybercriminals
January 2022
While open banking benefits banks, fintechs, and consumers, its promise to deliver innovative services and spur competition does not come without security cautions.
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Ransomware
Tech infrastructure diversity holds key to better security
December 2021
This year, a spate of high profile ransomware incidents has halted operations across business and critical infrastructures alike.
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DDoS
Black Friday and Cyber Monday set to represent historic security challenges for retailers
November 2021
Cybercriminals continue to take advantage of increased online interactions and transactions, launching a staggering 5.4 million DDoS attacks from January to June 2021.
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Phishing
Spike in phishing scams expected ahead of holiday shopping season
November 2021
Consumers are being warned to prepare for a spike in phishing attacks this holiday season, with cybercriminals expected to impersonate delivery companies.
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Ransomware
Extortion payments hit new records as ransomware crisis intensifies
August 2021
The ransomware crisis will continue to gain momentum as cybercrime groups further hone tactics for coercing victims into paying and develop new approaches for making attacks more disruptive. 
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Trend Micro
Nearly a quarter of exploits sold on the cybercriminal underground are more than three years old
July 2021
"Criminals know that organisations are struggling to prioritise and patch promptly."
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Whatsapp
Encrypted chat apps doubling as illegal marketplaces
May 2021
Encrypted chat apps are doubling as illegal marketplaces as criminals utilise them to sell illegal goods without fear of content moderation.
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Cloud
5G flaws allow criminals to steal data, cut access to the web
December 2020
"There is a risk that attackers will take advantage of standalone 5G networks while they are being established and operators are getting to grips with potential vulnerabilities."
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Cybersecurity
Top cyber threats for Australia in 2020
December 2020
COVID-19 scams, ransomware attacks, mobile adware and fleeceware, stalkerware and deepfakes were the top cyber threats that impacted Australian and global businesses in 2020.
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Ransomware
More than just malware, ransomware 2.0 hits businesses hard
November 2020
Cyber criminals are shifting their focus from encrypting data to publishing confidential information online, according to new findings from Kaspersky researchers.
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Cybercrime
Report: Majority of New Zealanders exposed to cyber crime
April 2020
It's not enough to simply have anti-virus software installed on a laptop anymore.
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Cybercrime
Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
March 2020
As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals. 
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Cybersecurity
Carbon Black: What does cybersecurity have in store for 2019?
January 2019
Tom Kellerman has shared five insights for the year ahead, including a particularly bold one.
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Cybersecurity
Opinion: Why agility matters in the war against cybercrime
June 2018
Endace's EMEA senior director shares why agility is fundamental to cybersecurity, enforcing that if it isn't top of the agenda, it should be.
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Ransomware
What do cybercriminals spend their money on? Sex, drugs & toilet roll
April 2018
Cybercriminals in Bromium's report were earning up to £1.4m a year and had a number of fascinating spending habits.