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Archive file formats discovered as most common way to deliver malware
Thu, 8th Dec 2022
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malware
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hp
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HP has issued its third quarter HP Wolf Security Threat Insights Report, finding that archive file formats were the most common file type for delivering malware.
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Enterprises yet to fully commit to cybersecurity - CompTIA
Wed, 28th Sep 2022
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saas
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
“Digital transformation driven by cloud and mobile adoption requires a new strategic approach to cybersecurity, but this poses significant challenges."
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Kaspersky uncovers new malicious malware NullMixer
Wed, 28th Sep 2022
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malware
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cybersecurity
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seo
Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a new malware stealing users credentials, address, credit card data, cryptocurrencies, and accounts.
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Avast reveals zero-day exploits targeting Chrome and Microsoft
Fri, 12th Aug 2022
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malware
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ransomware
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microsoft
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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The ups and downs and runarounds of catching cybercriminals in NZ
Fri, 27th May 2022
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cybersecurity
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cybercrime
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new zealand police
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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Fake donation pages promising help to Ukraine appear on Darknet
Mon, 21st Mar 2022
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dark web
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dark net
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fraud
Fraudulent donation pages promising aid to the Ukraine are appearing on the Darknet, according to Check Point Software.
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The growing importance of establishing effective API security
Wed, 2nd Mar 2022
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api
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identity
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cybercriminals
Cybercriminals have tended to focus on acquiring user credentials to maximise their ability to traverse targeted IT infrastructures.
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Fortify IT: How to fix Exchange server issues that just won’t die
Wed, 23rd Feb 2022
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cloud
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microsoft
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servers
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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Finance industry revealed as sector most under threat by cyber attacks
Tue, 1st Feb 2022
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ransomware
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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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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - SonicWall product management director discusses capture client
Tue, 1st Feb 2022
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advanced persistent threat protection
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sonicwall
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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How open banking benefits customers, banks – and cybercriminals
Tue, 18th Jan 2022
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ddos
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fintech
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cloud banking solutions
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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Tech infrastructure diversity holds key to better security
Mon, 6th Dec 2021
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malware
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ransomware
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cloud
This year, a spate of high profile ransomware incidents has halted operations across business and critical infrastructures alike.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday set to represent historic security challenges for retailers
Fri, 26th Nov 2021
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ddos
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inventory management systems
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cybercriminals
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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Spike in phishing scams expected ahead of holiday shopping season
Tue, 23rd Nov 2021
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
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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Extortion payments hit new records as ransomware crisis intensifies
Wed, 11th Aug 2021
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malware
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firewall
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ransomware
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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Nearly a quarter of exploits sold on the cybercriminal underground are more than three years old
Thu, 15th Jul 2021
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cybersecurity
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trend micro
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cybercriminals
"Criminals know that organisations are struggling to prioritise and patch promptly."
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Encrypted chat apps doubling as illegal marketplaces
Mon, 17th May 2021
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ddos
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whatsapp
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cybercriminals
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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5G flaws allow criminals to steal data, cut access to the web
Thu, 17th Dec 2020
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hyperscale
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public cloud
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cloud
"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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Top cyber threats for Australia in 2020
Wed, 9th Dec 2020
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
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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More than just malware, ransomware 2.0 hits businesses hard
Fri, 13th Nov 2020
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
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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Report: Majority of New Zealanders exposed to cyber crime
Mon, 6th Apr 2020
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cybersecurity
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norton
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cybercrime
It's not enough to simply have anti-virus software installed on a laptop anymore.
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Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
Fri, 20th Mar 2020
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firewall
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network management
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network security
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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Carbon Black: What does cybersecurity have in store for 2019?
Wed, 16th Jan 2019
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cybersecurity
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cybercrime
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industry experts
Tom Kellerman has shared five insights for the year ahead, including a particularly bold one.
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Opinion: Why agility matters in the war against cybercrime
Wed, 6th Jun 2018
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virtualisation
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cybersecurity
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endace
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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