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To click or not to click: What F-Secure learned from phishing 80,000 people
Fri, 28th Jan 2022
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According to a new study from F-Secure, phishing emails mimicking HR announcements or asking for assistance with invoicing get the most clicks from recipients. 
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F-Secure and CyberPeace Institute partnership to counter attacks against vulnerable communities
Tue, 30th Nov 2021
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Global cybersecurity provider F-Secure has signed a letter of intent with the Switzerland-based CyberPeace Institute to counter attacks against vulnerable communities.
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A third of suspicious emails reported by employees are phishing
Fri, 10th Sep 2021
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New research has found 33% of emails employees report as phishing are either malicious or highly suspect.
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Ransomware ravages Ireland's health service - experts comment
Mon, 17th May 2021
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Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre points to the ‘Conti’ ransomware variant, which caused the HSE's IT systems to shut down over the weekend.
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CISOs facing rising security debts
Tue, 20th Apr 2021
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Chief information security officers are facing a rising security debt to secure their organisations against an increasing volume of attacks by well-armed criminals. 
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CISOs, don't underestimate the importance of soft skills
Thu, 18th Feb 2021
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There is increasing importance on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) having and developing the skill of emotional intelligence, a new report states.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – F-Secure talks APTs and the Lazarus Group
Thu, 3rd Sep 2020
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We spoke to F-Secure's director of detection and response, Matt Lawrence.
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Lazarus Group linked to phishing attacks on cryptocurrency sector
Fri, 28th Aug 2020
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In this case, the attacks were launched through a phishing document sent via LinkedIn to employees at the targeted organisation. This phishing document was styled to look like a job advertisement for a role in a blockchain company.
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This is what our kids will hate us for: IoT devices 'asbestos of the future'
Wed, 9th Oct 2019
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"The proliferation of stupid internet-connected smart devices will be the IT asbestos of the future.
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F5 Networks' BIG-IP load balancer product vulnerable to attack
Tue, 13th Aug 2019
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Organisations that use F5 Networks BIG-IP load balancer should immediately check their configurations to ensure they are protected from potentially serious security issues.
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Security breaches of great concern to consumers
Fri, 31st May 2019
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cloud security
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identity theft
“These findings show many people are seeing the damage of cyber crime or identity theft firsthand.”
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Security alert: More than 2 million IoT devices are now junk
Wed, 1st May 2019
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More than two million security cameras, baby monitors, and smart doorbells are affected by security vulnerabilities that could allow cybercriminals to hack devices and spy on homes.
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FBI disrupts multiple botnets as part of anti-fraud operation
Thu, 29th Nov 2018
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Ad fraud ring 3eve used botnets to generate nearly 30 million dollars in fraudulent ad revenue.
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Something old, nothing new: Cybercrims still rely on spam
Mon, 6th Aug 2018
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The probability of a recipient opening an email increases 12% if the email claims to come from a known individual.
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Electronic lock vulnerabilities can lead attackers directly to your hotel room
Mon, 30th Apr 2018
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Next time you stay at a hotel as part of a business or personal trip, you may want to ask if the hotel’s locking systems are up-to-date.
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Corporate users warned Intel AMT flaw has 'destructive' potential
Wed, 17th Jan 2018
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Anyone who gains physical access to a machine could create a backdoor in less than 30 seconds and use the backdoor to remotely monitor activities.
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Monetary Authority of Singapore launches Cyber Security Advisory Panel
Thu, 21st Sep 2017
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The Monetary Authority of Singapore has set up its own Cyber Security Advisory Panel that includes global security experts and thought leaders.
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F-Secure launches channel partner incentive program for India
Wed, 25th Jan 2017
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“We’ve engaged with many potential partners in all the regions who’ve been actively contributing to our positive growth."
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Hemisphere Technologies scoops up exclusive F-Secure distribution
Thu, 20th Oct 2016
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Hemisphere Technologies has inked an exclusive distie deal with F-Secure opening the door for new business opportunities for the local channel.
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Here's why you need to be aware of the internet of things
Tue, 3rd Nov 2015
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The rise of the internet of things is bringing an exponential increase in security threats for business and consumers, making IoT awareness crucial.
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Drive-by downloads proving popular amongst hackers
Thu, 8th Oct 2015
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“If you hear a major site was serving up malware through bad ads, chances are a drive-by download was involved.”
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Public Wi-Fi - how risky is it?
Mon, 13th Jul 2015
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“The hackers collected detailed browsing history, VoIP calls, email accounts, contacts, online financial services, email and social media accounts."
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