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Intellectual property, automobile hacking, and economic challenges amongst 2023 cybersecurity challenges
This month
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cybersecurity
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intellectual property
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Driven by nation-state threats, market competition and internal threats, many companies will face an increased risk of losing valuable intellectual property.
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Encryption: What it is, how it can help, and what to watch out for
Wed, 1st Jun 2022
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malware
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bi
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big data
When sending information on unprotected networks you leave your digital life, including bank and credit information, personally identifiable information and even social media login details, vulnerable to cybercriminals.
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Resurgence of OpsBedil: Is hacktivism now on TikTok?
Wed, 20th Apr 2022
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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hacktivists
A new threat advisory from Radware details a resurgence of OpsBedil operations, which first made an appearance in 2021.
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Five cyber threat trends and what they mean to your business
Fri, 25th Feb 2022
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ransomware
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malware
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cloud security
The recent Russia-Ukraine crisis has unearthed the worrying possibilities of widespread cybersecurity threats, further highlighting the importance of the role threat intelligence plays in protecting infrastructure.
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Cybercriminals hack 93% of company networks - report
Wed, 22nd Dec 2021
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network management
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network security
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firewall
"In order to build an effective protection system, it is necessary to understand what unacceptable events are relevant for a particular company."
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Check Point reveals the top 10 malware affecting New Zealanders in November
Wed, 15th Dec 2021
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ransomware
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malware
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cybersecurity
Formbook, Emotet, and Trickbot take the top three spots in November's list from the Check Point Software threat intelligence arm.
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Vale 2021, hello 2022: on the brink of full-out cyberwar
Mon, 6th Dec 2021
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ransomware
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malware
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cybersecurity
As organisations move to more strategic decision making and re-evaluate the risks of the difficult and unexpected accelerated transition, cyber threats have increased dramatically, and organisations are more exposed than ever.
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New Norton study reveals severity of cyber attacks on gamers
Tue, 16th Nov 2021
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gaming
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technology gifts
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hacking
A new special report by security software company Norton has found that two out of five gamers in New Zealand have experienced a cyber attack.
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Hackers leak 5 million email addresses daily - reports
Tue, 9th Nov 2021
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privacy
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data leak
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hacking
"Personal data is a huge business that hackers try to make use of."
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Attacks in phishing emails with business, IT and HR focus becoming increasingly dangerous
Thu, 4th Nov 2021
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
“Social engineering attacks continue to be one of the top ways malicious hackers breach organisations and/or cause damage."
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Hacking humans: Social engineering exploits business vulnerabilities
Fri, 15th Oct 2021
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hacking
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eftsure
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social engineering
Fraudsters are constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and attack corporate payment systems. 
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HackerOne unveils sweeping product expansion, including vulnerability ranking table
Tue, 21st Sep 2021
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cybersecurity
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hacking
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cybersafety
“We’re looking forward to seeing how customers use the valuable data provided by our hackers to inform security programs within their organisations.”
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Security experts weigh in on United Nations hacking breach
Mon, 13th Sep 2021
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cybersecurity
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hacking
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united nations
"This cyber attack on the United Nations demonstrates how valuable stolen credentials are to criminals."
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Rise in hacking tool downloads as cybercrime becomes 'more organised than ever'
Wed, 28th Jul 2021
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cybersecurity
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hp
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hacking
"The proliferation of pirated hacking tools and underground forums are allowing previously low-level actors to pose serious risks to enterprise security."
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HP finds remote work is creating a growing cybersecurity risk
Tue, 18th May 2021
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cloud security
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wfh
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phishing
HP has released a security report finding remote work is creating a growing cybersecurity risk.
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Hacking attacks up 300% - report
Thu, 13th May 2021
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cybersecurity
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hacking
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cyber attacks
Hackers are taking advantage of global destabilisation by targeting essential industries and common vulnerabilities from the shift to remote working.
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High demand for hackers on the dark web
Thu, 11th Feb 2021
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dark web
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hacking
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positive technologies
"Since March 2020, we have noticed a surge of interest in website hacking, which is seen by the increase in the number of ads on forums on the dark web."
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Cybersecurity spending to increase following SolarWinds hacking
Tue, 5th Jan 2021
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cybersecurity
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solarwinds
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hacking
Hackers breached software provider SolarWinds, directly infecting the company’s Orion software as well as several local, state and federal agencies.
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Hackers in your bedroom: Hackers targeting smart sex toys
Thu, 31st Dec 2020
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vpn
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sex
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hacking
A group of researchers reported vulnerabilities in an internet-enabled male chastity cage.
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Christmas tech gifts pose cybersecurity risks - ProofPoint
Wed, 23rd Dec 2020
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cybersecurity
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scams
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online shopping
Fraudsters are targeting last-minute Christmas shoppers via email and hackers are targeting electronic devices that feature on many wish lists.
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Cybercriminals target COVID-19 vaccine - report
Wed, 23rd Dec 2020
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it in healthcare
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hacking
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positive technologies
Attackers did not spare clinics where COVID-19 patients were being treated or pharmaceutical sites where vaccine research was being conducted.
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Check Point warns of surge in phishing scams as hackers impersonate delivery vendors
Fri, 4th Dec 2020
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phishing
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email security
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online shopping
Hackers are impersonating trusted delivery vendors, like Amazon, DHL and FedEx, to commit financial fraud.
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Hackers difficult to distinguish from legitimate users - study
Fri, 21st Aug 2020
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cybersecurity
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hacking
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positive technologies
Almost half of all actions by attackers are identical to the usual activities of users and admins, a new report has found. 
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Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
Thu, 30th Jul 2020
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cybersecurity
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privacy
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passwords
Research has identified a total of 9,517 unsecured databases containing 10,463,315,645 entries with such data as emails, passwords, and phone numbers.
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