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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 attacks targeting businesses, IT, and HR are increasingly dangerous, warns new research by security firm KnowBe4.
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Hacking humans: Social engineering exploits business vulnerabilities
Fri, 15th Oct 2021
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The rise in online transactions has led to a surge in cyber-attacks, with fraudsters exploiting vulnerabilities in corporate payment systems, warns eftsure.
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HackerOne unveils sweeping product expansion, including vulnerability ranking table
Tue, 21st Sep 2021
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cybersafety
HackerOne introduces new features for its security intelligence services, including a worldwide top 10 ranking table and CVE Exploitation Index.
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Security experts weigh in on United Nations hacking breach
Mon, 13th Sep 2021
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Hackers sold a United Nations employee's stolen username and password on the dark web for $1000, according to reports.
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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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Cybercrime activity has increased, with a 65% rise in the use of hacking tools, according to the latest global Threat Insights Report from HP.
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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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HP's security report reveals remote work is increasing the cybersecurity risk, with hackers targeting home workers.
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Hacking attacks up 300% - report
Thu, 13th May 2021
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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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High demand for hackers on the dark web, with 90% of users seeking access to web resources, says Positive Technologies research.
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Cybersecurity spending to increase following SolarWinds hacking
Tue, 5th Jan 2021
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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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sex
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Hackers can gain control of internet-enabled sex devices, including a male chastity cage, according to new research.
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Christmas tech gifts pose cybersecurity risks - ProofPoint
Wed, 23rd Dec 2020
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email security
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cybersecurity
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proofpoint
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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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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email security
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Hackers are targeting delivery vendors in email phishing campaigns to exploit the holiday shopping season, warns Check Point.
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Hackers difficult to distinguish from legitimate users - study
Fri, 21st Aug 2020
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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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privacy
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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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New Zealand named amongst most vulnerable countries at risk of cyber attack
Thu, 11th Jun 2020
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NZ listed high for cyber attack risk, says NordVPN study.
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Dark web packed with offers to hack corporate networks
Thu, 21st May 2020
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Access to corporate networks on the dark web has surged by 69% in Q1 2020, putting remote working businesses at high risk, according to Positive Technologies.
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Australian women-focusd hackathon #SheHacks expands across Victoria
Fri, 28th Feb 2020
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Women-focused hackathon #SheHacks, run by Girl Geek Academy, will take place statewide across Victoria, Australia from February to April.
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Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
Wed, 27th Nov 2019
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Disney+ subscribers are falling victim to credential stuffing, with hacked accounts already up for sale. Users advised to follow best practices.
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Unsecured WiFi leaving schools vulnerable to attack
Fri, 9th Aug 2019
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vpn
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cloud services
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wireless networks
While the internet has transformed the learning process in schools, it’s also given rise to new dangerous online threats.
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Underground cybercrime industry for cheating continues to grow
Fri, 28th Jun 2019
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cloud services
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Rise in online grade hacking and fake diplomas due to exam stress, unveils Kaspersky.
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University of Waikato's Cyber Challenge kicks off
Thu, 30th May 2019
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Waikato University's CROW kicks off the largest NZ Cyber Challenge yet, led by new head Dr. Kumar.
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Security professionals want to return fire – Venafi
Wed, 20th Mar 2019
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Seventy-two percent of professionals surveyed believe nation-states have the right to ‘hack back’ cybercriminals.
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Tesla wants people to hack its Model 3
Tue, 15th Jan 2019
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microsoft
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Tesla is offering white hat hackers what could be the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to hack one of its Model 3 vehicles.