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Attacks in phishing emails with business, IT and HR focus becoming increasingly dangerous
Phishing attacks targeting businesses, IT, and HR are increasingly dangerous, warns new research by security firm KnowBe4.
Hacking humans: Social engineering exploits business vulnerabilities
The rise in online transactions has led to a surge in cyber-attacks, with fraudsters exploiting vulnerabilities in corporate payment systems, warns eftsure.
HackerOne unveils sweeping product expansion, including vulnerability ranking table
HackerOne introduces new features for its security intelligence services, including a worldwide top 10 ranking table and CVE Exploitation Index.
Security experts weigh in on United Nations hacking breach
Hackers sold a United Nations employee's stolen username and password on the dark web for $1000, according to reports.
Rise in hacking tool downloads as cybercrime becomes 'more organised than ever'
Cybercrime activity has increased, with a 65% rise in the use of hacking tools, according to the latest global Threat Insights Report from HP.
HP finds remote work is creating a growing cybersecurity risk
HP's security report reveals remote work is increasing the cybersecurity risk, with hackers targeting home workers.
Hacking attacks up 300% - report
Hackers are taking advantage of global destabilisation by targeting essential industries and common vulnerabilities from the shift to remote working.
High demand for hackers on the dark web
High demand for hackers on the dark web, with 90% of users seeking access to web resources, says Positive Technologies research.
Cybersecurity spending to increase following SolarWinds hacking
Hackers breached software provider SolarWinds, directly infecting the company’s Orion software as well as several local, state and federal agencies.
Hackers in your bedroom: Hackers targeting smart sex toys
Hackers can gain control of internet-enabled sex devices, including a male chastity cage, according to new research.
Christmas tech gifts pose cybersecurity risks - ProofPoint
Fraudsters are targeting last-minute Christmas shoppers via email and hackers are targeting electronic devices that feature on many wish lists.
Cybercriminals target COVID-19 vaccine - report
Attackers did not spare clinics where COVID-19 patients were being treated or pharmaceutical sites where vaccine research was being conducted.
Check Point warns of surge in phishing scams as hackers impersonate delivery vendors
Hackers are targeting delivery vendors in email phishing campaigns to exploit the holiday shopping season, warns Check Point.
Hackers difficult to distinguish from legitimate users - study
Almost half of all actions by attackers are identical to the usual activities of users and admins, a new report has found.
Almost 10,000 unsecured databases with more than 10 billion credentials exposed
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.
New Zealand named amongst most vulnerable countries at risk of cyber attack
NZ listed high for cyber attack risk, says NordVPN study.
Dark web packed with offers to hack corporate networks
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.
Australian women-focusd hackathon #SheHacks expands across Victoria
Women-focused hackathon #SheHacks, run by Girl Geek Academy, will take place statewide across Victoria, Australia from February to April.
Disney+: Is it safe to subscribe?
Disney+ subscribers are falling victim to credential stuffing, with hacked accounts already up for sale. Users advised to follow best practices.
Unsecured WiFi leaving schools vulnerable to attack
While the internet has transformed the learning process in schools, it’s also given rise to new dangerous online threats.
Underground cybercrime industry for cheating continues to grow
Rise in online grade hacking and fake diplomas due to exam stress, unveils Kaspersky.
University of Waikato's Cyber Challenge kicks off
Waikato University's CROW kicks off the largest NZ Cyber Challenge yet, led by new head Dr. Kumar.
Security professionals want to return fire – Venafi
Seventy-two percent of professionals surveyed believe nation-states have the right to ‘hack back’ cybercriminals.
Tesla wants people to hack its Model 3
Tesla is offering white hat hackers what could be the chance of a lifetime – the opportunity to hack one of its Model 3 vehicles.