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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky opens three new centers to boost data management
Cybersecurity company Kaspersky has opened three new Transparency Centers, one in Japan, the second in Singapore and the third in the United States.
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Malware
Decline in mobile malware but hackers show growing sophistication
"It may seem that cybercriminals are becoming less active because of decreased mobile malware attacks. But it does not necessarily mean we are safer."
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Cybersecurity
Productivity wasted as employees sort out spam emails
Employees who receive 30-60 external emails per day could be wasting 11 hours every year looking through and identifying spam messages.
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Transport
Third-party automotive apps bear significant privacy risks
Mobile applications for connected cars provide various features to make life easier for motorists, but they can also be a source of risk.
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Training
Trojan cyber attacks hitting SMBs harder than ever - Kaspersky
In 2022 the number of Trojan-PSW detections increased by almost a quarter compared to the same period in 2021 to reach 4,003,323.
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Cybersecurity
BlackBerry offers Kaspersky replacement cybersecurity for the channel
BlackBerry advises that users of Kaspersky software in Australia and New Zealand undertake a rigorous risk analysis of their current security posture.
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Digital Transformation
Over half of SEA users say SMBs should use digital payments
According to a Kaspersky study, more than one in two SEA users say small businesses should be using digital payments.
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Cloud
Kaspersky highlights mobile threat impacting thousands globally
“ICT technologies are powerful tools for perpetrators exerting coercive control, especially in relationships where violence is already present offline."
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Ransomware
Kaspersky held leading position in 2021 TOP3 metric
In 2021, Kaspersky's security portfolio held a leading position in the TOP3 metric, while taking first place in 76% of tests.
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Dicker Data
Dicker Data cancels distribution agreement with Kaspersky
One of the largest distributors in Australia and New Zealand has cancelled its distribution contract with Russian based cybersecurity company Kaspersky.
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Cybersecurity
5 online scam red flags - signs you’re dealing with scammers
No matter who the victim is or how sophisticated the scheme may be, there is always a way to sniff out fraud before it’s too late.
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Data Protection
43% of businesses aren't protecting their IoT infrastructure
While two thirds of organisations globally use IoT solutions, two-in-five don't protect them completely, according to a recent Kaspersky report.
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Gaming
Mobile threats: Cybercriminals target banking and gaming
Cybercriminals are forgoing low hanging fruit to target banking and gaming, according to a new mobile threat report from Kaspersky.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky strikes up new distributor agreement in A/NZ
Kaspersky and Leader have struck a new partnership across Australia and New Zealand, commencing February 2022.
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Authentication
Southeast Asia sees growing demand for better electronic finance solutions
More than three in five respondents in SEA were found to want OTP via SMS in every e-payment transaction, and 57% want to see the implementation of two-factor authentication.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky uncovers multiple vulnerabilities in wearable tracking technology
Kaspersky's researchers have found 33 vulnerabilities in the most commonly used protocol for transferring data from wearable devices worn by patients for remote monitoring.
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Malware
More elusive and persistent - Kaspersky researchers uncover the third known firmware bootkit
Kaspersky's researchers have uncovered the third case of a firmware bootkit in the wild. 
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Cryptocurrency
Major cryptocurrency losses for SMBs from BlueNoroff threat actor
Kaspersky has uncovered a series of attacks by advanced persistent threat actor BlueNoroff against small and medium-sized business, resulting in major cryptocurrency losses for the victims.
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Ransomware
Advanced scams, data breaches, crypto and NFT attacks to shape cyberthreat landscape in 2022
The times of pandemic coincided with the rise of targeted ransomware attacks worldwide focusing on the most valuable targets as well as interruption-sensitive businesses.
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Ransomware
Kaspersky lists 5 cyber threats to watch for in 2022
Global privacy company Kaspersky has highlighted some of the most significant cyber threats New Zealand consumers and businesses should be prepared for in 2022.  
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky APAC retains top spot in channel satisfaction matrix
This saw it rank highest among all cybersecurity vendors included in the matrix and secure the number one position for the second year in a row.  
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Cloud
Healthcare workers compromising patient's data during remote sessions
New global research from Kaspersky finds that 30% of healthcare providers have experienced cases where their employees compromised customers personal information during remote consultations.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky develops cybersecurity policy for bionic devices
"Human augmentation is a burgeoning area of technology which in fact remains underexplored."
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Cloud
DDoS attacks on the rise, becoming more sophisticated
"We have seen the cryptomining and DDoS attack groups competing for resources, since many of the same botnets used for DDoS attacks can be used for cryptomining."