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Spammers phishing tourists with travel-themed lures - Bitdefender
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Spammers are phishing eager holidaymakers with travel, themed lures, according to new research from Bitdefender Antispam Lab.
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Bitdefender urges caution when dealing with holiday spam
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Bitdefender Labs is warning people to be aware during the festive season due to a significant increase in spam scams.
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Check Point reveals malware impacting 7% of all organisations
Wed, 16th Nov 2022
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This month saw keylogger AgentTesla take first place as the most widespread malware, impacting 7% of organisations worldwide.
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How SSS Shared Managed Detection & Response Service helps secure Gisborne District Council
Wed, 14th Sep 2022
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Gisborne District Council looked to SSS IT Security Specialists for a solution capable of improving its protective posture.
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Snake Keylogger credential stealer slithers back on the radar of ANZ businesses
Tue, 13th Sep 2022
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Snake Keylogger has re-emerged on the threat landscape with a brand new malspam campaign targeting IT decision-makers.
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APAC accounts for 1/4 of global malicious emails in 2022
Thu, 8th Sep 2022
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There are three main factors which cause the bulk of spam emails targeting APAC: population, high adoption of e-services, and pandemic lockdowns.
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Productivity wasted as employees sort out spam emails
Wed, 8th Jun 2022
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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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Investigation: The NZ Govt is weakening its grip on nuisance spam
Thu, 16th Dec 2021
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The nuisance spam has decreased markedly in 2021, but in 2007, a widely-disseminated factoid, of unknown origin, suggested that up to 85% of email sent in that year was unwanted spam.
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New Mastercard research focuses on safer shopping and spending habits
Thu, 9th Dec 2021
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According to new research initiated by Mastercard, with the country slowly starting to open up, NZ consumers are starting to spend less money at home on items and more on experiences.
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600 million profiles for sale on hacker forum - Third LinkedIn scrape in four months
Tue, 13th Jul 2021
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LinkedIn has experienced another huge data scape, the third in four months, with 600 million profiles for sale online.
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A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Tue, 12th Jan 2021
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Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
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Security training and tech: Empowering staff in a hybrid work environment
Mon, 28th Sep 2020
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As employees travel back and forth between home and the workplace, are they walking through the door with cyber threats sitting on their devices?
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Trend Micro: COVID-19 related malware and spam on the rise
Mon, 11th May 2020
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“The shift to remote working has been a huge change for many businesses, as they have had to quickly adopt new technology and processes, which in turn has made many vulnerable to cyber-attacks."
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Number of spam emails drops, still accounts for 55% of traffic
Fri, 20th Dec 2019
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Significantly, spam messages account for more than half of 295 billion in 2019, making 55% of global email traffic in this year, the company states.
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Bin 'em: Those bomb threat emails are complete hoaxes
Mon, 17th Dec 2018
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A worldwide spate of spam emails claiming there is a bomb in the recipient’s building is almost certainly a hoax.
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Caught in the wild: A look at email scams and spam
Tue, 21st Aug 2018
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Every day cybercriminals come up with a wide variety of phishing tactics with the intent of scamming innocent users.
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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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Singapore's PDPC vows to crack down on telemarketing and spam
Tue, 1st May 2018
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Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) is vowing to better protect consumers from spam and telemarketing messages.
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New study shows email security systems not up to scratch as malicious emails pour in
Wed, 18th Apr 2018
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“Emails ranging from opportunistic spam, targeted impersonation attacks and unknown malware are getting through incumbent email security systems."
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Necurs botnet erupts from dormancy to churn out 100,000 spam emails over Easter
Thu, 5th Apr 2018
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One of the world’s largest spam botnets is back in action and this time it is spreading a Trojan downloader that can deliver nasty malware surprises.
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GandCrab: The 'agile' ransomware that is updated in real time
Tue, 27th Mar 2018
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The GandCrab ransomware has been making headlines recently for being one of the few malware strains that developers update in real time.
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Kiwis 'paying for someone else's profit' as 2018 becomes the year of cryptomining
Tue, 27th Mar 2018
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Cryptomining might just be one of the biggest trends in cybercrime this year, and New Zealand is not immune from its reach.
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Australia ranks 8th as a global target for cryptomining attacks
Mon, 26th Mar 2018
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“Cryptomining is a rising threat to cyber and personal security,” comments Symantec’s chief technology officer – Pacific region, Nick Savvides.
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A guide to staying one step ahead of modern email attackers
Mon, 5th Mar 2018
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Email serves as an organisations’ communicative lifeblood, thus making it the most critical vector for an assortment of threats.
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