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Ransomware
Anniversaries remind us to review identity risks
World Password Day provides a timely reminder for ordinary citizens and organisations to stop and think about the risks associated with digital identities.
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Ransomware
From predator to high-risk vaccine: Sophos tracks WannaCry's evolution
An analysis of around 2,000 WannaCry samples from 2018 shows they were adapted to bypass the famous kill switch, but unable to encrypt data.
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Ransomware
Two years on: Have organisations learnt from WannaCry?
This month marks a special anniversary – two years since one of the world’s most destructive pieces of ransomware ever caused chaos.
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Cybersecurity
Legacy applications a ‘healthcare cybersecurity nightmare’
A new whitepaper launched today that sought to bring light to just how dire the cybersecurity situation with hospitals really is.
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Malware
Malwarebytes reveals APAC countries most targeted by malware
The report identifies increases in backdoors, cryptocurrency miners, and the use of exploits against their endpoints.
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Cybersecurity
NHS signs £150m cybersecurity deal with Microsoft – but is it enough?
Following the fiasco caused by the WannaCry ransomware attack nearly a year ago, NHS has bolstered its defences with a big investment.
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Cybersecurity
Damning report finds despite WannaCry attack, NHS still not patching
A government report has emerged that reveals despite the 'major' ransomware attack a year ago, the UK's NHS STILL has not learned its lesson.
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Ransomware
The Internet of Broken Things? Seven key facts about IoT
While most ransomware attacks currently infiltrate an organisation via email, IoT presents a new delivery system for both mass and targeted attacks.
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Healthcare
One year on, the WannaCry scare hasn't made healthcare security any better
Connected hospitals can be exploited – and researchers believe that the WannaCry scare has only made matters worse.
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Cybersecurity
INTERVIEW: SolarWinds MSP security VP lays industry bare
​Cybercrime is a business and the rising number of attacks is not a result of criminals getting smarter -most businesses just have poor cyber hygiene.
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Cybersecurity
Businesses are more aware of cybercrime but still not prepared
Findings from a survey of senior security executives revealed the majority are aware of cybercrime's rise - but they're not ready.
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Cybersecurity
ESET: A breakdown of 2017’s ransomware epidemic - and what to expect next
​Given the digital plague around the world in 2017, it would be unseemly not to give ransomware its own dedicated piece.
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Cloud
Are you afraid of the dark? Why cloud adopters need visibility into their network
The Reaper, which borrows programming code from the Mirai botnet, raises concerns that a new wave of DDoS attacks or other attacks could follow.
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Cybersecurity
Lessons learned from the latest ransomware attacks - there's more to come
According to Europol, Europe needs to prepare itself for a large increase in the number of cyber-attacks - an expert discusses what lies ahead.
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Ransomware
Experts weigh in on ‘Bad Rabbit’, the potential next WannaCry​
Ever heard of Bad Rabbit? It’s the newest form of ransomware causing havoc in Eastern Europe that could be coming your way soon.
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Cybersecurity
IT security increasingly becoming a board-level issue
Daniel Crnkovic, Content Security general manager talks about the changing business attitudes surrounding IT cybersecurity.
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Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity still not top priority despite 85% businesses being breached
​Recent research reveals that cybersecurity is still taking a backseat despite the vast majority of businesses experiencing a breach in recent times.
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Ransomware
How North Korea’s nuclear aggression masks a deeper threat
According to Carbon Black's national security strategist, the rogue nation has been carrying out a stealth campaign that threatens even worse mayhem.
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Cybersecurity
Three ways to proactively manage cybersecurity for Aussie businesses
Simon Eid, Splunk A/NZ area vice president talks about how to best approach a proactive cybersecurity plan.
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Ransomware
Europol: Legislation overhaul needed as cybercrime is ‘unprecedented’
A new report from Europol has revealed cybercrime is running rampant with ransomware reigning supreme - and a crackdown on criminals is essential.
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Disaster Recovery
Businesses paid $301 million to ransomware hackers last year
Datto has revealed the results of its latest study of ransomware around the world that are concerning to say the very least.
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Cybersecurity
Equifax and its 143m customers just the ‘first known victims’
“Once a case like this hits the news, it ignites the fire in the cybercrime community and hackers start poking around for new opportunities."
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Cybersecurity
ESET welcomes new network security provider into its Alliance
​ESET has brought a new network security provider into its Technology Alliance after announcing the agreement with GREYCORTEX.
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Cybersecurity
Cisco reveals alarming findings from Midyear Cybersecurity Report
“As recent incidents like WannaCry and Netya illustrate, our adversaries are becoming more and more creative in how they architect their attacks.”