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Ransomware’s decline equals cryptomining’s rise
ESET’s Security Days Conference recently took place to go over the current threat environment and what to look out for next.
Check Point names February’s most disruptive malware
Check Point’s researchers confirm Coinhive holds the top position in February's Top Malware index for fifteenth successive month before it shut down, while GandCrab distribution campaigns increase.
12 Mar 2019
Cybercriminals earning over $3billion annually exploiting social platforms
Social media platforms contain up to 20% more methods by which malware can be delivered to users – e.g. through adverts, shares, plug-ins – than comparable sources.
11 Mar 2019
IBM Security: Cybercriminals focusing on cryptojacking
The report found that more than half of cybercriminal attacks pivot away from malware-based attacks.
04 Mar 2019
CSOs - are you prepared for cloud cryptojacking?
A recent report found that almost half of the organisations surveyed have malware in one of their cloud applications.
18 Feb 2019
Cybercrime tools and services becoming increasingly democratised
Findings from Check Point's new report reveal a concerning trend as cybercrime grows increasingly well-managed and accessible.
07 Feb 2019
OT attacks and cryptominers on the rise – Skybox
Skybox Security’s 2019 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report analyzes what shaped the threat landscape over 2018 and what it means for the year ahead.
30 Jan 2019
Carbon Black releases 2019 global threat report
The report found that a new breed of cyberattacks (seemingly fuelled by geopolitical tension) is emerging.
28 Jan 2019
Cryptomining affected 37% of businesses last year
“From the meteoric rise in cryptomining to massive data breaches and DDoS attacks, there was no shortage of cyber-disruption."
25 Jan 2019
Malwarebytes reveals APAC countries most targeted by malware
The report identifies increases in backdoors, cryptocurrency miners, and the use of exploits against their endpoints.
24 Jan 2019
Malware downloader on the rise in Check Point’s latest Threat Index
Organisations continue to be targeted by cryptominers, despite an overall drop in value across all cryptocurrencies in 2018.
16 Jan 2019
2019’s top three cybersecurity trends - Akamai
Cybercriminals have been moving towards a ‘gig economy’ – an underground community of malicious actors exchanging services.
07 Jan 2019
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
18 Dec 2018
Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
05 Dec 2018
2018’s worst malware revealed in report
Webroot has highlighted the top cyberattacks of 2018 in its latest Nastiest Malware list, which showcases the malware and attack payloads that have been most detrimental to organisations.
02 Nov 2018
Cryptomining dethrones ransomware as 2018’s top threat - Webroot
This report also highlights the importance of implementing a robust and evolving security approach to protect valuable data and keep systems secure.
10 Oct 2018
Protecting New Zealand in the new cybercrime threatscape
New Zealand’s businesses are digitally transforming, supported by good internet infrastructure, and immersed in a culture of innovation.
17 Sep 2018
Diginex and Symbioses deploy decentralised supercomputing network
Diginex will provide up to 2,500 nodes at its Switzerland data centre to perform optimised cryptocurrency mining on the Symbioses network.
03 Sep 2018
Cryptomining and IoT attacks gunning for healthcare industry
Medical staff now carry multiple connected devices with them, including personal devices that lack appropriate security controls.
22 Aug 2018
MikroTik routers in NZ may be at risk of cryptomining - Symantec
These routers are used by many organisations and businesses, including internet service providers.
20 Aug 2018
DC Two set to build Australia's first solar-powered data center
The data center is currently being built in Collie, which is 200 kilometres south of Perth, in Western Australia.
08 Aug 2018
Criminals aim for attack 'quality, not quantity' as malware volumes drop
The crime lull may be a continuation of Q1’s drop, but cryptominers, ransomware, and exploits have opted for ‘quality, not quantity’.
31 Jul 2018
Exclusive: Why NZ is particularly vulnerable to cryptomining
Cryptomining is the newest cybersecurity threat dominating the headlines, but awareness of the attack method is still lacking among organisations.
11 Jul 2018
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
10 Jul 2018