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Microsoft top targeted brand by cyber criminals in Q4 2020
In Q4, 43% of all brand phishing attempts related to Microsoft (up from 19% in Q3), as threat actors continued to try to capitalise on people working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave.
SMBs in Southeast Asia hit hard by cyber criminals
Kaspersky has recognised a worrying trend of cyber criminals targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Southeast Asia (SEA), and has released a new offering in response.
Strong cybersecurity posture crucial for company success - Fortinet
"They should also conduct due diligence to ensure partners aren’t inadvertently creating vulnerabilities with insufficient cybersecurity measures."
Cybercriminals seeking greater anonymity online, Trend Micro states
Cybercriminals have switched to ecommerce platforms and communication using Discord for greater anonymity, according to new research from Trend Micro.
Cyber criminals exploiting coronavirus fears
Cyber criminals are exploiting fears surrounding the current outbreak of coronavirus in an attempt to launch theft malware.
Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
Why 5G and AI will determine cybersecurity strategy for the next decade
"We all stand on the threshold of a new era of cybercrime."
Don’t let fear win: saying no to ransomware
“Agreeing to pay a ransom demand isn’t conducive to long-term security, and emboldens cyber criminals to continue to use this method.”
BT and UTS team-up to fight cybercrime
The collaboration will focus on cybersecurity as well as machine learning.
AI could be the key to ending cybercrime
Over the last few years, the world has seen a steady and increasing flow of high profile data breaches hitting the headlines...
Cisco warns companies to stay ahead of cyber threats
“Security controls alone are not sufficient to address a ransomware threat, and organisations need to adopt a multi-layered approach..."
Lights out for the Dark Web: Authorities take down AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces
Online criminal marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa have been taken offline, thanks to a major cooperation effort between Dutch and US authorities.
Employees the 'weakest link' within an organisation's cyber security defence
“Companies need to put themselves ahead of emerging threats.”
Should insurance cover cyber crime theft? Another Kiwi duped
New Zealand’s insurance industry doesn’t cover claims of theft via cyber crime – should it?
Fraud Awareness Week: Spread the word, because we're all targets now
This week has been 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week. We must educate everyone we know, because we're all targets now.
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No more ransom - stopping ransomware on a global scale
"This collaboration goes beyond intelligence sharing, consumer education, and takedowns to actually help repair the damage inflicted upon victims,"
Cyber crims ditch financial markets, set sights on retail sector
"Gaining access to these organisations enables cyber criminals to monetise sensitive data such as credit card details in the black market."
Aussie Government urges business to take action against cyber threats
"From the smallest companies to the largest conglomerates, organisations around the world are attacked every second of every day."
Watch out, there's a new breed of cyber criminal in town
“Advanced criminal attack groups now mirror the skill sets of nation-state attackers. They have well resourced and highly-skilled technical staff."
The next generation of APTs: Highly successful but surprisingly simple
The number and reach of cyber threats continues to grow, and, contrary to popular belief, even highly effective attacks can be very unsophisticated.
Mobile malware at an all-time high
“As mobile devices become more and more functional, cybercriminals have become more and more sophisticated at attacks that attempt to steal money."
Managed security services: The answer to growing cyber threats?
"Staying ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting a business against breaches is becoming a difficult task."
Will your trusted digital device become your biggest enemy?
As digital devices become a staple of people’s every day lives, personal and private information is increasingly at risk.