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Cybersecurity
Networked bot attacks increase as human-initiated attack levels fall
A new report reveals that bot attack volumes grew 41% year over year, with human-initiated attacks falling 29% in the first half of 2021. 
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Cyber attacks
Another cyber attack on NZ businesses - analysis
Kiwi bank and ANZ along with New Zealand Post, Inland Revenue and Metservice all experienced blacks-out due to a cyber-attack earlier today.
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Ransomware
CertNZ warns NZ users of Kaseya VSA to shut it down
CertNZ is warning New Zealand organisations using Kaseya VSA software to manage their IT infrastructure they may be at risk of an attack by a Russian-based ransomware.
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Cybercrime
Check Point Research warns of a surge in malicious activity around Amazon Prime Day
Researchers warn of increased cybercrime on and around Amazon Prime Day 2021 as malicious activity surges.
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Cybercrime
Trade secret protection rapidly rising up the corporate agenda
Corporates fear cybercrime and employee leaks are the biggest risks to protecting trade secrets.
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Ransomware
The rise of cybercrime and NZ's fragmented response
Cybercrime is on the rise but New Zealand's response to it is fragmented and victims rarely get justice. In the wake of the Waikato District Health Board ransomware attack, Anusha Bradley asks how we can better help and protect cybercrime victims.
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Cybercrime
McAfee’s new expansion combines AI learning techniques with human analysis
McAfee has released a substantial expansion to its XDR platform aimed at proactively stopping targeted attacks.
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Phishing
Surge of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies
Tessien has found a growing trend of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies.
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Ransomware
Cybercriminals take bold steps forward as confidence soars - CrowdStrike report
Criminals are especially interested in targeting the supply chain as it enables them to go after multiple targets from a single intrusion point.
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Cybercrime
COVID-19 sees 400% surge in cyber crime
"The current global pandemic has restrained the world, creating a perfect environment for cybercriminals to flourish."
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Phishing
AFP arrests two men with ties to Australian SMS phishing scheme
“The success of Operation Genmaicha has prevented further Australians from seeing their hard-earned savings siphoned off to criminal entities.”
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Ransomware
Sophos deconstructs Dharma, the 'fast food franchise' ransomware
"Dharma is fast-food franchise ransomware: widely and easily available to just about anyone,” says a Sophos threat researcher.
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Cybercrime
MailGuard intercepts sinister cybercrime emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment”
Cyber criminals have sent out a series of malicious emails attempting to manipulate users suffering from financial turmoil and difficulties triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.
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Cybersecurity
Getting the Board on board: How to talk cyber risk to the C-Suite suits
In an era of heightened risk, effective communication between cybersecurity chiefs and business leaders at the board level has never been more important.
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Cybercrime
Report: Majority of New Zealanders exposed to cyber crime
It's not enough to simply have anti-virus software installed on a laptop anymore.
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Cybercrime
Acronis: Lack of backup process within organisations causing data losses
Traditional strategies and solutions to data protection are no longer able to keep up with the modern IT needs of individuals and organisations. 
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Cybercrime
Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals. 
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Cybercrime
Verizon expands security portfolio with new solutions to combat cybercrime
"Now, more than ever, organisations need to be thinking differently about security, and leveraging cutting edge technology to help mitigate against cybercrime."
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Cybercrime
Cyber attacks worsening among Australian businesses, costing economy $1 billion a year
"Cybercrime is becoming increasingly sophisticated and is harming more and more Australians each day."
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Cybercrime
Interview: Group-IB outlines global threats to stability in cyberspace
total, 38 different state-sponsored threat actors were active throughout review period, including seven new ones. Some of these groups operate from Asia Pacific countries including China, India, North Korea, and Vietnam.
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Cybercrime
Interview: Cloudera on why analytics is key in the fight against financial crime
Cloudera’s co-managing director of financial services, Dr Richard Harmon, shares his thoughts about financial crime and how analytics can shape the next generation of financial crime prevention.
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Cybercrime
Hackers increasingly ‘island hopping’ – so what does it mean?
Carbon Black's Rick McElroy discusses this new trend and what it means for the new age of cybercrime.
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Cybercrime
Biggest security threat in Australia? Survey says it’s phishing
A recent survey undertaken by CSO made some interesting findings in the state of cybercrime in Australia.
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Dark web
It's 'lights out' for two more dark web marketplaces
Don’t be fooled if you see talk that Wall Street Market has been taken down – because it’s most likely not what you think.