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Ransomware 2021 - the year and trends in review
2021 saw threat actors turn the dial up on ransomware, with several high-profile attacks against major corporations and critical infrastructure.
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ESET discovers DazzleSpy, a new macOS spying malware
The vulnerability could also have been exploited on iOS, even on devices such as the iPhone XS and newer.
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More elusive and persistent - Kaspersky researchers uncover the third known firmware bootkit
Kaspersky's researchers have uncovered the third case of a firmware bootkit in the wild. 
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New Zealanders hit hard by trackers according to new Norton research
Online tracking and subsequent security threats have become increasingly prevalent in New Zealand, with NortonLifeLock research revealing some alarming statistics.
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Endpoints & encrypted connections top malware vectors - WatchGuard report
WatchGuard also reports that more than half of all malware is now delivered via encrypted connections.
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Trickbot takes top malware spot in Australia, Emotet returns
Trickbot and Emotet have topped the list of the most prevalent malware in Australia, according to new analysis from Check Point Research.
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Trickbot overtakes Formbook as most prevalent malware
In December, Trickbot claimed the top spot as most prevalent malware, overtaking Formbook which was in first place in November 2021.
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Microsoft
New malware campaign exploits Microsoft's digital signature verification
Named Zloader, the new malware is designed to steal cookies, passwords and any sensitive information.
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Gartner explains what security leaders need to know, and do, about Log4j
Jonathan Care explains some risks the vulnerability poses for organisations and the steps security leaders should take to secure their enterprise systems against potential associated threats.
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End of 2021 marks drop in cyber attacks, and increase in remote access malware
In Q3 2021 there has been a decrease in the number of unique cyber attacks, however there’s been an increase in the share of attacks against individuals, and also a rise in attacks involving remote access malware.
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Microsoft
Critical Microsoft Office patch exploited by new malware
Sophos has released details of a novel exploit that bypasses a patch for a critical vulnerability affecting the Microsoft Office file format. 
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Forcepoint reveals the top 5 cybersecurity trends to watch out for in 2022
From prevention to jacking, we look at the top enterprise cyber secuerity trends to investigate.
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Threat actors to cause significantly more damage through malware and cloud computing
The rapid rise in cloud computing has seen threat actors increase their toolkit. 
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Check Point reveals the top 10 malware affecting New Zealanders in November
Formbook, Emotet, and Trickbot take the top three spots in November's list from the Check Point Software threat intelligence arm.
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Microsoft
Cybersecurity 2022: Mobile malware, passwordless authentication fails, and hackers in space
"Though we commend Microsoft for making this bold move, we believe all single-factor authentication mechanisms are the wrong choice and repeat password mistakes of old."
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Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.
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Sophos uncovers new variants of Tor2Mine cryptominer
Sophos has released new findings on the Tor2Mine cryptominer that show how the miner evades detection, spreads automatically through a target network, and is increasingly harder to remove from an infected system.
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Senetas
The problem with near-misses in cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is treated a lot like aviation security. Breaches that don't result in catastrophic consequences don't stay in the national psyche for very long, in much the same way near-misses in aviation don't invite much public scrutiny.
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NCSC expands Malware Free Networks service to NZ cybersecurity providers
“Already with an initial customer trial of MFN up to this point we are achieving real impact," says GCSB director-general Andrew Hampton.
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Sabbath ransomware group rebrands, continues attacks
The Sabbath ransomware affiliate group is continuing to rebrand itself while still launching relentless ransomware operations, according to new research from Mandiant. 
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New malware that abuses Windows 10 App Installer uncovered
Sophos researchers have uncovered a new attack operation by the malware family known as BazarBackdoor, which abuses the Windows 10 App Installer to spread malware.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - BeyondTrust CTO discusses common attack vectors in 2021
In Techday's third and final IT Jam with BeyondTrust, we speak to Marc Maiffret, who is the company's CTO.
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Rackspace highlights top security challenges of today's organisations
Half of global IT leaders say they are not fully confident in their ability to respond to data, malware phishing, supply chain, ransomware, cloud, IoT and application attacks, according to Rackspace's global survey.
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Google uncovers phishing campaign targeting YouTube creators with cookie theft malware
Cookie Theft, or pass-the-cookie attack, is a session hijacking technique that enables access to user accounts with session cookies stored in the browser.