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Malware
Scam Alert: Flubot malware hits New Zealand
The mobile malware infects and steals data from the phones of unsuspecting victims.
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Ransomware
Ransomware attacks reach disturbing levels
Ransomware attacks have reached 'stratospheric levels', now accounting for 69% of all attacks involving malware. 
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Android
Misconfiguration sees Android user data at risk of being exposed
“Each one of these open instances is a data breach event waiting to happen and can pose critical business, legal and regulatory risks if they happen."
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FortiGuard
Ransomware has increased tenfold in one year, FortiGuard Labs finds
“We are seeing an increase in effective and destructive cyber attacks affecting thousands of organisations in a single incident creating an important inflection point for the war on cyber crime."
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Cybersecurity
The growing cybersecurity menace that is Droppers-as-a-Service
Droppers for hire are delivering bundles of malicious content to targets looking for cracked versions of popular business and consumer applications.
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Banking Trojans
Kaspersky researchers reveal QakBot, a powerful banking Trojan
“QakBot is unlikely to stop its activity anytime soon. This malware continuously receives updates and the threat actors behind it keep adding new capabilities and updating its modules."
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Malware
COVID-19 themed malware and credential theft campaigns make a resurgence as Delta variant spreads
Proofpoint has observed high volumes of COVID-19 themed threats distributing malware and credential theft campaigns.
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Malware
NZ business facing higher risk of PC malware attacks
There is an increased risk for cyberattacks on businesses since the start of the pandemic.
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Malware
New malware families discovered eavesdropping on governments, targeting eCommerce
"This should be disturbing for all serious web portals that want to protect their visitors’ data, including authentication and payment information."
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Malware
'Trash Panda as a Service' has been upgraded to steal cryptocurrency
Raccoon Stealer, a malware platform that rents out its services for $75 a week, has upgraded its services, according to a new report from Sophos.
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Proofpoint
48 million malware messages: Proofpoint reveals the reality of today's threat landscape
"In addition to troubling growth in volume and sophistication of ransomware and BEC attacks, we discovered massive spikes in lesser-known methods like CAPTCHA techniques and steganography.”
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Cyber Threats
Chance of PC users encountering cyber threats increase
"The risk ratio has increased worldwide for all malware attacks."
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Malware
New malware strain targeting Mac users for only $49
A new malware strain has evolved to steal the information of MacOS users.
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Ransomware
Cyber incidents on the rise as ransomware accounts for two thirds of all malware attacks
More cybercriminals are customising malware for attacks on virtual infrastructure.
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Phishing
New phishing simulator helps organisations strengthen cybersecurity
DeltaNet International has released its Phishing Simulator tool, designed to help organisations strengthen their cybersecurity awareness.
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Malware
McAfee reports a surge of malware hidden in COVID-19 vaccine appointments
McAfee has released its latest Mobile Threat Report that finds a surge in new attacks targeting people’s anxiety around COVID-19.
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Malware
Traditional solutions fail to secure organisations against today's malware
"Traditional anti-malware solutions alone are simply insufficient for today's threat environment. Every organisation needs a layered, proactive security strategy that involves machine learning and behavioural analysis."
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Malware
Ransomware decreases as criminals customise attacks on larger, more lucrative targets - McAfee Report
McAfee has released its latest cybersecurity report analysing cybercriminal activity related to malware and cyber threats in the first quarter of 2021. 
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Malware
Sophos uncovers unusual malware targeting users of pirated software
Sophos research finds an unusual cyberattack campaign using malware designed to block access to websites hosting pirated software.  
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Malware
Adware, fake apps and banking trojans targeting Android devices
Adware continues to be the most significant threat on Android phones and tablets.
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Remote Working
Over a third of workers have picked up bad cybersecurity habits while working remotely
A new report finds over a third of workers have picked up bad cybersecurity behaviours since working from home.
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Malware
Dealing with cyber criminals: Some NZ businesses 'feel they have no choice but to pay'
An increasing number of New Zealand businesses are paying ransoms to cyber criminals.
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Cybersecurity
Proactively mitigate cyber risk with MISP and TheHive
When an attack happens, security teams should be ready with information about who is attacking and the steps being taken to mitigate damage.
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Malware
Surge in Android banking malware and RDP attacks - ESET
A new report from cybersecurity firm ESET has revealed rapid abuse of trending vulnerabilities and configuration flaws by cyber crooks.