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Cofense to bring phishing’s meteoric rise back down to earth
Formerly PhishMe, Cofense is on a mission to stamp out phishing and is celebrating its rebranding by offering you FREE party packs.
Under the spotlight: CERT NZ reveals last year’s most pervasive cyber threats
New Zealanders from ‘all walks of life’ reported 1131 cybersecurity issues ranging from cryptocurrency scams to phishing in 2017.
Malaysians urged to watch out for clickbait and 'fake news' as election season approaches
Quann Malaysia is warning Malaysians to be vigilant and watch for clickbait phishing links as the 14th Malaysian General Elections get closer.
Kiwis 'paying for someone else's profit' as 2018 becomes the year of cryptomining
Cryptomining might just be one of the biggest trends in cybercrime this year, and New Zealand is not immune from its reach.
Australia ranks 8th as a global target for cryptomining attacks
“Cryptomining is a rising threat to cyber and personal security,” comments Symantec’s chief technology officer – Pacific region, Nick Savvides.
Google rolls out phishing prevention amongst new G Suite security features
Updates include phishing prevention, mobile device management, security keys for two-factor authentication, Information Rights Management, and more.
Identity theft is on the rise — users must respond
Of course, identity theft isn’t a purely online phenomenon. Criminals can use details found in the post or from discarded documents.
Report finds legacy cybersecurity a cinch for modern cybercrime
Data collected in 2017 shows that attacks like ransomware and cryptojacking are easily bypassing legacy security solutions due to lax businesses.
IT Masters & CSU develop online phishing countermeasures short course
"Generally speaking, the security industry tends to minimise their profile to help reduce what we call the ‘honeypot effect’."
1/4 of email attacks result in employee termination - survey
IT decision makers indicate that 82% of boards are concerned about email fraud but only 40% of organisations have full visibility into them.
Sophos unveils new phishing attack simulation solution
The new solution from Sophos allows organisations to run trial phishing 'attacks' on employees to see who is most susceptible and offer training.
Mimecast takes leap into A/NZ with local channel hires
“Watch this space,” says Mimecast country manager in anticipation of a “raft of announcements” for resellers in the coming year.
Watch out for a RealMe phishing scam in your inbox
The phishing email states that the user has a private message & they need to access their RealMe account. The web link takes users to a fake website.
What cyber security needs to go beyond the network
Forward thinking companies are going beyond penetration testing to employ a more holistic approach to cyber security.
How can partners help SMBs avoid another $12.6m in ransoms?
Local SMBs paid $12.6m in ransoms last year, according to a report by Datto - a big opportunity for partners who can offer the right solutions.
Ezi Office Supplies site compromised in email phishing attack
“On Feb 20 Ezi Office Supplies went on social media to warn their customers that they had been having problems with their email system."
Microsoft explores Australian CISOs' most common problems in cybersecurity
Australia needs at least another 500 more cyber graduates to meet existing demand for cybersecurity as CISOs tackle the shortage.
Social media phishing on the rise as attackers experiment with tactics
The data suggests a pivot in tactics away from traditional cloud service providers.
New Zealand is one of the 'Cyber Five' APAC countries most at risk of cyber attacks
According to Delta, there is now a perception that a cyber attack victim is punished by publicity, rather than the perpetrator.
Kaspersky Lab appoints new general manager for Southeast Asia
“I’m excited to be a part of this company particularly at this time where cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic fields of ICT."
Email scams spotted this week: eBay, Xerox, Office 365, and Xero
Cybercriminals likely to attempt GDPR extortion for greater ROI
Trend Micro says cybercriminals are becoming more business-minded and are likely to target organisations that are trying to comply with GDPR.
Kiwis lost $10.1 million to scams last year: Which region felt the worst of it?
"We encourage everyone, no matter how digitally savvy they think they are, to improve their knowledge of scams."
Researchers probe psychology behind phishing attacks
What makes the difference between a successful phishing attack and an unsuccessful one?ask researchers from Carnegie Mellon University.