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ESET releases free decryptor for recent variants of TeslaCrypt ransomware
As cybercriminals find new backdoors into our personal digital spaces, it’s important that we continue to adapt and evolve.
23 May 16
Ransomware is not a "malware problem" - it's a criminal business model
Today Unit 42 published its latest paper on ransomware. It has quickly become one of the greatest cyberthreats facing organisations around the world.
12 May 16
Disaster recovery: A necessity for every business
"We emphasise that organisations need to be prepared with a strong business continuity plan that features a backup and disaster recovery solution."
09 May 16
Kiwi universities and businesses targeted by scammers
“This is the aim – to scare the living daylights out of you."
27 Apr 16
NZ growing target for cybercrime, especially ransomware
New Zealand averaged 108 ransomware attacks per day in 2015 according to a new Symantec report, which shows we're an increasing target for cybercrime.
13 Apr 16
Ransomware: Locky, TeslaCrypt and other malware families use new tool to evade detection
Recently, Palo Alto Networks identified slight changes in Locky detonations through the AutoFocus threat intelligence service.
12 Apr 16
Cyber attacks and data loss top of mind in Aus and NZ
"The traditional fears of hardware failure and accidental deletion are no longer the sole reasons people fear data loss."
05 Apr 16
New Bitdefender vaccine for CryptoWall
"CryptoWall has been around for less than 5 months and already extorted more than $1 million and caused damage on users who refuse to pay ransom."
31 Mar 16
Ransomware turns into PowerWare with new Microsoft based threat
A newly discovered fileless ransomware, dubbed PowerWare, is using a Windows scripting tool to encrypt files, with an escalating ransom attached.
30 Mar 16
Does your organisation have a plan in place to deal with an outbreak of ransomware or cryptolocker?
A disaster recovery plan is a documented process or set of procedures to recover and protect a business IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.
22 Mar 16
Will cyber attacks target your enterprise? Probably.
"With the attack surface dramatically increased and a mature attackers ecosystem, companies have to be ever more vigilant across all their IT assets."
10 Mar 16
Third-highest number of users clicking on malicious URLs goes to... Australia
Of late, ransomware threats have been specifically targeting Australian business and consumers, breaching security systems by appearing legitimate.
09 Mar 16
There's no such thing as Mac OS X ransomware, right?
OS X users have been hit with the first known case of Mac ‘ransomware’ malware, found in the recently released BitTorrent client app Transmission.
07 Mar 16
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."
25 Feb 16
Ransomware on the rise in Aus and NZ, ESET says
"Understanding methods of propagation and how to combat ransomware in the case of an infection, is key to limiting your susceptibility to ransomware."
24 Feb 16
Mobile malware on the rise, Qualcomm and Avast step in
"With the growing use of mobile devices and the valuable data they contain, malware developers are increasingly targeting mobile users."
22 Feb 16
Hemisphere Technologies expands security portfolio with new distie deal
Hemisphere Technologies has signed an agreement with Trustwave to distribute the company’s Secure Email Gateway (SEG) Cloud service in Australia.
03 Feb 16
Ransom32, the Next Step in Ransomware-as-a-Service, explained
The Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) business model is still seeing growth in an industry that is rapidly changing every day.
02 Feb 16
CryptoWall nets US$325 million; Is your business secure?
A single cybercrime group may have collected US$325 million from CryptoWall 3 ransomware - but there are ways to help your business keep secure.
03 Nov 15
Symantec: Ransomware on the rise
There’s no shortage of security issues. Ransomeware on the rise, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is providing rich pickings for cyber crims.
27 Oct 15
Don’t let cybercriminals hold your business hostage
"Ransomware continues to evolve and thrive because it follows a proven business model."
31 Aug 15
Android ransomware, running riot in Australia
Android ransomware in Australia is on the rise, posing a significant threat to businesses and consumers.
03 Jul 15
Ransomware masquerades as FBI, Android users in the crossfire
Thousands of Android users have been targeted by a ransomware that demands users to pay $500 to restore access to their smartphone, says Bitdefender.
26 May 15
Are blind spots leaving your organisation exposed? Trend Micro says yes
“Who knew online and mobile ads, over-the-counter transactions, and even basic Word documents could still cause so much trouble.”
20 May 15