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$2.9 million gone: Kiwis hit by more than 500 cybersecurity incidents
The first three months of 2018 were busier than ever for cybercriminals, who managed to steal $2.9 million from New Zealanders.
The cost of our connected world: how to overcome challenges without downgrading technical capabilities
Generally, the most successful threats are the simplest, says ESET senior research fellow Nick FitzGerald.
Why antivirus peace of mind doesn’t have to cost you… anything
Is it really possible to get a robust antivirus solution for free?
Clear security guidelines needed to protect Australia’s digital health records
The shift to the use of digital medical records poses challenges from an IT security perspective.
Cybercriminals make a meal of weakened supply chains
Ransomware attacks and other cyber threats are targeting the supply chain in greater numbers, says Dimension Data's latest report.
Exclusive: 'Bad guys aren't so bad' as cryptomining is a sign of conscience
Cryptomining is now a more popular method of cybercrime than ransomware but expert Tim Brown says this isn't a bad thing as it causes less harm.
The top four security strategies and why they’re so effective
Four strategies that can mitigate 85% of attacks and Ransomware.
Going beyond antivirus with Trend Micro's Maximum Security
With the widening scale of cyber threats targeting consumers, its crucial that our security solutions simultaneously protect every type of device.
Food industry hit hardest by malware in 2017 - report
Businesses in the food industry were hit hardest by various types of malware in 2017 – a trend that is relatively unchanged from the previous year.
NHS signs £150m cybersecurity deal with Microsoft – but is it enough?
Following the fiasco caused by the WannaCry ransomware attack nearly a year ago, NHS has bolstered its defences with a big investment.
Arm your battle stations: Ransomware is growing like the plague
‘Your files have been encrypted. You have 24 hours to pay or your data will be destroyed’.
Damning report finds despite WannaCry attack, NHS still not patching
A government report has emerged that reveals despite the 'major' ransomware attack a year ago, the UK's NHS STILL has not learned its lesson.
What do cybercriminals spend their money on? Sex, drugs & toilet roll
Cybercriminals in Bromium's report were earning up to £1.4m a year and had a number of fascinating spending habits.
The Internet of Broken Things? Seven key facts about IoT
While most ransomware attacks currently infiltrate an organisation via email, IoT presents a new delivery system for both mass and targeted attacks.
'URL file outbreak' used to distribute Quant Loader Trojan
Barracuda Networks is tracking a potentially dangerous ‘URL file outbreak’ that distribute the Quant Loader Trojan.
Ransomware on the rise, creeping into business critical systems
Verizon's comprehensive annual DBIR report has just been released with a number of shocking findings like ransomware incidents doubling in number.
Despite a 60% breach rate, Australians have firm grasp on cybersecurity
60% of Australian respondents polled in this year’s Telstra Security Report 2018 say their business has been interrupted due to a security breach.
Necurs botnet erupts from dormancy to churn out 100,000 spam emails over Easter
One of the world’s largest spam botnets is back in action and this time it is spreading a Trojan downloader that can deliver nasty malware surprises.
INTERVIEW: SolarWinds MSP security VP lays industry bare
Cybercrime is a business and the rising number of attacks is not a result of criminals getting smarter -most businesses just have poor cyber hygiene.
GandCrab: The 'agile' ransomware that is updated in real time
The GandCrab ransomware has been making headlines recently for being one of the few malware strains that developers update in real time.
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.
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.
Asia's security professionals wary of Russia, China, North Korea
Attendees at this year’s Black Hat Asia conference are wary of what’s ahead from some of the world’s most notorious countries behind cyber attacks.
Security experts demonstrate that ransomware attacks on robots are possible
“Possible malicious behavior on an infected robot includes complete interruptions in service, the use of curse words, even doing violent movements."