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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.
23 Mar 18
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.
14 Mar 18
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."
13 Mar 18
IoT attacks, ransomware, and steganography? Fortinet looks at the latest cybercrime trends
Fortinet says that stenography as an attack vector hasn’t had too much visibility in the last several years but it could be the start of a resurgence.
12 Mar 18
From reactive to empowered: Building a case for automation within your security operations team
Here are three questions every security leader can focus on to make automation a reality within their organisation.
12 Mar 18
REPORT: Ransomware decreasing in quantity but increasing in potency
A new report from SonicWall has shed light on the current threat landscape with the company recording an astonishing 9.32b malware attacks in 2017.
07 Mar 18
A guide to staying one step ahead of modern email attackers
Email serves as an organisations’ communicative lifeblood, thus making it the most critical vector for an assortment of threats.
05 Mar 18
Proficio & Cybersight to deliver anti-ransomware protection through worldwide SOCs
Managed security services provider Proficio and cybersecurity firm CyberSight are joining forces to offer anti-ransomware through SOC-as-a-Service.
01 Mar 18
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.
01 Mar 18
CrowdStrike detail rise of state-sponsored attacks in new global threat report
These state-sponsored attacks include what the organisation refers to as the ‘trickle-down effect’.
27 Feb 18
Huge increase in email-borne attacks requires new thinking
More than 205 billion emails are sent and received every day with that number increasing every year - something hackers are keenly aware of.
19 Feb 18
Know the enemy before preparing defence: An in-depth look at phishing
All too often organisations believe that spam filters are sufficient or that employees can always tell the difference.
19 Feb 18
New advisory platform finds 41m PDFs part of a cyberattack in last 3 months
Barracuda announced the availability of its new platform that provides advanced threat trends in real time - along with some shocking findings.
16 Feb 18
Corporate SaaS apps teeming with malware - OneDrive scores highest infection rate
The research showed that 44% of scanned organisations had some form of malware in at least one of their cloud applications.
08 Feb 18
Fool me once... ransomware strikes firms twice on average, survey finds
“Ransomware is not a lightning strike – it can happen again and again to the same organisation."
01 Feb 18
2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
31 Jan 18
From Dridex to Friedex: Malware creators dabble in ransomware
The creators of the Dridex banking Trojan are also responsible for FriedEx (also known as BitPaymer), a ransomware that was discovered in mid-2017.
31 Jan 18
Acronis launches free anti-ransomware for general population
27.2% of Australians say they don’t know how they protect their data and 46.6% don’t know what ransomware is.
25 Jan 18
Where to focus your threat protection strategies this year
Some might think that by now organisations would have come to a point where they are a step ahead of criminals.
23 Jan 18
HKPC to Hong Kong businesses: Be prepared for financially-motivated cyber attacks in 2018
According to the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team, there were 6506 security incidents reported last year - a 7% increase since 2017.
19 Jan 18
APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
18 Jan 18
The rise and rise of ransomware: From CryptoLocker to Cerber
Since the infamous CryptoLocker first appeared in 2013, we’ve seen a huge wave of file-encrypting ransomware variants extorting money.
15 Jan 18
Just how dark is the dark web? The rise of Ransomware-as-a-Service
These packages allow individuals with little technical skill, to attack businesses and individuals with relative ease.
11 Jan 18
ESET: A breakdown of 2017’s ransomware epidemic - and what to expect next
Given the digital plague around the world in 2017, it would be unseemly not to give ransomware its own dedicated piece.
14 Dec 17