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Impersonation attacks rise 400% as email security struggles to keep up
"If a CISO isn’t reviewing its email security solution on a 12-18 month basis, they may be surprised at what threats are getting into inboxes."
The rise of ransomware in Southeast Asia
It is likely that cybercriminals will target on internet of things (IOT) devices in technologically, advanced economies throughout Southeast Asia
Global warning as spam attacks target stock market manipulation
Spammers have targeted 'penny stocks' in a Latvian company to manipulate stocks - global caution is advised.
March saw rise in web attacks; but email malware and spam drop back
Symantec reports back on the latest threat statistics for March - email malware dipped, but web attacks are the biggest since 2016.
Australia amongst top 10 for high-risk URLs – and most of those are for phishing
‘Polymorphism’ was the word of 2016, which describes each instance as unique and undetectable by traditional signature-based security approaches.
Spammers are exploiting the massive political Trump card in 2016
“Spammers are quite frequently trying to use breaking news and speculate on famous people. Donald Trump was not an exception."
Video of Hillary making ISIS deal: It's not real, says security expert
“As with most major events, the US election serves as valuable bait for malicious spam activity."
#Spamnomore: Twitter's new features hand quality control back to you
Twitter is handing control back to its users with new two features that will screen out unwanted content - and unwanted users.
The JAKU botnet - what you need to know
In short, botnets allow hackers to take control of multiple computers at the one time to spread viruses, create spam and perform attacks.
Fight against spam now a global effort
Enforcement agencies from around the world including New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fight against spam.
ESET security solutions top independent spam filtering tests
ESET has come out tops in anti-spam testing for security solutions in tests by both AV-Comparatives and Virus Bulletin.
Australia a target for ‘designer’ cyber threats
With cybercriminals having a deliberate hand in creating threats that look authentic and are targeted, it is more difficult to recognise spam.
Hush-hush attitudes toward cyber attacks 'devastating' Kiwi businesses
"Hush-hush attitudes are contributing to a tidal wave of cyber attacks that are continuing to devastate New Zealand businesses."
Bitdefender uncovers global spam campaign
Bitdefender has discovered a global spam campaign spreading banking Trojan Dyre, using various approaches to maximise damage.
Facebook offers half-ass attempt at reducing hoaxes on News Feeds
Facebook says "we are not removing stories people report as false and we are not reviewing content and making a determination on its accuracy."
Auckland man fined 12k for abusive spam emails
The man was found to have sent 2,230 commercial electronic messages following an online argument. The emails were mainly abusive in nature.
Kiwis fall foul of Twitter’s dark side
Any time you use a social media service, it provides an additional opportunity for spammers, scammers and malicious masterminds to take advantage.
Kiwi enterprises take note... Top 12 email spam tips to share with staff
Unsolicited email or spam may be a mere nuisance for most emails users, but for a system administrator spam is a headache and a major security threat.
Crash, Spam, Wallop! NZ firm smacked with record $120k fine
An Auckland marketing firm has been stung with a record $120,000 fine, after inundating Kiwis with over half a million spam messages.
Seedy porn pics = 30,000 Spamchatters scammed
"With 350 million messages sent on Snapchat on a daily basis, it is no surprise that spammers have honed in on the service."
Microsoft: Kiwis beware, of World Cup cyber scare...
New Zealand may not have qualified, but for the many Kiwis making the trip to South America to the FIFA World Cup next summer, Microsoft has strong words of warning.
iPhone buzz - Fancy a slice of Apple?
"We have found out that in Cupertino, a confidential recent development gadget is being developed. The item will be required by everyone..."
Where are those dirty spammers coming from?
Sophos releases list of the world's worst offenders in spam.
Spam, spam, spam and Valentine’s Day
Ah, holidays. They inevitably mean you get spammed with malware and we get spammed with press releases from antivirus companies.