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Financial services breaches nearly triple in two years - Bitglass
“Financial organisations regularly handle sensitive, regulated data like home addresses, bank statements and Social Security numbers.”
Remote administration tools bring unexpected threats to industrial networks
According to a report published by Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT, RATs are incredibly widespread across all industries.
Pseudo-ransomware Xbash targeting Linux and Windows discovered
Xbash is data-destructive; destroying Linux-based databases as part of its ransomware capabilities.
2018 proves to be a mixed bag of severe cyber threats, report finds
There are more than 100,000 known vulnerabilities that are open to exploitation from attackers.
Exclusive: How companies can stay secure in the cloud
"Organisations moving to the cloud must defend against malware that can infect a business by spreading through personal and corporate devices."
Botnet activity spreading multi-purpose malware tools
Cybercriminals who use botnets to conduct their attacks are shifting away from single-purpose malware .
Cryptomining and IoT attacks gunning for healthcare industry
Medical staff now carry multiple connected devices with them, including personal devices that lack appropriate security controls.
Hackers using spearphishing to target banks –Bitdefender
To limit the risk of being discovered, attackers operated outside of normal business hours and cashout operations were planned for weekends.
Deep dive: Research finds new links among North Korea’s malware families
By identifying reused code, researchers gained valuable insights about the “ancestral relations” to known threat actors or other campaigns.
Something old, nothing new: Cybercrims still rely on spam
The probability of a recipient opening an email increases 12% if the email claims to come from a known individual.
Criminals aim for attack 'quality, not quantity' as malware volumes drop
The crime lull may be a continuation of Q1’s drop, but cryptominers, ransomware, and exploits have opted for ‘quality, not quantity’.
SonicWall gains ‘Recommended’ rating in NSS Labs Firewall Test
The 2018 NSS Labs Next-Generation Firewall Test is focused on security effectiveness, performance and total cost of ownership.
2018 sees surge in encrypted attacks, malware & ransomware
The surges are leading experts to warn businesses that they will need every security tool in their toolbox to keep threats at bay.
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
Despite more training, SMBs feel unprepared for cyberattacks - Webroot
"One of the most effective strategies to keep your company safe is with a layered cybersecurity strategy that can secure users and their devices."
Cryptomining attacks to gain prevalence in H2 2018 – WatchGuard report
The findings are based on data from tens of thousands of active Firebox UTM appliances around the world.
VirusTotal takes proactive approach to eliminating false positives
Alphabet-owned antivirus service VirusTotal is cracking down on false positives – and solving a massive problem for software developers.
Bitdefender unravels the mystery of the Zacinlo adware
The Zacinlo malware, which Bitdefender classes as an advanced strain of spyware, has been operating covertly since 2012.
After five years, the InvisiMole spyware isn't so invisible anymore
InvisiMole is able to turn the affected computer into a video camera, which allows the attackers see and hear what’s going on around their victim.
Ransomware: Top-of-mind for Aussies, but we just don't know what to do about it
Ransomware continues to be a major concern for Australian consumers this year - and many are unsure if they have even been affected by it.
VPNFilter hits more networking devices: ASUS, D-Link, Huawei amongst those affected
ASUS, D-Link, Huawei, Ubiquiti, Upvel, and ZTE home networking devices and NAS devices join Linksys, Microtik, Netgear, QNAP, and TP-Link.
Cybercrime driving booming endpoint security market past $7.5bn
New research points to a very healthy cybersecurity market that is largely due to the very unhealthy cybercrime market.
UK most breached country in EU but businesses are blissfully naïve
A study has found that despite being the most breached country, UK businesses claim to actually feel less vulnerable than their European neighbours.
$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.
Survey: App dev is surging, but how are businesses doing it?
Today “every company is in the software business" to get a competitive edge, and this survey reveals how app dev is affecting IT teams.
The six golden keys to successful identity assurance
When someone tries to access your internal systems, how can you be sure a user is who they claim to be?
Whitepaper: Why it’s critical to detect cyber attacks as they happen
"Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the speed in which hackers are attacking their systems."