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Lateral phishing: The latest in email account takeover
"One of the most striking aspects of this emerging attack is the scale of potential victims that the attackers target."
Do we need cybersecurity training? Phishing remains problem area
“Implementing ongoing and effective security awareness training is a necessary foundational pillar when building a strong culture of security."
CERT NZ report: Unauthorised account access a growing problem
New Zealanders reported direct financial losses of $1.7 million. While that is still a substantial loss, the figure is a 71% drop from the previous quarter.
Protecting remote staff from phishing attacks – WatchGuard
Close to 50% of Australian employees worked remotely for at least half the time, according to a 2018 survey by IWG.
Cybersecurity: Starting with the human factor
In a recent report by Dell EMC, it was discovered that data-loss incidents cost Singapore organisations an average of US$1.4 million over 12 months.
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware threats on the rise
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware is increasing at a rapid rate, with these threats rising 167% over the previous quarter.
Dark web dangers threaten world's top enterprises
“Almost every vendor offered us tailored versions of malware as a way of targeting specific companies or industries,” says researcher Mike McGuire.
One Identity: How to mitigate the risks of spearphishing
Targeting one company rather than casting a wide net allows threat actors to take a more sophisticated approach.
Almost one-fifth of UK public sector reported over 1,000 cyber attacks
SolarWinds found the most common attacks were phishing (95%) and malware (86%), with a large step down to third place, ransomware (54%).
Fake apps on Google Play scamming users out of cryptocurrency
Fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play have been discovered to be phishing and scamming users out of cryptocurrency, according to a new report from ESET.
Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
While there are occasionally very advanced new threats, these are massively outnumbered by common-or-garden email fraud, ransomware attacks and well-worn old exploits.
General staff don’t get tech jargon - expert says time to ditch it
There's a serious gap between IT pros and general staff, and this expert says it's on the people in IT to bridge it.
Biggest security threat in Australia? Survey says it’s phishing
A recent survey undertaken by CSO made some interesting findings in the state of cybercrime in Australia.
How to stop phishing attacks – NCC Group
Far from becoming obsolete in the face of new cybersecurity software and systems, phishing is just as effective now as it always has been.
Why it’s time for organisations to rethink their cybersecurity strategy
Proofpoint says commonly targeted accounts are not necessarily people who are known or actively tracked by the security team.
Bromium uncovers major malware distribution centre
Over a dozen US-based web servers from far-right linked hosting service are being used to target businesses with mass phishing campaigns spreading malware.
89% of Australian businesses breached last year – Carbon Black
The report analyses survey results from different industries, organisation sizes and IT team sizes.
Attacks targeting Cisco Webex extension explode in popularity - WatchGuard
WatchGuard's Internet Security Report for Q4 2018 also finds growing use of a new sextortion phishing malware customised to individual victims.
Online attackers abusing Kiwis' generosity in wake of Chch tragedy
It doesn’t take some people long to abuse people’s kindness and generosity in a time of mourning.
Cloud application attacks in Q1 up by 65% - Proofpoint
Proofpoint found that the education sector was the most targeted of both brute-force and sophisticated phishing attempts.
Barracuda expands MSP security offerings with RMM acquisition
Managed Workplace delivers an RMM platform with security tools and services, such as site security assessments, Office 365 account management, and integrated third-party antivirus.
Rapid7 reveals cybersecurity gaps within ASX 200 organisations
Even the most mature and well-resourced ASX 200 organisations have trouble sufficiently deploying cybersecurity basics.
Built-in email security measures inadequate - Trend Micro
The Cloud App Security report details how escalating email threat levels are exposing organisations to an increased risk of fraud, spying, information theft, and spoofing.
Sextortion attacks targeting education orgs - Barracuda
“Employees are more likely to receive a sextortion scam than an employee impersonation or business email compromise attack.”