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DDoS attacks on the rise, with more hitting victims on Sunday
Kaspersky research has found that DDoS attacks have almost doubled in Q4 2019 with roughly 28% of attacks occurring on the weekend.
Study: Business has never been better for cybercriminals
“Cyber security is only as strong as the weakest link, but with the majority of organisations not understanding current password best practice, we’re not off to a great start."
Attacks on IoT devices booming, research finds
“As people become more and more surrounded by smart devices, we are witnessing how IoT attacks are intensifying."
Palo Alto Networks expands commitment to NZ market
Palo Alto Networks is expanding its New Zealand business operations in order to better prepare local businesses for growing cybersecurity concerns.
Delta launches NZ first: personal cyber insurance
“For the first time in New Zealand, families will really be able to significantly reduce their exposure to hackers and online criminals, but organisations will also benefit," says Delta CEO.
Enterprises struggling to secure critical network assets
“One of the most significant findings of this research is that nearly all organisations (96%) are operating on-premise and hybrid-cloud IT infrastructure, with very few operating primarily cloud-based infrastructure."
Cyber attacks on healthcare companies growing
“The potential, real-world effect cyberattacks can have on healthcare organisations and patients is substantial.”
Organisations spending more as cyberattacks increase
"Despite our remote location, Australia has not escaped the impact of some major global ransomware attacks in the last 12 months, with many businesses falling victim."
Businesses remain unprepared despite cybersecurity risk
"The quantification of cyber risk is not easy, but this is an area where financial professionals must take the lead given cyber attacks are a constant and success almost a given."
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.
State of the channel: A/NZ MSPs still grappling with ransomware
Issues range from SaaS infections to SMBs that don’t report ransomware attacks to the appropriate authorities, and much more.
The cyber kill chain: Moving laterally in Active Directory
Using different techniques, attackers move laterally through the network, gaining more and more privileged access until they gain entry to their target domain controllers.
Cybercrime tools and services becoming increasingly democratised
Findings from Check Point's new report reveal a concerning trend as cybercrime grows increasingly well-managed and accessible.
Should AI technology determine the necessity for cyber attack responses?
Fujitsu has developed an AI that supposedly automatically determines whether action needs to be taken in response to a cyber attack.
GCSB exposes Russia's involvement in malicious cyber attacks
“Such behaviour is unacceptable – it is counter to New Zealand’s vision for an open, safe and secure cyberspace," comments GCSB director-general Andrew Hampton.
More than 40% of ICS computers were attacked in H1 2018
Cyber attacks on industrial computers are considered to be an extremely dangerous threat as they cause material losses and production downtime for a whole system.
Seven things SMBs can do right now to prevent cyber attacks
“Many think security is not their responsibility but it’s a serious risk that can destroy their business,” warns Professor Matthew Warren.
An expert's take on the state of ransomware today
One of the biggest challenges in the fight against ransomware is that there are thousands of variants; tiny pieces of code used over and over again.
Carbon Black claims there's a link between geopolitics and cyberterrorism
“Geopolitical tensions manifest in cyberspace. There is a direct link between the failures of diplomacy and cyberespionage and cyberterrorism."
Mega users affected by credential stuffing attack; 15,000 affected
Users of file sharing website Mega have been tripped up in a credential stuffing attack.
Singapore CSA looks back at 2017's most rampant cyber threats
Last year there was a notable shift from profit-motivated attacks to attacks designed to cause disruption.
Interview: State-sponsored cyber attacks - it's not about the 'who', but the 'how'
With every major cyber attack comes the question of who exactly was behind it - and if that attack was condoned or even sponsored by nation-states.
Cybersecurity guidance for board members: how to tell if your organisation is a breach target
Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT issue, leadership from the board has never been higher or a more pressing priority.
Android malware used to target North Korean defectors
A malware called RedDawn used Google Play to apparently target North Korean defectors, according to security firm McAfee.