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Cyber attacks stories - Page 2
Finance sector vulnerable to rising cyberattacks
“The finance sector is a lucrative target for cybercriminals given the wealth of data it possesses.
Growing apprehension among SMBs in Asia Pacific as one in two suffer cyber attacks
A new Cisco study shows small and medium-sized businesses in Asia Pacific are exposed, under attack, and more worried about cybersecurity threats than before.
Commvault launches new ransomware services to better protect customers
"We believe that by offering strategic protection plans, we can support customers at any stage of a ransomware attack - and do our best to help prevent it altogether with Commvault Protection Review."
Another cyber attack on NZ businesses - analysis
Kiwi bank and ANZ along with New Zealand Post, Inland Revenue and Metservice all experienced blacks-out due to a cyber-attack earlier today.
91% of industrial companies open to cyber attacks
"The level of cybersecurity at most industrial companies is too low for comfort."
The importance of patching - ransomware attackers gain access in under a minute
According to Sophos threat researchers, Conti ransomware is currently incredibly active due to the dissolution of DarkSide, REvil and Avaddon.
Bad bots make up 40% of all traffic - the increase of automated attacks
Barracuda has released key findings into bad bots and the ways automated attacks are evolving.
What are the top five threats to financial services orgs? Imperva investigates
The pandemic has driven large scale growth in online banking, dramatically increasing the volume of sensitive customer data that’s available to steal, Imperva states.
Ransomware attacks surging as ransom amounts skyrocket
The grim outlook for the future of ransomware leaves no one spared from financial damage or brand-crushing headlines.
Security experts weigh in on Accenture ransomware attack
LockBit is threatening to share encrypted files on the dark web unless Accenture meets its ransom demands.
Businesses losing up to $250 million every year from bot attacks - report
Netacea has announced results from a new report revealing the high price businesses pay due to bot traffic.
NZ business facing higher risk of PC malware attacks
There is an increased risk for cyberattacks on businesses since the start of the pandemic.
Despite cybersecurity training 85% of employees still reuse passwords - report
According to new research, nearly two-thirds of employees use personal passwords to protect corporate data and vice versa.
Aus organisations under fire from persistent and sophisticated cyber attacks
“Once again we've found plenty to keep CISOs awake at night, from operational and infrastructure risks to data protection, threat activity and human-shaped challenges."
48 million malware messages: Proofpoint reveals the reality of today's threat landscape
"In addition to troubling growth in volume and sophistication of ransomware and BEC attacks, we discovered massive spikes in lesser-known methods like CAPTCHA techniques and steganography.”
Global cyber attacks up as ransomware surges by 93%
Global cyber attacks have increased by 29% in the last six months, as hackers continue to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.
Security professionals unprepared for escalating software supply chain attacks
IT security professionals and developers aren’t completely confident in their ability to defend against another SolarWinds/Codecov-style supply chain attack.
SonicWall ransomware attack "should have been avoided"
"The cybercrime actors behind these ransomware attacks are very agile, always looking for new tricks and techniques that will allow them to do their malicious deeds."
Ransomware-as-a-service rising as cyber threats grow at alarming rates
Attacks are driven largely by the emergence of Ransomware as a Service gangs that are cashing in on critical infrastructure organisations.
DHBs not included in SIS cyber security programme
The SIS is not seeking to have district health boards included in a programme where it sets out what agencies must do to cope with information security threats.
Cyber incidents on the rise as ransomware accounts for two thirds of all malware attacks
More cybercriminals are customising malware for attacks on virtual infrastructure.
Gamifying cybersecurity key to preventing attacks
"Many CISOs have found it very effective to use ad-hoc gamification in pushing down ownership of cyber-risk management to individual risk owners."
Kaseya ransomware attack hits New Zealand kindergartens
Schools are offline and more than 100 North Island kindergartens have reverted to pen and paper due to a major international ransomware hit.
DHBs refuse to release information on cyber security systems
The country's district health boards are refusing to release reviews done of their cyber security systems, seven weeks after the Waikato DHB was struck by ransomware attackers.