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HKPC to Hong Kong businesses: Be prepared for financially-motivated cyber attacks in 2018
According to the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team, there were 6506 security incidents reported last year - a 7% increase since 2017.
WatchGuard buys Percipient Networks to harness DNS phishing & malware prevention
WatchGuard Technologies has bought out security DNS service provider Percipient Networks, adding phishing and malware prevention to its portfolio.
APAC Cybersecurity trends ahead: The costs of connection
The generally perilous state of affairs in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) arena presents a host of challenges of its own.
Parents beware! Malware may be hitchhiking on game apps
Check Point researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code hiding on Google Play Store.
Google fixes vulnerability in Apps Script - but SaaS is still at risk
Security firm Proofpoint recently discovered a vulnerability that allows attackers to take advantage of Google Apps Script.
SaaS platforms - The new Wild West of malware
Proofpoint research has found Google Apps Script and normal document sharing capabilities built into Google Apps supports automatic malware downloads.
Highly-targeted cyberattacks surround upcoming Winter Olympics
McAfee released a report that revealed cybercriminals have targeted organisations involved in fast approaching Winter Olympics held in South Korea.
New year rings in scams in the guise of Suncorp, MYOB, and ASIC emails
MailGuard has already detected three different email scams targeting Australians this year.
ESET: A breakdown of 2017’s ransomware epidemic - and what to expect next
Given the digital plague around the world in 2017, it would be unseemly not to give ransomware its own dedicated piece.
Script-based cyber attacks rise as threat actors choose stealth
WatchGuard Technologies’ latest quarterly Internet Security report has revealed a massive increase in scripting attacks and malware.
Menlo Security closes $40m funding round to expand malware isolation tech
Menlo Security has successfully closed a Series C funding round to the tune of US$40 million this week, bringing its total funding to $85 million.
Avoid gifting weaponised teddy bears & game console hacks: Top IoT threats this season
Cyber attacks on toys, gaming consoles and home assistants, you ask? Weaponised teddy bears? Yes, it is possible.
Cybersecurity Advisors Network appoints Sydney-based APAC representative
Peter Coroneos will now lead the Cybersecurity Advisors Network (CyAN) efforts across Asia Pacific. He is based in Sydney.
CERT NZ: Kiwis have lost $1.9m from cyber incidents since April
Cyber attackers have been successful in causing more than $1.9 million in losses for New Zealanders since April 2017 and $1.18 million was from Q3.
Microsoft, ESET & law enforcement disrupt Gamarue botnet
Microsoft, ESET, the FBI, Interpol, Europol and other security stakeholders have collectively dismantled a major botnet operation known as Gamarue.
UBoat Remote Access Trojan targeting Korean businesses
A new custom Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is making its way around various countries in Southeast Asia and may be going after Korean targets.
Exclusive interview: ESET on protecting the mobile workforce
Expect to see more instances of ransomware, DDoS attacks and attacks against Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Palo Alto Networks offers business tips for Cyber Smart Week
As Cyber Smart Week continues, Palo Alto Networks is highlighting some of key factors that introduce risk into an organisation.
How Australia fared through the state of cybersecurity in 2017
As the end of 2017 quickly approaches it means the federal government’s Mandatory Data Breach Notification legislation will soon be in effect.
Comodo launches free malware removal tool for websites
The company says there are many symptoms that can suggest a site is infected.
Attackers will get in: Three frameworks that help you through ransomware
We have to accept that attackers will get into our networks.
Malwarebytes ups MSP focus with ANZ managed service provider program
Malwarebytes is ramping up its MSP push, with the launch of a local program to help drive partner value and revenue opportunities.
A lesson on UEFI 101 and why you need it scanned for security
UEFI scanning has transformed from a “nice to have” into a “must have” feature.
ESET survey: Lack of funding a major problem for Japan SMBs
"Businesses which do not see cybersecurity measures as a priority can be extremely vulnerable to cybercriminals."