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REPORT: Ransomware decreasing in quantity but increasing in potency
A new report from SonicWall has shed light on the current threat landscape with the company recording an astonishing 9.32b malware attacks in 2017.
Why banks need to show more initiative in tackling cyber fraud
Why financial institutions need to combat the increasingly complex and intelligent threat landscape with a holistic security approach.
Protection against malware with a cloud-based sandbox
Today’s advanced malware is designed to evade detection when in a sandbox.
CrowdStrike detail rise of state-sponsored attacks in new global threat report
These state-sponsored attacks include what the organisation refers to as the ‘trickle-down effect’.
Not-for-profit Bug Bounty project surpasses major milestone
The Open Bug Bounty project has reached 100,000 fixed vulnerabilities and is showing no signs of slowing down with changes on the horizon.
Cryptomining accounted for 49% of IoT malware detections in 2017
Smart homes, smart buildings and smart devices are giving cybercriminals a helping hand, and many device owners may not even know it is happening.
Scammers disguise ASIC spam campaigns through genuine email marketing firm
Scammers abused an online email marketing company to send spam that appear to be from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
Check Point releases January’s ‘most wanted’ malware
23% of organisations around the world were affected by Check Point's 'most wanted' malware in January, a 'lucrative' revenue stream for criminals.
United States hot on heels of North Korea's Hidden Cobra malware
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is honing in on the North Korean Government’s activities known as HIDDEN COBRA.
New email spam campaign ditches traditional Office macro infection tactic
A new wave of spam emails use Microsoft Office documents to download password stealers without having to activate Macros.
Attackers unleash Lokibot malware on unpatched Windows systems
Cyber attackers are continuing to exploit a Microsoft vulnerability that already has patches available.
Thwart phishers and their bait through a total security approach
How many people click on links and enter their details into dodgy phishing websites? Maybe your CEO is a specific target.
Survey finds businesses stung with $16m hidden cybersecurity costs every year
New research from Bromium has found the hidden costs of 'detect-to-protect' security are immense with businesses being blindsided every year.
Corporate SaaS apps teeming with malware - OneDrive scores highest infection rate
The research showed that 44% of scanned organisations had some form of malware in at least one of their cloud applications.
SonicWall reveals public betas to defend against 'vulnerabilities of tomorrow'
SonicWall has released a new bundle of public betas aimed at defending enterprises against ‘the vulnerabilities of tomorrow’.
New malware spotted in Asia reminiscent of Iron Tiger APT
"Its behavior is very similar to the versions detected in attacks associated with the Iron Tiger APT group. "
Malwarebytes CEO 'heartbroken' after botched program updates cause RAM spikes
Malwarebytes urges its customers to update their software after a botched update last Saturday caused massive memory spikes & computer crashes.
'Urgent call to action' for ASEAN nations - improve cybersecurity or face losing $750b
A new report is rallying for ‘an urgent call to action’ for ASEAN nations, saying that a ‘radical agenda’ may help defend against cyber attacks.
2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
From Dridex to Friedex: Malware creators dabble in ransomware
The creators of the Dridex banking Trojan are also responsible for FriedEx (also known as BitPaymer), a ransomware that was discovered in mid-2017.
Ursnif banking Trojan loves New Zealand and Australia as its targets
The Ursnif Banking Trojan seems to love Australia and New Zealand, based on findings that show its ‘disproportionate prevalence' in the two countries.
Zyklon HTTP malware creates gaping backdoors through MS Office exploits
Zyklon HTTP malware is described as a publicly-available and fully featured backdoor that is able to conduct DDoS attacks, steal passwords...
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.