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Cyber threat spotlight: Kiwis report more, lose less in Q2
CERT NZ’s April-June 2018 Quarterly Report suggests that cyber threats – and the amount of people who are reporting them – are once again on the rise, and fewer people are losing money.
New research reveals which employees are being targeted for why
Individual contributors and lower level management account for nearly two thirds (60%) of highly targeted attacks within an organisation.
Proofpoint launches email analysis and phishing remediation solution
Proofpoint CLEAR is the first joint solution announcement following its acquisition of Wombat Security.
Iranian govt hackers phishing universities worldwide – Secureworks
The targeting of online academic resources is similar to previous cyber operations by COBALT DICKENS, a threat group associated with the Iranian govt.
Caught in the wild: A look at email scams and spam
Every day cybercriminals come up with a wide variety of phishing tactics with the intent of scamming innocent users.
Over 2,300 data breaches disclosed so far in 2018 - report
Phishing for and using the stolen credentials to access systems or services stands out as a particularly popular attack method.
Going for the big phish – are your execs safe from whaling attacks?
Security experts are seeing the proliferation of sophisticated, convincing emails impersonating C-level execs.
How to avoid sending 'phishy' emails that could lose you customers
Some genuine emails can often look similar to scam emails, which can lead to damaged relationships between businesses and their customers.
Mimecast acquires Solebit to improve threat protection offering
The acquisition offers enhanced protection against advanced cyberattacks, zero-day threats and malware.
Think the govt has a big tax refund for you? Think again
Sorry to be the party pooper but it may be time to get your toes in line and cancel that ASOS order you were going to cover with your tax refund.
Extreme phishing: The rise of SMS scams & SMiShing around the globe
Like phishing, SMiShing are scams that encourage users to urgently click on a link or respond directly with their personal and sensitive details.
Phishing scams – a deep dive into this year’s cyber attack trends
There’s no doubt email is the number one vector used to initiate attacks on organisations, and of those email attacks, phishing is king.
Online businesses under siege from botnet DDoS attacks and credential abuse – report
Attack traffic origination against from China and Russia combined was three times the number of attacks from the US.
Despite more training, SMBs feel unprepared for cyberattacks - Webroot
"One of the most effective strategies to keep your company safe is with a layered cybersecurity strategy that can secure users and their devices."
Internet security researcher seeking assistance from cybercrime victims
“Between August 2010 and August 2016, New Zealanders reported almost 28,500 online incidents involving $35million in direct financial losses."
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.
Phishing declines, but targets increase - report
For the second quarter in a row, Q1 saw a slight decrease of over 2% in overall phishing detections from Q4 of 2017.
$2.9 million gone: Kiwis hit by more than 500 cybersecurity incidents
The first three months of 2018 were busier than ever for cybercriminals, who managed to steal $2.9 million from New Zealanders.
A new twist on an old phish: Apple scams now using encryption
Trend Micro recently deconstructed a new phishing scam that targets Apple IDs and uses AES encryption as part of its processes.
Cybercriminals taking over email accounts and scamming contacts
A new study from Barracuda has revealed an increasingly popular method of cybercrime - steal email credentials then steal money from colleagues.
Cybercriminals phish 'the human factor' for everything it's worth
Cyber attackers are increasingly preying on human vulnerabilities and less on technical system flaws to create mayhem.
Singapore WhatsApp users urged to watch out for phishing scams
Victims who give the scammers access to the verification codes would then be locked out of their own account and lose access.
New study shows email security systems not up to scratch as malicious emails pour in
“Emails ranging from opportunistic spam, targeted impersonation attacks and unknown malware are getting through incumbent email security systems."
Ransomware on the rise, creeping into business critical systems
Verizon's comprehensive annual DBIR report has just been released with a number of shocking findings like ransomware incidents doubling in number.