Cyber Criminal stories
Australian healthcare plagued with rising rate of cyber fraud
RSM Australia warns that identity and cyber fraud pose significant threats to the healthcare sector, with criminals exploiting complex funding sources and billing systems.
VIPRE finds 233.9 million malicious emails detected in Q3 2023
Analysing nearly two billion emails, the report finds that cyber criminals are adapting their methods to reflect changing consumer habits.
Gen Z & millennials: the most vulnerable to cybercrimes
Gen Z and millennials, the digital era's major users, are most at risk of falling prey to cybercrimes, a study suggests.
McAfee turns the tables on cyber crims with new launch
McAfee has launched AI-powered Scam Protection to combat cyber criminals using AI technology to deceive people out of thousands of pounds.
Delinea introduces MFA enforcement in its Secret Server offering
Delinea Secret Server introduces MFA enforcement at depth to meet increasingly stringent cyber insurance requirements.
Norton launches Secure Browser to halt cyber criminals
Norton launches Norton Secure Browser to protect consumers from browser-based cyber threats and unwanted tracking.
Australia is 5th most hacked worldwide, says cybersecurity expert
According to the expert, cybercriminals are prospecting for valuable information, exploiting vulnerabilities and forging new techniques.
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Another update from Mandiant
Mandiant's CTO, Charles Carmakal, discusses cyber security, threat intelligence, and projects in the APAC region.
Email defence methods increasingly falling short - report
According to the Secureworks Incident Response report, the number of incidents involving business email compromise doubled between January and December 2022.
Ransomware down 57%, Secureworks warns against complacency
Secureworks has cautioned against complacency despite a 57% decline in ransomware incident response engagements in 2022.
Lookout launches GenAI tool to support cybersecurity teams
Lookout, the endpoint-to-cloud security company, has launched Lookout SAIL, a new AI assistant for cybersecurity professionals.
Half of top malicious email subjects are HR related – report
HR-related email subjects account for half of the top malicious emails, according to phishing test results by KnowBe4.
Ransomware named top malware for past seven years - Kaspersky
The Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence team presented a new study that reveals ransomware as the most widespread MaaS over the past seven years.
Palo Alto Networks finds 55% increase in vulnerability exploitation attempts
With the rate of vulnerability exploitation showing no sign of slowing down up from 147,000 attempts in 2021 to 228,000 in 2022.
Ransomware gangs increasingly 'professional' - WithSecure report
Ransomware gangs are becoming more professional, offering specialized services to one another, according to a report by WithSecure.
Phishing preys on known brands such as Microsoft and Adobe - report
Overall, two out of three threats people encounter online today use social engineering techniques, taking advantage of human weaknesses, the report finds.
Kordia uncovers truth of cyber crime in New Zealand
Peter Bailey, Regional Cyber Security Business Manager at Kordia, says the research shows there is money to be made for cyber criminals targeting New Zealand.
The costs of email breaches that hit over 70% of Australian companies
Email remains the most widely used business communication channel. It is also an attractive target for cybercriminals.
Three security vulnerabilities to be aware of in printing devices
Australian businesses continue to witness the devasting impact of cyberbreaches and the consequences of cybercriminals infiltrating networks.
How to prevent dark web criminals profiting from your data
Dark web trade of stolen login details is booming, putting individuals and companies at serious risk. Action is needed to prevent it.
Kaspersky researchers reveal worrying development of APT BlueNoroff
Kaspersky researchers have discovered that the advanced persistent threat actor BlueNoroff recently added sophisticated new malware strains to its arsenal.
Frost & Sullivan and Applied Risk address state of OT security
The whitepaper addresses common concerns facing OT security decision-makers as they invest in protecting their organisations against emergent risks.
Christmas a special time for cyber criminals - Check Point
Check Point Software has released a statement to raise awareness among online gift shoppers to be cautious at all times and take the necessary precautions.
Localsearch reveals website security threats SMBs are facing
Daniel Stoten, Executive Chairman at Localsearch, has released five tips businesses can use to protect their website and business from cyber attacks.