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Cyber Criminal stories

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Australian healthcare plagued with rising rate of cyber fraud
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RSM Australia warns that identity and cyber fraud pose significant threats to the healthcare sector, with criminals exploiting complex funding sources and billing systems.
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VIPRE finds 233.9 million malicious emails detected in Q3 2023
Fri, 20th Oct 2023
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Analysing nearly two billion emails, the report finds that cyber criminals are adapting their methods to reflect changing consumer habits.
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Gen Z & millennials: the most vulnerable to cybercrimes
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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Gen Z and millennials, the digital era's major users, are most at risk of falling prey to cybercrimes, a study suggests.
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McAfee turns the tables on cyber crims with new launch
Fri, 29th Sep 2023
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McAfee has launched AI-powered Scam Protection to combat cyber criminals using AI technology to deceive people out of thousands of pounds.
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Delinea introduces MFA enforcement in its Secret Server offering
Thu, 28th Sep 2023
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Delinea Secret Server introduces MFA enforcement at depth to meet increasingly stringent cyber insurance requirements.
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Norton launches Secure Browser to halt cyber criminals
Mon, 25th Sep 2023
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Norton launches Norton Secure Browser to protect consumers from browser-based cyber threats and unwanted tracking.
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Australia is 5th most hacked worldwide, says cybersecurity expert
Wed, 13th Sep 2023
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According to the expert, cybercriminals are prospecting for valuable information, exploiting vulnerabilities and forging new techniques.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Another update from Mandiant
Fri, 18th Aug 2023
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Mandiant's CTO, Charles Carmakal, discusses cyber security, threat intelligence, and projects in the APAC region.
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Email defence methods increasingly falling short - report
Thu, 17th Aug 2023
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According to the Secureworks Incident Response report, the number of incidents involving business email compromise doubled between January and December 2022.
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Ransomware down 57%, Secureworks warns against complacency
Wed, 16th Aug 2023
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Secureworks has cautioned against complacency despite a 57% decline in ransomware incident response engagements in 2022.
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Lookout launches GenAI tool to support cybersecurity teams
Tue, 15th Aug 2023
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Lookout, the endpoint-to-cloud security company, has launched Lookout SAIL, a new AI assistant for cybersecurity professionals.
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Half of top malicious email subjects are HR related – report
Wed, 26th Jul 2023
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HR-related email subjects account for half of the top malicious emails, according to phishing test results by KnowBe4.
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Ransomware named top malware for past seven years - Kaspersky
Tue, 20th Jun 2023
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The Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence team presented a new study that reveals ransomware as the most widespread MaaS over the past seven years.
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Palo Alto Networks finds 55% increase in vulnerability exploitation attempts
Fri, 9th Jun 2023
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With the rate of vulnerability exploitation showing no sign of slowing down up from 147,000 attempts in 2021 to 228,000 in 2022.
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Ransomware gangs increasingly 'professional' - WithSecure report
Fri, 26th May 2023
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Ransomware gangs are becoming more professional, offering specialized services to one another, according to a report by WithSecure.
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Phishing preys on known brands such as Microsoft and Adobe - report
Fri, 5th May 2023
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Overall, two out of three threats people encounter online today use social engineering techniques, taking advantage of human weaknesses, the report finds.
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Kordia uncovers truth of cyber crime in New Zealand
Fri, 24th Mar 2023
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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.
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The costs of email breaches that hit over 70% of Australian companies
Wed, 15th Mar 2023
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Email remains the most widely used business communication channel. It is also an attractive target for cybercriminals.
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Three security vulnerabilities to be aware of in printing devices
Tue, 21st Feb 2023
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Australian businesses continue to witness the devasting impact of cyberbreaches and the consequences of cybercriminals infiltrating networks.
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How to prevent dark web criminals profiting from your data
Wed, 15th Feb 2023
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Dark web trade of stolen login details is booming, putting individuals and companies at serious risk. Action is needed to prevent it.
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Kaspersky researchers reveal worrying development of APT BlueNoroff
Wed, 4th Jan 2023
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Kaspersky researchers have discovered that the advanced persistent threat actor BlueNoroff recently added sophisticated new malware strains to its arsenal.
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Frost & Sullivan and Applied Risk address state of OT security
Fri, 16th Dec 2022
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The whitepaper addresses common concerns facing OT security decision-makers as they invest in protecting their organisations against emergent risks.
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Christmas a special time for cyber criminals - Check Point
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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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.
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Localsearch reveals website security threats SMBs are facing
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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Daniel Stoten, Executive Chairman at Localsearch, has released five tips businesses can use to protect their website and business from cyber attacks.