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Lack of understanding of artificial intelligence and machine learning contributing to cybersecurity attacks
Wed, 29th Sep 2021
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Over half of IT decision makers are unsure of what artificial intelligence and machine learning actually mean, according to a report by Webroot.
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Malware variants becoming increasingly prevalent, sophisticated and evolved
Wed, 20th Jan 2021
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Malware variants are becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, posing a greater threat to businesses, according to Giacom and Webroot.
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2020's nastiest malware revealed
Wed, 28th Oct 2020
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Phishing, botnets, and ransomware are the top cybersecurity threats of 2020, taking advantage of the global pandemic, according to Webroot.
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Another cryptocurrency exchange breached, but at least investors are safe
Thu, 9th May 2019
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Binance hacked, £29m in Bitcoin stolen, users safe as firm taps reserve funds. Security under scrutiny.
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Carbonite closes $618.5m buyout of security firm Webroot
Wed, 27th Mar 2019
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Carbonite seals $618.5m deal, Webroot becomes its new business unit led by former CFO John Post.
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Governments playing catch-up with the changing face of crime
Fri, 8th Mar 2019
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Webroot’s Dan Slattery shares how cybercrime has changed in recent years - and why governments around the world are still far behind.
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Webroot to be sold for $618.5m
Fri, 8th Feb 2019
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Webroot is about to be sold to data protection firm Carbonite for US$618.5 million after the two companies entered into a definitive agreement this week.
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If you only keep one New Year’s resolution, protect your business
Mon, 28th Jan 2019
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Cybercrime menaces still, even as SMBs underrate risks – a stark contrast to their $1bn annual loss.
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2018’s worst malware revealed in report
Fri, 2nd Nov 2018
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Webroot's 'Nastiest Malware' list warns of botnets, ransomware and cryptomining menaces in 2018.
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Cryptomining dethrones ransomware as 2018’s top threat - Webroot
Wed, 10th Oct 2018
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This report also highlights the importance of implementing a robust and evolving security approach to protect valuable data and keep systems secure.
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User passwords and email addresses compromised in Reddit breach
Thu, 2nd Aug 2018
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Its primary access points for code and infrastructure had required two-factor authentication via SMS, and the main attack intercepted the text.
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Despite more training, SMBs feel unprepared for cyberattacks - Webroot
Mon, 2nd Jul 2018
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Nearly all firms train staff in cyber safety, but 79% feel unready for IT threats, Webroot reveals.
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VPNFilter malware enslaving home networking devices worldwide
Fri, 25th May 2018
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A malware called VPNFilter is quickly becoming the security emergency of the year as the number of infections rises & few ways to defend against it.
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Data privacy regulations causing headaches for AU businesses
Mon, 21st May 2018
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Only 9% of Australian businesses are prepared to comply with GDPR, despite feeling confident about NDB, according to Webroot's report.
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You are invited: Master the keys to securing your IT environment
Mon, 14th May 2018
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The half-day events will provide an opportunity for MSPs to gain in-depth knowledge about cutting-edge technologies, MSP market trends.
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Auckland, you’re invited: Secure your spot at the MSP event of the year
Mon, 7th May 2018
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MSPs, join Kaseya's Executive Briefing in Auckland to redefine your IT game!.
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Report finds legacy cybersecurity a cinch for modern cybercrime
Fri, 23rd Mar 2018
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Data collected in 2017 shows that attacks like ransomware and cryptojacking are easily bypassing legacy security solutions due to lax businesses.
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Analyst taps Webroot as “trail blazer” in APT protection
Thu, 15th Mar 2018
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Webroot says it was recognised by Radicati Group for its real-time, cloud-based approach to preventing malware.
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LogRhythm SIEM gets a boost with Webroot threat intelligence & IP reputation services
Wed, 31st Jan 2018
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LogRhythm and Webroot partner to enhance SIEM intelligence with IP reputation and threat intelligence services.
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Where to focus your threat protection strategies this year
Tue, 23rd Jan 2018
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Some might think that by now organisations would have come to a point where they are a step ahead of criminals.
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Round 2: New line-up of cybersecurity maestros comment on Uber breach
Fri, 24th Nov 2017
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We covered an expert commentary story of the Uber breach - this is round 2 with Check Point, Barracuda, Digital Shadows, Mimecast, and Webroot.
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Plenty more phish in the sea: 1.4 million of them each month, says Webroot
Mon, 25th Sep 2017
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Over 1.3 million unique phishing sites are being created monthly, becoming more targeted and harder to detect, according to Webroot.
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Experts comment: Behind the Bluetooth 'BlueBorne' zero-days
Thu, 14th Sep 2017
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As news spreads of the Bluetooth zero-day that affects more than 5 billion devices, security experts are warning users to use Bluetooth with caution.
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New Webroot boss flags ANZ markets as 'great potential'
Fri, 8th Sep 2017
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Webroot’s new global chief executive has flagged Australia and New Zealand as an area of ‘great potential’ for the cybersecurity vendor.