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IBM report projects evolution of phishing, ransomware and spoof tech
"The amount of exposed records that we're seeing today means that cybercriminals are getting their hands on more keys to our homes and businesses.”
Australian professionals high target for cyber crims, new study shows
More than half (54%) of surveyed Australian Infosec professionals faced phishing-triggered ransomware infections in 2019, according to a new report titled ‘State of the Phish’ by Proofpoint.
Google adds iPhone capability to Advanced Protection Program
iPhone users are now able to use their phones to sign up to Google’s Advanced Protection Program, using the iPhone’s built-in security key technology.
Five security risks faced in the modern workplace - Empired
According to the Australian Government Department of Communications, the average cost of an individual cybersecurity breach to a business is $276,000.
Five ways to ensure cyber-criminals don’t damage your business over Christmas break
The Christmas period creates a series of opportunities for threat actors to compromise business owners and steal credentials and data for illicit use, Watchguard finds.
EC-Council appoints distie to expand into A/NZ
It has appointed ACA Pacific to help roll out its cybersecurity solutions, including newly acquired OhPhish, to the Australia and New Zealand markets.
Cyberattacks becoming increasingly targeted in nature, research finds
The number of unique cyber incidents have increase for third quarter of 2019, according to a new report on the cybersecurity threatscape.
Nearly half of Aussies can’t identify fake NAB website - survey
Phishing continues to be one of the leading attack methods because it allows cybercriminals to target people at scale using social engineering.
ANZ Bank warns businesses and customers of phishing scam
"This sole purpose of this elaborate phishing scam is to harvest the login credentials of ANZ customers so the criminals behind this scam can break into their bank accounts."
Organisations' cybersecurity readiness for new regulations still low - ESET
Across all countries surveyed, prioritisation was identified as the biggest organisational cybersecurity challenge (20%).
Cybersecurity in New Zealand is not working, expert says
"Businesses and organisations must act to prevent future cyber hacks, which is now costing New Zealand vast sums annually."
Phishing leading cause of data breaches across Australia
This indicates hackers are targeting the weakest link in the security chain – end users.
WatchGuard releases cloud-based service to automatically block phishing attempts
DNSWatchGO aims to fill security gap beyond the network perimeter, as new research shows 64% of remote users have fallen victim to a cyber-attack.
Security flaw left Android phones open to SMS phishing attacks found
Check Point Research discovered the vulnerability impacts phones from Samsung, Huawei, LG, and Sony.
Southeast Asia a hotbed for phishing attacks
Kaspersky detects over 14 million phishing attempts in Southeast Asia for H1 2019.
Stairway to hell: Scams, ransomware, and $6.5m gone from Kiwis' pockets
In just a three month period this year, New Zealanders reported more than 1000 cybersecurity incidents and financial losses of $6.5 million to CERT NZ.
Spear phishing techniques evolving to execute lateral attacks – Barracuda
Barracuda’s research uncovered fresh insights into how these popular attacks are evolving and the tactics used by cybercriminals to try to make them successful.
Gartner, Forrester name Retarus for Email Security
The information logistics firm was listed as one of the twelve most important providers of email security services in the world by Forrester Research.
Too quick to click: New Zealanders falling for phishing emails
New insights from CCL reveal that a significant amount of New Zealanders are still falling for phishing email scams, due in part to impulsive email behaviour.
Air NZ faces data breach after staff accounts phished
Air New Zealand says information relating to membership profiles may have been visible on internal documents as a result of the breach.
Email attacks affecting employees’ personal lives - Barracuda
The survey includes responses from 660 executives, individual contributors and team managers serving in IT-security roles in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC.
Rising costs of email attacks concerning for organisations
Email attacks are having a major impact on businesses, with ever-evolving security concerns proving a challenge for IT security professionals.
PayPal phishing scam uses 'safety' features to trick people
These scams use safety features to steal victims’ confidential data, and are ‘brandjacking’ trusted names in the industry to conduct their attacks.
Proofpoint announces new risk profile and training customisation features
The new features aim to protect organisations’ most attacked people from phishing attempts, malware, and data loss risk, while boosting online training effectiveness.