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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.
Ransomware making a comeback, McAfee report finds
McAfee Labs saw an average of 504 new threats per minute in Q1 and a resurgence of ransomware along with changes in campaign execution and code.
Ransomware modifications double year-on-year in Q2 2019 - Kaspersky
According to Kaspersky data, 232,292 unique users were targeted by such attacks – 46% more than a year ago, in Q2 2018 (158,921).
Attackers upping the ante on evasion and anti-analysis - Fortinet
Cyber-adversaries are becoming more sophisticated in their obfuscation and anti-analysis practices to avoid detection.
Business ransomware detections spiking - Malwarebytes
Ransomware attackers are targeting large, ill-prepared public and private organisations with easy-to-exploit vulnerabilities.
Don’t let fear win: saying no to ransomware
“Agreeing to pay a ransom demand isn’t conducive to long-term security, and emboldens cyber criminals to continue to use this method.”
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware threats on the rise
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware is increasing at a rapid rate, with these threats rising 167% over the previous quarter.
Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
Cyber attacks on healthcare companies growing
“The potential, real-world effect cyberattacks can have on healthcare organisations and patients is substantial.”
Hackbusters! Reviewing 90 days of cybersecurity incident response cases
While there are occasionally very advanced new threats, these are massively outnumbered by common-or-garden email fraud, ransomware attacks and well-worn old exploits.
Firewall best practices to block ransomware - Sophos
Companies can’t see what’s happening on their endpoint devices, leaving them struggling to prevent attacks or even knowing how and when they happened.
Two years on: Have organisations learnt from WannaCry?
This month marks a special anniversary – two years since one of the world’s most destructive pieces of ransomware ever caused chaos.
Microsoft says NZ reasonably cyber secure, but don't get complacent
Cryptocurrency malware is alive and well across the globe – but although New Zealand is one of the countries least at risk of cyber threats, nobody should become complacent.
Ransomware attacks on the rise again - Malwarebytes
The report found that ransomware is seeing a 325% increase from previous year, and is the fourth-most detected threat against businesses in APAC.
Telstra’s 2019 cybersecurity report
Cybersecurity remains a top business priority as the estimated number of undetected security breaches grows.
96% of Singaporean businesses breached in the past year
"Our first Singaporean threat report indicates that organisations in Singapore are under intense pressure from escalating cyberattacks."
Ransomware declining, but businesses must still be on guard – ExtraHop
Speed and effectiveness are part of the reason for ransomware’s ongoing appeal to the unscrupulous.
89% of Australian businesses breached last year – Carbon Black
The report analyses survey results from different industries, organisation sizes and IT team sizes.
Developing APAC countries most vulnerable to malware - Microsoft
“As cyberattacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, understanding prevalent cyberthreats and how to limit their impact has become an imperative.”
Norwegian aluminium manufacturer hit hard by LockerGoga ransomware attack
“IT systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as far as possible.”
Ransomware’s decline equals cryptomining’s rise
ESET’s Security Days Conference recently took place to go over the current threat environment and what to look out for next.
State of the channel: A/NZ MSPs still grappling with ransomware
Issues range from SaaS infections to SMBs that don’t report ransomware attacks to the appropriate authorities, and much more.
Opinion: 4 Ransomware trends to watch in 2019
Recorded Future's Allan Liska looks at the past big ransomware attacks thus far to predict what's coming this year.
Palo Alto says supply chain is cybersecurity’s weakest link
The supply chain creates a hole that cybercriminals can exploit by first infiltrating the partner.