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Cybercrime stories

Any use of network connected electronic devices such as computers or smartphones for criminal activity is classified as cybercrime. With a long history starting with the misuse of telephone systems (such as ‘phreaking’), cybercrime today includes the creation and distribution of viruses, ransomware, keyloggers and other malware, the download and use of malware produced by others, social engineering tactics such as phishing or (physical) impersonation, the theft and use of credentials for accessing computer systems or networks, and the theft of privileged data. Cybercrime is a broad and dynamic field, with cybercriminals constantly adapting their methods in pursuit of usually financial goals, but also occasionally seeking to disrupt, embarrass or shame their targets.
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VietCredCare cyber threat rocks Vietnam's social media landscape
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Vietnam is being rocked by an advanced cyber threat, VietCredCare, targeting business social media accounts, leading to widespread data breaches in government, business, and education sectors.
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Kyndryl & Veeam unite for global cyber resilience services
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Kyndryl and Veeam Software form global strategic alliance, offering comprehensive cyber resiliency and data protection services.
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Web threats in Singapore down 5.9%, says Kaspersky report
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Kaspersky reveals a 5.9% decrease in web-based threats detected for Singapore in 2023, the third annual drop, despite growing complexity and user attacks, which surged to 30.7%.
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Global surge in DDoS attacks causes dire financial consequences
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A new report indicates a rise in global Distributed Denial of Service DDoS attacks in 2023, with attack durations soaring 400%.
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Microsoft, NAB & CITT join forces to boost cybersecurity for Victoria's SMBs
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A $1 million cybersecurity training initiative between Microsoft, National Australia Bank, and CITT aims to bolster security understanding for small businesses and equip students with practical industry experience in Victoria.
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Human Managed launches CPM Bundle for data-driven cybersecurity
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In response to rising cyber threats, Human Managed has introduced its Cyber Posture Management (CPM) Bundle, offering businesses a streamlined approach to cybersecurity management.
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Sekuro first to offer Zero Trust Strategy on AWS Marketplace
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Cybersecurity provider, Sekuro, offers its innovative Zero Trust Strategy services on AWS Marketplace, making it the first firm to do so in collaboration with CrowdStrike, Zscaler and Okta.
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Exclusive: The BlueVoyant philosophy driving success
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Exploring the efficacy of BlueVoyant's 'good, accurate and fast' philosophy: rapid growth in Australia and a reliance on AI make the cybersecurity firm a standout in the global industry.
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Talking cybersecurity with the board of Directors
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Cybersecurity professionals must translate their technical language to ensure board members fully grasp inherent cyber threats, to encourage informed investment and more accountable cybercrime prevention.
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QR code attacks surge on C-Suite executives, reveals Abnormal Security report
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Cybercriminals are increasingly employing quishing attacks, utilising malicious QR codes to target high-ranking officials and smaller businesses, reveals AI-native cloud email security platform, Abnormal Security.
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'ResumeLooters' cyber-attack disrupts 65 companies across Asia-Pacific
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'ResumeLooters' cybercrime campaign compromises 65 businesses in Asia-Pacific, exploiting weaknesses in job search and retail sites to steal and sell personal data of over 2 million individuals.
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Group-IB & INTERPOL collab tackles global cybercrime
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Operation Synergia shutdown hundreds of malicious servers, thanks to cybersecurity firm Group-IB and INTERPOL.
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Acronis joins Microsoft Intelligent Security Association for cyber protection
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Cyber protection provider Acronis has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) to further integrate its Cyber Protect Cloud with Microsoft's security tech to combat rising cyber threats.
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Cyber crime damage costs firms up to $5m annually, says Barracuda
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Annual business cybercrime recovery costs can reach up to $5m, with firms fearing a rise in GenAI-powered attacks, according to a Barracuda Networks report.
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SAS joins the National Cyber Resilience Centre Group
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SAS joins the UK's National Cyber Resilience Centre Group, bolstering its efforts to protect small and medium-sized enterprises from cybercrime damages.
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Kaspersky exposes AI exploitation trend on the dark web
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Kaspersky study reveals an alarming increase in criminals discussing the use of AI tools for cyber exploitation on the dark web.
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Rise in cybercrime attacks against Industrial IoT sparks alarm
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Cybercrime threats have doubled against industrial companies that have integrated the Industrial Internet of Things.
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Surge in cyberattacks on public sector spotlighted by KnowBe4 report
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Cyberattacks on the public sector surge in 2023, says KnowBe4 report, revealing a noteworthy 31% increase in APAC region and a global rising trend in ransomware incidents.
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Data Privacy Day sees phishing risk surge – report
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Ahead of Data Privacy Day, PrivacyEngines stresses increasing threat of phishing, with a staggering number of global attacks in Q3 2022.
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Combating cybercrime in NZ with a robust cybersecurity strategy
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New Zealand businesses grapple with cybercrime's volatile threat landscape, as incidents across various sectors showcase the dire consequences. A nuanced approach to cybersecurity strategy is vital.
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Two-thirds of board members lack training in cyber resilience
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Almost two-thirds of board members lack adequate cyber resilience training, raising concerns over potential effects of cyber attacks, says new report.
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Rising cyber threats challenge Southeast Asia's booming digital economy
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As Southeast Asia's digital economy rapidly reaches $100bn, it is attracting cyber criminals, with 28% of businesses observing an increase in threats alongside their digital expansion.
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Salvador Technologies secures $6m funding for cyber-attack recovery expansion
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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Salvador Technologies secures $6 million investment to expand its pioneering cyber-attack recovery solutions globally.
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LogRhythm sponsors 2023 Scottish Cyber Awards in support of UK cybersecurity
Thu, 14th Dec 2023
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LogRhythm has sponsored the 2023 Scottish Cyber Awards, supporting UK cybersecurity and fostering industry innovation.