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Kiwis call for tougher fines & greater accountability in cyber breaches
2 days ago
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New research reveals majority of Kiwis think companies should do more to prevent cyber-attacks, with many considering swapping brands after a data breach.
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Global surge in DDoS attacks causes dire financial consequences
Last week
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telecommunications
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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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Aussies struggle to identify AI in love scams, McAfee study shows
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New research unveils that while 41% of men use AI for online dating, there's growing concern over authenticity, with 40% of Australians encountering fake profiles and 25% chatted with a potential partner who turned out to be a fraudster.
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Cisco unveils Identity Intelligence to bolster AI-driven security
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cloud services
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sase
Cisco introduces Identity Intelligence, marking a significant step towards an integrated, AI-driven, cross-domain security platform.
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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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Unseen surge in cyber attacks blocked by Avast in 2023
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phishing
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email security
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digital entertainment
Avast blocked 10 billion cyberattacks in 2023, up 49% on the prior year, with cybercriminals deploying sophisticated methods including deepfake scams and exploiting PDF files and Google OAuth to steal user information.
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'New year, new threats' warns cybersecurity CTO in UK
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data protection
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phishing
As holiday season cyber threats increase, CTO of Espria, Dave Adamson, highlights the crucial need for businesses to tighten security.
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The role of Privilege Access Management in achieving robust cybersecurity
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Privilege Access Management (PAM), with its ability to control key digital accounts, is proving crucial in combating rising cybersecurity threats posed by misuse of digital identities, a key source of business disruption.
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Taylor Swift victim of AI-generated explicit images: a wake-up call
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cloud services
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creative technologies
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ai
AI-generated explicit images of pop star Taylor Swift cause uproar, marking a chilling illustration of the technology's misuse and intensifying ethical concerns over AI regulation.
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UK businesses defy policies to pay ransomware attacks at alarming rate
Last month
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Despite policies against it, 97% of UK businesses have paid ransoms following cyberattacks in the past two years, reveals alarming research from Cohesity.
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Six trends that will shape Cybersecurity in 2024
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Rising use of QR codes and Large Language Models, automation in Managed Service Providers, booming AI spear phishing on the Dark Web, acceleration of AI-based 'vishing', and privacy threats from VR/MR headsets are predicted to shape the cybersecurity realm in 2024.
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Data Privacy Day: Veritas stresses the need for robust data management
Last month
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In the run-up to Data Privacy Day, Veritas Technologies' Pete Murray underlines the critical need for regulatory safeguards amid growing threats from AI-powered cyber attacks.
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Venafi launches solution to combat software supply chain attacks
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apple
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smartphones
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Venafi has unveiled the Stop Unauthorized Code Solution, designed to bolster enterprise security against software supply chain attacks by preventing unauthorised code in any operating system.
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'Cybernomics 101' report warns of GenAI empowered cyber attacks
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Barracuda Networks's Cybernomics 101 report warns that cybercriminals could leverage Generative AI to boost attacks' volume and effectiveness, revealing AI-enabled cybercrime concerns among 48% of Australian survey respondents.
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Barracuda Networks tackle rising Aussie credential stuffing scams
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Barracuda Networks proposes sturdy measures against escalating Australian credential stuffing scams, affecting around 20,000 consumers, with increased bot-assisted logins and poor password hygiene.
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Egress report highlights rising concern over phishing threats
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phishing
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email security
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Egress' Email Security Risk Report reveals that 94% of organisations have fallen victim to phishing attempts, demonstrating an alarming escalation in cyber threats.
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Keeper Security introduces hardware key as sole 2FA method
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apple
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smartphones
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Keeper Security boosts cybersecurity with new support for hardware security keys as the solitary Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) method to deter remote attacks.
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CybeReady debuts QR code 'Quishing' simulation tool for 2024
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malware
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email security
In response to the surge in Quishing attacks, cybersecurity firm CybeReady introduces advanced QR Code Phishing Simulations and QR safety-centric 'Awareness Bites' into training platform.
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CybeReady introduces new QR code phishing simulations
Last month
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cybersecurity
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cybercriminals
CybeReady has introduced QR Code Phishing Simulations to its training suite, to arm businesses against the rising trend of quishing.
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The 2023 ransomware stats: A look back to plan ahead
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ransomware
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
What can the 2023 ransomware stats tell us about the year that was, and how can we use them to plan for the year ahead?.
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Over 4,000 fraudulent e-shops mimic post-Christmas sales
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cybersecurity
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avast
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Fraudulent e-shops imitating popular fashion brands have exploited post-Christmas sales to steal personal and payment data from unsuspecting shoppers.
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McAfee unveils AI tool to defend against deepfake audio at CES 2024
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email security
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cybersecurity
McAfee Corp unveils Project Mockingbird, an AI-powered technology with a 90% accuracy rate for detecting deepfake audio, at CES 2024, enhancing defences against AI-enabled scams.
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Christmas marked by sophisticated cyberattacks on retailers
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retail
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Cybercriminals utilised new tactics across wider timeframes to launch complex attacks on online retailers during the 2023 holiday season.
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Financial sector tops list for cyber attacks – report
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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Netwrix report identifies financial industry as prime cybercriminal target with 77% recording attacks in past year.