Cyber attacks stories
DNS attacks on the rise, organisations remain unprepared
"The latest data indicates that organisations need to remain vigilant, close security gaps, and patrol for potential breaches around the clock.”
Businesses losing the war against bad bots - report
Kasada has announced the findings of its 2021 State of Bot Mitigation Survey report.
Vodafone hits Microsoft Gold Security milestone
Vodafone is also helping customers protect themselves by showing them how to invest in their people, processes and technologies in a real-world cyberattack experience.
Remote work leaving businesses exposed to cyber attack
"Offices and laptops can be replaced, but a company's proprietary data cannot."
Cyberattacks on organisations worldwide surge 40% in 2021
"Since the outbreak of the pandemic globally, cybercriminals have sprung into action to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them."
Cyber extortion attacks against A/NZ organisations more than double
"Too many organisations are finding out too late that they weren't adequately protected or prepared to respond to an attack."
The biggest cyber-attacks of 2021 in New Zealand
It's been a bumper year for cyber incursion in Aotearoa New Zealand, with organisations big and small, public and private, falling victim to hackers from around the globe.
New cyber-criminal group discovered targeting government servers, fuel, energy and aviation companies
Researchers have identified a new, previously unknown group that has systematically attacked Russia's fuel and energy complex and its aviation industry.
Manufacturing sector hit hard by ransomware, but many refuse to pay out
The report reveals companies in this sector were the least likely (at 19%) to submit to a ransom demand to have encrypted files restored and the most likely (at 68%) to be able to restore data from backups.
DDoS attacks surging - report
"The motivations behind these huge attacks are unclear at this point."
Finance sector vulnerable to rising cyberattacks
“The finance sector is a lucrative target for cybercriminals given the wealth of data it possesses.
Growing apprehension among SMBs in Asia Pacific as one in two suffer cyber attacks
A new Cisco study shows small and medium-sized businesses in Asia Pacific are exposed, under attack, and more worried about cybersecurity threats than before.
Commvault launches new ransomware services to better protect customers
"We believe that by offering strategic protection plans, we can support customers at any stage of a ransomware attack - and do our best to help prevent it altogether with Commvault Protection Review."
Another cyber attack on NZ businesses - analysis
Kiwi bank and ANZ along with New Zealand Post, Inland Revenue and Metservice all experienced blacks-out due to a cyber-attack earlier today.
91% of industrial companies open to cyber attacks
"The level of cybersecurity at most industrial companies is too low for comfort."
The importance of patching - ransomware attackers gain access in under a minute
According to Sophos threat researchers, Conti ransomware is currently incredibly active due to the dissolution of DarkSide, REvil and Avaddon.
Bad bots make up 40% of all traffic - the increase of automated attacks
Barracuda has released key findings into bad bots and the ways automated attacks are evolving.
What are the top five threats to financial services orgs? Imperva investigates
The pandemic has driven large scale growth in online banking, dramatically increasing the volume of sensitive customer data that’s available to steal, Imperva states.
Ransomware attacks surging as ransom amounts skyrocket
The grim outlook for the future of ransomware leaves no one spared from financial damage or brand-crushing headlines.
Security experts weigh in on Accenture ransomware attack
LockBit is threatening to share encrypted files on the dark web unless Accenture meets its ransom demands.
Businesses losing up to $250 million every year from bot attacks - report
Netacea has announced results from a new report revealing the high price businesses pay due to bot traffic.
NZ business facing higher risk of PC malware attacks
There is an increased risk for cyberattacks on businesses since the start of the pandemic.
Despite cybersecurity training 85% of employees still reuse passwords - report
According to new research, nearly two-thirds of employees use personal passwords to protect corporate data and vice versa.
Aus organisations under fire from persistent and sophisticated cyber attacks
“Once again we've found plenty to keep CISOs awake at night, from operational and infrastructure risks to data protection, threat activity and human-shaped challenges."