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Cybersecurity report reveals 75% spike in cloud attacks
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crowdstrike
CrowdStrike's 2024 Global Threat Report unveils a 75% spike in successful cloud attacks along with a worrying rise in the speed and stealthiness of cybercrimes.
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Global ransomware attacks surge by 84% in 2023, reveals NCC study
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malware
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fbi
Ransomware attacks rose by a staggering 84% in 2023, notably impacting the industrials sector, as new threat actors emerged, reported NCC Group.
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AI predicted to boost global ransomware threat – NCSC
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advanced persistent threat protection
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threat intelligence
Artificial intelligence will heighten global ransomware threats, flowing from a surge in cyber attacks, according the UK's National Cyber Security Centre.
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Orange Cyberdefense reveals worrying rise in cyber incidents
Mon, 4th Dec 2023
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cybersecurity
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cyber attacks
Orange Cyberdefense's annual report highlights a 30% year-on-year escalate in cyber incidents, with large enterprises being the major victims.
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Unveiling the future of hacktivism: Check Point Software report 2023
Mon, 23rd Oct 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cios
Check Point Software unveils insights into the future of hacktivism in 2023, warning about state-sponsored threats.
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The need to create a strong cyber response framework
Thu, 18th May 2023
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ransomware
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it automation
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cybersecurity
A cyber response framework should be a comprehensive and dynamic plan that looks at all aspects of incident response.
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Top 15 most active political and religious hacktivists groups revealed
Thu, 27th Apr 2023
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Report ranks top 15 most active political and religious hacktivist groups, showing a rise in hacktivism since Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Fashion show sparks over 70 DDoS attacks in Australia
Thu, 23rd Mar 2023
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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Multiple Muslim hacktivists have targeted Australian infrastructure and private organisations following a controversial fashion show, according to Radware.
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The increasing presence of pro-Russia hacktivists
Mon, 27th Feb 2023
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cybersecurity
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data leak
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russia
Pro-Russian hacktivists have moved beyond the basic denial-of-service scripts and crowdsourced attacks to more advanced and potent techniques.
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Killnet software given to pro-Russian hacktivists - Radware
Thu, 2nd Feb 2023
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ddos
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botnet
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russia
Passion Botnet, a DDoS-as-a-Service offered by the Passion Group, has been used in attacks targeting medical institutions across multiple countries.
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Hacktivists used more destructive malware in 2022 - report
Thu, 19th Jan 2023
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ddos
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New research from Nozomi Networks has found hacktivists shifted their tactics in 2022 from data theft and DDoS attacks to using more destructive malware.
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Mandiant releases threat data forecast report for 2023
Tue, 8th Nov 2022
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ransomware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
Mandiant's experts have collaborated to examine 2022's threat data and trends to compile a forecast report shedding light on what to expect in the coming year.
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Resurgence of OpsBedil: Is hacktivism now on TikTok?
Wed, 20th Apr 2022
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cios
A new threat advisory from Radware details a resurgence of OpsBedil operations, which first made an appearance in 2021.
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Victorian Govt devotes $17.6 m to Cyber Security Strategy
Wed, 2nd May 2018
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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victorian government
The strategy will protect government agencies and networks from cyber hacking threats, and will also help to protect the privacy of Victorians.
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Cyber threats to the mining industry
Wed, 29th Jun 2016
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cybersecurity
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hacktivists
Mining sector faces an emerging cyber threat, new FTR report reveals targeted attacks exploiting the industry's key role in global supply chains.
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Hacktivists: Good guys or bad guys?
Mon, 18th Apr 2016
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cybersecurity
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cios
Global citizens are conflicted on hacktivist groups, with some believing they break laws while others see them as defenders of accountability.
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Bit9 + Carbon Black makes play for Aussie market
Thu, 26th Nov 2015
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servers
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cybersecurity
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asia pacific
Next-generation endpoint security vendor Bit9 + Carbon Black is upping its local play, opening an Australian sales office.