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Kaspersky uncovers new attacks by advanced persistent threat group
The attacks involved modifications of the well-known malware, DTrack, as well as the use of a brand-new Maui ransomware.
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Sophos reveals latest ransomware trend impacting orgs
Sophos has announced in a new whitepaper that Hive, LockBit and BlackCat, three prominent ransomware gangs, consecutively attacked the same network.
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Microsoft
Avast reveals zero-day exploits targeting Chrome and Microsoft
Avast, released its Q2/2022 Threat Report today, revealing a significant increase in global ransomware attacks, up 24% from Q1/2022.
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Big business in cryptocurrencies and cybercrime
As of June this year, about a quarter (26%) of Australians considered cryptocurrency as a good investment, and over 36% have at one point considered buying cryptocurrency as an investment.
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Hive, LockBit, BlackCat ransomware gangs attack same network
Each ransomware gang left its own ransom demand, and some of the files were triple encrypted, according to a new report from Sophos.
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Ivanti and SentinelOne partner on patch management solution
Ivanti and SentinelOne will integrate their technologies Ivanti Neurons for Patch Management and SentinelOne's Singularity XDR platform.
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SAP
Microsoft unveils two new security products to help reduce attack surfaces
The products are set to give companies deeper insights into threat actor activity and help them successfully navigate the changing threat landscape.
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Majority of execs in SEA anticipate ransomware attacks
Kaspersky's study uncovers that more than half believe a ransomware attack against their business is too small to worry about.
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Check Point
Ransomware now impacts 1 out of 40 organisations a week
Retailers and the wholesale sector saw the largest spike in ransomware attacks, with an alarming increase of 182%.
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Malicious insiders still a key threat to business security
A new ransomware report from Gigamon has revealed that one in three organisations see malicious insiders as a route for ransomware attacks.
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Manufacturing industry hard hit by ransomware, Akamai finds
Akamai Technologies has revealed that nearly 30% of ransomware attacks worldwide launched by Conti targeted the manufacturing industry.
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Cyber threats impacting Australian and New Zealand businesses
Businesses across Australia and New Zealand continue to be targeted by cybercriminals as technology advances, and attacks have become increasingly sophisticated. 
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Cyber-preparedness about informed business leadership
Kiwi businesses should re-think how they respond to ransomware attacks as they become more common, says Accenture.
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Business services top target of ransomware attacks
Trellix has released The Threat Report: Summer 2022, analysing cybersecurity trends and attack methods from the first quarter of 2022. 
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Bitdefender identifies 192 active ransomware families worldwide
Bitdefender says the most prevalent of the 192 active ransomware families was WannaCry, which accounted for 42% of detections.
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Kaspersky puts spotlight on malicious ransomware group Luna
Kaspersky researchers have uncovered a new ransomware group that further underlines the trend of ransomware actors turning to cross-platform functionality.
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Ransomware, cyber supply chain compromises key threats in 2022
Technology, media, and telecommunications and transport industry groups were the top targets for cyber threats in Singapore in 2021.
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Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
The findings reveal that education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Malware
Minors using Discord servers to spread malware for cash
Avast has discovered an online community of minors constructing, exchanging and spreading malware, including ransomware and a mix of information stealers and cryptominers.
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Sophos reveals latest tactics of BlackCat ransomware group
Sophos has revealed that the ransomware gang BlackCat has added Brute Ratel, a pentesting tool, to its arsenal of attack tools.
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Zero-day attacks climb as hackers get more sophisticated
Hackers are moving fast to exploit security vulnerabilities. There was a surge in widespread zero-day attacks last year, with the average time to exploitation down from 42 days in 2020 to just 12 days in 2021. 
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Sophos
Ransomware attacks on education institutions increase
Education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Comodo Security Solutions rebrands, launches new offering
Comodo Security Solutions has rebranded to Xcitium and launched its patented zero threat endpoint technology to fight increasing ransomware and other malware across industries.
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Mid-sized businesses need to prioritise cybersecurity preparedness
The onslaught of ransomware attacks has catapulted cybersecurity to the forefront of global business operations.