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Necurs botnet erupts from dormancy to churn out 100,000 spam emails over Easter
One of the world’s largest spam botnets is back in action and this time it is spreading a Trojan downloader that can deliver nasty malware surprises.
GandCrab: The 'agile' ransomware that is updated in real time
The GandCrab ransomware has been making headlines recently for being one of the few malware strains that developers update in real time.
Kiwis 'paying for someone else's profit' as 2018 becomes the year of cryptomining
Cryptomining might just be one of the biggest trends in cybercrime this year, and New Zealand is not immune from its reach.
Australia ranks 8th as a global target for cryptomining attacks
Cryptomining is becoming a popular revenue stream for cybercriminals as the ransomware market becomes too crowded.
A guide to staying one step ahead of modern email attackers
Email serves as an organisations’ communicative lifeblood, thus making it the most critical vector for an assortment of threats.
Scammers disguise ASIC spam campaigns through genuine email marketing firm
Scammers abused an online email marketing company to send spam that appear to be from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
New email spam campaign ditches traditional Office macro infection tactic
A new wave of spam emails use Microsoft Office documents to download password stealers without having to activate Macros.
When digital marketing crosses the line into spam territory
N.Z. firms fined for spam; laws mandate consent for marketing emails.
Report finds email is the go-to weapon in hackers’ arsenals
Symantec has revealed malicious emails are on the rise, racking up over US$5 billion and costing businesses more than $115,000 a year.
New wave of Locky ransomware appears to come from Vietnam
Aggressive new Locky ransomware variant traced to Vietnam, with over 27 million attacks observed in a single day by Barracuda researchers.
Kapiti Coast District Council sends spam to 'hundreds of people'
Kāpiti Coast Council's email blunder floods hundreds with spam, as Mayor Gurunathan urges vigilance amidst phishing surge.
Spammers' work cycles: Mon-Fri with lazy weekends, says IBM X-Force
Attackers using tools such as Dridex and Qakbot spam employees through malicious mail at times when victims are most likely to open all incoming mail.
Fake blackmail campaign hits Aussie inboxes
Australians warned of a widespread fake blackmail scam threatening to release their personal data unless a ransom is paid.
Nearly a quarter of ‘unsafe’ emails getting through to user inboxes
There is a continuous challenge of securing organisations from malicious attachments, dangerous files type, impersonation attacks as well as spam.
Cisco reveals alarming findings from Midyear Cybersecurity Report
The Cisco Midyear Cybersecurity Report warns of rapidly evolving threats and potential 'destruction of service' (DeOS) attacks.
Impersonation attacks rise 400% as email security struggles to keep up
20% of risky emails bypass security systems, according to Mimecast. Attacks like impersonation grew by 400% QoQ.
The rise of ransomware in Southeast Asia
It is likely that cybercriminals will target on internet of things (IOT) devices in technologically, advanced economies throughout Southeast Asia.
Global warning as spam attacks target stock market manipulation
Sophisticated spam blitz threatens markets as Retarus flags a botnet's discreet bid to skew a Latvian stock's value.
March saw rise in web attacks; but email malware and spam drop back
Symantec reports back on the latest threat statistics for March - email malware dipped, but web attacks are the biggest since 2016.
Australia amongst top 10 for high-risk URLs – and most of those are for phishing
‘Polymorphism’ was the word of 2016, which describes each instance as unique and undetectable by traditional signature-based security approaches.
Spammers are exploiting the massive political Trump card in 2016
Spam levels, including fake news about Donald Trump, accounted for over half of all email traffic in Q2 2016, according to Kaspersky Labs.
Video of Hillary making ISIS deal: It's not real, says security expert
Symantec warns of non-existent video of Hillary Clinton exchanging money with ISIS used as bait in spam emails.
#Spamnomore: Twitter's new features hand quality control back to you
Twitter is handing control back to its users with new two features that will screen out unwanted content - and unwanted users.
The JAKU botnet - what you need to know
In short, botnets allow hackers to take control of multiple computers at the one time to spread viruses, create spam and perform attacks.