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Necurs botnet erupts from dormancy to churn out 100,000 spam emails over Easter
Thu, 5th Apr 2018
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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.
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GandCrab: The 'agile' ransomware that is updated in real time
Tue, 27th Mar 2018
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malware
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ransomware
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encryption
The GandCrab ransomware has been making headlines recently for being one of the few malware strains that developers update in real time.
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Kiwis 'paying for someone else's profit' as 2018 becomes the year of cryptomining
Tue, 27th Mar 2018
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Cryptomining might just be one of the biggest trends in cybercrime this year, and New Zealand is not immune from its reach.
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Australia ranks 8th as a global target for cryptomining attacks
Mon, 26th Mar 2018
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cloud services
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phishing
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email security
Cryptomining is becoming a popular revenue stream for cybercriminals as the ransomware market becomes too crowded.
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A guide to staying one step ahead of modern email attackers
Mon, 5th Mar 2018
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email security
Email serves as an organisations’ communicative lifeblood, thus making it the most critical vector for an assortment of threats.
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Scammers disguise ASIC spam campaigns through genuine email marketing firm
Thu, 22nd Feb 2018
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malware
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email security
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spam
Scammers abused an online email marketing company to send spam that appear to be from the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
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New email spam campaign ditches traditional Office macro infection tactic
Mon, 19th Feb 2018
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microsoft
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malware
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email security
A new wave of spam emails use Microsoft Office documents to download password stealers without having to activate Macros.
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When digital marketing crosses the line into spam territory
Mon, 18th Dec 2017
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martech
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digital marketing
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N.Z. firms fined for spam; laws mandate consent for marketing emails.
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Report finds email is the go-to weapon in hackers’ arsenals
Thu, 5th Oct 2017
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email security
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cybersecurity
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scams
Symantec has revealed malicious emails are on the rise, racking up over US$5 billion and costing businesses more than $115,000 a year.
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New wave of Locky ransomware appears to come from Vietnam
Fri, 22nd Sep 2017
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firewall
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malware
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ransomware
Aggressive new Locky ransomware variant traced to Vietnam, with over 27 million attacks observed in a single day by Barracuda researchers.
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Kapiti Coast District Council sends spam to 'hundreds of people'
Wed, 30th Aug 2017
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phishing
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email security
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council
Kāpiti Coast Council's email blunder floods hundreds with spam, as Mayor Gurunathan urges vigilance amidst phishing surge.
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Spammers' work cycles: Mon-Fri with lazy weekends, says IBM X-Force
Mon, 28th Aug 2017
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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.
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Fake blackmail campaign hits Aussie inboxes
Thu, 17th Aug 2017
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Australians warned of a widespread fake blackmail scam threatening to release their personal data unless a ransom is paid.
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Nearly a quarter of ‘unsafe’ emails getting through to user inboxes
Fri, 28th Jul 2017
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malware
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cybersecurity
There is a continuous challenge of securing organisations from malicious attachments, dangerous files type, impersonation attacks as well as spam.
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Cisco reveals alarming findings from Midyear Cybersecurity Report
Wed, 26th Jul 2017
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
The Cisco Midyear Cybersecurity Report warns of rapidly evolving threats and potential 'destruction of service' (DeOS) attacks.
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Impersonation attacks rise 400% as email security struggles to keep up
Mon, 12th Jun 2017
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malware
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email
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spam
20% of risky emails bypass security systems, according to Mimecast. Attacks like impersonation grew by 400% QoQ.
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The rise of ransomware in Southeast Asia
Fri, 12th May 2017
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ddos
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malware
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ransomware
It is likely that cybercriminals will target on internet of things (IOT) devices in technologically, advanced economies throughout Southeast Asia.
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Global warning as spam attacks target stock market manipulation
Thu, 4th May 2017
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spam
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cios
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stock market
Sophisticated spam blitz threatens markets as Retarus flags a botnet's discreet bid to skew a Latvian stock's value.
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March saw rise in web attacks; but email malware and spam drop back
Wed, 19th Apr 2017
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malware
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symantec
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spam
Symantec reports back on the latest threat statistics for March - email malware dipped, but web attacks are the biggest since 2016.
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Australia amongst top 10 for high-risk URLs – and most of those are for phishing
Tue, 14th Feb 2017
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malware
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phishing
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email security
‘Polymorphism’ was the word of 2016, which describes each instance as unique and undetectable by traditional signature-based security approaches.
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Spammers are exploiting the massive political Trump card in 2016
Wed, 24th Aug 2016
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phishing
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email security
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kaspersky
Spam levels, including fake news about Donald Trump, accounted for over half of all email traffic in Q2 2016, according to Kaspersky Labs.
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Video of Hillary making ISIS deal: It's not real, says security expert
Mon, 22nd Aug 2016
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malware
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symantec
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spam
Symantec warns of non-existent video of Hillary Clinton exchanging money with ISIS used as bait in spam emails.
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#Spamnomore: Twitter's new features hand quality control back to you
Fri, 19th Aug 2016
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twitter
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spam
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online harrassment
Twitter is handing control back to its users with new two features that will screen out unwanted content - and unwanted users.
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The JAKU botnet - what you need to know
Wed, 22nd Jun 2016
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In short, botnets allow hackers to take control of multiple computers at the one time to spread viruses, create spam and perform attacks.