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iPhone hardware feature exploited in Operation Triangulation
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Kaspersky reveals hackers have utilised a previously unknown iPhone hardware feature to bypass Apple's memory protections.
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Canon's advanced printing security in the digital age
Fri, 15th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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The consequences of a data breach are significant, long-lasting and costly - regardless of whether the breach was intentional or not.
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The increasing impact of Artificial Intelligence on cybersecurity
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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data protection
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advanced persistent threat protection
AI-enabled tools are helping security teams by rapidly identify threats such as zero-day malware, APTs, malware-less attacks, and hacking attempts.
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Kaspersky uncovers APT campaign targeting APAC government entities
Thu, 19th Oct 2023
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Kaspersky has discovered a persistent campaign compromising a specific type of secure USB drive, used to provide encryption for safe data storage.
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Fortinet report highlights decline in ransomware detection
Thu, 7th Sep 2023
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FortiGuard Labs observed a decline in organisations detecting ransomware, significant activity among APT groups, a shift in MITRE ATT&CK techniques, and more.
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ESET uncovers trojanized Signal and Telegram apps in Google Play
Fri, 1st Sep 2023
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Chinese APT group GREF are responsible for two Android campaigns targeting users of Telegram and Signal, creating fake apps to conduct espionage.
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Kaspersky releases latest report on APT trends for 2023
Wed, 2nd Aug 2023
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Kaspersky's latest report reveals key trends in Advanced Persistent Threats, including new threat actors and upgraded toolsets.
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Kaspersky unveils methods behind Operation Triangulation campaign
Fri, 30th Jun 2023
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Kaspersky sheds light on spyware implant used in Operation Triangulation, targeting iOS devices with covert surveillance capabilities.
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China-affiliated APT groups behind most nation-state threat activity
Fri, 23rd Jun 2023
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Cybersecurity firm Trellix has released its June 2023 CyberThreat Report, revealing the latest trends in cyber threats and espionage activities.
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Kaspersky uncovers new attacks by advanced persistent threat group
Mon, 15th Aug 2022
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advanced persistent threat protection
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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Finance industry revealed as sector most under threat by cyber attacks
Tue, 1st Feb 2022
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The finance industry has been revealed as the sector most under threat from cyber attacks, according to a new study released by Trellix.
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Cyber-gangs using SSH identities to sell on the black market
Mon, 17th Feb 2020
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Only 10% of organisations believe they have complete and accurate intelligence over all SSH machine identities.
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Machine learning is a double-edged sword for cyber security
Mon, 8th Oct 2018
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IT departments and security decision-makers need to understand the complexity of AI in cyber security, and how to strike a balance between risk and reward.
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Stirling University opts with APT for data centre upgrade
Mon, 24th Sep 2018
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data centre maintenance / management
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power / energy
After converging the campus' IT infrastructure from three data centres to two, the University of Stirling looked into a power upgrade.
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The next generation of APTs: Highly successful but surprisingly simple
Mon, 21st Mar 2016
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cybersecurity
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber attacks
The number and reach of cyber threats continues to grow, and, contrary to popular belief, even highly effective attacks can be very unsophisticated.
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Symantec unveils single console advanced threat protection
Tue, 3rd Nov 2015
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Symantec is upping the ante in its attempt to win the advanced threat protection space, launching a new offering designed to detect and remediate APT.
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Lagging mobile device and third party security leaving doors open for APTs
Wed, 21st Oct 2015
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Organisations are continuing to leave the doors open to advanced persistent threat attacks, with mobile device security and user education lagging.
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Huawei unveils APT big data security solution
Tue, 26th May 2015
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Huawei has released a new solution designed to protect against Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) and denial-of-service (DdoS) attacks.
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Margins aplenty and a new channel manager for Check Point
Fri, 10th Apr 2015
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endpoint protection
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Check Point has upped its margins and added channel specific headcount for New Zealand as it ramps up its focus on new security technologies.
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Security: Counter measures to protect your customers
Mon, 29th Sep 2014
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Businesses are on heightened alert after numerous news reports about cyber threats and APTs. Here's what you can do to help them.