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Cybersecurity
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
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Ransomware
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware threats on the rise
Cryptolocker malware and ransomware is increasing at a rapid rate, with these threats rising 167% over the previous quarter.
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Disaster Recovery
Businesses paid $301 million to ransomware hackers last year
Datto has revealed the results of its latest study of ransomware around the world that are concerning to say the very least.
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Phishing
The economics of cybersecurity for the undecided
It is precisely because of this concept of the cost of doing nothing that we’re able to determine the value of a cybersecurity solution.
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Ransomware
Geek saves customer '$150,000 in 15 min'; wins security award
Adelaide IT services firm Geek has won the Golden Datto Pioneer award after helping save an Adelaide accounting firm hit by CryptoLocker.
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Ransomware
Expert insight from the author of the ESET TeslaCrypt decryptor
ESET recently interviewed the malware researcher who ultimately created the universal ESET TeslaCrypt decryption tool.
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Cybersecurity
How safe are your emails? An expert breakdown
Since the concept of email was first floated in the 60s, it has exploded onto the scene, becoming an absolutely crucial part of everyday business.
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Ransomware
CryptoWall nets US$325 million; Is your business secure?
A single cybercrime group may have collected US$325 million from CryptoWall 3 ransomware - but there are ways to help your business keep secure.
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Disaster Recovery
Businesses urged to up backup game as cryptolocker re-emerges
Australian businesses are being urged to take data back-up seriously as the Cryptolocker ransomware virus re-emerges, hitting local businesses.
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Ransomware
Don’t let cybercriminals hold your business hostage
"Ransomware continues to evolve and thrive because it follows a proven business model."
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Ransomware
Kiwis warned to watch out for mobile ransomware
"The public needs to become more security-aware, and take more measures to prevent their handsets from becoming conduits of monetary and information loss."
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Malware
Business vs. Malware - How to fight back...
Every new malware scare has some IT pros running to the hills and two nasty pieces of malware have reared their ugly heads again - Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus.