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Healthcare
Attacks on critical infrastructure continue - Trellix report
“We’re at a critical juncture in cybersecurity and observing increasingly hostile behaviour across an ever-expanding attack surface."
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Mobility
Mobile fraud on the rise as online transactions increase
"In a global digital economy, borders are no longer boundaries for cyber criminals. It is more apparent than ever that fraud goes beyond single industries."
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Cyber Criminal
Email fraud identified as top attack vector - Proofpoint
More than three quarters of ASX 200 companies are subjecting customers, partners and employees to higher risks of email fraud.
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Mobiles
CYFIRMA launches mobile app designed to keep user's safe
The app is designed to help users acquire cyber safe habits, learn about emerging cyber threats, and be aware of attackers targeting apps they've installed.
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Phishing
DHL tops list of companies most impersonated by criminals
Cybercriminals often impersonate brands to gain valuable data, and new research by Check Point Software has found DHL to be the brand most frequently imitated by cybercriminals. 
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Cybersecurity
Ability to access and share data may drive more cybercrime in 2022 - security firm
Enabling data to move more easily between organisations will undoubtedly lead to more crime, says a cybersecurity firm.
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Ransomware
January promises rise in ransomware, Business Australia offers 7 top tips
Following an alarming rise in cyber attacks against Australian businesses, experts are warning that January is a prime time for ransomware attacks, Business Australia states.
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Cybersecurity
Cybots launches AI-driven cybersecurity in A/NZ region
Cybots, the artificial intelligence driven cybersecurity company, has announced its entrance into the Australia and New Zealand market, with a focus on assisting SMEs in the fight against cyber crime.
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Encryption
Zscaler report reveals attacks on tech companies up by 2,300%
There has been a 314% year-over-year increase in HTTPS threats from the start of 2021, according to new research from Zscaler.
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Cyber Criminal
New research by Netacea into digital fingerprint and identity thief
Bot detection and mitigation company Netacea has published new research into the Genesis Market, an invite-only deep web marketplace that trades in digital fingerprints and enables buyers to impersonate victims online.
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Microsoft
Microsoft top targeted brand by cyber criminals in Q4 2020
In Q4, 43% of all brand phishing attempts related to Microsoft (up from 19% in Q3), as threat actors continued to try to capitalise on people working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave.
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Endpoint Protection
SMBs in Southeast Asia hit hard by cyber criminals
Kaspersky has recognised a worrying trend of cyber criminals targeting small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Southeast Asia (SEA), and has released a new offering in response.
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Cybersecurity
Strong cybersecurity posture crucial for company success - Fortinet
"They should also conduct due diligence to ensure partners aren’t inadvertently creating vulnerabilities with insufficient cybersecurity measures."
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Trend Micro
Cybercriminals seeking greater anonymity online, Trend Micro states
Cybercriminals have switched to eCommerce platforms and communication using Discord for greater anonymity, according to new research from Trend Micro.
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Malware
Cyber criminals exploiting coronavirus fears
Cyber criminals are exploiting fears surrounding the current outbreak of coronavirus in an attempt to launch theft malware.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber crime ranks highest on business concerns for 2020, research finds
"The risk of cybercrime to businesses all around the world is continuing to multiply by the day."
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Cybersecurity
Why 5G and AI will determine cybersecurity strategy for the next decade
"We all stand on the threshold of a new era of cybercrime," saysBI ZONE.
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Ransomware
Don’t let fear win: saying no to ransomware
“Agreeing to pay a ransom demand isn’t conducive to long-term security, and emboldens cyber criminals to continue to use this method.”
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Cybersecurity
BT and UTS team-up to fight cybercrime
The collaboration will focus on cybersecurity as well as machine learning.
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Data Protection
AI could be the key to ending cybercrime
Over the last few years, the world has seen a steady and increasing flow of high profile data breaches hitting the headlines...
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Cisco
Cisco warns companies to stay ahead of cyber threats
“Security controls alone are not sufficient to address a ransomware threat, and organisations need to adopt a multi-layered approach..."
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Dark web
Lights out for the Dark Web: Authorities take down AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces
Online criminal marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa have been taken offline, thanks to a major cooperation effort between Dutch and US authorities.
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Cybersecurity
Employees the 'weakest link' within an organisation's cyber security defence
“Companies need to put themselves ahead of emerging threats.”
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Cyber Criminal
​Should insurance cover cyber crime theft? Another Kiwi duped
New Zealand’s insurance industry doesn’t cover claims of theft via cyber crime – should it?