Cybercrime stories - Page 1
Stolen data spreading even faster on the dark web - report
Increased volume of data breaches and more avenues for cybercriminals to monetise data has led to increased activity surrounding stolen data on the dark web.
Remote working causes significant cybersecurity risks for SMEs
New research shows remote working is leading to increased cybersecurity risks for SMEs.
Cybercrime more common among Millennials and Gen Z - report
The National Cybersecurity Alliance and CybSafe have announced the release of the Oh Behave! The Annual Cybersecurity Attitudes and Behaviours Report 2021.
New cyber-criminal group discovered targeting government servers, fuel, energy and aviation companies
Researchers have identified a new, previously unknown group that has systematically attacked Russia's fuel and energy complex and its aviation industry.
Women and BAME individuals bear the brunt of cyber attacks - Malwarebytes research
Malwarebytes and non-profit partners have released a report revealing certain demographic groups are disproportionally impacted by cybercrime.
Networked bot attacks increase as human-initiated attack levels fall
A new report reveals that bot attack volumes grew 41% year over year, with human-initiated attacks falling 29% in the first half of 2021.
Another cyber attack on NZ businesses - analysis
Kiwi bank and ANZ along with New Zealand Post, Inland Revenue and Metservice all experienced blacks-out due to a cyber-attack earlier today.
CertNZ warns NZ users of Kaseya VSA to shut it down
CertNZ is warning New Zealand organisations using Kaseya VSA software to manage their IT infrastructure they may be at risk of an attack by a Russian-based ransomware.
Check Point Research warns of a surge in malicious activity around Amazon Prime Day
Researchers warn of increased cybercrime on and around Amazon Prime Day 2021 as malicious activity surges.
Trade secret protection rapidly rising up the corporate agenda
Corporates fear cybercrime and employee leaks are the biggest risks to protecting trade secrets.
The rise of cybercrime and NZ's fragmented response
Cybercrime is on the rise but New Zealand's response to it is fragmented and victims rarely get justice. In the wake of the Waikato District Health Board ransomware attack, Anusha Bradley asks how we can better help and protect cybercrime victims.
McAfee’s new expansion combines AI learning techniques with human analysis
McAfee has released a substantial expansion to its XDR platform aimed at proactively stopping targeted attacks.
Surge of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies
Tessien has found a growing trend of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies.
Cybercriminals take bold steps forward as confidence soars - CrowdStrike report
Criminals are especially interested in targeting the supply chain as it enables them to go after multiple targets from a single intrusion point.
COVID sees 400% surge in cyber crime
"The current global pandemic has restrained the world, creating a perfect environment for cybercriminals to flourish."
AFP arrests two men with ties to Australian SMS phishing scheme
“The success of Operation Genmaicha has prevented further Australians from seeing their hard-earned savings siphoned off to criminal entities.”
Sophos deconstructs Dharma, the 'fast food franchise' ransomware
"Dharma is fast-food franchise ransomware: widely and easily available to just about anyone,” says a Sophos threat researcher.
MailGuard intercepts sinister cybercrime emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment”
Cyber criminals have sent out a series of malicious emails attempting to manipulate users suffering from financial turmoil and difficulties triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.
Getting the Board on board: How to talk cyber risk to the C-Suite suits
In an era of heightened risk, effective communication between cybersecurity chiefs and business leaders at the board level has never been more important.
Report: Majority of New Zealanders exposed to cyber crime
It's not enough to simply have anti-virus software installed on a laptop anymore.
Acronis: Lack of backup process within organisations causing data losses
Traditional strategies and solutions to data protection are no longer able to keep up with the modern IT needs of individuals and organisations.
Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals.
Verizon expands security portfolio with new solutions to combat cybercrime
"Now, more than ever, organisations need to be thinking differently about security, and leveraging cutting edge technology to help mitigate against cybercrime."
Cyber attacks worsening among Australian businesses, costing economy $1 billion a year
"Cybercrime is becoming increasingly sophisticated and is harming more and more Australians each day."