Cybercrime stories - Page 7
REPORT: Ransomware decreasing in quantity but increasing in potency
A new report from SonicWall has shed light on the current threat landscape with the company recording an astonishing 9.32b malware attacks in 2017.
GDPR is imminent but 69% of businesses can’t secure customer data
GDPR is looming (May 25) over the heads of IT staff throughout Europe and beyond but this survey found data is still not being managed properly.
Exclusive: Is cybersecurity losing because it’s too profit-focused?
“Given their pay is never guaranteed, cybercriminals are outperforming the 'good guys' in many particular aspects only because they are 'hungry'."
New Zealand is one of the 'Cyber Five' APAC countries most at risk of cyber attacks
According to Delta, there is now a perception that a cyber attack victim is punished by publicity, rather than the perpetrator.
Why banks need to show more initiative in tackling cyber fraud
Why financial institutions need to combat the increasingly complex and intelligent threat landscape with a holistic security approach.
Cybercriminals likely to attempt GDPR extortion for greater ROI
Trend Micro says cybercriminals are becoming more business-minded and are likely to target organisations that are trying to comply with GDPR.
Unwanted cybercrime awards: Russia tops ‘dark web medals’ table
RepKnight published an 'alternative olympics' medal table that details the countries that feature most heavily on the dark web - infographic included.
Cybercrime becomes most common form of fraud in UK
PwC's study has found for the first time ever cybercrime has become the most common form of fraud with nearly a quarter resulting in a loss of £700k.
Are UK councils prioritising data collection over security?
A slamming report found 1 in 4 UK councils experienced a security breach in the last 5 years and more than half didn't even report the incident.
Kiwis' contradictory habits costing millions in cybercrime damage
New Zealanders lost more than $177 million to cybercrime last year but it seems people are not paying enough attention.
Mandatory data breach law comes into force THIS Thursday - are you ready?
Despite the imminent law with crippling fines that affects almost every significant sized AU business, a Canon study has found 3 in 5 are unaware.
INTERVIEW: What Google’s decision to distrust Symantec certificates means
Last year Chrome announced a formal plan to remove trust from Symantec-issued certificates - Venafi's Walter Goulet discusses the implications.
New malicious search engine trawls AWS servers for sensitive data
As if it wasn’t easy enough already, the lives for hackers has just been made a lot easier with a tool that lays bare AWS S3 servers.
Gartner provides 7 steps for dealing with Spectre and Meltdown
No doubt you’ve heard of Spectre and Meltdown before, given security researchers are calling them ‘catastrophic’ - here's Gartner's advice.
New advisory platform finds 41m PDFs part of a cyberattack in last 3 months
Barracuda announced the availability of its new platform that provides advanced threat trends in real time - along with some shocking findings.
67% of organisations say they're understaffed to handle cybersecurity
RiskIQ's survey paints a grim picture that forecasts a 'perfect storm' where the problem of staff shortages collides with escalating cybercrime.
From Vietnam without love: Asia Pacific's next cyber attack hub
Vietnam may be called the next Silicon Valley for its technology prowess, but for the first time it is now one of the top five cyber attack sources.
Winter Olympics hacked: Was it just disruptive or something more sinister?
The Winter Olympics recently fell victim to a cyberattack which seemed to be just a disruption, but this expert says there could be more behind it.
Cryptocurrency exchange says it lost $195m to hackers – but is it a scam?
BitGrail wasn't known to many until last week when it announced it had been hacked, but many experts believe all is not as it seems.
Apple says DON’T fear about leaked source code – experts say DO
After a critical source code for the iPhone was leaked online recently, Apple reassured there was nothing to fear but experts think otherwise.
Survey finds businesses stung with $16m hidden cybersecurity costs every year
New research from Bromium has found the hidden costs of 'detect-to-protect' security are immense with businesses being blindsided every year.
Mega breach: 800,000 Swisscom customers’ data stolen via hacked partner
Experts say while Swisscom may be playing the huge breach down, the implications of the breach will be far and wide.
Expert opinion: Three simple ways to prevent data loss
IBM estimates the cost of a data breach is $3.62m, highlighting the importance of encryption - COMPAREX UK's expert on the matter provides his advice.
Malicious Reddit clone fooling users into giving away logins
A simple typo is taking users to a seemingly secure Reddit clone that is actually stealing their login details - we have commentary from two experts.