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Small businesses targeted by cyber criminals for data
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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data protection
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advanced persistent threat protection
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email security
Crime groups will increasingly sell access to breached smaller businesses so attackers can scam consumers. .
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Ransomware gangs increasingly 'professional' - WithSecure report
Fri, 26th May 2023
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ransomware
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encryption
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cybersecurity
Ransomware gangs are becoming more professional, offering specialized services to one another, according to a report by WithSecure.
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To click or not to click: What F-Secure learned from phishing 80,000 people
Fri, 28th Jan 2022
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devops
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phishing
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app development
According to a new study from F-Secure, phishing emails mimicking HR announcements or asking for assistance with invoicing get the most clicks from recipients.
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F-Secure and CyberPeace Institute partnership to counter attacks against vulnerable communities
Tue, 30th Nov 2021
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malware
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ransomware
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it in healthcare
F-Secure partners with the CyberPeace Institute to combat cyber attacks on vulnerable communities, including healthcare providers.
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A third of suspicious emails reported by employees are phishing
Fri, 10th Sep 2021
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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
One third of emails reported as phishing by employees are either malicious or highly suspect, new research finds.
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Ransomware ravages Ireland's health service - experts comment
Mon, 17th May 2021
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malware
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firewall
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cloud services
Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre points to the ‘Conti’ ransomware variant, which caused the HSE's IT systems to shut down over the weekend.
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CISOs facing rising security debts
Tue, 20th Apr 2021
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cybersecurity
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f-secure
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cso / ciso
CISOs are facing a rising security debt to protect against increasing cyber attacks, according to a report by F-Secure.
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CISOs, don't underestimate the importance of soft skills
Thu, 18th Feb 2021
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cybersecurity
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f-secure
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cso / ciso
There is increasing importance on Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) having and developing the skill of emotional intelligence, a new report states.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams – F-Secure talks APTs and the Lazarus Group
Thu, 3rd Sep 2020
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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f-secure
F-Secure, a Europe-based cybersecurity firm, discusses findings on APTs and Lazarus Group in 10 Minute IT Jams.
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Lazarus Group linked to phishing attacks on cryptocurrency sector
Fri, 28th Aug 2020
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blockchain
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cryptocurrency
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phishing
Cybersecurity firm F-Secure links Lazarus Group, aka APT38, to recent attack on cryptocurrency company in its new research.
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This is what our kids will hate us for: IoT devices 'asbestos of the future'
Wed, 9th Oct 2019
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iot
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cybersecurity
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privacy
Experts warn that the lack of security in Internet of Things devices could make it the 'asbestos of the future'.
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F5 Networks' BIG-IP load balancer product vulnerable to attack
Tue, 13th Aug 2019
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f5 networks
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f-secure
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security vulnerabilities
F-Secure warns of severe config flaws in BIG-IP devices, risking data breaches.
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Security breaches of great concern to consumers
Fri, 31st May 2019
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cloud security
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physical security
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cybersecurity
New survey from F-Secure reveals that 71% of people fear becoming a victim of cyber crime, while 73% worry about the safety of their children.
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Security alert: More than 2 million IoT devices are now junk
Wed, 1st May 2019
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smart home
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technology gifts
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f-secure
Millions of smart devices at hack risk - no fix available, warns expert.
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FBI disrupts multiple botnets as part of anti-fraud operation
Thu, 29th Nov 2018
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malware
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f-secure
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botnet
FBI and F-Secure tackle '3ve' fraud, dismantle botnets that used 1.7m IPs for ad scam.
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Something old, nothing new: Cybercrims still rely on spam
Mon, 6th Aug 2018
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malware
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spam
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cios
The probability of a recipient opening an email increases 12% if the email claims to come from a known individual.
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Electronic lock vulnerabilities can lead attackers directly to your hotel room
Mon, 30th Apr 2018
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physical security
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cybersecurity
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f-secure
Next time you stay at a hotel as part of a business or personal trip, you may want to ask if the hotel’s locking systems are up-to-date.
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Corporate users warned Intel AMT flaw has 'destructive' potential
Wed, 17th Jan 2018
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intel
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f-secure
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security vulnerabilities
Anyone who gains physical access to a machine could create a backdoor in less than 30 seconds and use the backdoor to remotely monitor activities.
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Monetary Authority of Singapore launches Cyber Security Advisory Panel
Thu, 21st Sep 2017
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breach prevention
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fireeye
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cyberark
The Monetary Authority of Singapore has set up its own Cyber Security Advisory Panel that includes global security experts and thought leaders.
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F-Secure launches channel partner incentive program for India
Wed, 25th Jan 2017
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partner programmes
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f-secure
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partnership
F-Secure launches incentive programme for Indian channel partners, designed to boost sales of its security solutions.
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Exclusive: Hemisphere adds six new security vendors; ups solution sell scope
Mon, 21st Nov 2016
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cloud services
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nac
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compliance
The addition of six vendors to Hemisphere Technologies' portfolio is offering resellers new opportunities via a full solution sell, the distie says.
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Hemisphere Technologies scoops up exclusive F-Secure distribution
Thu, 20th Oct 2016
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hemisphere technologies
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f-secure
Hemisphere Technologies has inked an exclusive distie deal with F-Secure opening the door for new business opportunities for the local channel.
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Here's why you need to be aware of the internet of things
Tue, 3rd Nov 2015
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iot
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cios
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f-secure
The rise of the internet of things is bringing an exponential increase in security threats for business and consumers, making IoT awareness crucial.
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Drive-by downloads proving popular amongst hackers
Thu, 8th Oct 2015
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cios
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f-secure
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drive-by dowloads
Hackers shift tactics, opting for stealthy 'drive-by downloads' to bypass email vigilance, warns F-Secure.