Malware news stories
Decline in mobile malware but hackers show growing sophistication
"It may seem that cybercriminals are becoming less active because of decreased mobile malware attacks. But it does not necessarily mean we are safer."
What we can learn from the leaked Conti ransomware group chats
In February, Russia-based ransomware group Conti declared it would fully support the Russian Government during its invasion of Ukraine.
Can SMEs run a hybrid work model securely in Aotearoa?
While the hybrid work model may have offered protection from COVID-19, have small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remained as safe from outside threats?
Fortinet introduces self-learning AI in latest offering
Fortinet is introducing self-learning AI capabilities in its new network detection and response offering, FortiNDR.
'Alarming' rise in ransomware threats - Verizon report
As criminals look to leverage increasingly sophisticated forms of malware, it is ransomware that continues to prove particularly successful.
New vulnerabilities found in Nuspire’s Q1 2022 Threat Report
“Threat actors are quickly adjusting their tactics and these exploits tend to get industry attention, but the threat posed by older and attacks still persists."
Use of malware, botnets and exploits expands in Q1 2022
"As zero-day attacks and other vulnerabilities among companies like Google and Microsoft come to light, threat actors are quickly adjusting their tactics."
Sharp increase in phishing as cybercriminals leverage SEO to lure victims
"Malware lurking everywhere, from cloud apps to search engines, leaving organisations at greater risk than ever before."
Microsoft unveils three new security managed services
Security Experts includes three new managed services, Defender Experts for Hunting, Defender Experts for XDR, Security Services for Enterprise.
Jamf unveils new technologies for business security
Jamf has showcased new technologies it has developed to assist organisations in offering an enterprise secure and straightforward environment for consumers.
Top eight DDoS attacks that organisations must avoid
Malware perils lurk in all directions, with DDoS attacks high on the danger list. In fact, early this year, Microsoft disclosed the largest DDoS attack ever recorded at 3.47Tbps.
Sophos achieves perfect scores in SE Labs protection tests
Sophos' endpoint products have been ranked top in protection and false-positive tests for enterprise, small businesses, and consumers.
Vulnerabilities in Lenovo laptops expose users to UEFI malware
Researchers at ESET have discovered three vulnerabilities affecting various Lenovo consumer laptop models.
CybeReady: Top recommendations for security during time of war
The provided recommendations come as businesses and employees globally become unwilling participants in ongoing conflict.
Dragos discovers new industrial control system malware
The seventh ever publicly known malware specifically developed to disrupt ICS has been found by cybersecurity company Dragos
Network attacks at highest point in the last three years
The latest quarterly WatchGuard Threat Lab report shows network attacks at the highest point over the past three years.
Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.
Massive resurgence in cyberthreats following COVID-19 - report
There has been a massive resurgence in cyberthreats across multiple categories following pandemic-induced declines in 2020.
1 in 5 businesses have paid or would pay a ransom for their data
Malware, ransomware and phishing are continuing to plague global organisations, 21% experiencing a ransomware attack in the last year.
Avast reveals top 10 malware types troubling Aussie users
Avast has revealed the top 10 malware types putting Australian users at risk of having their personal data and money stolen and losing control of their devices.
Check Point Research identifies top malware threats to NZ
In February, the top malware impacting New Zealand cyber incidents was Sohanad (3.96%), followed by SnakeKeylogger and Formbook.
Top 10 malware impacting Australians - Check Point
Emotet, Formbook and Trickbot have remained the top three malwares affecting Australians in the month of February, according to new research.
Why preventing Zero-day attacks is crucial for businesses
Zero-day attacks can be detrimental to a business or enterprise, and they most commonly occur due to a lack of preparation and the right technology by cybersecurity teams.
Bot malware uncovered using gaming applications on Microsoft store
Check Point Research has revealed a new malware Electron-bot that is actively being distributed through Microsoft’s official store.