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Data breach
500 million impacted by Marriott database breach
A root cause of the breach is currently unknown, but Marriott indicated that the intruders encrypted the information before exfiltrating the data. 
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Trends
Security professionals are considering black hat activity - report
49% of global mid-market professionals were most likely to suggest that it's easy to get into cybercrime without getting caught.
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Cybercrime
Criminals aim for attack 'quality, not quantity' as malware volumes drop
The crime lull may be a continuation of Q1’s drop, but cryptominers, ransomware, and exploits have opted for ‘quality, not quantity’.
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IoT security
Exclusive: Why NZ is particularly vulnerable to cryptomining
Cryptomining is the newest cybersecurity threat dominating the headlines, but awareness of the attack method is still lacking among organisations.
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Android
Those Fortnite for Android links are maliciously fake
YouTube is starting to fill up with videos claiming they have Fortnite for Android available for download.
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Cloud
Apple reportedly taking steps to crack down on iPhone unlockers
Apple is reportedly taking a stand against those who use phone unlockers to access data on iPhones,
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Endpoint Protection
Malwarebytes selects DNA Connect as new Australian distributor
“We are excited to partner with DNA Connect to bring our solutions to Australian businesses ranging in size from the mid-market to the enterprise. "
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Microsoft
Today is World Password Day: Here’s what the experts think
Microsoft hails the death of passwords. What are other security experts saying? Comments from Malwarebytes, CyberArk, Vault Systems, ESET & SailPoint.
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Websites
Compromised websites spreading Chtonic banking trojan
Affected websites that use outdated versions of WordPress, Joomla and Squarespace content management systems may be compromised.
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Cloud
Android ransomware on the rise in APAC - Malwarebytes
Machine learning anomaly detections also rose by 480%, according to a Malwarebytes report on cybercrime tactics and techniques.
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Encryption
iPhone unlockers set a dangerous precedent for abuse, says security expert
“It’s highly likely that these devices will ultimately end up in the hands of agents of an oppressive regime," warns a Malwarebytes researcher.
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DDoS
Chinese websites targeted in drive-by download attack that drops DDoS bot
The DDoS bot goes by the name of Avzhan, a malware that has been around since 2010.
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Malware
Malwarebytes CEO 'heartbroken' after botched program updates cause RAM spikes
Malwarebytes urges its customers to update their software after a botched update last Saturday caused massive memory spikes & computer crashes.
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Malware
2017 brought a surge of ransom & hijack attacks against APAC
Asia Pacific is a hotspot for ransomware, hijackers, spyware and worms and one security expert believes that the region is becoming a major target.
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Cybersecurity
How SMBs can leverage MSPs to solve their security woes
Malwarebytes talks about how outsourcing security operations to MSPs might be the smartest decision an SMB can make in 2018.
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Cybersecurity
Ludicrous cybercrime profit means Mafia no longer constrained to the streets
​Back in the day it was not uncommon for people to ransack stagecoaches and rob armoured trucks, but now they’re robbing servers.
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Malware
Malwarebytes ups MSP focus with ANZ managed service provider program
Malwarebytes is ramping up its MSP push, with the launch of a local program to help drive partner value and revenue opportunities.
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Cloud
Six IT security priorities to put in place for 2018
With 2017 winding down, Jim Cook, Malwarebytes A/NZ regional director talks about the top 10 security concerns for the year ahead.
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Ransomware
Locky ransomware's 'rebirth' puts everyone at risk once again
The Locky ransomware is back and using social engineering in another round of email-based attacks on tens of thousands of users.
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Data Protection
Four key steps to improving your cyber defence capabilities
To ensure organisations have effective security strategies in place, they need to rethink the concept of "protection".
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Encryption
Zscaler reports spike in malware families abusing SSL/TLS encryption as part of infection chain
Cyber attacks that use two common forms of encryption are on the rise, with the amount of malicious content doubling in the last six months alone.
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Ransomware
Petya ransomworm's rapid spread: What the experts know right now
The Petya ransomware uses the EternalBlue exploit to not only infect files, but an entire system's drive. We get the latest from the experts.
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Soft Solutions
Malwarebytes and Soft Solutions call on the big guns in fight against ransomware
Axes were thrown and guns fired when resellers hit Soljans Estate Winery earlier this month and got to grips with the fight against malware.
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Ransomware
In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination
Does it make you WannaCry? Experts from around the world comment on the ransomware's deadly attacks over the weekend, & if there's a way to stop it.