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6 significant changes to online fraud we saw in 2021
After a busy year in the cybersecurity and online fraud prevention space, the co-founders of SEON Fraud Prevention weigh in on the top trends that changed fraud in 2021.
Ransomware, cyber insurance and unbreakable backup key reflections of 2021
Enterprises recognised the need to protect themselves against a ransomware-related class action lawsuit, and began preparations for a worst-case scenario.
Gartner explains what security leaders need to know, and do, about Log4j
Jonathan Care explains some risks the vulnerability poses for organisations and the steps security leaders should take to secure their enterprise systems against potential associated threats.
The British Council falls victim to two successful ransomware attacks
New cyber fears as The British Council falls victim to two successful ransomware attacks.
End of 2021 marks drop in cyber attacks, and increase in remote access malware
In Q3 2021 there has been a decrease in the number of unique cyber attacks, however there’s been an increase in the share of attacks against individuals, and also a rise in attacks involving remote access malware.
Sophos reveals malicious tactics of AvosLocker ransomware
“The techniques used by AvosLocker are simple, but very clever. They ensure that the ransomware has the best chance of running in Safe Mode and allow the attackers to retain remote access to the machines throughout the attack."
2022 cybersecurity predictions from CrowdStrike
With 2022 set to be another year full of cybersecurity threats, CrowdStrike predicts the most significant threats for next year.
False sense of security plagues organisations threatened by ransomware
"Unfortunately, our research shows that while most organisations are extremely concerned about ransomware, they also have a false sense of security about their ability to prevent these devastating attacks."
Ransomware will remain the number one security threat - Barracuda
Attacks will range from extortions using stolen data to the penetration of critical supply chains.
4 out of 5 organisations to significantly increase cybersecurity budgets in 2022
Four out of five organisations are increasing cybersecurity budgets for 2022. While half of security decision-makers say the cyber skills gap will significantly impact their 2022 strategy.
The long-tail of COVID and the evolution of ransomware
The long-tail of Covid-19 means security teams are having to deal with user sprawl and device sprawl, causing big headaches in 2022.
Threat actors to cause significantly more damage through malware and cloud computing
The rapid rise in cloud computing has seen threat actors increase their toolkit.
Check Point reveals the top 10 malware affecting New Zealanders in November
Formbook, Emotet, and Trickbot take the top three spots in November's list from the Check Point Software threat intelligence arm.
New threat intelligence from Sophos following the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability
Sophos has provided new threat intelligence following the reporting of the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability.
Trickbot rebirths Emotet: 140,000 victims in 149 countries
There is potential for increased ransomware attacks due to new Emotet samples spreading through Trickbot, according to Check Point Research.
Rubrik delivers cyber threat hunting in battle against ransomware
Rubrik has announced new enhancements to its cyber resilience solutions to help better equip customers in the fight against ransomware.
Rubrik delivers new data security and ransomware recovery solutions built on Microsoft Azure
The new SaaS offering, built-on Microsoft Azure, reduces the risk that data is modified, deleted, or encrypted.
Rubrik enhances cyber resilience solutions to protect against ransomware
With this latest release, organisations can improve ransomware preparedness, respond with more intelligent and integrated tools, and recover from attacks faster, the company states.
Security concerns are accelerating private 5G adoption
Over 80% of CIOs plan to deploy private 5G networks within the next 2 years
More than half of Kiwi businesses fell victim to cyber-attacks this year
More than half (55%) of New Zealand businesses have fallen victim to ransomware attacks in the last year, according to new research.
Pressure points: Ransomware operators run their extortion efforts through a multiplier
Attackers have doubled the number of techniques simultaneously deployed against victims in a few short months.
Sophos discovers new Python ransomware called Memento
Cybercriminals are continuously scanning the internet for vulnerable online entry points, and they don't wait in line when they find one.
Tech infrastructure diversity holds key to better security
This year, a spate of high profile ransomware incidents has halted operations across business and critical infrastructures alike.
Vale 2021, hello 2022: on the brink of full-out cyberwar
As organisations move to more strategic decision making and re-evaluate the risks of the difficult and unexpected accelerated transition, cyber threats have increased dramatically, and organisations are more exposed than ever.