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Check Point names February’s most disruptive malware
Check Point’s researchers confirm Coinhive holds the top position in February's Top Malware index for fifteenth successive month before it shut down, while GandCrab distribution campaigns increase.
12 Mar 2019
Partners join The Wave: Westcon’s big beachy bash
Westcon’s beach-themed summer party invited partners in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland to celebrate their success with a cheeky cocktail.
07 Mar 2019
Check Point launches engagement-based partner programme
The new Check PointS partner programme directly rewards solution providers for activities that deepen customer relationships such as C-suite meetings.
21 Feb 2019
Enterprise cloud deployments being exploited by cybercriminals
A new report has revealed a concerning number of enterprises still believe security is the responsibility of the cloud service provider.
20 Feb 2019
New threat rears its head in new malware report
Check Point’s researchers view Speakup as a significant threat, as it can be used to download and spread any malware.
14 Feb 2019
Cybercrime tools and services becoming increasingly democratised
Findings from Check Point's new report reveal a concerning trend as cybercrime grows increasingly well-managed and accessible.
07 Feb 2019
Cryptomining affected 37% of businesses last year
“From the meteoric rise in cryptomining to massive data breaches and DDoS attacks, there was no shortage of cyber-disruption."
25 Jan 2019
Check Point launches hyperscale network security solution
With Check Point Maestro, organisations can scale up their existing Check Point security gateways on demand.
23 Jan 2019
Malware downloader on the rise in Check Point’s latest Threat Index
Organisations continue to be targeted by cryptominers, despite an overall drop in value across all cryptocurrencies in 2018.
16 Jan 2019
Signs of erosion in Cisco’s IT infrastructure dominance
While still maintaining a significant lead, Cisco finished 2018 with a slightly smaller piece of the pie in the enterprise IT infrastructure market.
10 Jan 2019
Check Point announces general availability for CloudGuard SaaS
CloudGuard SaaS protects enterprises that use SaaS applications and cloud-based email.
28 Nov 2018
Use of banking trojans up 50%, cryptomining still dominant malware – report
Check Point’s latest Global Threat Index reveals that Trojan malware families enter Top 10 Most Wanted Ranking; Cryptomining remains top of the list.
10 Jul 2018
Once legit site found to be cryptomining, 6,000 machines infected
Check Point researchers discovered a previously legitimate video software download site has moved into cryptomining, earning around US$700 a day.
30 Apr 2018
No need for a browser - XMRig cryptomining malware enters top 10 most wanted malware list
“Cryptomining malware has been quite the success story for cybercriminals, and XMRig’s rise indicates that they are actively invested."
16 Apr 2018
Gen V cyber attacks are here, but most firms are 10 years behind, says Check Point
Security vendor Check Point believes that the age of Gen V cyber threats is now upon us, but organisations’ security defences are 10 years behind.
13 Apr 2018
Necurs botnet erupts from dormancy to churn out 100,000 spam emails over Easter
One of the world’s largest spam botnets is back in action and this time it is spreading a Trojan downloader that can deliver nasty malware surprises.
05 Apr 2018
GandCrab: The 'agile' ransomware that is updated in real time
The GandCrab ransomware has been making headlines recently for being one of the few malware strains that developers update in real time.
27 Mar 2018
Five million Android devices possibly infected with 'aggressive' pre-installed adware
They claim Honor, Huawei and Xiaomi devices are most affected by the ‘extremely aggressive ad network’.
21 Mar 2018
Not a Bitcoin owner? You're still fair game for a cryptomining attack
Check Point has released a 'cryptomining 101' document that details how cybercriminals hack into devices to steal their CPU power for illicit mining.
21 Mar 2018
Cryptomining malware affected 42% organisations worldwide in Feb
This persistent threat not only continues to chip away at enterprise CPU power, but once inside a network can carry out other malicious acts.
20 Mar 2018
Check Point expands portfolio to continue fight against Gen V cyber attacks
Check Point has been busy crafting a number of security solutions for its global market in recent months.
13 Mar 2018
Check Point releases January’s ‘most wanted’ malware
23% of organisations around the world were affected by Check Point's 'most wanted' malware in January, a 'lucrative' revenue stream for criminals.
21 Feb 2018
Parents beware! Malware may be hitchhiking on game apps
Check Point researchers have revealed a new and nasty malicious code hiding on Google Play Store.
17 Jan 2018
CheckPoint aims to tackle mental health issues using video games
Non-profit organisation CheckPoint has released its first full trailer for the upcoming CheckPoint series.
17 Jan 2018