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Notorious ransomware group REvil taken down in government fight back
A consortium of government law enforcement groups including the FBI, US Cyber Command, and Secret Service knocked the gang offline by sabotaging its infrastructure.
COVID: Proof of vaccination phishing scam hits the web
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen cybercriminals leverage Covid-related trends as lures in their phishing campaigns."
BitTitan launches migration discovery solution for Microsoft 365
"It's vital that organisations relying on Microsoft 365 have a complete understanding of their data and where it resides."
Virtual reality could help treat anxiety - research
The research could pave the way for large-scale efficacy testing, clinical use and cost-effective delivery of intelligent individualised VR technology.
Stolen data spreading even faster on the dark web - report
Increased volume of data breaches and more avenues for cybercriminals to monetise data has led to increased activity surrounding stolen data on the dark web.
New email detection launched for Google Workspace to detect spear phishing
"Phishing is responsible for 95% of all breaches including the latest high-profile ransomware exploits."
Skills and materials shortages causing delays, increasing costs for data centres
The challenge for the industry is how to deliver investment against a backdrop of rising material and labour costs as well as a critical decarbonisation agenda.
Threat intelligence most sought-after security service for MSPs
"When a reactive approach to cybersecurity is not enough, MSPs have to seriously address the choice of threat intelligence service providers."
Google uncovers phishing campaign targeting YouTube creators with cookie theft malware
Cookie Theft, or pass-the-cookie attack, is a session hijacking technique that enables access to user accounts with session cookies stored in the browser.
NZ telco market reinvents itself post COVID
"The flat market and pandemic impacts are driving new behaviours from the telcos to innovate as well as become more efficient."
Vodafone hits Microsoft Gold Security milestone
Vodafone is also helping customers protect themselves by showing them how to invest in their people, processes and technologies in a real-world cyberattack experience.
Cohesity expands portfolio with Disaster Recovery as a Service, partners with AWS
"There has never been a more critical time to offer disaster recovery as a service."
Cohesity unveils new SaaS solutions to combat ransomware attacks
The security and governance offerings keep customers a step ahead of bad actors launching sophisticated ransomware attacks.
Artificial Intelligence / AI
NZ organisations risk being left behind in Artificial Intelligence plans
AI is projected to be the most significant technological advancement in a generation.
M1 Pro and M1 Max: Apple's most powerful chips ever
Scaling up M1's architecture, M1 Pro offers a performance with industry-leading power efficiency, while M1 Max takes these capabilities to new heights.
Remote work leaving businesses exposed to cyber attack
"Offices and laptops can be replaced, but a company's proprietary data cannot."
Epson named Number 1 sustainable company
Sustainability has played a major part in Epson's corporate approach and philosophy for some time.
APAC organisations prioritising Zero Trust Security more than other regions
"It is imperative that businesses continue to be vigilant in anticipating new threats that emerge in this new digital landscape."
Trickbot remains top malware impacting NZ - report
CPR observed a concerning increase of various malware impacting New Zealanders, with 16 additional malware families tied at tenth place for the month.
Crypto romance scam targeting iPhone users raking in millions
"Attackers are making millions of dollars with this scam," according to Sophos.
Hacking humans: Social engineering exploits business vulnerabilities
Fraudsters are constantly finding new ways to exploit vulnerabilities and attack corporate payment systems.
Business leaders struggle with decision to keep or ditch early cloud investments
"The hybrid cloud market is moving so fast that first-generation providers are having difficulty adapting to emerging requirements."
What Google learned from analysing 80 million ransomware samples
"The stakes are becoming higher," says Google in its Ransomware Activity Report.
BlackBerry, Google and Qualcomm join forces to drive advancements in digital vehicle cockpits
VIRTIO is an open standard that defines the interface between Android Automotive OS and the underlying hypervisor.