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Ransomware attacks on the rise again - Malwarebytes
The report found that ransomware is seeing a 325% increase from previous year, and is the fourth-most detected threat against businesses in APAC.
Telstra’s 2019 cybersecurity report
Cybersecurity remains a top business priority as the estimated number of undetected security breaches grows.
96% of Singaporean businesses breached in the past year
"Our first Singaporean threat report indicates that organisations in Singapore are under intense pressure from escalating cyberattacks."
Ransomware declining, but businesses must still be on guard – ExtraHop
Speed and effectiveness are part of the reason for ransomware’s ongoing appeal to the unscrupulous.
89% of Australian businesses breached last year – Carbon Black
The report analyses survey results from different industries, organisation sizes and IT team sizes.
Developing APAC countries most vulnerable to malware - Microsoft
“As cyberattacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, understanding prevalent cyberthreats and how to limit their impact has become an imperative.”
Norwegian aluminium manufacturer hit hard by LockerGoga ransomware attack
“IT systems in most business areas are impacted and Hydro is switching to manual operations as far as possible.”
Ransomware’s decline equals cryptomining’s rise
ESET’s Security Days Conference recently took place to go over the current threat environment and what to look out for next.
State of the channel: A/NZ MSPs still grappling with ransomware
Issues range from SaaS infections to SMBs that don’t report ransomware attacks to the appropriate authorities, and much more.
Opinion: 4 Ransomware trends to watch in 2019
Recorded Future's Allan Liska looks at the past big ransomware attacks thus far to predict what's coming this year.
Palo Alto says supply chain is cybersecurity’s weakest link
The supply chain creates a hole that cybercriminals can exploit by first infiltrating the partner.
Cisco Talos releases PyLocky ransomware decryptor - but there's a catch
The free decryption tool for Windows users won’t work for everyone.
LogRhythm announces eight cybersecurity predictions for 2019
LogRhythm’s predictions paint a sombre picture for the state of cybersecurity in 2019.
Remember ransomware? The threat is still very real
“In a nutshell, cybercriminals are less focused on volume and more focused on value."
Two top execs’ predictions for cybersecurity in 2019
One Identity and Secureworks executives Alex Tilley and Serkan Cetin have released what they see coming for cybersecurity in 2019.
Using layered security to stay safe over the holidays
SonicWall’s Capture Labs threat researchers recorded 28 times more ransomware attacks on Black Friday compared to last year.
Bin 'em: Those bomb threat emails are complete hoaxes
A worldwide spate of spam emails claiming there is a bomb in the recipient’s building is almost certainly a hoax.
Businesses focusing on threats from within - survey
Over 50% of respondents reported that 100 days of dwell time or more was representative of their organisation.
Cyber attacks develop complexity, target Windows sysad tools - report
The report explores changes in the threat landscape over the past year, uncovering trends and how they are expected to impact cybersecurity in 2019.
Sophos XG Firewall adds lateral movement protection
The new capabilities will help to prevent targeted, manual cyber attacks and exploits from further infiltrating a compromised network.
Uber disguised breach ransom payment as a bug bounty reward
“Paying the attackers and then keeping quiet about it afterwards was not, in our view, an appropriate response to the cyber attack."
Exclusive: Securing cloud data in the APAC environment
The majority of users are unable to develop good cyber hygiene in line with the rapid rate of digitalisation that the APAC region is undergoing.
Acronis releases latest Data Cloud offering down under
The new Acronis Data Cloud 7.8 is now available through select distributors across Australia and New Zealand.
Ransomware infection? Here’s how you control the damage
Ransomware has evolved to be more sophisticated and targeted, and remains a threat to businesses of all sizes.