The retail sector became a top target for ransomware and data-theft extortion attacks during the pandemic in 2020, according to global cybersecurity company Sophos.
· In 2020, 4,550 organisations used Barracuda Email Threat Scanner to scan 2,600,531 unique mailboxes and found 2,029,413 unique attacks.
· On average, 512 attacks were found per organisation.
· 14% of all mailboxes had at least one email attack detected.
· 59% of the threats detected were phishing scams.
New and improved tool delivers enhanced reporting and redesigned user experience
COMPANY NEWS: Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today announced a redesigned version of the Barracuda Email Threat Scanner, a free tool that helps businesses detect email threats that got past their email gateway. These threats include highly targeted attacks such as spear phishing, business email compromise, conversation hijacking and services impersonation, among many others.
GUEST INTERVIEW: During 2020, cyber attacks surged, teaching business many lessons that have made companies and their staff much safer, but as the attacks continue, what must companies do to be as proactively secure as possible?
GUEST OPINION by Jim Cook, ANZ Regional Director, Attivo Networks: In today’s hyper-connected business world, maintaining effective IT security is a complex task. New cyber threats are constantly emerging, and the risk of disruption and loss has never been higher. With this challenge in mind, the US-based MITRE Corporation recently unveiled a new knowledge base designed to help organisations better understand security risks and the steps they can take to counter them.
Is the state of security stuffed? Well, with security credential stuffing attacks one of the big dangers this year, we spoke to Akamai's APJ Head of Security Technology and Strategy, Fernando Serto.
Attacking industrial control system computers is an attack on the computers that control the world around you, be it at a utility, factory, air-con systems and more, and these attacks are rising.
Cyber security defenders face "increasing threats from organisations in the form of bot-based credential abuse targeting the hospitality industry and advanced distributed denial of service attacks".
No longer facing only data theft or pillaging of servers with ransomware, APAC financial institutions are huge targets for monetary gain as attack sophistication reaches new levels, all while Kaspersky defends its honour, ethics and business from the US Government.
Dramatic cyber crime growth with 144 million attacks detected over the last 90 days mean they are at the highest-ever levels recorded, with emerging digital business models targeted by their evolving nature.
What to expect and how to prepare for NordVPN’s cyber security predictions for the rest of the year, and advice on staying safe online.
This morning, Kaspersky Lab released details of more than 70,000 compromised RDP servers selling from US$6 to $6000 and attacking major companies, including in Australia.
Read up - from ransomware to security model trust, from IoT attacks to cybercrime legislation, from secondary victim attacks to the sharing of threat intelligence.
As cybercriminals grow ever bolder, Kaspersky Lab predicts that 2015 will ‘see attacks move beyond just targeting users of banking services, widely seen as the weak link in the security chain, and grow towards higher-stakes targeted cyber-attacks hitting the banks themselves,’ - but it’s far more than just financial cybercrime we need to be worried about!
An apparent digital ransom demand has struck iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners around the country.
Queensland premier Campbell Newman has had his mobile phone number and home address leaked online amid bitter controversy over his new "fascist" anti-biking laws.
Apple is slowly bringing its developer systems back online following a massive hack last week.
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