A study conducted by cloud security vendor Zscaler found there was a 700% increase in IoT-specific malware attacks in December 2020 compared with the pre-pandemic period.
Security vendor WatchGuard Technologies' Internet Security Report for Q4 2020 shows fileless malware attack rates grew by nearly 900% while unique ransomware payloads plummeted by 48%.
Guest Opinion by Daniel Smith, head of research, Radware. Many of us are currently wrapped up in the SolarWinds and ProxyLogon events. But let's take a moment to highlight the risk that residential routers face from the propagation of IoT botnets and the problems devices present once they are infected.
GUEST RESEARCH: Q3 2020 Internet Security Report sheds light on COVID-19 threat trends, growing network attacks, malware targeting US SCADA systems, and more.
Webroot has released its annual list of the Nastiest Malware, "revealing phishing, botnet attacks and ransomware as 2020’s most vicious cybersecurity threats".
Global cloud security and content delivery network provider Akamai has opened a new scrubbing centre in Melbourne as part of its strategy to “outpace the growing scale” of DDoS threats.
D-Link Australia has launched ints new "D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router" (DIR-2680), an all-in-one solution powered by McAfee and Intel’s connected home technology, that promises "unparalleled parental controls whilst increasing security for devices on any home network".
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.
Credential stuffing is stuffing up the financial services industry, with content attacks, malicious login attempts on the rise with 8.3 billion detected in a recent two month period alone.
The percentage of cryptocurrency miners downloaded by botnets in the second half of 2017 and the first half of 2018 has increased as attackers increasingly use this kind of malware to benefit from infiltrating machines, the security firm Kaspersky Lab says.
Cyber security company McAfee reports "record suggest in health care attacks, fileless mawalre, and cryptocurrency mining", with 59% YoY ransomware growth, new Mac OS malware yet new mobile malware decreasing by 35%, and plenty more.
There has been an unprecedented level of new cyber crime attacks worldwide in 2017 — both in number and intensity — and next year is expected to be even worse, according to global security firm MailGuard.
The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the scale of global connectivity could lead to an “unmanageable cybersecurity risk” created by botnets in excess of a million units, according to new data from Juniper Research.
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more frequent and complex, forcing businesses to deploy purpose-built DDoS protection solutions, according to a new infrastructure security report which warns that the threat landscape has been transformed by the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) botnets.
A botnet that has been sending out spam from a network of around 4000 Linux servers for many years has finally been put out of operation, according to the security firm ESET.
The enormity of cyber security threats to Australian businesses, organisations and government makes for sober reading.
A newly published global security threat report warns that companies may have been taking the wrong security measures in the face of growing threats from increased malware traffic within encrypted (https) web protocols as well as twice the number of attacks on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.
Akamai's security operation has warned that it has detected the use of the Shellshock security flaw to co-opt systems into botnets that are then used for DDoS attacks.
Australians clicked on almost 27 million malicious links in the first quarter of this year, ranking the country sixth in the world for users who accessed the links. In New Zealand, more than 2.3 million malicious URLs were clicked in the quarter.
HP announced this week that Ballarat Grammar has been the first school to take up its Sentinel security SDN application, and staff couldn't be happier.
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