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Israel-based security firm Check Point claims a Chinese state-backed group known as Naikon has been targeting countries in Asia and the Pacific, including Australia, for the last five years and stepping up its activities in 2019 and the first quarter of this year to gather intelligence and spy on these countries.

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Security firm Check Point says it has encountered fresh samples of the Black Rose Lucy malware-as-a-service family, that it discovered in 2018, which have an added functionality: ransomware.

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Enterprise identity governance company SailPoint has announced the appointment of 20-year IT sales and distribution veteran Craig Morrison as channel director Australia and New Zealand.

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Researchers at security firm Check Point have managed to track down the perpetrator(s) of a man-in-the-middle attack that was used to steal money sent from a venture capital firm in China to a start-up in Israel.

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Ransomware continues to be big business for cyber criminals and a big headache for business, the chief technology officer of a major security firm says, adding that Europol's 2018 Internet Organised Threat Assessment had estimated that US$5 billion was drained from the global economy each year due to this scourge.

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Global security firm Prosegur has been hit by a Windows ransomware attack and has shut down at least a part of its network, the company announced on Wednesday.

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An infection of Windows systems by the Emotet malware was the precursor to the recent ransomware attack on Victorian hospitals, the Australian Cyber Security Centre says, as part of a warning that Emotet, which has been around since 2014, is being spread in Australia by malicious emails.

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Security firm CrowdStrike is touting for more business, beyond its base in the US. That's probably why the company has put out a mid-year threat report which mostly contains details of tactics, techniques and procedures.

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An exploitation tool for Windows systems, used by an alleged Chinese hacking collective, uses a variant of an NSA exploit which was leaked online by a group known as the Shadow Brokers, the Israeli security company Check Point claims, adding that their findings suggested China and the US were in some kind of race to develop cyber exploits.

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Cyber security solutions for public cloud and as-a-service grew by 46% year-on-year for the first quarter of the current year, the analyst firm Canalys says.

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The transition to the cloud may result in increased security threats due to lack of expertise among administrators and possible misconfigurations, a cloud security professional says.

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Global quarterly spending on cyber security rose above the US$10 billion mark for the first time in the last three months of 2018, the analyst firm Canalys says, adding that, according to its estimates, the total investment in cyber security for the year touched US$37 billion, a rise of 9% year-on-year.

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A researcher at security outfit McAfee says he has observed more than 100 exploits for a 19-year-old code execution vulnerability in the WinRar, a popular compression tool used on Windows.

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The increasing frequency of cyber attacks is leading to mass complacency, the chief technology officer of the APAC operations of an Israeli firm has warned, adding that this is contributing to an apathetic mindset that “the worst has already happened”, which is extremely dangerous.

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Security firm Check Point has discovered malware that uses a remote exploit to gain a presence on Linux servers and implant a backdoor trojan, and has dubbed it SpeakUp. The malware can also infect Mac devices.

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Israel-based security company Check Point says it has found a vulnerability in the popular game Fortnite which would allow an attacker to log in taking advantage of the use of authentication tokens by the game.

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A bug in drones made by DJI, the world's biggest manufacturer of these devices, allowed an attacker to gain access to flight records and user account information, the Israeli security firm Check Point claims.

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Security companies regularly hype the dangers of operating online in order to scare the bejesus out of ordinary people – that's nothing new. But when one of them gets caught and put firmly in place, it certainly merits some mention.

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Windows ransomware known as Ryuk has been used in a number of well-targeted campaigns over the last two weeks, encrypting hundreds of PCs, storage and data centres in each infected firm, the security firm Check Point says.

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Fax machines, which are part of many all-in-one printers, can be compromised over the telephone line and used to attack Windows PCs on the networks to which they are attached, researchers from from security firm Check Point say.

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