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Researchers from Israel-based security shop Check Point say they have traced the wallet in which bitcoin paid for ransoms extorted by the latest ransomware, Pay2Key, is located and found an Iranian company at the end of the chain.

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The number of malicious domains which are similar to that of retail giant Amazon has risen by 28% in the run-up to the firm's Prime Day on 13 October, the Israeli security firm Check Point has warned.

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With less than six weeks to go for the US presidential election, it is not surprising that the American media is full of tales about Russian hacking, election interference and likely scenarios where some foreign country meddles in the contest between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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Israeli security company Check Point has discovered a number of vulnerabilities in the popular OkCupid dating app, researchers Alon Boxiner and Eran Vaknin say.

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Malicious attackers are concealing phishing attacks on Google's Cloud Services, researchers at the Israeli security firm Check Point have warned, adding that this was being done by uploading a PDF to Google Drive that included a phishing page.

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The Windows DNS Server, Microsoft's implementation of the domain name resolution software, has a seven-year-old bug which is wormable and can be triggered by a malicious DNS response, the Israeli security firm Check Point has found.

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Tel Aviv-based security firm Check Point has revealed details of a new variant of the Joker Dropper and Premium Dialer spyware in the Google Play Store, adding that the malware was found to be hiding in legitimate applications.

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Security outfit Check Point has found a number of vulnerabilities in Apache Guacamole, popular infrastructure that is used for remote work by more than 10 million organisations or people.

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The global cyber security market grew by 9.7% for the first quarter of 2020 year-on-year, the technology analyst firm Canalys says, but adds that this trend is unlikely to continue for the remainder of the year as IT budgets come under increasing pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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