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Australian organisations continued to be plagued by ransomware and malware attacks by cybercriminals, according to global cybersecurity firm Sophos.

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Cyber security researcher and tools provider, Bitdefender, today publicly released its discovery of a sophisticated and dangerous cybercriminal enterprise named StrongPity which it believes to be government-sponsored and working at population surveillance and intelligence exfiltration.

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Online payments provider PayPal has revealed its counter-offensive against criminals who seek to take advantage of the COVID 19 pandemic, saying it is now actively working with law enforcement in Australia to identify and prevent opportunistic online crime.

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GUEST OPINION Whenever a new form of technology emerges in society, there are always those who find ways to exploit it for their own gain. While the early phone hackers of the 1970s may pale in comparison to modern cyber-attacks, the fact remains that as technology develops, so too does the fresh opportunity for crime.

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Security professionals believe the world is in a permanent state of cyber war, with 90% concerned that digital infrastructure will suffer the most damage as a result, according to new research which found that these professionals believe the most vulnerable industries are those that are undergoing rapid digital transformation and are essential to daily life.

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More than 12.7 million high risk email threats were blocked in 2019 by one global security firm, with 11 million of the emails phishing-related, making up 89% of all blocked emails.

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VENDOR CONTRIBUTION by Loris Miniassian: The number of organisations facing Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) from specific adversaries is currently quite small but growing steadily in Australia, according to security expert Loris Minassian of Sydney-based cybersecurity firm CyberStash.

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The number of organisations facing Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) from specific adversaries is currently quite small but growing steadily in Australia, according to security expert Loris Minassian of Sydney-based cybersecurity firm CyberStash.

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With a number of global certificate outages, malicious software backdoors and major data breaches, 2019 was a banner year for cybercriminals, according to machine identity protection provider Venafi which warns that security professionals should expect to see more attacks targeting machine identities throughout 2020.

Published in Security
Monday, 16 December 2019 03:02

Quarterly rise in zero day malware detections

There has been a major rise in zero day malware detections, increasing use of Microsoft Office exploits and legitimate penetration testing tools in the third quarter of 2019, according to a new Internet security report.

Published in Security

There is currently significant growth in demand in the Australian job market for cloud-related cybersecurity training, according to Jon Lang, the CEO of ICT and cybersecurity training provider, DDLS.

SPONSORED NEWS: There is currently significant growth in demand in the Australian job market for cloud-related cybersecurity training, according to Jon Lang, the CEO of ICT and cybersecurity training provider, DDLS.

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The nature and speed of cybercrime means the threat landscape changes quicker than educational institutions can keep up with delivery of cyber security training, according to one cyber education provider who says cyber security is now impacting every sector of the world’s economy and infrastructure.

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Australian Cyber Week 2019 has launched with a week-long series of events and activities nationally coordinated by AustCyber – the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network - and with a focus on cybercrime and Australia's growing cyber security sector.

Published in Security

Cyber security firm Macquarie Government has launched a new security operations centre as-a-service (SOCaaS) which it says is aimed at addressing the evolving threat landscape faced by Australian government agencies.

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Malicious or criminal attacks were the largest source of data breaches in Australia in the three months to the end of June this year, accounting for 62% of all data breaches, according to a new report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

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Business losses to cybercrime data breaches will rise from US$3 trillion each year to over US$5 trillion in 2024, an average annual growth of 11%, according to a new global cybersecurity report.

Published in Security
Sunday, 25 August 2019 23:56

Warning on emergence of new SMS phishing scam

Security firm Proofpoint says that retailer Kmart’s recent warning of a new attack by a sophisticated SMS scam means that it is important for Australians to remain vigilant and aware of these types of attacks.

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