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Security vendor WatchGuard Technologies has published its latest quarterly Internet Security Report. Findings for Q3 2021 include a decrease in total perimeter malware detection volume, although endpoint malware detections had already surpassed the total for 2020, with Q4 2021 data yet to be reported.

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Returning to the office is something many more people have done since lockdowns ended, but which devices are unpatched and unprotected from not being used for months? Cyber security has never been more important, with Aaron Bugal, Global Solutions Engineer at Sophos, telling us all we need to know.

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Returning to the office is something many more people have done since lockdowns ended, but which devices are unpatched and unprotected from not being used for months? Cyber security has never been more important, with Aaron Bugal, Global Solutions Engineer at Sophos, telling us all we need to know.

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GUEST INTERVIEW: Sophos has released its 2022 Threat Report, and Sophos ANZ MD joined iTWireTV not only to tell us its findings, but to recap 2021, talk ransomware, ethical zero-day research and more!

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GUEST INTERVIEW: Sophos has released its 2022 Threat Report, and Sophos A/NZ MD joined iTWireTV not only to tell us its findings, but to recap 2021, talk ransomware, ethical zero-day research and more!

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GUEST INTERVIEW: Scott Leach, APAC VP of Sales at Varonis, joins iTWireTV to explain the latest cyber security threats, from insider threats to the ravages of ransomware, with great advice on what companies should do if affected - and how to prevent attacks from happening in the first place and to eliminate any ransomware blast radius.

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GUEST INTERVIEW: Scott Leach, APAC VP of Sales at Varonis, joins iTWireTV to explain the latest cyber security threats, from insider threats to the ravages of ransomware, with great advice on what companies should do if affected - and how to prevent attacks from happening in the first place and to eliminate any ransomware blast radius.

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Friday, 03 December 2021 10:44

Sophos discovers Tor2Mine cryptominer variant

Cybersecurity firm Sophos has released new findings on the Tor2Mine cryptominer in new research Two flavours of Tor2Mine miner dig deep into networks with PowerShell, VBScript, that show how the miner evades detection, spreads automatically through a target network, and is increasingly harder to remove from an infected system.

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Thursday, 21 October 2021 16:18

The return of digitally-signed rootkits

Bitdefender has released findings on a newly discovered rootkit called FiveSys with a Microsoft-issued digital signature.

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Software behemoth Microsoft appears to have finally reacted to the goading of British security expert Kevin Beaumont over the fact that the company plays host to malware on its OneDrive and Office365 platforms.

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The annual cybersecurity report from Acronis has arrived, showing companies, IT managers, remote workers and more seriously struggling with cyber fitness, packing on the security vulnerability kilos after 18 months on the COVID couch in what is a MUST READ report for every modern company.

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A vulnerability in the Oracle WebLogic Server product of Oracle Fusion Middleware is one route through which Linux malware, observed by researchers at Trend Micro to be attacking Huawei Cloud, a relatively new cloud service provider, gain access to systems.

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Information security expert Kevin Beaumont has continued highlighting the way in which Microsoft hosts ransomware on its own properties, pointing out that there are multiple threat actors using OneDrive in campaigns, with direct links to the platform.

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Researchers from the Slovakian security firm ESET claim to have discovered a new malware family that targets systems that run Linux but have not yet discovered how the malware infects such systems.

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GUEST OPINION: Anyone who has ever watched a Bond movie will know that James Bond has a trust complex. Whether it's M, MI6, or a femme fatale – Bond always gets into trouble when he trusts the wrong person (i.e., Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale).

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Security vendor WatchGuard Technologies has published research showing that more than 90% of malware arrives through HTTPS-encrypted connections.

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Infrastructure automation solutions provider Puppet has announced a malware scanner feature for newly published modules on its module marketplace, the Forge, in order to combat security risks and increase the security profile of customers using those modules.

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GUEST RESEARCH: The Dell Technologies 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) findings reveal organisations are facing several data protection challenges driven by the constant threat of ransomware and the consumption of emerging technologies such as cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers, and artificial intelligence.

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Sunday, 22 August 2021 22:42

Flubot malware hits Australia

An Android malware - Flubot - has hit Australia spreading by SMS messages to unsuspecting users of their Android devices.

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BlackBerry’s Research and Intelligence has released its "Old Dogs New Tricks" research paper which examines how threat actors are sneakily leveraging new and uncommon programming languages to evade detection and hinder threat analysis.

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