Displaying items by tag: Webroot

Security specialist Secureworks has appointed Demetrios Georgiou to the role of director of APAC.

Published in People Moves

Webroot research has found 92% of illegal streaming sites were found to contain some malicious content, in a warning that targets not only Euro 2020 viewers, but for anyone hoping their illegal sports streaming doesn't end up souring your computer like a lemon.

Published in Home Tech
Saturday, 31 October 2020 18:03

2020’s nastiest malware revealed by Webroot

Webroot has released its annual list of the Nastiest Malware, "revealing phishing, botnet attacks and ransomware as 2020’s most vicious cybersecurity threats".

Published in Security

COVID-19 cyber criminals are still hooked on a feeling that they'll catch plenty of people unawares during this crisis, whether people are in the office or working from home, with 1 in 5 Aussies saying they've clicked on a phishing link this past year.

Published in Guest Research

Windows users should not be forced to create an ordinary user before they start to use the system because, "they need those admin rights to do anything with their computer, such as installing Chrome, games or a security solution", a security professional says.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 28 January 2020 08:24

OpenText goes retail with Carbonite acquisition

Christmas 2019 saw enterprise information management company OpenText complete its acquisition of cloud backup and endpoint protection provider Carbonite for US$23 per share.

Published in Strategy

Over half (56%) of Australian office workers have had their data compromised as part of a breach or hack, including nearly 3 in 10 (28%) more than once, according to a survey of office workers in Australia, the US, UK and Japan.

Published in Security
Friday, 08 February 2019 15:43

Carbonite absorbs Webroot for US$618.5m

Cloud back-up provider Carbonite has agreed to acquire security vendor Webroot for approximately US$618.5 million in cash.

Published in Deals

Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific may fall afoul of European authorities after taking six months to disclose that the personal data of 9.4 million people could have leaked.

Published in Security

More than 90% of Australian IT decision-makers, who took part in a survey that looked at their readiness to meet the standards of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, that takes effect on 25 May, have admitted that their companies are not yet ready to meet the standards demanded by the new law.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 23 November 2017 10:10

Uber contributing to growth of cyber crime: claim

Security companies have reacted to the Uber hack that revealed the details of 57 million users with a mixture of anger and advice.

Published in Security

WannaCry was the Windows ransomware that gained the most media coverage this year but security vendor Webroot ranks NotPetya, the ransomware that hit a month later, as the nastiest in this category of Windows malware for 2016-17.

Published in Security
Monday, 11 September 2017 12:01

Potts elevated to Webroot CEO role

Global cyber security company Webroot has appointed Mike Potts as its new chief executive to replace retiring company boss Dick Williams.

Published in People Moves

The cost of a cyber attack on an Australian small- or medium-sized business would come to something like $1.9 million, a survey of 200 IT decision makers at these businesses by security vendor Webroot has found.

Published in Security
Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:11

Yellowfin finds its CMO in the US

BI and analytics software vendor Yellowfin has appointed Chris Benham as its chief marketing officer.

Published in People Moves
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 09:42

Google targeted in phishing attempts: report

A little more than a fifth of phishing threats in the first nine months of this year targeted Google, according to data from the security company Webroot.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 23:13

Locky the biggest ransomware threat in 2016

The encrypting ransomware Locky has been adjudged the malware winner of 2016 at a Malware Awards webinar presented by security company Webroot on Wednesday.

Published in Security
Thursday, 22 September 2016 09:28

Malware instances down in first half of 2016: claim

Security company Webroot claims that the number of instances of malware per user has fallen by 16% from 2015 to the first half of 2016.

Published in Security
Thursday, 14 May 2015 14:25

Holland to run KEMP's channel

Virtual load balancer software provider KEMP Technologies has appointed Luke Holland as channel account manager for Australia and New Zealand.

Published in People Moves
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