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New TDS attempted malware delivery to 600,000 users

12 April, 2022

Threat researchers at Avast have discovered a new malicious Traffic Direction System that has infected web servers hosting more than 16,500 websites.


Bitdefender uncovers Omicron malware campaign

21 December, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of interest in the new COVID-19 Omicron variant in their global phishing campaigns.


Visa to introduce botnet detection requirement

17 December, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia will next year become the first market in the world in which Visa will require e-commerce payment providers to adopt botnet detection capabilities.


Ransomware vulnerabilities will last another two years

01 October, 2021

New research suggests Australian businesses will be open to the risk of data lost and ransomware attacks for another two years.


MosaicLoader malware targets software pirates

22 July, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Bitdefender has uncovered a new malware campaign that uses a variety of methods to confuse security researchers and prevent reverse engineering.


688 new malware threats found per minute in Q1

28 June, 2021 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

McAfee's latest Threat Report found that 688 new malware threats were discovered per minute in Q1.


More Mac malware detected in 2020 than ever before

25 March, 2021

An investigation into the state of macOS malware by Atlas VPN has found that malware developed to target macOS surged by over 1000% in 2020.


"Malicious" phone scammers impersonating ACSC

06 November, 2020

The ACSC warns that Australians have received phone calls from scammers claiming to be ACSC employees, and that the recipient's computer has been compromised.


Survey: Ransomware victims forever changed

15 October, 2020

A global survey has found that organisations hit by ransomware are never the same, with ransomware attacks affecting the confidence of IT managers.


New malware can steal data from air-gapped systems

22 May, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ESET researchers have uncovered a new malware toolkit that appears to be designed to exfiltrate data from systems not connected to the internet.


MSSPs "high-value" targets for cyber attackers

02 March, 2020

Managed security service providers are becoming high-value targets for cybercriminals, according to BlackBerry Cylance's 2020 Threat Report.


Cyber attacks targeting A/NZ fell 14% in 2019

14 February, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malwarebytes' latest State of Malware report estimates that total attacks targeting Australia or New Zealand fell last year, despite some high-profile incidents.


Proofpoint uncovers malware delivery service for hire

30 September, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Security company Proofpoint has provided details of a staged malware downloader they are calling WhiteShadow that exploits Office macros and SQL commands.


Mimecast maps cyberthreat landscape

09 August, 2019

Mimecast dug through over 67 billion emails rejected as spam, opportunistic and targeted attacks and impersonation detections to map the cyberthreat landscape.


Targeted ransomware attacks surging

19 July, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Symantec has identified a surge in the use of targeted ransomware by an ever-increasing number of attack groups over the past two years.


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