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"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.

McAfee uncovers Anatova ransomware

29 January, 2019 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Researchers from McAfee have uncovered a new ransomware variant that has the potential to become a major threat due to its sophistication and modular design.

SA has highest proportion of infected devices

02 November, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SA has Australia's highest proportion of malware infected devices, with an estimated 26.4% of devices infected with an average of 20 malware strains.

Cryptomining malware surges

26 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

McAfee Labs' latest Threat Report found that cryptomining malware samples surged 629% in Q1 and a further 86% during Q2.

Mirai authors sentenced to community service

24 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The creators of the powerful Mirai malware have avoided jail time due to their "extraordinary cooperation" with the US Justice Department.

Australia is fourth top malicious domain host

07 September, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia has the dubious honour of being the fourth top host of malicious domains in the world, ahead of both China and Russia.

Tips for avoiding ransomware attacks

08 June, 2018

New research from WatchGuard Technologies reveals that more than one in five Australians have been the victim of a ransomware attack.

Ransomware attacks grew threefold in 2017

03 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cylance's latest Threat Report found that malware attacks increased 13.4% over 2016, with the healthcare sector remaining the most under fire.

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