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How attackers are weaponising genAI through data poisoning and manipulation

08 April, 2024 by Gabriel Moss, software engineer, Advanced Technology Group, Barracuda Networks Inc

The possibility for shared large language models to be manipulated through data poisoning increases the possibility that models could collapse in on themselves.

Aussie workers wilfully gamble with enterprise security: report

29 February, 2024 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly three in four Australian employees admit to engaging in actions such as reusing or sharing passwords despite 98% of them knowing the risks involved.

Most Australian businesses paying ransoms

15 November, 2023 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A survey commissioned by McGrathNicol found that 73% of Australian businesses falling victim to ransomware in the past five years yielded and paid up.

Aussie orgs report facing cyber risks

25 October, 2023 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Three in four Australian organisations have been hit by at least one successful ransomware attack in the past two years, according to research from Veritas.

Ransomware analysis: Akira

08 August, 2023 by Steven Campbell, Akshay Suthar & Connor Belfiore – Arctic Wolf

Threat intelligence researchers and analysts from Arctic Wolf's Labs and Incident Response divisions give us the lowdown on Akira ransomware attacks.

URLs now top ransomware vector

02 August, 2023 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malicious or compromised URLs have taken over from email attachments as the top method for spreading ransomware, according to Palo Alto Networks.

Threat spotlight: Malicious HTML attachments double

15 May, 2023 by Fleming Shi, Chief Technology Officer, Barracuda Networks

Barracuda Networks CTO Fleming Shi shines a light on the cybercriminal misuse of HTML as an attack tool.

Half of malware in Australia now delivered by the cloud

19 January, 2023 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

New research from Netskope has found that cybercriminals are increasingly turning to cloud applications rather than web traffic to deliver malware payloads.

Malicious code that disables security software discovered

16 December, 2022

Sophos has revealed discovery of malicious code in multiple drivers signed by legitimate digital certificates.

New Android malware family uncovered

11 October, 2022 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Mobile security platform provider Zimperium has discovered a new Android spyware family being distributed by Iranian hacking group AppMilad.

Emotet back on top as nastiest malware

11 October, 2022 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

OpenText Security Solutions has named the Emotet botnet the nastiest malware group in existence for 2022, with the malware having survived last year's takedown.

Supply chain leaving Aussie orgs at risk of ransomware

12 September, 2022 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Around 68% of Australian IT leaders believe their supply chain partners and customers are leaving them more exposed to ransomware attacks, research suggests.

Emotet remains the top detected malware in Australia

19 August, 2022 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Emotet trojan continues to be both Australia and the world's top detected malware, and its capabilities are still evolving, according to Check Point.

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.

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