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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.

Cryptojacking more valuable than stealing data?

12 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Bitcoin's value has led to an increase in attacks that consume computing power to mine for cryptocurrencies.

Lazarus is back and targeting Bitcoin users

13 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Notorious cybercrime group Lazarus has launched a new phishing and malware campaign targeting Bitcoin users and global financial organisations.

Impersonation attempts by cybercriminals on the rise

06 December, 2017

There has been a sharp increase in the number of malwareless impersonation attacks, according to a new report from Mimecast.

Australia is a ransomware hotspot

07 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ransomware accounted for well over half of all cyber threats in Australia during the past six months as attacks on both Windows and other platforms increased, a SophosLabs report indicates.

Cybercrooks focusing more on credential theft

05 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cybercriminals are increasingly turning their attentions to credential theft, and nearly half of all malware is new or zero day, new research from WatchGuard indicates.

Android apps for making ransomware found

28 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Symantec has warned that cybercriminals are developing and selling mobile apps that can be used to develop ransomware with no technical expertise and without having to write any code.

APT28 malware targets hotel guests

14 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

APT28, the cyber espionage group believed to be sponsored by the Russian government, has been found targeting hotel guests in Europe and the Middle East through a new malware campaign.

Vic traffic cameras weren't compromised by WannaCry

10 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria's Road Safety Camera Commissioner found that the WannaCry infection of the state's traffic cameras failed to encrypt data on the compromised systems and did not affect the integrity of recorded infringements.

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