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Cybersecurity
Check Point Software supports Rakia mission to space
Check Point Software is supporting the Rakia Israeli space mission by hosting communication to the specialised control centre.
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Cybersecurity
Russian, Ukraine-themed war lure of choice for cyber espionage
Russian and Ukraine-themed war documents have become the lure of choice for cyber espionage, according to a new analysis from Check Point Research.
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Check Point
Check Point recognised for leading threat detection solution
"The latest ATT&CK Evaluations results highlight Check Point Harmony Endpoint’s leadership for the second consecutive year."
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Cybersecurity
Aus experts face record cyber threats, overwhelming workload
Organisations are seeking new ways to protect their expanding attack surface and maintain stability, according to Trend Micro.
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Dark Net
Fake donation pages promising help to Ukraine appear on Darknet
Fraudulent donation pages promising aid to the Ukraine are appearing on the Darknet, according to Check Point Software.
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Phishing
Cyberattacks on governments beyond Ukraine surge by 21% - Check Point
Check Point Research provides updates on cyberattack trends observed during the Russia-Ukraine conflict. 
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Cybersecurity
Check Point reveals cybersecurity challenges for banks, data centers and trading platforms
As the cyber threat landscape evolves and becomes more dangerous every year, protecting IT infrastructure will only become more challenging.
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Malware
Check Point Research identifies top malware threats to NZ
In February, the top malware impacting New Zealand cyber incidents was Sohanad (3.96%), followed by SnakeKeylogger and Formbook.
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Malware
Top 10 malware impacting Australians - Check Point
Emotet, Formbook and Trickbot have remained the top three malwares affecting Australians in the month of February, according to new research.
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Cloud Security
Organisations struggling to manage complexity of securing cloud infrastructure
Cloud security incidents were up 10% from the previous year with 27% of organisations now citing misconfiguration.
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Microsoft
Bot malware uncovered using gaming applications on Microsoft store
Check Point Research has revealed a new malware Electron-bot that is actively being distributed through Microsoft’s official store. 
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Remote Working
As the threat landscape evolves, SASE security models may be the answer
"This survey confirmed that organisations have a gap when it comes to users, devices, and access security. To bridge this gap, organisations should progress to a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture."
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Firewall
Cyberattacks against corporate networks increased 50% in 2021
The education and research sector was the hardest hit, averaging 1,605 attacks per week, with government organisations, communications companies and internet service providers close behind."
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Check Point
Check Point Research reveals botnets on the rise, software vendors hit hard by cyber attacks
Software vendors saw the largest year-on-year growth in 2021 at 146%, according to the 2022 Security Report from Check Point Research (CPR), the threat intelligence arm of the organisation.
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Cryptocurrency
Check Point Research reveals how hackers run token scams and 'Rug Pull' money - and how to avoid them
Check Point Research has revealed how scammers are altering smart contracts to create fraudulent tokens. They then use methods to "rug pull" money from people with altered smart contracts, leading to money heists.
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Firewall
Check Point launches Quantum Lightspeed Firewalls to introduce network security revolution
Cyber security firm Check Point Software Technologies has announced the extension of the Check Point Quantum portfolio.
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Phishing
DHL tops list of companies most impersonated by criminals
Cybercriminals often impersonate brands to gain valuable data, and new research by Check Point Software has found DHL to be the brand most frequently imitated by cybercriminals. 
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Malware
Trickbot takes top malware spot in Australia, Emotet returns
Trickbot and Emotet have topped the list of the most prevalent malware in Australia, according to new analysis from Check Point Research.
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Malware
Trickbot overtakes Formbook as most prevalent malware
In December, Trickbot claimed the top spot as most prevalent malware, overtaking Formbook which was in first place in November 2021.
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Cybersecurity
Cyberattacks increased by 50% in 2021, peaking in December due to Log4J exploits
"Last year, we saw a staggering 50% more cyberattacks per week on corporate networks compared to 2020 – that’s a significant increase."
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Microsoft
New malware campaign exploits Microsoft's digital signature verification
Named Zloader, the new malware is designed to steal cookies, passwords and any sensitive information.
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Cybersecurity
New botnet uncovered known for sextortion and crypto-jacking
Check Point Research is warning of a new variant of Phorpiex, a botnet known for sextortion and crypto-jacking.
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Malware
Check Point reveals the top 10 malware affecting New Zealanders in November
Formbook, Emotet, and Trickbot take the top three spots in November's list from the Check Point Software threat intelligence arm.
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Ransomware
Trickbot rebirths Emotet: 140,000 victims in 149 countries
There is potential for increased ransomware attacks due to new Emotet samples spreading through Trickbot, according to Check Point Research.