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Malicious cryptocurrency scheme targets Android and iOS users
Researchers have discovered a sophisticated malicious cryptocurrency scheme that targets mobile devices running Android or iOS.
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Massive resurgence in cyberthreats following COVID-19 - report
There has been a massive resurgence in cyberthreats across multiple categories following pandemic-induced declines in 2020.
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1 in 5 businesses have paid or would pay a ransom for their data
Malware, ransomware and phishing are continuing to plague global organisations, 21% experiencing a ransomware attack in the last year.
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Avast reveals top 10 malware types troubling Aussie users
Avast has revealed the top 10 malware types putting Australian users at risk of having their personal data and money stolen and losing control of their devices.
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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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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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Why preventing Zero-day attacks is crucial for businesses
Zero-day attacks can be detrimental to a business or enterprise, and they most commonly occur due to a lack of preparation and the right technology by cybersecurity teams.
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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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Ransomware 2021 - the year and trends in review
2021 saw threat actors turn the dial up on ransomware, with several high-profile attacks against major corporations and critical infrastructure.
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ESET discovers DazzleSpy, a new macOS spying malware
The vulnerability could also have been exploited on iOS, even on devices such as the iPhone XS and newer.
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More elusive and persistent - Kaspersky researchers uncover the third known firmware bootkit
Kaspersky's researchers have uncovered the third case of a firmware bootkit in the wild. 
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New Zealanders hit hard by trackers according to new Norton research
Online tracking and subsequent security threats have become increasingly prevalent in New Zealand, with NortonLifeLock research revealing some alarming statistics.
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Endpoints & encrypted connections top malware vectors - WatchGuard report
WatchGuard also reports that more than half of all malware is now delivered via encrypted connections.
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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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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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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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Gartner explains what security leaders need to know, and do, about Log4j
Jonathan Care explains some risks the vulnerability poses for organisations and the steps security leaders should take to secure their enterprise systems against potential associated threats.
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End of 2021 marks drop in cyber attacks, and increase in remote access malware
In Q3 2021 there has been a decrease in the number of unique cyber attacks, however there’s been an increase in the share of attacks against individuals, and also a rise in attacks involving remote access malware.
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Critical Microsoft Office patch exploited by new malware
Sophos has released details of a novel exploit that bypasses a patch for a critical vulnerability affecting the Microsoft Office file format. 
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Forcepoint reveals the top 5 cybersecurity trends to watch out for in 2022
From prevention to jacking, we look at the top enterprise cyber secuerity trends to investigate.
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Threat actors to cause significantly more damage through malware and cloud computing
The rapid rise in cloud computing has seen threat actors increase their toolkit. 
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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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Microsoft
Cybersecurity 2022: Mobile malware, passwordless authentication fails, and hackers in space
"Though we commend Microsoft for making this bold move, we believe all single-factor authentication mechanisms are the wrong choice and repeat password mistakes of old."
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Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.