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Norton research finds NZ threat landscape diversifying on social media
Norton's quarterly report has highlighted the seriousness of the threat landscape in New Zealand.
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Top universities lagging on basic cybersecurity - report
Universities in Australia, the US and the UK are lagging on basic cybersecurity measures, creating higher risks of email-based impersonation attacks.
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Phishing, software vulnerabilities cause 70% of cyber incidents
The heavy use of software vulnerabilities matches the opportunistic behaviour of threat actors who scour the internet for vulnerabilities and weak points.
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Microsoft
LinkedIn, Microsoft top brands to be faked in phishing attempts
Social media platform LinkedIn has continued its reign as the most imitated brand by cybercriminals, according to Check Point Research.
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Akamai research finds PayPal security measures utilised in new phishing scam
New research from Akamai has found that a new threat actor is parasitising benign WordPress sites to execute an extensive PayPal phishing scam.
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1 in 3 untrained employees will click on a phishing link
"Given that most data breaches originate from social engineering, we cannot afford to omit the human element."
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Online identity theft is rising in NZ - here’s what to do about it
It may start with a few stolen details online, but it could end with thousands of dollars missing or worse, a reputation down the drain.
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Microsoft
SMX partnership with Microsoft leads to NTT recognition
SMX has captured the attention of NTT after receiving positive reviews from businesses across Australasia and beyond for its email security.
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Attack
Phishing attacks are making a comeback
No matter what approach or tool cybercriminals use to breach a network, they all have one thing in common: access.
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Malware
What we can learn from the leaked Conti ransomware group chats
In February, Russia-based ransomware group Conti declared it would fully support the Russian Government during its invasion of Ukraine.
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Malware
Can SMEs run a hybrid work model securely in Aotearoa?
While the hybrid work model may have offered protection from COVID-19, have small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remained as safe from outside threats?
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WhatsApp and QR codes the next scam threat - report
KnowBe4 has warned it expects to see an increase in QR Codes and the WhatsApp chat platform being used for phishing and other scams. 
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MailGuard warns of new scam targeting Telstra customers
Telstra customers in Australia are being warned of a new scam involving "Unsuccessful Payment" messages.
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Vishing attacks reach all time high - Agari and PhishLabs
"Hybrid vishing campaigns continue to generate stunning numbers, representing 26.1% of total share in volume so far in 2022."
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KnowBe4 celebrates reaching 50,000 customers worldwide
KnowBe4 has reached the milestone of 50,000 customers, adding nearly 2,500 in the first quarter of 2022 alone.
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Google reveals new safety and security measures for users
Google's new measures include automatic two step verification, virtual cards and making it easier to remove contact information on Google Search results.
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Malware
Sharp increase in phishing as cybercriminals leverage SEO to lure victims
"Malware lurking everywhere, from cloud apps to search engines, leaving organisations at greater risk than ever before."
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Developments in phishing and how to protect your business
Phishing, the practice of sending malicious emails to encourage users to perform actions that benefit an attacker, is a key security concern for modern businesses due to its prevalence and impact.
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Gaming
Are Kiwis winning or losing when it comes to gaming security?
As a country, it's clear we love gaming and are entering the realm at rapid speed. But as with all online activity, significant risks come with this kind of rising engagement.
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Retail and wholesale at significant risk of phishing attacks
New research from Zscaler has found that many retail and wholesale environments are at significant risk, with a 400% increase in phishing attacks being reported in the last 12 months.
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Malware
Sophos achieves perfect scores in SE Labs protection tests
Sophos' endpoint products have been ranked top in protection and false-positive tests for enterprise, small businesses, and consumers.
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Microsoft
LinkedIn most imitated in global phishing attacks - report
Cybersecurity company Check Point Software says phishing attacks targeted towards LinkedIn jumped by 44% in 2022 Q1
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Ransomware
Fortinet launches security awareness and training service
Fortinet has launched a new security awareness and training service to enhance workforce cyber awareness and mitigate threats.
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New survey shows heightened online payment risks in Asia
A surge in digital payments has significantly increased banking security risks in Asia.