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Cybersecurity
NCSC prevents $70m harm against NZ's nationally significant organisations
New Zealand’s nationally significant organisations have faced at least 352 cyber incidents in the 2019/2020 year, but the dangers are far from over.
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Cybercrime
Interview: Group-IB outlines global threats to stability in cyberspace
total, 38 different state-sponsored threat actors were active throughout review period, including seven new ones. Some of these groups operate from Asia Pacific countries including China, India, North Korea, and Vietnam.
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Cybersecurity
Geopolitics, economy motivating cyber activity in APAC-AN/Z
Flashpoint's Aaron Shraberg says economic tensions between the US, China, and North Korea are influencing risk management decisions in APAC.
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Ransomware
Opinion: 4 Ransomware trends to watch in 2019
Recorded Future's Allan Liska looks at the past big ransomware attacks thus far to predict what's coming this year.
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Cybersecurity
The top technologies shaping future ‘proactive’ cybersecurity
Frost & Sullivan has highlighted emerging technology trends that are set to change the way enterprises protect themselves against cybercrime.
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Cybercrime
Nation-state actors leverage insiders for economic espionage
Flashpoint's Eric Lackey reveals the true cost of state-sponsored cyber espionage and just how rampant it actually is.
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Cybersecurity
Carbon Black: What does cybersecurity have in store for 2019?
Tom Kellerman has shared five insights for the year ahead, including a particularly bold one.
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Twitter
Twitter suspects state-sponsored ties to support forum breach
One of Twitter’s support forums was hit by a data breach that may have ties to a state-sponsored attack, however users' personal data was exposed.
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Apple
Supermicro to test for spy chips, Apple & AWS call for retraction
Big feathers have been ruffled following the bombshell Chinese spy allegations, and now Supermicro has announced it will be conducting a review to prove its innocence.
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Apple
Chinese espionage: Sweating Apple insists breach allegations are ‘not true’
The dust still hasn't settled on the report that caused Supermicro's stocks to collapse, and now Apple is stressing its innocence.
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Ransomware
EXCLUSIVE: Rick McElroy shares how he’d breach an enterprise
Carbon Black’s Rick McElroy asserts at the end of the day, cyberwar is not about systems but rather humans vs humans as they are the weakest link.
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Juniper Networks
Interview: State-sponsored cyber attacks - it's not about the 'who', but the 'how'
With every major cyber attack comes the question of who exactly was behind it - and if that attack was condoned or even sponsored by nation-states.
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Cybercrime
Trump cancelling North Korea summit will have 'cyber-retaliation'
"Cancellation of this summit with Kim will likely have larger implications than if President Trump never accepted the invitation in the first place."
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Cybersecurity
Cybercrime now affecting more people than any other crime
The UK's National Crime Agency has reported organised criminals have exploited technology to make it the number one security threat
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Cybercrime
Cyberattacks imminent for Western businesses due to Trump’s actions
A report has predicted because of Trump, "Iran is likely to respond by launching cyberattacks on Western businesses within months, if not faster."
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Cybercrime
Victorian Govt devotes $17.6 m to Cyber Security Strategy
The strategy will protect government agencies and networks from cyber hacking threats, and will also help to protect the privacy of Victorians.
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Cybersecurity
Expert insights: Should we be preparing for cyberwar with Russia?
Days after the missile strike on Syria by Western powers, fears are growing over a potential retaliation by Russia - here's what the experts think.
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Ransomware
Asia's security professionals wary of Russia, China, North Korea
Attendees at this year’s Black Hat Asia conference are wary of what’s ahead from some of the world’s most notorious countries behind cyber attacks.
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Cybercrime
New Zealand is one of the 'Cyber Five' APAC countries most at risk of cyber attacks
According to Delta, there is now a perception that a cyber attack victim is punished by publicity, rather than the perpetrator.
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Malware
CrowdStrike detail rise of state-sponsored attacks in new global threat report
These state-sponsored attacks include what the organisation refers to as the ‘trickle-down effect’.
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Cybersecurity
Cyber warfare set to surge in 2018 but expert says Britain is not prepared
Cyber war has exploded and is now quite literally on our doorstep - despite this an expert claims Britain's defences are severely underfunded.