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  • Spotting a fake CEO: 4 ways to evade a whaling attack

    ​The global rise of whaling attacks hasn't failed to affect Australian companies, with losses from local attacks ranging from $5000 to $400,000, according to cases revealed to email security firm, Mimecast.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner02 May 16 14:43
  • Financial institutions at growing risk of Trojan attacks: report

    Trojan virus infections at financial services firms dropped by 73 per cent in 2015 compared to the year earlier, new research has found. But attacks are much more sophisticated and more frequently targeting financial institutions rather than consumers.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner24 March 16 10:43
  • Australian businesses a key target of ransomware-as-a-service

    Australian businesses must defend themselves against the onslaught of ransomware attacks as new research has found cybercriminals are increasingly targeting them with more elaborate and sophisticated measures. ​

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner09 Feb. 16 14:02
  • 90% of all industries suffer medical data breaches

    ​A surprising 90 per cent of all industries experience breaches leading to stolen medical records, proving patient data theft is an issue that stems beyond the health sector, a new report said.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner14 Jan. 16 11:54
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  • Why Israel could be the next cybersecurity world power

    There are plenty of cities in the U.S. that want to lay claim to becoming the "next" Silicon Valley, but a dusty desert town in the south of Israel called Beersheva might actually have a shot at becoming something more modest, and more focused. They want to be the first place you think about when it comes to cybersecurity research, education, and innovation. If things go right there, it may well happen.

    Written by David Strom11 March 15 07:24
  • Hack victims urged to share the gory details

    It may be difficult to remember now, but not too long ago, cyberattacks rarely made headlines in mainstream news. That's not to say that these advanced persistent threats, sometimes state-sponsored or the product of organized crime, were uncommon. On the contrary, they were booming. It was just that few people liked to talk about them.

    Written by Colin Neagle12 Sept. 13 16:25

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