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Hackers steal $32m of ethereum cryptocurrency – expert commentary and advice
In the second heist this week, hackers have stolen around US$32 million - Webroot senior threat analyst shares his commentary and insights.
The malware that brought down Ukraine – is it really that sophisticated?
Tenable director says the significance of this malware as a stand-alone event is in fact quite small - but vendors have some catching up to do.
Arbor Networks digs deep into the Lazarus Group's DDoS attacks
It is not clear whether the IPs listed in the report were part of a command and control infrastructure or simply bots - or both.
War of the words: How cybercriminals are selling fake news through the underground
"Monetary outcomes of fake news come both from advertising and the reaction – like fake news supporting donations to a cause."
GCHQ deputy director - "Cybersecurity vendors need to quit their scaremongering"
“Everybody has a shiny box which always is the cyber silver bullet to all cyber problems, but there is no one solution to this problem."
Cost of cybercrime for businesses to surpass $8 trillion over next five years
New insights from Juniper Research have predicted a rather dire future for modern businesses in the constant war against cybercrime.
The need for internet security on your mobile
As hackers target mobile devices, it’s imperative to ensure that you are aware of the threats that are out there, and that your phone is protected.
Hungry ‘Fatboy’ ransomware uses Big Mac Index to geotarget ransom demands
The Fatboy ransomware is able to use the Big Mac Index, created in 1986, to determine the cost of living for a particular geographic location.
Cybercriminals use verified API token to generate Facebook spam comments
In exchange for more ‘likes’ and comments on their own timelines, users are enticed to provide the app’s access token to a third-party website
When imitation is not the sincerest form of flattery
Early detection and effective intelligence is critical in today’s digital world to mitigate the risks created by today’s connected world.
Getting more Instagram followers? Could be a scam
Cybercriminals have been targeting Instagram users by luring them to install these apps, which claim to boost their Instagram followers.
Exploring the cybercrime underground: Darknet markets - where cyber criminals trade
This blog focuses on explaining what darknet markets are, common payment model used, the type of digital data being bought and sold, and their costs.
Tackling NZ cybercrime in 2017: Why recovery is just as important as prevention
Whichever way you look at it, cyber security is essential for New Zealand businesses and businesses across the country can't afford to take any risks.
YOU’RE INVITED: 31c0n – NZ’s cyber security conference
Don't miss this new cyber security event that aims to highlights the ever-present threats facing practitioners and businesses across New Zealand.
DevOps: The top three hottest trends for 2017
Interestingly, they’re not specifically about development or operations, but more focused around the need to balance speed with quality and security.
More doors opening for cybercriminals: Is AI the answer?
Digitisation has vastly increased the surface area for cybercriminals to attack - Cylance believes the solution lies in artificial intelligence.
Teenager arrested in hacking case
The arrest may have little impact on the group’s activities, as it is unlikely any one person has a significant influence over the group.
Aussies face more web laws
After raising a hue and cry with its planned mandatory internet filter, the Australian government is pondering a law requiring ISPs to disconnect users who don’t have a firewall and anti-virus software installed on their computer.