21 per cent of HTML attachments found to be malicious

HTML attachments are not scanned by anti-spam nor anti-virus solutions. Businesses in Asia-Pacific could find themselves vulnerable to attack via HTML attachment, with 21 per cent of all HTML attachments analysed found to be malicious – according to Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-first security solutions. Having…

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Cyber actors exploit network providers and devices

This joint Cybersecurity Advisory was coauthored by the NSA. Summary This joint Cybersecurity Advisory describes the ways in which People’s Republic of China (PRC) state-sponsored cyber actors continue to exploit publicly known vulnerabilities to establish a broad network of compromised infrastructure. These actors use the network to exploit a wide…

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Global industrial cybersecurity spend to grow

ABI Research’s new whitepaper presents critical and actionable cybersecurity trends and forecasts. Global cybersecurity spending in industrial critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., energy, transport, and water & waste management) is expected to hit $US23 billion by the end of 2022 and grow at a CAGR of 10 per cent to reach $US36.67 billion in 2027. This…

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Russian state-sponsored and criminal cyber threats

Cybercrime groups have threatened to conduct cyber operations. Evolving intelligence indicates that the Russian government is exploring options for potential cyberattacks. Recent Russian state-sponsored cyber operations have included distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and older operations have included deployment of destructive malware against Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure organizations. Additionally, some cybercrime groups…

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Malicious cyber activity targeting MSPs

Cybercrime cartels have studied the interdependences of financial institutions. A joint advisory has been published by the U.S., UK, Canada, and ANZ warning of malicious cyber activity targeting MSPs and providing guidance on how best to protect against these cyber threats. VMware’s recent Modern Bank Heists report, referenced this, revealing 60 per cent of financial…

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Western Australian Government continues to improve its cybersecurity posture

Phishing is the most common type of cyberattack threatening its networks and information. As cyberattacks become more frequent and sophisticated, it’s crucial that governments are well-equipped to not only respond to threats but prevent them from happening in the first place. Everyone needs to be on the same page in…

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Top 10 Twitter influencers on cybersecurity

There is a noticeable spike in cyberattacks on businesses and government agencies. Despite the impressive growth of the global security industry, there is a noticeable spike in cyberattacks on businesses and government agencies in the recent past. Now the prevailing geopolitical tensions are further threatening to disrupt and undermine industries…

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Enterprises should strengthen cybersecurity defences amid Ukraine-Russia crisis

Organizations are collaborating with cybersecurity providers to boost the security of their infrastructure. The prevailing geopolitical tensions are threatening to disrupt and undermine technology industries and spread well beyond national borders. There are concerns about cyber attacks, particularly on critical infrastructure, and as a result, companies need to strengthen their…

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