Singapore cyber landscape dominated by ransomware and phishing activities

9,080 cases handled by CSA’s SingCERT in 2020, marking second consecutive year of increase. The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) released its Singapore Cyber Landscape (SCL) 2020 publication today, revealing an increase in cyber threats such as ransomware and online scams in 2020. CSA’s SingCERT (Singapore Computer Emergency Response…

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Phishing fraud increased by 35 per cent in Hong Kong

The Police Force recorded more than 12,900 technology crimes in 2020. In 2020, the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (Incident Coordination Center) handled more than 8,300 security incidents, a 12 per cent drop from the previous year, and the number of botnet incidents also decreased by 16…

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Singapore saw an 80 per cent increase in scams during 2020

Total amount cheated was S$254.3 million, which is a 64.3 per cent increase compared to 2019 In a reply to Parliamentary Question on how the police tracks its performance in investigating and solving crimes involving online scams, K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law stated police have…

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COVID-19 phishing emails manipulate Indian Govt email address

Phished accounts sent malware in September Indian Computer response team (CERT-In) has seen a campaign of phishing scams targeting users of the NCIs email service for Government of India (email.gov.in). CERT-In is part of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Government of India. It stated the campaign involves fraudulent…

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Japan puts central bank digital currencies on policy roadmap

Bank of Japan and Japanese Govt indicates potential plans for digital currency . By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Daniel Leussink TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will look closer into whether to issue central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), the government said in its annual policy roadmap, a sign that Tokyo may be warming…

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APAC CIOs and CISOs must heed Twitter attack

BeyondTrust CTO/CISO says attack can happen to any organisation anywhere in the world. The hack on Twitter last week showed, all organisations were vulnerable to an attack, through social engineering and phishing. On the 15th of July social media giant Twitter reported, attackers targeted certain Twitter employees through a social…

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Blaming employees for a cyber security attack is toxic

CIOs and CISOs need to move on from the way cyber security have been done for the last 50 year. CIOs and CISOs have a lot on their plate right now and a lot of things to think about. But security is more than just some ransomware or encrypting a…

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