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Cybercrime stories

Any use of network connected electronic devices such as computers or smartphones for criminal activity is classified as cybercrime. With a long history starting with the misuse of telephone systems (such as ‘phreaking’), cybercrime today includes the creation and distribution of viruses, ransomware, keyloggers and other malware, the download and use of malware produced by others, social engineering tactics such as phishing or (physical) impersonation, the theft and use of credentials for accessing computer systems or networks, and the theft of privileged data. Cybercrime is a broad and dynamic field, with cybercriminals constantly adapting their methods in pursuit of usually financial goals, but also occasionally seeking to disrupt, embarrass or shame their targets.
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Enzoic predicts cybersecurity trends & threats for 2024
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Enzoic CTO, Mike Wilson, forecasts key 2024 cybersecurity trends, underscoring API attacks and automation needs.
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Logi-Tech & ARIA Cybersecurity unite to defend Australian infrastructure
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ARIA Cybersecurity and Logi-Tech introduce AZT PROTECT, a novel service aimed at defending Australia's crucial infrastructure from cyber threats.
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CIISec and The Cyber Scheme become first UK Cyber Security Charter bodies
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CIISec and The Cyber Scheme become the first licensed bodies for UK Cyber Security Chartership, setting industry standards.
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Google Cloud unveils cybersecurity predictions for 2024 in new report
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Google Cloud reveals cybersecurity predictions for 2024, highlighting the continued evolution of cyber threats.
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Kaspersky outlines forecast for 2024 cybersecurity threats
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Kaspersky predicts advanced cybersecurity threats for 2024 with AI-impersonation, new botnets, and potential political cyberattacks.
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11:11 Systems recognised as aspirational provider in Gartner's DRaaS report
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11:11 Systems lauded in 2023 Gartner report, singled out as an aspiring DRaaS provider with commendable customer service.
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ESET unveils comprehensive home cyber protection product
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ESET launches comprehensive cyber protection solution, ESET HOME, in Australia, offering all-in-one security management.
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Ad fraud set to surge due to automation advancements
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Insikt Group warns ad fraud losses could surge to $100bn due to a rise in automated solutions like bot software.
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Microsoft expands AI security capabilities amid rising cyber threats
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To mitigate escalating cyber threats, Microsoft announces advanced AI security tools, including the transformative Security Copilot.
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Cohesity launches AI suite and expands partnership with AWS
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Cohesity unveils AI suite Cohesity Turing and extends Amazon Web Services partnership to strengthen data security and management.
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Fortinet to share expertise at WEF Cybersecurity Meeting
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Fortinet to make significant contribution at World Economic Forum Meeting on Cybersecurity, showcasing commitment to global cyber landscape.
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Clayton Utz strengthens cyber practice with New Partner
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Australian law firm Clayton Utz has bolstered its cyber and data governance practice with the appointment of an experienced cyber security expert.
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Cyber attacks 'constantly happening' - warning from intelligence expert
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Threat intelligence expert Pascal Geenen says artificial intelligence is making it easier for criminals to access the tools of the trade.
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Layer3 unveils Secure Anywhere cloud security for NZ small businesses
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Layer3 unveils Secure Anywhere, a cloud-based security solution, allowing secure global connectivity for small and medium-sized businesses.
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NCSC report reveals heightened financially motivated cybercrime in NZ
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NCSC reports a rise in financially motivated cybercrime, surpassing state-sponsored activities, with ransomware causing significant costs and recovery efforts.
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Cyber-attacks target 309,000 small businesses with a third facing losses
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Alarmingly, 309,000 small businesses have been targeted by cyber-attacks, with a third reporting financial losses.
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Rise in QR code phishing scams, reveals Check Point research
Tue, 31st Oct 2023
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Check Point uncovers a 587% increase in QR code phishing attacks, known as Quishing, between August and September.
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Keeper Security issues holiday warning against phishing scams
Mon, 30th Oct 2023
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Beware this Halloween as cyber criminals disguise phishing scams to trick people into revealing sensitive information, warns Keeper Security.
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Birmingham entrepreneurs launch 'Cude': revolutionising digital safety for businesses
Thu, 26th Oct 2023
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Birmingham entrepreneurs launch 'Cude', a robust software aiming to revolutionise digital safety and protect businesses.
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Unverified open Wi-Fi networks expose half of British internet users to risk
Tue, 24th Oct 2023
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Half of UK internet users risk cyber threats by connecting to unverified public Wi-Fi networks, reveals a study.
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Highest percentage of cybercrime activity originates in Russia
Thu, 19th Oct 2023
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New research from Netskope has uncovered the most popular techniques and motivators used by adversaries in 2023.
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Kaspersky honoured by Singapore Police for cybercrime efforts
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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Kaspersky, the cybersecurity company, has won the APPACT Appreciation Award for its contributions to cyber resilience in Singapore.
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CMTG highlights IT threats during Cyber Security Awareness Month
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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Perth-based cyber security firm, CMTG, warns Australians of significant daily online threats amidst Security Awareness Month.
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2023 iSANZ Awards: Finalists announced highlighting Kiwi talent
Tue, 10th Oct 2023
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iSANZ Awards 2023 announces finalists for NZ's top cybersecurity honours, with varied categories. Winners to be revealed soon.