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KnowBe4 celebrates reaching 50,000 customers worldwide
KnowBe4 has reached the milestone of 50,000 customers, adding nearly 2,500 in the first quarter of 2022 alone.
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Google reveals new safety and security measures for users
Google's new measures include automatic two step verification, virtual cards and making it easier to remove contact information on Google Search results.
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Sharp increase in phishing as cybercriminals leverage SEO to lure victims
"Malware lurking everywhere, from cloud apps to search engines, leaving organisations at greater risk than ever before."
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Developments in phishing and how to protect your business
Phishing, the practice of sending malicious emails to encourage users to perform actions that benefit an attacker, is a key security concern for modern businesses due to its prevalence and impact.
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Gaming
Are Kiwis winning or losing when it comes to gaming security?
As a country, it's clear we love gaming and are entering the realm at rapid speed. But as with all online activity, significant risks come with this kind of rising engagement.
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Retail and wholesale at significant risk of phishing attacks
New research from Zscaler has found that many retail and wholesale environments are at significant risk, with a 400% increase in phishing attacks being reported in the last 12 months.
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Sophos achieves perfect scores in SE Labs protection tests
Sophos' endpoint products have been ranked top in protection and false-positive tests for enterprise, small businesses, and consumers.
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LinkedIn most imitated in global phishing attacks - report
Cybersecurity company Check Point Software says phishing attacks targeted towards LinkedIn jumped by 44% in 2022 Q1
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Ransomware
Fortinet launches security awareness and training service
Fortinet has launched a new security awareness and training service to enhance workforce cyber awareness and mitigate threats.
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New survey shows heightened online payment risks in Asia
A surge in digital payments has significantly increased banking security risks in Asia.
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Kiwis being defrauded at record levels since COVID-19 began
"We are seeing scams becoming very highly sophisticated, which makes them hard to spot and it unfortunately means more Kiwis are being caught out."
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The rise of cybercrime - Over $300 million lost to scams last year
As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
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Covid-19 and cybersecurity: Technology and risk in Aotearoa
As New Zealand adapts to living with Covid-19, they are also having to deal with an increasing number of life-altering technologies, all of which have a substantial risk of creating cybersecurity issues for the public.
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APAC orgs underprepared for cyber risks, study finds
New research has found that IT decision-makers are complacent about risks to the business from phishing and business email compromise, also known as CEO fraud.
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Cyberattacks on governments beyond Ukraine surge by 21% - Check Point
Check Point Research provides updates on cyberattack trends observed during the Russia-Ukraine conflict. 
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5% of Kiwis experienced identity theft in 2021 - report
Norton has found 5% of New Zealanders experienced identity theft in 2021, and 10% have clicked on a fraudulent package notification link in the past 12 months.
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Hybrid work trend ensures another year of online vulnerability
Secon Cyber predicts 2022 will be another eventful year of vulnerability exploits, account takeover attacks, phishing, and ransomware. 
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ACSC warns businesses to defend themselves against Russian cyber attacks
The Australian Cyber Security Centre has warned Australian businesses to urgently protect themselves against targeted Russian cybercriminal activity. 
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Not having phishing resistant MFA will come at a cost for the finance industry
With the volume of money handled by the finance industry on any given day, it's no wonder that it is a prime target for cybercriminals.
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Cyber attacks rise 2,650% from January to December
Detected and blocked spam accounted for the majority of the attacks, with a 2,775% increase between January and December.
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Vulnerability exploitation top threat to SMBs - report
"Given how phishing dominates discussions within cybersecurity, it was surprising to find that vulnerability exploitation was the top attack risk in our research."
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Salesforce now requiring all users to implement MFA
Customer cloud service company Salesforce has taken significant steps to bolster its security protocols by requiring all users to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) to access its products, solutions, and platforms.
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To click or not to click: What F-Secure learned from phishing 80,000 people
According to a new study from F-Secure, phishing emails mimicking HR announcements or asking for assistance with invoicing get the most clicks from recipients. 
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COVID-19 vax most popular topic for phishing attacks in 2021
While phishing attacks remain a consistent threat to online security, attackers are switching up the topics they use to bait unsuspecting victims.