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Watch out! There are hidden dangers lurking in your PDFs
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PDFs' convenience inadvertently aiding cybercriminals: Avast researchers reveal PDF files increasingly exploited to distribute malware and carry out scams.
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AI bolsters security response times, reveals ReliaQuest report
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ReliaQuest's annual threat report reveals AI and automation technologies improve organisations' response time to security incidents by up to 99% year on year.
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UK banks join Singapore's cyber scam defence programme launch
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In a united effort, SIM Academy, Singtel CSI, and UOB have launched Defence Against Cyber Scams, a programme aimed at increasing cyber resilience through prevention and combat strategies, with UOB's staff being its first beneficiaries.
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Heritage Lifecare looks to SSS for around the clock cybersecurity services
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Heritage Lifecare, one of New Zealand’s largest aged care providers, has secured continual cybersecurity protection with SSS IT Security Specialists, relieving its fear of off-hours cyberattacks.
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Sophos 2024 report reveals top cybersecurity threats to SMBs
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Sophos' 2024 Threat Report unveils that half of all malware targeting SMBs consists of keyloggers, spyware, and stealers, with data theft featuring in over 90% of attacks in 2023.
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KnowBe4 launches AI-native platform AIDA to tighten security
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KnowBe4 launches AI-native platform, AIDA, automating security awareness and training selection to guard against AI exploitation by cybercriminals.
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Global companies ill-prepared for AI-boosted cyber threats, reveals Darktrace study
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New Darktrace study highlights concerning disparity between the growing concern of IT professionals about AI-enabled cyber threats and their lack of preparedness to counter such attacks.
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IWD 2024: Defending against modern adversaries requires greater diversity
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Cyberattacks are becoming faster and smarter, demanding a cybersecurity industry imbued with diverse, non-technical skills to craft innovative defences, reveals the CrowdStrike 2024 Global Threat Report.
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IWD 2024: Expert security insight from within the gaming industry
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The gaming industry must increase cybersecurity efforts amid growing threats; risks include data theft and game manipulation, leading to financial losses and a decrease in public trust, says Mindera's Gaming lead, Teresa Matos.
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AI tools drive rapid surge in sophisticated phishing attacks, says Darktrace
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Phishing attacks' sophistication is escalating due to the rising use of AI tools by cyber attackers, Darktrace has reported, endorsing concerns over organisations' ability to tackle such threats.
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36m AI & gaming credentials breached, Kaspersky reveals
Fri, 1st Mar 2024
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Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky reveals over 36m AI and gaming credentials, including Roblox and OpenAI, have been feasted on by infostealers within three years.
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Human error is the top cyber threat, according to CTOs
Thu, 29th Feb 2024
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Human error is regarded as the most significant cyber threat by 59% of Chief Technology Officers, despite high adoption of security measures.
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AI deepfake scams surge with celebrity voice cloning on social media
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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Rise in advanced AI voice cloning scams impersonating celebrities like Oprah and Elon Musk on social media are duping victims in phoney giveaways, reveals security firm Bitdefender.
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Tidal Cyber maps out 2024's election cyber threats worldwide
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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Tidal Cyber unveils a study revealing high-risk countries and top offenders for election cyber interference threats in 2024, spotlighting the methods used and potential defences.
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Quorum Cyber predicts major cyber threats for 2024
Fri, 9th Feb 2024
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Quorum Cyber's 2024 report forecasts AI weaponisation and intensified threats from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as major cybersecurity concerns.
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Unseen surge in cyber attacks blocked by Avast in 2023
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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Avast blocked 10 billion cyberattacks in 2023, up 49% on the prior year, with cybercriminals deploying sophisticated methods including deepfake scams and exploiting PDF files and Google OAuth to steal user information.
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Generative AI stokes sophisticated phishing threats
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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Generative AI is fuelling sophisticated phishing and social engineering attacks, prompting organisations to adopt stringent controls.
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KnowBe4 announces winners of 2023 APJ Partner Programme Awards
Tue, 30th Jan 2024
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KnowBe4, the world's leading security awareness training provider, has announced the winners of its 2023 APJ Partner Programme Awards, recognising partners vital to progress in the cybersecurity human risk management sector.
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Surge in cyberattacks on public sector spotlighted by KnowBe4 report
Wed, 24th Jan 2024
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Cyberattacks on the public sector surge in 2023, says KnowBe4 report, revealing a noteworthy 31% increase in APAC region and a global rising trend in ransomware incidents.
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Data Privacy Day sees phishing risk surge – report
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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Ahead of Data Privacy Day, PrivacyEngines stresses increasing threat of phishing, with a staggering number of global attacks in Q3 2022.
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Kaspersky warns of elevated child cybersecurity risks in 2024
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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Cybersecurity experts at Kaspersky reveal increasing threats to minors in 2024, including AI-generated inappropriate content, cyberattacks on young gamers and malicious app downloads.
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Keeper Security introduces hardware key as sole 2FA method
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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Keeper Security boosts cybersecurity with new support for hardware security keys as the solitary Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) method to deter remote attacks.
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ESET uncovers malicious Python projects spreading via PyPI
Mon, 1st Jan 2024
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ESET Research has discovered a series of malicious Python projects distributed via PyPI repository, introducing a customised backdoor into Windows, Linux systems, and stealing personal data.
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Malicious Python projects targeting Linux, Windows systems
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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ESET uncovers harmful Python projects on official repository, PyPI; malware delivers cyberespionage backdoor and data theft.