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Parliament cyber summit highlights AI threat to national security
Fri, 1st Mar 2024
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Cyber-plans to tackle escalating AI threats to national security spotlighted at Parliament Street think tank's summit.
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China's hacking accusations against West lack substantial proof, says SentinelOne
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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cybersecurity
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european union
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SentinelOne's investigation refutes China's allegations of Western hacking, highlighting a lack of substantial proof and noting China's use of recycled details from leaked US documents.
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Rising cyber threats challenge Southeast Asia's booming digital economy
Fri, 5th Jan 2024
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digital transformation
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physical security
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As Southeast Asia's digital economy rapidly reaches $100bn, it is attracting cyber criminals, with 28% of businesses observing an increase in threats alongside their digital expansion.
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Cyberint report explores digital dynamics of Israel-Hamas, Russia-Ukraine conflicts
Wed, 13th Dec 2023
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russia
Cyberint releases report on digital warfare trends in Israel-Hamas and Russia-Ukraine conflicts, highlighting increased hacktivism.
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Ten hacker security measures to prevent cyber attacks
Wed, 18th Oct 2023
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cybersecurity
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hacking
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cios
Cybersecurity awareness remains a hot topic, and users are increasingly aware of the dangers of the digital world ,trying to avoid them within their means.
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Three unsafe technologies that could 'hack our bodies'
Thu, 12th Oct 2023
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cybersecurity
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chip
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hacking
Implantable technologies are still quite primitive and hacking into them is unlikely to have major consequences, aside from medical devices.
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Younger generations less likely to change their passwords
Wed, 27th Sep 2023
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cybersecurity
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passwords
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hacking
Generation Z and Millennials in Australia and Canada less likely to change passwords, says study. Americans want companies to pay ransom.
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Australia is 5th most hacked worldwide, says cybersecurity expert
Wed, 13th Sep 2023
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data protection
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phishing
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email security
According to the expert, cybercriminals are prospecting for valuable information, exploiting vulnerabilities and forging new techniques.
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Qakbot cyber hacking operation revealed by Check Point and FBI
Thu, 31st Aug 2023
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cios
FBI dismantles Qakbot cyber hacking operation, impacting 700k computers worldwide. The malware is highly adaptive and financially-driven.
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Why fuzzing is an insufficient method for testing your APIs
Fri, 28th Jul 2023
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testing
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network security
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firewall
One of the common techniques used in software testing to identify potential vulnerabilities or bugs in a programme is fuzzing.
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Major surge in memory-based attacks as hackers evade traditional cloud security defences
Thu, 6th Jul 2023
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cloud security
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application security
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cybersecurity
Protecting workloads with tools that understand how to interpret attacks on cloud runtime environments is crucial.
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Cyber Sentience exposes hackers selling school IT System access
Wed, 31st May 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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A cyber security firm says hackers are selling access to IT systems at hundreds of New Zealand schools and tertiary institutes.
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Over 340 million accounts compromised in data breaches
Mon, 29th May 2023
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Over 340 million people have been impacted by business data breaches in the first four months of 2023, with Twitter's breach being the largest.
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KnowBe4’s new tool to help against QR code phishing attacks
Fri, 26th May 2023
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paas
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iaas
KnowBe4 offers a complementary QR Code Phishing Security Test tool that identifies end users who fall victim to QR code phishing attacks.
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Check Point highlights new ChatGPT4.0 account theft concerns
Mon, 17th Apr 2023
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physical security
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dark web
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email security
Check Point Research has identified a growing trend on the dark web and hacking underground involving the theft and sale of stolen ChatGPT Premium accounts.
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Intellectual property, automobile hacking, and economic challenges amongst 2023 cybersecurity challenges
Thu, 5th Jan 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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physical security
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cybersecurity
Driven by nation-state threats, market competition and internal threats, many companies will face an increased risk of losing valuable intellectual property.
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Encryption: What it is, how it can help, and what to watch out for
Wed, 1st Jun 2022
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bi
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big data
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VPN Encryption: How it Protects Your Data and Keeps the Internet Secure. Learn about encryption and its role in internet security. #CyberSecurity.
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Resurgence of OpsBedil: Is hacktivism now on TikTok?
Wed, 20th Apr 2022
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ddos
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A new threat advisory from Radware details a resurgence of OpsBedil operations, which first made an appearance in 2021.
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Five cyber threat trends and what they mean to your business
Fri, 25th Feb 2022
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ransomware
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malware
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cloud security
Global cybercrime is on the rise, posing risks to businesses. Accenture has released a report on key cyber threat trends.
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Cybercriminals hack 93% of company networks - report
Wed, 22nd Dec 2021
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network management
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network security
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firewall
Positive Technologies' new report shows that external attackers can breach 93% of networks and insiders have full control in all cases.
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Check Point reveals the top 10 malware affecting New Zealanders in November
Wed, 15th Dec 2021
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ransomware
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malware
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cybersecurity
Formbook, Emotet, and Trickbot take the top three spots in November's list from the Check Point Software threat intelligence arm.
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Vale 2021, hello 2022: on the brink of full-out cyberwar
Mon, 6th Dec 2021
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ransomware
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malware
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cybersecurity
2022 could be the year of a full-out cyberwar, with governments gearing up to strike back against cybercriminals.
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New Norton study reveals severity of cyber attacks on gamers
Tue, 16th Nov 2021
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gaming
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cloud services
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technology gifts
A new special report by security software company Norton has found that two out of five gamers in New Zealand have experienced a cyber attack.
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Hackers leak 5 million email addresses daily - reports
Tue, 9th Nov 2021
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cios
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Hackers leak around 5.5 million email addresses daily, with passwords attached, according to research by cybersecurity firm Surfshark.