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Australian businesses ill-prepared for a Data Breach

Data breaches have increased 54% in 2019 so far. Which means more than 3,800 data breaches have hit organisations in 2019 already. We know that data loss and theft of confidential information to be the most prevalent threat in 2019. Data loss and theft continues to rise, yet two-thirds of...
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Security Breach Update
22 August 2019

ACSC Warns Australian Small Businesses about BlueKeep Vulnerability According to a warning by the Australian Cyber Security Centre, thousands of Australian SMBs are at risk of being compromised by the BlueKeep vulnerability that can wreak havoc on outdated Windows operating systems. See full article here. The warning comes on the...
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Security Breach Update
16 August 2019

Proof that ransomware attacks are targeting Small Medium Businesses. German SMBs are the target of a new ransomware that’s wreaking havoc on company data. The ransomware is delivered by a phishing campaign purporting to be from a potential job applicant, and the email contains an attachment that poses as a...
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Security Breach Update
8 August 2019

New Malware Strain Targets Windows Users A new malware strain, SystemBC, targets Windows computers with a multifaceted attack that can wreak havoc on their users. In addition to infecting computers with the primary strain of malware, SystemBC contains an on-demand proxy component that allows other malware strains to integrate with...
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Security Breach Update
25 July 2019

Australian Consumers Demand Data Security. According to a recent survey of Australian consumers, confidence in a company’s data security impacts their spending with that platform. The survey, which comprised of 2,000 consumers, found that 74% of Australians are less inclined to spend money with companies that cannot or will not...
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Security Breach Update
18 July 2019

Ransomware Targeting Attacks on Network Attached Storage (NAS) Devices According to recent findings by cybersecurity researchers, a new form of ransomware dubbed eChoraix, is targeting attacks network attached storage (NAS) devices. The malware specifically targets QNAP NAS devices, which are used around the world. These devices are already connected to...
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Security Breach Update
11 July 2019

Company cut off from Government Contracts after Data Breach Last month, Perceptics, a maker of license plate readers used by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CPB), endured a significant data breach that resulted in 65,000 files published to the Dark Web. As a result, the company has been placed...
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Australians lost $6 million to Scams in 2019 so far

Just halfway through 2019, Australians have already lost more than $6 million to internet scams, marking a 33% year-on-year increase. The report by Scamwatch, an agency run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, reveals that scams intending to attain people’s personal information are becoming more effective and more lucrative....
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Security Breach Update
4 July 2019

Awareness Tops Readiness in Cybersecurity Preparedness Many organisations are well-aware of their cybersecurity threat landscape. Unfortunately, that has not enhanced their ability to improve their defensive posture. According to a recent survey, only 42% of organizations are confident in their data security. While many businesses indicate that adopting cybersecurity best...
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Security Breach Update
27 June 2019

Three Billion Phishing Emails are Sent Every Day Phishing attacks are wreaking havoc as they encourage unsuspecting recipients to hand over critical credentials that give hackers access to network infrastructure, personal financial accounts, and other important portals. This type of cybersecurity threat is ultimately the most defensible, since phishing attacks...
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