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Secureworks reveals 'thriving' infostealer market enabling cyber crime
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The Secureworks Counter Threat Unit has revealed a thriving infostealer market that serves as a key enabler for the most damaging forms of cyber crime.
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Trend Micro offers glimpse behind the curtain of cybercrime orgs
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The report, 'Inside the Halls of a Cybercrime Business', examined the operations of small, medium, and large criminal groups.
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BizCover continues to excel with new cyber insurance offering
Thu, 27th Apr 2023
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With more businesses relying on technology and the internet to conduct their operations, the need for robust cyber insurance policies is greater than ever before. 
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Acronis recognised by Frost & Sullivan for DRaaS innovation
Fri, 7th Apr 2023
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Acronis, a global specialist in cyber protection, earned a distinction of Company to Action in Frost & Sullivan's 'Frost Radar: Disaster Recovery as a Service, 2022' report.
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Mandiant details prolific North Korean cyber-espionage group
Wed, 29th Mar 2023
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Mandiant has assessed with high confidence that APT43 is a moderately-sophisticated cyber operator that supports the interests of the North Korean regime.
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McLaren choose Cyber Security Associates as a provider
Fri, 24th Mar 2023
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McLaren Construction has appointed Cyber Security Associates to provide cybersecurity services amid the heightened risk of cyberattacks.
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Check Point finds potential cybercrime scenarios in ChatGPT4
Mon, 20th Mar 2023
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Check Point analysed ChatGPT4 and released five scenarios that threat actors can exploit to streamline malicious efforts faster and more precisely.
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67% rise in fraud losses in the UK in 2022, says money.co.uk
Wed, 15th Mar 2023
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The personal finance experts at money.co.uk, in their 2022 Fraud Report, have revealed the average monthly losses to fraudsters in 2022 to be over £333 million.
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Ransomware profits falling, but businesses must remain vigilant
Mon, 13th Mar 2023
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Could this be a sign that businesses are wising up to the threat of ransomware or are cybercriminals pivoting to alternative strategies?
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If you want to catch a thief, you need open security
Fri, 10th Mar 2023
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Getting one step ahead of malicious attackers will require companies to take an entirely new approach to IT security.
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Young hackers: redirecting talents from cyber-bad to cyber-good
Mon, 27th Feb 2023
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The cybersecurity industry is experiencing the emergence of ‘young hackers’. Whether this is petty hacking attempts or high-profile attacks, teenage-perpetrated cybercrime is a rising issue that needs to be addressed.
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Why you need to make cybersecurity an urgent priority
Tue, 31st Jan 2023
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Geopolitical uncertainty, rapid Internet of Things (IoT) adoption, and accelerated digitalisation will continue to fuel cyberattacks in the years to come.  
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Operational resilience: More than disaster recovery
Fri, 27th Jan 2023
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To contend with the explosion of cybercrime and its impact on business operations, many organisations are updating their disaster recovery plans to include cyber incident response.
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Want Cyber Insurance? Better get patching!
Thu, 26th Jan 2023
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Managing the technology stack and known vulnerabilities is becoming a key criteria for cyber insurance payouts
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2023 Cybersecurity predictions from CyberArk
Thu, 8th Dec 2022
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2022 has propelled organisations forward in its own way. In 2023 we will see yet another chapter of cybersecurity threats and challenges.
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Sophos report reveals stark reality of cybercrime-as-a-service
Wed, 23rd Nov 2022
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The report addresses how ransomware remains one of the greatest cyber crime threats to organisations with operators innovating their extortion tactics.
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Hands-on review: Norton Identity Advisor Plus
Fri, 11th Nov 2022
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Stealing an identity can be easy in today's cyber climate, so it's essential to have the right security tools to protect you from identity theft.
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Cybergangs are recruiting and rewarding supporters
Tue, 8th Nov 2022
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“An interesting trend we observed this quarter was cyber gangs actively crowdsourcing and paying people to support their criminal activities."
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The most common types of identity theft and top ten ways to avoid it
Tue, 6th Sep 2022
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Put yourself ahead of today’s identity thieves by learning about five of the most common types of identity theft  and how to prevent that from happening to you.    
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How protected are migrants and refugees from cybercrime in Aotearoa?
Wed, 31st Aug 2022
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Recent research has found that more than 35% of Kiwis are affected by scams weekly, so do migrants and refugees have equitable access to tools that will help protect them online?
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Cybercrime in Aotearoa: How does New Zealand law define it?
Thu, 23rd Jun 2022
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‘Cybercrime’ is a term we hear all the time, but what exactly is it, and how does New Zealand define it in legal terms?
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The ups and downs and runarounds of catching cybercriminals in NZ
Fri, 27th May 2022
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We're becoming more and more aware of cybercrimes but how many criminals actually get caught? The New Zealand police explain why the answer is complicated.
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Evolution of ransomware reaches dangerous levels of sophistication
Fri, 15th Apr 2022
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Ransomware is reaching new levels of sophistication with dangerous results, according to cybersecurity firm SLVA. 
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The rise of cybercrime - Over $300 million lost to scams last year
Tue, 5th Apr 2022
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As remote work pushes more Australians online, the increase in cybercrime hits record-high rates, sparking significant concerns.
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