IC3 received 300,000 complaints in 2017, representing estimated losses of more than US$1.4 billion.Read More
Have you come across the concept of cyber-ranges before?
Cyber-ranges have arisen from the growing need to educate people about the way cybercrime works. The name of this new type of training serviceis derived from shooting ranges - safe places where people go to fire guns at targets - because a cyber-range is a safe environment for practising cybercrime defence.Read More
The public image of Blockchain technology - especially cryptocurrency, it’s most visible application to date - is controversial, at best.
The example of a Blockchain system that most people are aware of is Bitcoin, and the history of that now famous cryptocurrency has been marred by high profile thefts that have tainted the public image of Blockchain in general.Read More
"The imperative to do AI research is now not optional. We have to build better and better AI security systems because you can bet your life the criminal elements of the hacking world are busy developing AI weapons to attack us..." - Bill Rue.
Artificial Intelligence is one of those subjects that is constantly in the headlines at the moment; controversial, endlessly debated and widely misunderstood.Read More
Why do the people working on the frontlines of cybersecurity feel that collaboration is so important right now?
I think the answer lies in the staggering statistics on cybercrime growth that are appearing in every corporate survey released recently and stories like the Facebook and Equifax data breaches that are constantly in the headlines as well.Read More
What do crooks need to get into the cybercrime racket?
It’s a lot less complicated than you think these days. Wannabe online crims can just sign up for a $50 / month subscription to an online service like ‘Rubella Macro Builder’ and start churning out malware scams at the rate of dozens a week like they’re sending out Facebook memes.Read More
“Cybersecurity risks are growing, both in their prevalence and in their disruptive potential. Attacks against businesses have almost doubled in five years, and incidents that would once have been considered extraordinary are becoming more and more commonplace.”Read More
On average, 2 Australian companies are being hit by data breach incidents every day, says the first report produced by the newly enacted Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme.
Of those incidents, nearly half were the result of criminal attacks and the majority were directed at professional services companies in the health, finance and legal sectors.Read More
Will future artificial intelligence be a cybersecurity risk?
That’s the provocative question posed by a new report from Cambridge University’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER).Read More
If you’re an international criminal selling guns, trafficking dope or running email scams, one of the big problems you’re going to encounter on a regular basis is how to move your money around. A few years ago Bitcoin was the cybercriminal’s favourite means of shifting funds but governments have started to monitor and regulate cryptocurrency now, so it’s not as easy as it used to be. But crooks can always be counted on to find creative ways of moving their money around and the latest racket they’ve come up with involves online computer games.
A lot of people have heard the term “Blockchain” by now and know that it has something to do with Bitcoin and cryptocurrency but Blockchain is more than just crypto, it’s a versatile technology, the applications of which we are only starting to explore.
A computer virus that seeks out and destroys antivirus software; that’s AVCrypt, a new ransomware variant discovered on Friday.
The AVCrypt malware is designed to locate and delete PC antivirus software Windows Defender and Malwarebytes and then install ransomware onto an infected computer. By eliminating the computer’s antivirus programs before beginning the ransomware attack, AVCrypt effectively removes the local security protection that most PCs rely on to prevent such attacks, making this a very dangerous new malware strain.Read More
The biggest challenge in cybersecurity is keeping up with the new attacks that criminals are always coming up with. They’re always looking for new tools and strategies to defraud companies, so we have to be forward-looking in our approach to defence as well.
MailGuard has built its success on being able to respond to new threats ahead of the market and it’s always been our mission to devise better strategies to combat cyber-attacks in real time.Read More
A Ukrainian man, Gennadiy Kapkanov, is currently being held by Ukraine police, accused of internet scamming on a colossal scale.
Kapkanov stands accused of masterminding the ‘Avalanche’ cybercrime syndicate. Europol reports indicate that at its height, Avalanche racked up cyber-attacks valued at hundreds of millions of dollars in the US and Europe.Read More
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