Social Engineering: Hacking + Psychology = Fraud

By Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 11:55:41 AEDT


Recently
The Brisbane Times broke a story about cybercriminals who stole millions of dollars from Queensland law firms in December. This story is interesting because the cybercriminals involved didn’t hack into the lawyer's network or infect their computers with a virus - they just sent them an email.

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‘Meltdown’ & ‘Spectre’ Bugs: PCs & Macs Vulnerable to ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on 05 January 2018 13:17:56 AEDT


Newly discovered security bugs in computer processors have been revealed that make almost all devices vulnerable to data theft.

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Mass Market Cybercrime - the Threat of MaaS

By Emmanuel Marshall on 03 January 2018 09:52:34 AEDT


Cybercriminals are starting to behave like corporations and it’s not that surprising, considering cybercrime is a multi-billion dollar industry.

Hackers producing malware like trojans, ransomware and spyware don’t usually run solo scams anymore; they set up an online shopfront and lease their products to anybody who wants to use them.

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Cybercrime 2017: This Year's Big Stories

By Emmanuel Marshall on 29 December 2017 15:45:04 AEDT


History may well remember the 20-teens as the decade of cybercrime. 

This year has seen an unprecedented level of new attacks; not only in number but also in intensity. The steep upward trend points to 2018 being worse still. Cybercrime is now the most economically damaging crime category, worldwide.

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2018: Can we Avoid a Cybercrime Storm?

By Emmanuel Marshall on 22 December 2017 15:41:09 AEDT


Equifax, WannaCry, Russian hacking; there were weeks when 2017 was like a cybersecurity Twilight Zone. 

A lot of people are justifiably nervous about what might be in store for us next year. The absolute meshing of commerce and the internet creates new opportunities for criminals all the time and we’re seeing some trends in cybercrime right now that could make 2018 a bumpy ride for the ill-prepared.

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Cybersecurity Jargon Explained - A Glossary for ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on 08 December 2017 15:07:22 AEDT


Cybersecurity, infosec, data-security; whatever you call it, this is an industry with enough jargon to make the average person’s head spin. Terms like phishing and ransomware are familiar to most of us, but what is a dropper? And what does a catfish do?

Sometimes it is necessary to be specific to make the message clear, and that’s where jargon becomes very useful.

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MailGuard CEO Craig McDonald Mentoring Aussie Startups

By Emmanuel Marshall on 27 November 2017 16:26:49 AEDT


Today, Craig McDonald - CEO and Founder of MailGuard - hosted a Q and A session for
Cyrise program participants at the MailGuard offices in Melbourne.

Cyrise is a venture accelerator focused on facilitating the development of Asia-Pacific based cybersecurity startups. Cyrise runs 6 month mentor-driven programs in Melbourne.

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Ransomware is Selling Like Hotcakes

By Emmanuel Marshall on 23 November 2017 15:22:28 AEDT

 

You may have heard of the ‘dark web’ but to most of us it’s just a sinister sounding name. For the world of organised crime though, the dark web is a one-stop robbing shop. It’s a place where crooks can buy ready-made software for extortion, fraud, and intelligence gathering.

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New NDB Data-Security Regime: Is Your Business Ready?

By Emmanuel Marshall on 14 November 2017 16:26:27 AEDT


Thanks to the global online marketplace, businesses can find customers, manage workforces and accept payments more easily than ever before.

Australians are embracing the internet as a place to do business in record numbers and that’s great news, as long as everything works smoothly. Email, e-commerce and cloud storage platforms have become the foundation of day-to-day business activity, but they also create opportunities for infiltration and fraud. The problem that businesses face, trading online, is the risk of data breaches; valuable information falling into the wrong hands.

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