The Vaccination Cyberthreat: Kaspersky Reports Intensified Scamming Activities Around COVID-19 Vaccines In Q1 2021
May06

The Vaccination Cyberthreat: Kaspersky Reports Intensified Scamming Activities Around COVID-19 Vaccines In Q1 2021

 Scammers are constantly searching for new ways to steal users’ data. Last year, a completely new category of opportunity became one of the most profitable scams for fraudsters. They extensively used COVID-19 related spam letters and phishing pages to benefit from the year’s most alarming and high-profile news story. According to a new Kaspersky report, “Spam and Phishing in Q1 2021” scammers are continuing to exploit this...

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Sophos “State of Ransomware 2021” Reveals That 59% Of Malaysian Organizations Expect To Be Hit In The Future
May06

Sophos “State of Ransomware 2021” Reveals That 59% Of Malaysian Organizations Expect To Be Hit In The Future

 Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced the findings of its global survey, “The State of Ransomware 2021,” which reveals that 59% of Malaysian organizations not hit by ransomware last year expect to be hit in the future. Furthermore, 59% of these respondents say it is because ransomware attacks are increasingly hard to stop due to their sophistication; 58% of them say ransomware is already so...

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Check Point Software Shows How To Prevent Password Theft
May06

Check Point Software Shows How To Prevent Password Theft

 Every year, on the first Thursday of May, World Password Day is celebrated, which in this 2021 of widespread remote working becomes even more relevant. Many users are under the false belief that a cybercriminal has no reason to have any interest in their person or their computer. For this reason, Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. wants to remember the importance of cybersecurity education and the effective use of passwords...

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Majority Of Social Media Users In SEA Want To Keep Their Financial Data Offline
May03

Majority Of Social Media Users In SEA Want To Keep Their Financial Data Offline

 Do you feel afraid every time you input your credit card information or banking details on a shopping site or a payment app? You are not alone, at least according to a survey from the global cybersecurity and digital privacy company Kaspersky. The report titled “Making Sense of Our Place in the Digital Reputation Economy” discovered some types of personal information are sacred to social media users in Southeast Asia (SEA),...

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The Know-How You Need: Kaspersky Experts Share A Guide To Staying Safe From Doxing
May03

The Know-How You Need: Kaspersky Experts Share A Guide To Staying Safe From Doxing

 Sharing and geotagging photos, uploading documents to the cloud, installing a new application, and even browsing online retail stores – we deal with personal data management daily, whether we realize it or not. Often, it is not clear what data we share, and most importantly, who are the final recipients of the data that makes us vulnerable. One of the threats that online users of all ages, professions, and backgrounds face is...

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Assessing the State of Mobile Application Security through the Lens of COVID-19
Apr28

Assessing the State of Mobile Application Security through the Lens of COVID-19

 Synopsys recently released a report, “Peril in a Pandemic: The State of Mobile Application Security,” produced by its Cybersecurity Research Center (CyRC), examining the state of mobile application security during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study encompassed 3,335 of the most popular Android mobile applications on the Google Play Store as of the first quarter of 2021. Leveraging Synopsys’ Black Duck® Binary Analysis, the CyRC...

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Old But Gold: 22% Of PC Users Still Running End-Of-Life Windows 7 OS
Apr28

Old But Gold: 22% Of PC Users Still Running End-Of-Life Windows 7 OS

 Kaspersky conducted a study based on anonymized OS metadata provided by consenting Kaspersky Security Network users. The survey has found that almost one quarter (22%) of PC users are still using the end-of-life OS Windows 7, which stopped receiving mainstream support in January 2020. When an OS comes to the end of its lifecycle, no more updates will be issued by the vendor, including critical security fixes. Although a trusted...

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Bank-related Scams: How to Keep Your Money Safe Online
Apr28

Bank-related Scams: How to Keep Your Money Safe Online

 One of Malaysia’s largest bank recently issued a scam alert warning to its customers about a new fake website created by fraudsters to steal customer’s banking details, which include username and password. Links to these copy-cat sites are normally sent through SMS, email or social messaging platforms with an urgent note requesting the recipient or customer to log in or update their bank account details. Such modus is not new as...

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Atlas Vending Innovates Through Atlas Hack Virtual Hackathon
Apr26

Atlas Vending Innovates Through Atlas Hack Virtual Hackathon

 26 April 2021 (MY) – The recently concluded ATLAS Hack Virtual Hackathon, Malaysia’s first Smart Retail Hackathon which was held from the 5th to 7th of March, with its Grand Finals on the 13th of March saw amazing innovative ideas developed by Malaysian tech talents for the retail vending space. ATLAS Hack was organised by ATLAS Vending, the largest food & beverage vending machine operator in Malaysia & Singapore...

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Sophos Unveils XGS Series Firewall Appliances  with Industry-Best Transport Layer Security (TLS) Inspection
Apr26

Sophos Unveils XGS Series Firewall Appliances with Industry-Best Transport Layer Security (TLS) Inspection

 26 April 2021 (MY) – Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today unveiled new XGS Series firewall appliances with unrivaled performance and advanced protection against cyberattacks. The new appliances feature industry-best Transport Layer Security (TLS) inspection, including native support for TLS 1.3, that is up to five times faster than other models available on the market today. “Sophos Firewall XGS...

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