Singles Day Is Coming: Phishing Attempts Grow Amid The Large E-Commerce Sale Day In Asia
Nov10

Singles Day Is Coming: Phishing Attempts Grow Amid The Large E-Commerce Sale Day In Asia

 10 November 2020 – Kaspersky researchers have observed significant growth in fraudulent activities around e-commerce during an active sales period in Asian countries – Singles’ Day (November 11). Originally a sale in China, Singles’ Day is now relevant to everyone around the world who turns to e-markets for shopping, with some of the best deals promoted weeks before the actual holiday. Due to the popularity of Asian...

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More Than 5-In-10 Parents In SEA Trust Their Kids To Keep Themselves Safe Online
Oct29

More Than 5-In-10 Parents In SEA Trust Their Kids To Keep Themselves Safe Online

 29 October 2020 – Undoubtedly, the pandemic has pushed kids and parents alike to spend more time online. A fresh study from global cybersecurity company Kaspersky quantified this increase at up to two more hours daily in Southeast Asia (SEA). For moms and dads from the region, 63% agreed that their children are using the internet more than they did last year. Factors such as online classes, virtual tutorials, e-gaming, and...

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Social Networks, Messengers And External Cloud Services Are Mostly Used By Employees But Often Exploited By Cyber-Fraudsters
Oct23

Social Networks, Messengers And External Cloud Services Are Mostly Used By Employees But Often Exploited By Cyber-Fraudsters

 23 October 2020 – There are several web services that employees of small and medium businesses most frequently access while working, according to Kaspersky. These include YouTube, Facebook, Google services and WhatsApp, with some of these applications being the most exploited by malefactors as a springboard for phishing. However, this list differs from the services that employers tend to limit for use on corporate devices....

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95% Of Enterprises Admit Their Technology Innovations Fail Before Launch
Oct23

95% Of Enterprises Admit Their Technology Innovations Fail Before Launch

 23 October 2020 – According to new research commissioned by Kaspersky, 95% of heads of innovations in enterprises globally admit that their projects often fail before they are launched. Many of these innovations don’t even make it past development stage (36%). A lack of cooperation with IT Security departments also increases the likelihood that a project will never be released. New products developed by enterprises often...

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Having Everything At Once? Tips For Small Enterprises On How To Choose An EDR Solution That Suits Their Needs
Oct22

Having Everything At Once? Tips For Small Enterprises On How To Choose An EDR Solution That Suits Their Needs

 22 October 2020 – The attacks taking place on small and medium enterprises (SME) are becoming more sophisticated, meaning that they cannot be easily prevented by traditional endpoint protection mechanisms. In such cases, timely incident detection is essential to minimizing any potential negative impact. However, this challenging task cannot be done without enhanced endpoint visibility, exploring suspicious activities and...

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CISO Checklist: Boxes To Tick When Choosing A Threat Intelligence Provider
Oct22

CISO Checklist: Boxes To Tick When Choosing A Threat Intelligence Provider

 22 October 2020 – A long time ago in the cybersecurity space far far away, the choice of a threat intelligence service was often restricted to a handful of providers. Today, the cybersecurity industry in APAC is worth at least USD 30.45 billion and expected to grow at an annual rate of 18.3% from 2020 to 2025, with multiple cybersecurity vendors seeking a bigger slice of the proverbial pie. For any chief information...

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What is Wardriving and How to Prevent it From Happening
Oct18

What is Wardriving and How to Prevent it From Happening

 When we think of different types of cyber attacks, we rarely think of individuals doing anything other than sitting behind a computer and using the digital universe to undertake all parts of their evil acts. Wardriving, however, actually involves a criminal in a car, in your neighborhood. These criminals still never have any actual contact with their victims, but they do get much closer, physically, than in other cases of...

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Control-Alt-Can’t Delete: Customized Firmware Bootkit Found In The Wild
Oct17

Control-Alt-Can’t Delete: Customized Firmware Bootkit Found In The Wild

 17 October 2020 – Kaspersky’s researchers uncovered an advanced persistent threat (APT) espionage campaign that uses a very rarely seen type of malware known as a firmware bootkit. The new malware was detected by Kaspersky’s UEFI / BIOS scanning technology, which detects known and unknown threats. The scanning technology identified a previously unknown malware in the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), an...

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Kaspersky Expert: Targeted Ransomware Groups Such As Maze Spotted In Southeast Asia
Oct16

Kaspersky Expert: Targeted Ransomware Groups Such As Maze Spotted In Southeast Asia

 16 October 2020 – If there is one positive consequence brought about by the COVID-19 situation in Southeast Asia (SEA), it is to prove that the region has the capability to embrace digitalisation. In fact, a 2020 research conducted by Kaspersky among 760 respondents from the region revealed that nearly 8-in-10 are currently working from home. An additional two to five hours have been added on top of the 8-hour daily...

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XOX Adds Cyber Security Offerings
Oct15

XOX Adds Cyber Security Offerings

 14 October 2020 – XOX Bhd, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, XOX (Hong Kong) Limited, announced today it has acquired through delivery of transfer, 16.37% of Nexion Technological Limited, worth RM23million. Nexion, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange GEM Board, is a well-established information and communication technology solution provider with headquarters in Singapore, focusing on cyber infrastructure and cyber...

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