Avatars on WhatsApp
Dec09

Avatars on WhatsApp

  WhatsApp has rolled out avatars for its users as a new personalized way to express themselves. Avatar is a digital version of you that can be created from billions of combinations of diverse hair styles, facial features, and outfits. On WhatsApp you can now use your personalized avatar as your profile photo or choose from one of 36 custom stickers reflecting many different emotions and actions. Sending an avatar is a fast and...

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Sophos Launches Industry-First Managed Detection And Response (MDR) ServiceFrom An Endpoint Security Provider That Integrates Vendor Agnostic Telemetry
Dec09

Sophos Launches Industry-First Managed Detection And Response (MDR) Service
From An Endpoint Security Provider That Integrates Vendor Agnostic Telemetry

  Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, announced the general availability of Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) with new industry-first threat detection and response capabilities. Sophos is the first endpoint security provider to integrate vendor agnostic telemetry from third-party security technologies into its MDR offering, providing unprecedented visibility and detection...

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Cybercriminals Attack Users With 400,000 New Malicious Files Daily – That Is 5% More Than In 2021
Dec09

Cybercriminals Attack Users With 400,000 New Malicious Files Daily – That Is 5% More Than In 2021

  In 2022, Kaspersky’s detection systems discovered on average 400,000 malicious files distributed every day, indicating a 5% growth compared to 2021. The number of certain types of threats also escalated: for example, Kaspersky experts discovered the 181% increase in the proportion of ransomware detected daily. These and other findings are part of Kaspersky Security Bulletin (KSB) – an annual series of predictions and analytical...

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Ericsson and DNB Achieve New World Record For Long-Distance Speed With mmwave, Paving The Way For High-Speed Rural Connectivity
Dec07

Ericsson and DNB Achieve New World Record For Long-Distance Speed With mmwave, Paving The Way For High-Speed Rural Connectivity

  Ericsson and Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) recently achieved a world record distance for Gigabit speeds over Malaysia’s 5G network that will pave the way for high-quality, affordable and high-speed connectivity. The test, conducted over the 28GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) frequency, achieved a peak throughput of 1Gbps at a record distance of 11.18km from a radio antenna in Butterworth, Penang to a point off the island. The new...

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Epson Relaunches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Arctic Greening
Dec07

Epson Relaunches Campaign to Raise Awareness of Arctic Greening

  Global technology firm Epson has continued its efforts for the second successive year to increase awareness of global warming, with a new campaign focused on the issue of Arctic greening, and how businesses and consumers can take more action to reduce their environmental impact. The campaign builds on Epson’s previous campaign produced by National Geographic CreativeWorks. Last year’s campaign won a Webby Award as the People’s...

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72% of Malaysia Organizations Were Breached At Least Once  in the Past Year
Nov29

72% of Malaysia Organizations Were Breached At Least Once in the Past Year

  Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cybersecurity leader, today announced that 72% of organizations in Malaysia have had customer records compromised multiple times over the past 12 months as they struggle to profile and defend an expanding attack surface. The findings come from Trend Micro’s semi-annual Cyber Risk Index (CRI) report, compiled by the Ponemon Institute from interviews with over 4,100 organizations across...

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Fight Against Cyberbullying: How Parents And Kids Can Protect Themselves
Nov24

Fight Against Cyberbullying: How Parents And Kids Can Protect Themselves

  November is a month when cyberbullying is widely discussed around the world with events including the International Day Against Violence and Bullying to the week-long dedicated fight against this problem in the U.K., and countries uniting together to resist cyberbullying. Kaspersky experts have collected a range of tips for parents and children on what to do if you’re bullied, and how to protect yourself. What kids can do to...

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Revenue Monster Names Kamarul Arifin Mohd Jamil, Former Affin Bank Group CEO, As New Chairman
Nov24

Revenue Monster Names Kamarul Arifin Mohd Jamil, Former Affin Bank Group CEO, As New Chairman

  Revenue Monster Group – a Malaysian financial technology company has appointed former Affin Bank Group CEO, Kamarul Arifin Mohd Jamil, as its new chairman. The appointment marks the Group’s next step in its plans for hypergrowth within the FinTech space. Leveraging Kamarul’s decades of experience in the financial services industry, Revenue Monster Group is poised for an eventful 2023 with a string of high profile...

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Sophos 2023 Threat Report: Criminals “Follow the Money” by Commercializing Cybercrime, Launching More “Innovative” Ransomware Attacks and Doubling Down on Credential Theft
Nov24

Sophos 2023 Threat Report: Criminals “Follow the Money” by Commercializing Cybercrime, Launching More “Innovative” Ransomware Attacks and Doubling Down on Credential Theft

  Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering next-generation cybersecurity as a service, published its 2023 Threat Report. The report details how the cyberthreat landscape has reached a new level of commercialization and convenience for would-be attackers, with nearly all barriers to entry for committing cybercrime removed through the expansion of cybercrime-as-a-service. The report also addresses how ransomware remains...

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Mastercard Brings More Payment Choices to Consumers in Malaysia with Google Wallet
Nov16

Mastercard Brings More Payment Choices to Consumers in Malaysia with Google Wallet

  To meet growing consumer preference for more payment options, Mastercard is bringing contactless payments to consumers in Malaysia, with the launch of Google Wallet in the country today. Mastercard cardholders from CIMB Bank Berhad and Hong Leong Bank Berhad can now save their credit and debit cards within Google Wallet, a digital wallet that enables users to store credit and debit cards, as well as loyalty cards, boarding...

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