No More Ransom Helped More Than 1.5 Million People Decrypt Their Devices
Aug11

No More Ransom Helped More Than 1.5 Million People Decrypt Their Devices

 No More Ransom, the initiative launched to help victims of ransomware decrypt their files, celebrates its six-year anniversary today. Since the launch, it has grown from four partners to 188 and has contributed 136 decryption tools covering 165 ransomware families. In doing so, it has helped more than 1.5 million people decrypt their devices all over the world – with the project available in 37 languages. In Southeast Asia...

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Hive, LockBit and BlackCat Ransomware Gangs Consecutively Attack the Same Network, Sophos Reports
Aug11

Hive, LockBit and BlackCat Ransomware Gangs Consecutively Attack the Same Network, Sophos Reports

 Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced in the Sophos X-Ops Active Adversary whitepaper, “Multiple Attackers: A Clear and Present Danger,” that Hive, LockBit and BlackCat, three prominent ransomware gangs, consecutively attacked the same network. The first two attacks took place within two hours, and the third attack took place two weeks later. Each ransomware gang left its own ransom demand,...

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Crypto-Collapse And Rising Smart Attacks: Kaspersky Reports On DDOS In Q2
Aug11

Crypto-Collapse And Rising Smart Attacks: Kaspersky Reports On DDOS In Q2

 During Q2 2022, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks reached a new level as the share of smart attacks and average duration saw steep increases. Compared to the previous year, the average duration of a DDoS attack rose 100 times, reaching 3,000 minutes. The share of smart attacks almost broke the four-year record, accounting for nearly 50% of the total. Experts also expect an increase in overall DDoS activity, especially...

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Majority of Business Execs In SEA Anticipate Data Theft, APT, and Ransomware Attacks
Aug02

Majority of Business Execs In SEA Anticipate Data Theft, APT, and Ransomware Attacks

 With the many news reports highlighting the damages of cyberattacks against businesses and countries as a whole, Kaspersky’s fresh study revealed the heightened awareness of business executives in Southeast Asia (SEA) about the sophisticated risks online. Data theft, alongside Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and ransomware infections, are the highest on their list of concerns. The study titled “How business executives...

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Cybersecurity Remains Key To Digital Transformation And Adoption In Malaysia Smes, Says Kaspersky
Jul26

Cybersecurity Remains Key To Digital Transformation And Adoption In Malaysia Smes, Says Kaspersky

 The Malaysian government introduced Malaysia Digital as the new national strategic initiative to encourage and attract companies, talents, and investments in the country. One of the key focus of Malaysia Digital is digitalising small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Kaspersky’s latest research on digital payments showed that among the countries in Southeast Asia, consumers in Malaysia (72%) strongly favoured the SME’s adoption of...

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Why We Should Use Zero Trust Network Access For  Remote Working
Jul26

Why We Should Use Zero Trust Network Access For Remote Working

 One of the biggest shifts in the workplace as a result of the pandemic is the trend of remote working. While some companies used to offer the ability to work from home as a benefit, it has now become the norm for most businesses. According to a survey by the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), 61.7% of companies want to continue with a hybrid work arrangement – meaning they have the flexibility to work from home or anywhere...

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AV-TEST Finds Kaspersky Security Solutions For Business Deliver 100% Ransomware Protection
Jul26

AV-TEST Finds Kaspersky Security Solutions For Business Deliver 100% Ransomware Protection

 AV-TEST, the independent IT security institute, has recognized Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business and Kaspersky Small Office Security as standouts in its Advanced Threat Protection test for ransomware protection. The assessment found that both Kaspersky business solutions were capable of successfully defending against ransomware in 10 real-life scenarios. Ransomware attacks are on the rise. While Kaspersky research found...

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Sophos Announces Sophos X-Ops
Jul26

Sophos Announces Sophos X-Ops

 Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced Sophos X-Ops, a new cross-operational unit linking SophosLabs, Sophos SecOps and Sophos AI, three established teams of cybersecurity experts at Sophos, to help organizations better defend against constantly changing and increasingly complex cyberattacks. Sophos X-Ops leverages the predictive, real-time, real-world, and deeply researched threat intelligence...

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82% of Malaysian Organizations Concerned about Growing Attack Surface
Jul26

82% of Malaysian Organizations Concerned about Growing Attack Surface

 Trend Micro Incorporated, the leader in cloud security, announced the findings of its latest Global Risk Study 2022, which revealed that 82% of organizations in Malaysia are concerned about their growing attack surface. In light of this, Trend Micro introduced Trend Micro One – a unified cybersecurity platform aimed to enhance security capabilities of businesses today for the future. According to the study’s findings from over...

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Stranger Scams: Cybercriminals Drain Wallets of Popular Mystery Series’ Fans
Jul19

Stranger Scams: Cybercriminals Drain Wallets of Popular Mystery Series’ Fans

 In early July, season four of one of the most long-awaited series, Stranger Things, was released. Despite a three-year break due to pandemic-related delays, the series was hotly anticipated and, once again, topped streaming charts. Unfortunately, the desire of ardent fans to see new episodes as soon as possible has been actively abused by fraudsters. Kaspersky researchers found numerous examples of spam emails and phishing pages...

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