2022 Is Whatsapp’s Biggest Year Yet
Dec23

2022 Is Whatsapp’s Biggest Year Yet

  This year, WhatsApp added over 20 new features — including Communities, improvements to groups, better calling and voice notes. It also added more layers of privacy, on top of industry-leading default end-to-end encryption, encrypted backups, and disappearing messages — making the most popular private messaging app even more private. Recap of all the new features added in 2022:    Added layers of privacyIn...

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Rules For Safe Online Shopping
Dec21

Rules For Safe Online Shopping

  Online shopping is a part of all our lives, and many can no longer imagine their daily routine without it. A couple of clicks, and a delivery guy is already bringing pizza or dog food straight to your door, while movie tickets arrive straight into your inbox. This calls for more, not less vigilance: it’s not only online stores and services that are after your money, but scammers forever scheming how to pick your pocket. Today...

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How Response Planning can help Protect Your Organisation from Cyberattacks
Dec21

How Response Planning can help Protect Your Organisation from Cyberattacks

  This year, Malaysia witnessed some of its biggest cyberattacks. This included a ransomware attack on a well-known local budget airline that saw the personal data of some five million people stolen, the theft of personal data of 22.5 million people from a national registry and a payment gateway data breach. According to Cybersecurity Malaysia, there is an estimated 6,002 cybersecurity incidents reported as of September this...

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Malaysia Digital Content Festival 2022 Recognises The Region’s Digital Creative Content Industry
Dec17

Malaysia Digital Content Festival 2022 Recognises The Region’s Digital Creative Content Industry

  Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), the nation’s lead digital economy agency under the Ministry of Communications and Digital Malaysia (KKD) is back with Malaysia Digital Content Festival (MYDCF 2022) held in conjunction with Comic Fiesta happening from 17 to 18 December at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). MYDCF2022 is expected to attract 40,000 attendees from all over Malaysia. The event was officiated by YBhg....

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Dark Side Of FIFA World Cup – How To Avoid Scammers And Enjoy The Final Game
Dec17

Dark Side Of FIFA World Cup – How To Avoid Scammers And Enjoy The Final Game

  On December 18, the final of the World Cup between the teams of Argentina and France will take place. This is a huge event that will be followed by millions of fans around the world. According to FIFA president Gianni Infantino, this championship is going to be the most-watched tournament in history. Considering the amount of attention surrounding this event, scammers will try to use it to steal valuable personal data or money....

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Sophos Thwarts Ransomware Attack by Rare, Malicious Driver Signed with a Valid Digital Certificate
Dec17

Sophos Thwarts Ransomware Attack by Rare, Malicious Driver Signed with a Valid Digital Certificate

  Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today revealed it has found malicious code in multiple drivers signed by legitimate digital certificates. Its latest report, “Signed Driver Malware Moves up the Software Trust Chain,” details the investigation which began with an attempted ransomware attack in which the attackers used a malicious driver signed with a legitimate Windows Hardware...

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Improved Calling on WhatsApp
Dec17

Improved Calling on WhatsApp

  While WhatsApp is best known for bringing private and secure messaging to users across the world, more and more people are using WhatsApp as a way to connect with voice and video calls. That’s why over the course of this year we’ve launched several improvements to calling on WhatsApp, for catching up with your loved ones, colleagues and communities securely. WhatsApp has introduced new features for better connecting as a group...

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Hybrid Workers and Managed Service Providers Face Cyber-Threat Onslaught in 2023
Dec17

Hybrid Workers and Managed Service Providers Face Cyber-Threat Onslaught in 2023

  Trend Micro Incorporated has released Future/Tense: Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2023. The report warns that threat actors will ramp up attacks targeting security blind spots in the home office, software supply chain, and cloud in the coming year. “Since end last year, organizations in Malaysia have either returned to the office, permanently switching to remote arrangements, or opting for a combination of both. However,...

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Monkey Business: Top 5 SMB Threats to Watch Out for in 2023
Dec13

Monkey Business: Top 5 SMB Threats to Watch Out for in 2023

  There’s a saying that those who own the information own the world. However, speaking about information security, the whole “world” is not enough – so the cybercriminals’ needs are confined to other people’s data, money, after all, business. Don’t think that attackers are in a constant chase for big fortunes or tabloid scandals: as the statistics show, more than 60% of all small and medium businesses have experienced...

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Law, Order and Mayhem: Cybercriminals Scam Each Other Out of Millions of Dollars and Take Their Complaints About the Scams to Arbitration Rooms, Sophos Reports
Dec13

Law, Order and Mayhem: Cybercriminals Scam Each Other Out of Millions of Dollars and Take Their Complaints About the Scams to Arbitration Rooms, Sophos Reports

  Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today announced in the first of a four-part series, “The Scammers Who Scam Scammers on Cybercrime Forums,” that cybercriminals are scamming each other out of millions of dollars and use arbitration to settle disputes about the scams. The report also reveals how attackers use classic techniques—some decades old, such as typosquatting, phishing,...

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