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Kaspersky Study: Devices Infected With Data-Stealing Malware Increased by 7 Times Since 2020

The number of devices infected with data-stealing malware in 2023 was 9.8 million, a sevenfold increase over the same figure for 2020, according to new research from Kaspersky Digital Footprint Intelligence. However, the researchers believe that the true figure could be as high as 16 million, as credentials from devices . . . Read more

Cyber Security Trends to Watch in Australia in 2024

The year 2023 was a big year for cyber security professionals in Australia. While IT teams continued to deal with the fallout of some big Australian data breaches, the new 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy was released to boost defences against future threats. Experts from Rapid7 have argued that Australia . . . Read more

Australian CEOs Struggling to Face Cyber Risk Realities

Image: ImageFlow/Adobe Stock Fear and the more technical aspects of cybersecurity are still stopping Australian CEOs from engaging more deeply with cybersecurity risks, despite a string of high-profile cyberattacks that have hit Australian brands, including Optus and Medibank and millions of their customers. New research from consulting firm Accenture found . . . Read more

Is Rapid Data Recovery the Best Hope Australia Has for a Win Against Ransomware?

Rubrik’s technology leader for Australia and New Zealand, Dale Heath, has said many local organizations still have an operational resilience mindset and are relying on systems not designed for cyber resilience when ransomware attackers breach perimeter defenses. Local IT teams can take the advantage by adopting a zero-trust approach, improving . . . Read more

Australian Data Breach Costs are Rising — What Can IT Leaders Do?

Image: Creativa Images/Adobe Stock There’s a good reason Australian organizations are more conscious than ever of the risk of a data breach in 2023. In recent years senior IT professionals, along with many everyday Australians, have witnessed a number of high profile incidents, including the shock hacking of large local . . . Read more

Mom’s Meals issues “Notice of Data Event”: What to know and what to do

by Paul Ducklin US food delivery compeny PurFoods, which trades as Mom’s Meals, has just admitted to a cyberintrusion that took place from 2023-01-16 to 2023-02-22. The company stated officially that: [The] cyberattack […] included the encryption of certain files in our network. Because the investigation identified the presence of . . . Read more

Get a Lifetime of Powerful VPN Protection for Your Business Data for Just $70

There’s no reason to take chances of your business suffering a data breach when a lifetime of powerful protection is so affordable. Image: StackCommerce It’s one thing to be diligent about keeping your personal information protected while browsing online, but it’s quite another to protect the sensitive data your business . . . Read more

S3 Ep131: Can you really have fun with FORTRAN?

by Paul Ducklin LOOPING THE LOOP No audio player below? Listen directly on Soundcloud. With Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and outro music by Edith Mudge. You can listen to us on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and anywhere that good podcasts are found. Or just drop . . . Read more

Ex-CEO of breached pyschotherapy clinic gets prison sentence for bad data security

by Paul Ducklin We’ve said this before, but we’ll repeat it again here: Imagine that you’d spoken in what you thought was total confidence to a psychotherapist, but the contents of your sessions had been saved for posterity, along with precise personal identification details such as your unique national ID . . . Read more