Category Archives for Virus & Malware

Cyber Threats – What are the common threat types?

The cyber threat to Australian individuals and organisations is undeniable, unrelenting and continues to grow. You could be a target even if you don’t think the information held on your networks is valuable, or that your business would be of interest to cyber adversaries. Many organisations are at risk purely because they are vulnerable through unpatched software […]

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Hackers Using Zero-Width Spaces to Bypass MS Office 365 Protection

Swati Khandelwal wrote on The Hacker News that Security researchers have been warning about a simple technique that cybercriminals and email scammers are already being using in the wild to bypass security features of Microsoft Office 365, including Safe Links, which are originally designed to protect users from malware and phishing attacks. Safe Links has been included […]

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Ethereum Classic (ETC) Hit by “Double-Spend” Attack Worth $1.1M

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has suspended all transactions of Ethereum Classic (ETC)—the original unforked version of the Ethereum network—on their trading platforms, other products and services after detecting a potential attack on the cryptocurrency network that let someone spend the same digital coins twice, reported Swati Khandelwal of thehackernews.com Why is this attack concerning? The heist resulted in […]

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The Role of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Cybersecurity

The origins of artificial intelligence (AI) can be traced all the way back to World War 2, when a team of British cryptographers developed what came to be the world’s first computer, a machine that used mathematical reasoning to decrypt polymorphic codes transmitted by the Axis powers. Historians have estimated that this innovation shortened the […]

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How the Quick Thinking of a Staff Member Saved a Perth Business Potentially Thousands of Dollars

The quick thinking of a staff member of Perth based Fleet leasing company, Easifleet, really did save the company potentially thousands of dollars as a nasty malware was hidden within a compromised Dropbox account of a client of theirs. It seemed legitimate enough, an Easifleet staff member received a couple of emails from a client’s Dropbox […]

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Extremely stealthy malware – Controlled by your emails

A long list of government foreign offices are the most recent victims in a cleverly crafted backdoor, allowing malware to be controlled by PDFs sent via email to an infected machine to gain control of confidential government information.What is the threat?An advanced persistent threat group by the name of Turla, have crafted a malware that […]

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New Global Ransomware Threat

There’s a new form of ransomware that emerged globally this month – and it’s leaving a nasty payload on computers both corporate and personal.What is ransomware?Ransomware is a software designed to block a users’ access to their computer until a sum of money is paid. It is a subset of malware, that typically encrypts the […]

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O365 – Restore Access Scam

If you are on the administrator list of any Office 365 service, you will see many notifications coming through to advise you of various adds/ moves and changes.  The notifications come with standard branding by way of colours etc to ensure you recognise the messages.  The fact that the branding is clear and powerful, also […]

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WiFi on Krack

If you have ever used WIFI and lets face it, who hasn’t, then this is something you need to know.We’ve already covered two recent Wifi vulnerabilities with Android and Apple devices and have another potentially much bigger piece of news about wifi.  The device you are using is on the KRACK – Maybe not what you are thinking […]

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Legitimate Invoice Request

Sometimes we see Spam message that are really clever.  Some are so bad, they make us laugh, just like this one. Has anyone seen the message below?As always, if  you see a questionable message just delete it.  Don’t try to figure out what their angle is – Don’t ever click on the links. If you would like a […]

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