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36m AI & gaming credentials breached, Kaspersky reveals
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Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky reveals over 36m AI and gaming credentials, including Roblox and OpenAI, have been feasted on by infostealers within three years.
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Human error is the top cyber threat, according to CTOs
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Human error is regarded as the most significant cyber threat by 59% of Chief Technology Officers, despite high adoption of security measures.
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AI deepfake scams surge with celebrity voice cloning on social media
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Rise in advanced AI voice cloning scams impersonating celebrities like Oprah and Elon Musk on social media are duping victims in phoney giveaways, reveals security firm Bitdefender.
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Tidal Cyber maps out 2024's election cyber threats worldwide
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Tidal Cyber unveils a study revealing high-risk countries and top offenders for election cyber interference threats in 2024, spotlighting the methods used and potential defences.
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Quorum Cyber predicts major cyber threats for 2024
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Quorum Cyber's 2024 report forecasts AI weaponisation and intensified threats from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as major cybersecurity concerns.
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Unseen surge in cyber attacks blocked by Avast in 2023
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Avast blocked 10 billion cyberattacks in 2023, up 49% on the prior year, with cybercriminals deploying sophisticated methods including deepfake scams and exploiting PDF files and Google OAuth to steal user information.
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Generative AI stokes sophisticated phishing threats
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Generative AI is fuelling sophisticated phishing and social engineering attacks, prompting organisations to adopt stringent controls.
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KnowBe4 announces winners of 2023 APJ Partner Programme Awards
Tue, 30th Jan 2024
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KnowBe4, the world's leading security awareness training provider, has announced the winners of its 2023 APJ Partner Programme Awards, recognising partners vital to progress in the cybersecurity human risk management sector.
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Surge in cyberattacks on public sector spotlighted by KnowBe4 report
Wed, 24th Jan 2024
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Cyberattacks on the public sector surge in 2023, says KnowBe4 report, revealing a noteworthy 31% increase in APAC region and a global rising trend in ransomware incidents.
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Data Privacy Day sees phishing risk surge – report
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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Ahead of Data Privacy Day, PrivacyEngines stresses increasing threat of phishing, with a staggering number of global attacks in Q3 2022.
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Kaspersky warns of elevated child cybersecurity risks in 2024
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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Cybersecurity experts at Kaspersky reveal increasing threats to minors in 2024, including AI-generated inappropriate content, cyberattacks on young gamers and malicious app downloads.
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Keeper Security introduces hardware key as sole 2FA method
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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Keeper Security boosts cybersecurity with new support for hardware security keys as the solitary Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) method to deter remote attacks.
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ESET uncovers malicious Python projects spreading via PyPI
Mon, 1st Jan 2024
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ESET Research has discovered a series of malicious Python projects distributed via PyPI repository, introducing a customised backdoor into Windows, Linux systems, and stealing personal data.
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Malicious Python projects targeting Linux, Windows systems
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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ESET uncovers harmful Python projects on official repository, PyPI; malware delivers cyberespionage backdoor and data theft.
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Proofpoint acquires Tessian to bolster AI-driven cybersecurity defences
Thu, 28th Dec 2023
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Proofpoint finalises acquisition of AI-leader Tessian, planning to enhance their cybersecurity platform by 2024.
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AI advancements being exploited for email cyberattacks
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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Cybercriminals are capitalising on the advancements in generative AI technology to conduct sophisticated email cyberattacks, says CISO of Abnormal Security.
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AI to customise cyber threats, predicts cybersecurity firm Gen
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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Gen predicts AI will customise and escalate cyber threats by 2024, making cybersecurity a daily life necessity.
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Cybercriminals wary of AI usage in operations – Sophos
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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Cybersecurity firm Sophos uncovers that despite recognising AI's potential, cybercriminals remain cautious about its integration in operations.
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Predicting 2024's cybersecurity threats: insights from Barracuda Network's experts
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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Barracuda Network's experts forecast 2024's cyber threats, highlighting rising AI-enabled attacks and cloud vulnerabilities.
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Keeper Security urges retailers to prep for holiday season cyber threats
Fri, 17th Nov 2023
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Keeper Security, a top cybersecurity software firm, warns retailers to brace for potential cyber threats during the holiday season.
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Sumsub launches 'For Fake’s Sake' to detect deepfakes and synthetic fraud
Mon, 23rd Oct 2023
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Sumsub rolls out 'For Fake's Sake', a groundbreaking platform designed to detect deepfakes and synthetic fraud.
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Delinea bolsters identity-based cyberattack protection with upgrade
Wed, 18th Oct 2023
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Delinea improves its Privilege Manager, bolstering identity-based cyberattack protection with focus on just-in-time access.
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Social engineering biggest threat to online safety - Avast
Fri, 11th Aug 2023
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The Avast Q2 Threat Report found that over 75% of all threat detections on desktops were attributed to scams, phishing, and malvertising.
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WatchGuard Threat Lab Report reveals new security threats
Thu, 29th Jun 2023
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WatchGuard Technologies' latest Threat Lab Report reveals new browser-based social engineering trends, revealing China and Russia behind 75% of new threats.