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Half of online traffic in 2024 generated by bots, report finds
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Bad bots accounted for nearly half of all global internet traffic in 2024, hitting their highest ever level since monitoring began in 2013, warns cybersecurity leader Imperva.
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Aussies lose trust in traditional comms due to scam surge, study reveals
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A surge in scams targeting traditional communication channels such as SMS and email has caused Australians to lose faith in these methods, with in-app messaging emerging as the most trusted platform, according to a recent study.
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IAS unveils industry-first ad clutter detection with AI-driven solution
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IAS reveals its first-ever AI-based solution capable of detecting and avoiding ad clutter on websites, with the aim to enhance optimisation and deliver utmost efficacy in programmatic ad buying.
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Bumble launches AI tool Deception Detector to counter fake profiles
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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Bumble Inc. unveils AI-powered Deception Detector to combat fake profiles and scams, resulting in a 45% drop in user reports of false accounts in two months.
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Google takes drastic measures to combat Gmail spam: What it means for businesses & consumers
Wed, 4th Oct 2023
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martech
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email security
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email
Google announces new measures to reduce spam in Gmail, requiring bulk email senders to authenticate emails and offer easy unsubscription, starting in 2024.
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Malspam attacks up, new sectors targeted – report
Thu, 31st Aug 2023
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malware
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cybersecurity
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VIPRE Security Group reveals that phishing emails with malicious links increased by 30% in Q2 2023, with IT firms becoming the most targeted sector.
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Barracuda reveals three new phishing tactics used in January
Fri, 17th Mar 2023
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firewall
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email security
The three new phishing tactics for security breaches include the misuse of web translation, image-only emails, and the insertion of special characters.
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67% rise in fraud losses in the UK in 2022, says money.co.uk
Wed, 15th Mar 2023
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fintech
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online shopping
The personal finance experts at money.co.uk, in their 2022 Fraud Report, have revealed the average monthly losses to fraudsters in 2022 to be over £333 million.
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Spammers phishing tourists with travel-themed lures - Bitdefender
Fri, 20th Jan 2023
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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
Spammers are phishing eager holidaymakers with travel, themed lures, according to new research from Bitdefender Antispam Lab.
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Bitdefender urges caution when dealing with holiday spam
Tue, 20th Dec 2022
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email security
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scams
Bitdefender Labs is warning people to be aware during the festive season due to a significant increase in spam scams.
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Check Point reveals malware impacting 7% of all organisations
Wed, 16th Nov 2022
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This month saw keylogger AgentTesla take first place as the most widespread malware, impacting 7% of organisations worldwide.
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How SSS Shared Managed Detection & Response Service helps secure Gisborne District Council
Wed, 14th Sep 2022
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scientific software & services
Gisborne District Council looked to SSS IT Security Specialists for a solution capable of improving its protective posture.
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Snake Keylogger credential stealer slithers back on the radar of ANZ businesses
Tue, 13th Sep 2022
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Snake Keylogger has re-emerged on the threat landscape with a brand new malspam campaign targeting IT decision-makers.
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APAC accounts for 1/4 of global malicious emails in 2022
Thu, 8th Sep 2022
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email security
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cios
There are three main factors which cause the bulk of spam emails targeting APAC: population, high adoption of e-services, and pandemic lockdowns.
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Productivity wasted as employees sort out spam emails
Wed, 8th Jun 2022
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email security
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cybersecurity
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kaspersky
Employees who receive 30-60 external emails per day could be wasting 11 hours every year looking through and identifying spam messages.
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Investigation: The NZ Govt is weakening its grip on nuisance spam
Thu, 16th Dec 2021
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digital marketing
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email
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government
Spam enforcement in New Zealand has decreased significantly, prompting calls for a review of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act (UEMA).
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New Mastercard research focuses on safer shopping and spending habits
Thu, 9th Dec 2021
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cloud services
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martech
NZ consumers shift towards spending on experiences after lockdown, with the average Kiwi saving $3,000, says Mastercard research.
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600 million profiles for sale on hacker forum - Third LinkedIn scrape in four months
Tue, 13th Jul 2021
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phishing
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email security
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cios
LinkedIn has experienced another huge data scape, the third in four months, with 600 million profiles for sale online.
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A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Tue, 12th Jan 2021
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malware
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microsoft
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ransomware
Sophos presents a 20-year retrospective of cyber-threats, from the Worm Era to the Monetisation Era and the current Ransomware Era.
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Security training and tech: Empowering staff in a hybrid work environment
Mon, 28th Sep 2020
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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
As employees travel back and forth between home and the workplace, are they walking through the door with cyber threats sitting on their devices?.
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Trend Micro: COVID-19 related malware and spam on the rise
Mon, 11th May 2020
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cybersecurity
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Malware and spam related to COVID-19 are increasing globally, with the US identified as the top location, according to Trend Micro.
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Number of spam emails drops, still accounts for 55% of traffic
Fri, 20th Dec 2019
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email
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Significantly, spam messages account for more than half of 295 billion in 2019, making 55% of global email traffic in this year, the company states.
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Bin 'em: Those bomb threat emails are complete hoaxes
Mon, 17th Dec 2018
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
A worldwide spate of spam emails claiming there is a bomb in the recipient’s building is almost certainly a hoax.
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Caught in the wild: A look at email scams and spam
Tue, 21st Aug 2018
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email security
Every day cybercriminals come up with a wide variety of phishing tactics with the intent of scamming innocent users.