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New wormable Android malware discovered through auto-replies in WhatsApp
Check Point Research has discovered new malware on Google’s Play Store that could spread through WhatsApp messages.
Ransomware and Microsoft Exchange attacks surging
There are global surges in ransomware attacks alongside increases in cyber attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities, according to Check Point Research.
Hackers offering forged “official” COVID vaccination certificates and negative test results on dark net
There has been a 350% increase in the number of advertisements selling alleged COVID vaccines within the last three months.
Exploits on organisations doubling every two to three hours after news of Microsoft Exchange’s four zero-day vulnerabilities
The race has started between hackers and security professionals following the disclosure of vulnerabilities on Microsoft Exchange Servers, according to Check Point Research.
Covid-19 sees rapid cloud adoption, rise in double-extortion ransomware
“We need to act now to stop this cyber pandemic spreading out of control."
2021's Most Wanted: Emotet continues reign as top malware threat
The Emotet trojan continues to reign as top malware in January, despite international law enforcement taking control of its infrastructure.
Check Point launches security gateways to protect SMBs against threats
The range of six gateways sets new standards of protection against the most advanced cyber attacks for SMBs, giving greater ease of deployment and management.
Thousands of stolen credentials end up on the internet by careless phishing scammers
"Anyone could have had access to the information stolen," says Check Point.
Check Point invests in local cloud capabilities in A/NZ
As public cloud usage in Australia and New Zealand grows, the company says it will continue to invest locally to support businesses.
Check Point uncovers live Linux attack, urges users to take action
“What we have identified is a live and ongoing cyber attack campaign targeting specific Linux users."
Malware vendors look to marketing to spread Android RAT
What happens when an Android malware vendor teams up with a marketer? It turns out the answer is quite a lot.
Inaugural Microsoft APAC Partner Awards winners announced
Three new regional awards introduced this year for APAC: Independent Software Vendor, Global Systems Integrator, and Services Partner of the Year.
Microsoft top targeted brand by cyber criminals in Q4 2020
In Q4, 43% of all brand phishing attempts related to Microsoft (up from 19% in Q3), as threat actors continued to try to capitalise on people working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic’s second wave.
Dark net vendors wanting Bitcoin payments for unverified COVID-19 vaccines
As the medicines are being offered on the dark net, purchasers have no way of knowing whether they are genuine, according to Check Point.
Check Point exposes Android malware vendor using dark net to rebrand products
Check Point security researchers have exposed an Android malware vendor using a marketer on the dark net to rebrand its products, with the intention of supercharging business and throwing off security vendors.
Emotet remains leading malware in global threat index
The malware has impacted 7% of organisations globally, following a spam campaign which targeted more than 100,000 users per day during the holiday season.
Cyberattacks on healthcare organisations "out of control" - Check Point
There has been a 45% increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organisations worldwide in the last two months, making healthcare the most targeted industry by cyber criminals.
Check Point warns of surge in phishing scams as hackers impersonate delivery vendors
Hackers are impersonating trusted delivery vendors, like Amazon, DHL and FedEx, to commit financial fraud.
Voice phishing attacks on the rise, remote workers vulnerable
There is an increase in voice phishing attacks, where hackers use existing employee names in attempt to trick victims into sharing login credentials and data by phone.
Check Point a Leader in Firewall Magic Quadrant for 21st Time
It is the 21st time in the company’s history that Check Point has been named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls.
Check Point launches cyber security platform with autonomous threat prevention
"Today's fast-paced changes to business applications and deployments to the cloud require organisations to be more agile than ever before."
Securing the 'next normal' — Check Point's cybersecurity predictions for 2021
“One of the few predictable things about cyber-security is that threat actors will always seek to take advantage of major events or changes – such as COVID-19, or the introduction of 5G – for their own gain."
2020's most wanted malware: Trickbot and Emotet trojans driving spike in ransomware attacks
"We've seen ransomware attacks increasing since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, to try and take advantage of security gaps as organisations scrambled to support remote workforces."
Microsoft is most imitated brand for phishing attacks in Q3
Popular phishing tactics using the Microsoft brand used email campaigns to steal credentials of Microsoft accounts, luring victims to click on malicious links which redirect them to a fraudulent Microsoft login page.