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Avast thwarts 10 billion cyber attacks, reveals new threats
3 days ago
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Avast blocks 10 billion cyber threats, highlighting an alarming surge in new threats as cyber attackers find innovative ways to exploit trusted digital mediums.
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Group-IB exposes first iOS trojan stealing facial data by 'GoldFactory'
6 days ago
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Cybersecurity firm Group-IB uncovers iOS trojan, GoldPickaxe.iOS, the first to steal facial recognition data, believed to be made by Chinese threat actors, GoldFactory.
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VIPRE report predicts 276% rise in malware in 2024
Last week
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VIPRE's annual email threat landscape study reveals a 276% rise in malware, with financial services the most targeted sector.
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Entrust moves towards acquisition of London firm Onfido
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Minneapolis-based Entrust is in exclusive talks to acquire London's AI-powered identity verification tech leader, Onfido.
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Unseen surge in cyber attacks blocked by Avast in 2023
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email security
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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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cloud services
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phishing
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email security
Generative AI is fuelling sophisticated phishing and social engineering attacks, prompting organisations to adopt stringent controls.
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Deepfake threat to face biometrics prompts enterprise doubt by 2026
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By 2026, due to the increase in AI-driven deepfake attacks, 30% of businesses will question the authenticity of identity verification, says analyst firm, Gartner.
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Taylor Swift victim of AI-generated explicit images: a wake-up call
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cloud services
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AI-generated explicit images of pop star Taylor Swift cause uproar, marking a chilling illustration of the technology's misuse and intensifying ethical concerns over AI regulation.
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Data Privacy Day: Experts call for essential adaptation in AI era
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Ahead of Data Privacy Day, tech experts voice concerns about increasing data privacy challenges and cyber threats spurred by advanced AI.
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Egress report highlights rising concern over phishing threats
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phishing
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Egress' Email Security Risk Report reveals that 94% of organisations have fallen victim to phishing attempts, demonstrating an alarming escalation in cyber threats.
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OpenAI gears up to safeguard 2024 elections from tech abuse
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OpenAI is taking proactive measures to protect the integrity of the 2024 worldwide elections, tackling potential technological abuses and ensuring transparency and accuracy in AI-related content.
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Rising cyber threats challenge Southeast Asia's booming digital economy
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As Southeast Asia's digital economy rapidly reaches $100bn, it is attracting cyber criminals, with 28% of businesses observing an increase in threats alongside their digital expansion.
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AI tool FACTlix to detect fraudulent consumer reviews
Last month
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FACTlix, aims to identify and combat fraudulent consumer reviews, a deceitful practice that has impacted 12% of ecommerce sales and misled countless consumers.
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Protecting your business from deep fake fraud
Sat, 23rd Dec 2023
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AI deepfakes surge: a new fraud threat to businesses.
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Daon's xSentinel tackles synthetic audio threats through real-time detection
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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Daon has launched xSentinel, a real-time detection system designed to protect organisations from synthetic audio threats, including deepfakes and AI-generated voice attacks.
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AI to customise cyber threats, predicts cybersecurity firm Gen
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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cryptocurrency
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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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ManageEngine reveals organisational IT trends for 2024
Wed, 6th Dec 2023
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digital transformation
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Rajesh Ganesan, ManageEngine President, gives five predictions for 2024 technology trends, highlighting privacy, LLMs, and orchestration.
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Venafi forecasts rise of '1000x developer' & hacker threats
Thu, 30th Nov 2023
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Venafi warns of the rise of '1000x developer' and '1000x hacker' threats in 2024, fuelled by burgeoning AI innovations and cloud native vulnerabilities.
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ADVANCE.AI bags ASEAN Fintech Award at Global Fintech Awards
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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ADVANCE.AI, a Southeast Asian digital ID and risk management provider, has won the ASEAN Fintech Award at the Global Fintech Awards.
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Major shifts set to reshape the security landscape in 2024
Thu, 23rd Nov 2023
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cloud services
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cartech
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compliance
2024 Security Trends: Experts at Integrity360 Flag CTEM Rise, Cloud Reversal, AI Impacts, and Insider Threats.
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IDVerse joins Mastercard Engage for digital ID verification solutions
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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cloud services
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IDVerse teams up with Mastercard Engage for seamless, all-inclusive digital identity verification utilising generative AI technology.
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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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ArtificiaI intelligence cyber threats in the spotlight
Tue, 17th Oct 2023
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As AI becomes more prevalent, the distinction between genuine and malicious content is now more difficult to assess for legitimacy.
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Integrity360: IT decision-makers concerned by AI advances
Thu, 12th Oct 2023
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digital banking
Integrity360, the cyber security specialist, has announced findings from independent research into the risks and advantages of AI's impact on cyber security.