The Australian Cyber Security Center said in a report Wednesday that small and medium-sized businesses in Australia continue to face the bulk of cyberattacks. Cyber operations linked to financially motivated scams have grown by 23% over the past year.
The risk of critical infrastructure hacking in the United Kingdom likely grew in the last year, says the national cybersecurity agency, citing a slew of high-profile ransomware attacks. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a main driver of growing risk in cyberspace, the agency says.
A cybersecurity incident at an operator of major Australian maritime ports caused what a government official on Saturday called a "nationally significant" outage frustrating the movement of goods in and out of the country. The incident affects the ports of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle.
The Indian government directed social media companies to clamp down on deepfakes and misinformation shortly after a deepfake video of a leading actress sparked public criticism. Social media firms must act within 36 hours of a complaint and potentially face prosecution.
Declining consumer spending and a looming cost-of-living crisis in Australia have forced a majority of small businesses to cut cybersecurity spending and devote available funds to revenue generation efforts such as customer acquisition, client relationships and growth.
The U.S., South Korea and Japan will establish a high-level cyber consultative body to strengthen their joint cyber capabilities to deter North Korea from using cyber activities to fund its weapons development program. The decision was first announced at a Camp David summit in August.
This week, Information Security Media Group editors covered the hot topics at ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit: Mumbai, including redefining cybersecurity leadership, understanding your adversary's next move and the debate over how to tackle cyber extortion.
Information Security Media Group this week wrapped up its Cybersecurity Summit: Mumbai, which united digital experts, thought leaders and security leaders from both the public and private sector on hot topics such as digital resilience, security, growth and business transformation.
A modern board of directors has no option but to immerse itself in today's cybersecurity and threat landscapes to spearhead enterprise-wide cyber defense and mitigation strategies, said Bhimaraya Metri, director at the Nagpur-based Indian Institute of Management.
Apple on Tuesday warned several sitting members of Parliament and journalists in India that state-sponsored attackers had tried to remotely compromise iPhones associated with their Apple IDs. The Indian government quickly rejected allegations from critics that it was deploying commercial spyware.
North Korean hackers are spreading malware through known vulnerabilities in legitimate software. In a new campaign spotted by Kaspersky researchers, the Lazarus group is targeting a version of an unnamed software product for which vulnerabilities have been reported and patches are available.
The U.K. communication regulator laid down plans to implement a controversial regulation intended to prevent online child sexual abuse material after it officially became law. The Online Safety Bill received royal assent on Thursday after it was cleared by the parliament in September.
It has been over a year since Indonesia enacted its first personal data protection law, bringing its data privacy and security controls closer to standards set by Europe's GDPR. With less than a year to go, many businesses are still looking for clarity on many aspects of the regulations.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss how cybersecurity businesses are building resilience during the Israel-Hamas war, the latest on the hacks of Cisco IOS XE devices, and recommendations for businesses in Indonesia looking to improve their cybersecurity practices.