Published 26 October 2020

Address bar flaw and big rise in spear-phishing shows why better defences are needed against Covid-19 cyber attacks

Below is an excerpt from the article “Address bar flaw and big rise in spear-phishing shows why better defences are needed against Covid-19 cyber attacks” as published in the South China Morning Post (scmp.com). By James Springer Cybercriminals increased their rates of spear-phishing attacks by 667 per cent this year due to Covid-19 and online dependency, according…

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Published 21 October 2020

Address Bar Vulnerabilities Revealed by Cyber Citadel Researcher

Below is a press release on the web browser address bar vulnerability disclosed by Cyber Citadel Security Lead and Rapid7 Director of Research Tod Beardsley. By Cyber Citadel Cyber Citadel Lead Security Researcherr Rafay Baloch together with Rapid7 Director of Research Tod Beardsley disclosed address bar spoofing vulnerabilities today in seven mobile web browsing applications. The flaws…

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Published 4 September 2020

‘You don’t want to be like them, do you?’: The ominous message that precedes a DDoS attack

Below is an excerpt from the article “’You don’t want to be like them, do you?’: The ominous message that precedes a DDoS attack” as published in Stuff (stuff.co.nz). By John Anthony Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stranger, we’ve now got armies of infected “zombie computers” attacking institutions including the New Zealand stock exchange and the national…

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Published 2 September 2020

NZX Catches Up To The Rest Of The World With Cyber Security’s Latest Global Threat, Says Expert

Below is a press release by Cyber Citadel on the NZX DDoS attack published by Scoop (scoop.co.nz). By Cyber Citadel The latest round of on-line internet attacks on New Zealand companies are simply cyber criminals welcoming New Zealand to the ‘big stage’ – and a poignant and high-profile demonstration of the world’s latest cyber-crime activity as a forewarning…

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Published 2 September 2020

BNZ mobile banking service goes down due to ‘internal systems issue’

Below is an excerpt from the article “BNZ mobile banking service goes down due to ‘internal systems issue’” as published in Stuff (stuff.co.nz). By John Anthony BNZ’s mobile banking services crashed on Wednesday morning due to “an internal systems issue”, a bank spokesman says. The bank’s mobile app was unavailable from 10am until about 12.30pm, with many customers complaining…

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