The financial impact of ransomware rose by 60% in 2018, losses from business email compromise (BEC) doubled, cryptojacking incidents - the unauthorised use of others’ computing resources to conduct cryptomining - more than tripled, and there continued to be a steady stream of high-profile data breaches, according to a report from the Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance.
A bog standard attack aimed at planting a cryptocurrency miner has been found to be using advanced targeted attack tools as well, the security firm Trend Micro says, pointing out that this behaviour marks a departure from the norm.
The fall in the value of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has led to a fall in the planting of cryptomining scripts by Windows malware in the third quarter of this year generally, but not in Australia and New Zealand.
I have an ABN somewhere, does that mean I can get fibre?
This is an unbearably good headline :-)
Great Stuff Sam - I wish this could go out to a larger audience.
5G will save us, and the NBN will have to be redone anyway.
As always, a great article Sam.