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Malware
August's top malware: Emotet knocked off top spot
This month
FormBook is now the most prevalent malware, taking over from Emotet, which has held that position since its reappearance in January.
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IT infrastructure
Check Point Software Technologies launches new Horizon innovation
This month
There is now a need for all organisations to have a security operations centre with 24/7 monitoring, response, and threat-hunting capabilities.
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Endpoint Protection
Global retailer overhauls cybersecurity posture with Check Point
This month
“Clarks has chosen our solutions, gaining not just simplified management and better threat prevention and visibility, but improved cost efficiencies."
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Check Point Research finds vulnerabilities in Xiaomi's mobile payment mechanism
Last month
Check Point Software's research teams have uncovered vulnerabilities in Xiaomi's mobile payment mechanism.
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Cybersecurity
Education sector seeing highest volumes of cyber attacks
Last month
When breaking down the numbers to education attacks by region in July 2022, A/NZ was the most heavily attacked.
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Check Point Software
Ransomware now impacts 1 out of 40 organisations a week
July 2022
Retailers and the wholesale sector saw the largest spike in ransomware attacks, with an alarming increase of 182%.
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Microsoft
LinkedIn, Microsoft top brands to be faked in phishing attempts
July 2022
Social media platform LinkedIn has continued its reign as the most imitated brand by cybercriminals, according to Check Point Research.
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Malware
Check Point reveals top malicious threats in June 2022
July 2022
"The threat landscape is evolving rapidly, and mobile malware is a significant danger for both personal and enterprise security.”
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Check Point and CCTV expert join forces to boost protection
May 2022
The partnership will involve Check Point Quantum IoT Protect Nano Agent being embedded in Provision-ISR’s CCTV cameras for on-device runtime protection.
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Cryptocurrency
Check Point discovers security flaw in major NFT marketplace
April 2022
Check Point Research has identified a security flaw in Rarible, an NFT marketplace with over two million active users.
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Microsoft
LinkedIn most imitated in global phishing attacks - report
April 2022
Cybersecurity company Check Point Software says phishing attacks targeted towards LinkedIn jumped by 44% in 2022 Q1
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Cybersecurity
Check Point Software supports Rakia mission to space
April 2022
Check Point Software is supporting the Rakia Israeli space mission by hosting communication to the specialised control centre.
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Cybersecurity
Russian, Ukraine-themed war lure of choice for cyber espionage
April 2022
Russian and Ukraine-themed war documents have become the lure of choice for cyber espionage, according to a new analysis from Check Point Research.
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Check Point recognised for leading threat detection solution
April 2022
"The latest ATT&CK Evaluations results highlight Check Point Harmony Endpoint’s leadership for the second consecutive year."
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Cybersecurity
Aus experts face record cyber threats, overwhelming workload
March 2022
Organisations are seeking new ways to protect their expanding attack surface and maintain stability, according to Trend Micro.
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Dark Net
Fake donation pages promising help to Ukraine appear on Darknet
March 2022
Fraudulent donation pages promising aid to the Ukraine are appearing on the Darknet, according to Check Point Software.
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Phishing
Cyberattacks on governments beyond Ukraine surge by 21% - Check Point
March 2022
Check Point Research provides updates on cyberattack trends observed during the Russia-Ukraine conflict. 
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Cybersecurity
Check Point reveals cybersecurity challenges for banks, data centers and trading platforms
March 2022
As the cyber threat landscape evolves and becomes more dangerous every year, protecting IT infrastructure will only become more challenging.
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Malware
Check Point Research identifies top malware threats to NZ
March 2022
In February, the top malware impacting New Zealand cyber incidents was Sohanad (3.96%), followed by SnakeKeylogger and Formbook.
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Malware
Top 10 malware impacting Australians - Check Point
March 2022
Emotet, Formbook and Trickbot have remained the top three malwares affecting Australians in the month of February, according to new research.
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Cloud Security
Organisations struggling to manage complexity of securing cloud infrastructure
March 2022
Cloud security incidents were up 10% from the previous year with 27% of organisations now citing misconfiguration.
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Microsoft
Bot malware uncovered using gaming applications on Microsoft store
March 2022
Check Point Research has revealed a new malware Electron-bot that is actively being distributed through Microsoft’s official store. 
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Remote Working
As the threat landscape evolves, SASE security models may be the answer
February 2022
"This survey confirmed that organisations have a gap when it comes to users, devices, and access security. To bridge this gap, organisations should progress to a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture."
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Firewall
Cyberattacks against corporate networks increased 50% in 2021
February 2022
The education and research sector was the hardest hit, averaging 1,605 attacks per week, with government organisations, communications companies and internet service providers close behind."