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Instead of sophisticated attacks, cyber criminals are turning to hacking as a service
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Instead of sophisticated attacks, cyber criminals are turning to hacking as a service

August 11th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Instead of developing or buying an expensive and high-profile exploit that may be swiftly fixed with a patch, many cyber criminals are turning to "hacking as a...
More than one-third of Singapore SMEs hit by ransomware: Malwarebytes
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More than one-third of Singapore SMEs hit by ransomware: Malwarebytes

August 1st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Among the SMEs affected in Singapore, 21 per cent had to shut down their operations, while 11 per cent lost revenue as a...
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“Extreme” cyber attacks could cost victims US$53b, says Lloyd’s

July 17th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
A cyber attack that disrupts a wide range of cloud services could lead to economic losses of as much as US$53 billion, according to a study released today by Lloyd's of...
Recent cyber attacks out to sow distrust: Darktrace
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Recent cyber attacks out to sow distrust: Darktrace

July 12th, 2017 | by Grace Chng
This new trend in digital attacks is sowing distrust, leading people to lose confidence in organisations and businesses, according to cyber security firm...
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No single country, profession can fight cyber crime alone: Interpol

July 4th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Increasingly sophisticated cyber criminals cannot be defeated by any single country or profession with its own capabilities, according to...
Impact of cyber attacks escalates with latest Petya ransomware
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Impact of cyber attacks escalates with latest Petya ransomware

June 28th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
When even a known threat such as Petya can wreak such havoc, there is good reason to fear cyber threats that are still to be...
A step-up on cyber security, as threats intensify
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A step-up on cyber security, as threats intensify

May 21st, 2017 | by Staff Writer
As cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated and coordinated, they are forcing governments and companies to turn to more proactive defences to protect the vital data and services delivered...
Smart cities pave the way for urban living
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Smart cities pave the way for urban living

May 21st, 2017 | by Staff Writer
No longer a novelty like a few years ago, smart technologies are now crucial to helping a city attract talent, create jobs and improve the quality of life for...
Five ways to avoid being an easy victim of ransomware
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Five ways to avoid being an easy victim of ransomware

May 14th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
You can only try to stay safe as much as possible in a connected world and minimise the chances of being a...
Threat of ransomware hits home when you are a victim
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Threat of ransomware hits home when you are a victim

May 3rd, 2017 | by Grace Chng
When you are become a victim yourself, the much-reported menace of ransomware really hits...
StarHub outage not due to DDoS attack after all, say regulators
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StarHub outage not due to DDoS attack after all, say regulators

April 21st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
A StarHub outage in October last year was not caused by a coordinated attack by hackers as first thought, but was down to part of the infrastructure being...
As Singapore banks ditch physical tokens, can software options be as secure?
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As Singapore banks ditch physical tokens, can software options be as secure?

April 12th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The question users must ask is whether this new digital token is as secure as...
With new leaders, StarHub looks to enterprise and new businesses
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With new leaders, StarHub looks to enterprise and new businesses

March 24th, 2017 | by Grace Chng
StarHub has hired an experienced industry executive and strengthened its management team, as it looks to new businesses as well as to beef up its offerings to large...
Hit by cyber attacks, some Singapore enterprises are fighting back with AI
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Hit by cyber attacks, some Singapore enterprises are fighting back with AI

March 14th, 2017 | by Grace Chng
When Phoon Huat, a baking accessories firm in Singapore, had some of its files locked by cyber attackers, it decided not to pay the ransom....
Uphill struggle against cyber attacks, as Mindef hacking case shows
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Uphill struggle against cyber attacks, as Mindef hacking case shows

March 1st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The attack is another wake-up call for government agencies planning to go digital with more e-services in the months...
New S$8.4m cyber security lab in NUS to boost capabilities
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New S$8.4m cyber security lab in NUS to boost capabilities

February 21st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
The cyber security lab will provide a realistic environment for researchers and industry players to test out how best to defend against online...
One in three Singapore users don’t manage passwords securely: CSA
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One in three Singapore users don’t manage passwords securely: CSA

February 15th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Most respondents said they used a combination of letters, numbers and symbols in their passwords, but about one in three did not manage them securely, it...
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One in five S’pore computers faced malware attacks: Microsoft

February 7th, 2017 | by Desmond Koh
An estimated one in five computers in Singapore encountered malicious software online between April and June last year, according to a report by...
In Singapore, small companies risk falling afoul of data protection laws
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In Singapore, small companies risk falling afoul of data protection laws

December 30th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
Many SMBs don't have the technical skills nor the knowledge to protect their data adequately. When they get hacked, they could now suffer the double whammy of a fine from the...
Q&A: SMEs in Asia-Pacific have to be better prepared for cyber attacks
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Q&A: SMEs in Asia-Pacific have to be better prepared for cyber attacks

December 13th, 2016 | by Alfred Siew
No one can protect everything all of the time, but SMEs can ensure that their most important data is given maximum...
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