Cyber Insights

ParaFlare covers the latest cyber security trends, news and threats focusing on the impact to small and medium businesses in Australia.


12, 2017

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Cyber Safety – Silly Season Preparations

December 13th, 2017

Running into the Silly Season, keeping your operating system and applications up to date is more important than ever. Microsoft has fixed over 30 security holes in their latest patch Tuesday with many of them...


10, 2017

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Bad Rabbit on the Run

October 25th, 2017

Carbon Black Threat Advisory & Analysis: ‘Bad Rabbit’ Ransomware Main Advisory can be found at by BRIAN BASKIN On 24 October, a large-scale campaign of ransomware attacks across Europe, in campaigns that closely mimicked the...


09, 2017

I won’t get hacked! – 26 October, 2017

September 11th, 2017

My business is too small, why would hackers target me? Imagine - 25 years worth of intellectual property, customer and client data - all ENCRYPTED with RANSOMWARE. CYBER IS THE NEW FACE OF CRIME. Don't be a...


09, 2017

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143 Million and counting…

September 7th, 2017

We learned today that Equifax, one of the biggest providers of credit reporting solutions and identity protection services, has been the victim of a massive cyber security attack. 143 Million US social security numbers have...


06, 2017

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Partners are the weakest link in IT Security. The question you should ask yourself; are you the weak partner?

June 2nd, 2017

Partners are the weakest link in IT Security. The question you should ask yourself; are you the weak partner? Why bother attacking a well-resourced Business or Government Department that puts information security first when that...


04, 2017

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Dridex Malware via Microsoft Word Zero Day

April 16th, 2017

One of the most dangerous banking and finance frauds on the internet is back – now via a Microsoft Word zero-day....


04, 2017

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PENTESTers are FAILING Businesses

April 11th, 2017

Remember the days of attending a client site to execute a Penetration Test (pentest) with expensive automated penetration testing tools, produce a bunch of visually pleasing colourful reports and super special canned messages? So the...

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