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Threats are rising
From Cisco’s Asia Pacific Security Capabilities Benchmark Study.:
56% of companies in Australia suffered downtime lasting between 9-48 hours, which is globally, the highest for this range of time.
53% receive more than 10,000 alerts each day
64% of those who suffered a breach say it cost them more than $500,000
$433,000 losses incurred by a large enterprise that instantly detected a breach
Fake CIA emails requesting Bitcoin payment or arrest
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of malicious emails claiming to be from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) being received by Australians.
The emails state that the recipient’s personal details, addresses, contact information and information relating to their relatives are contained in a case file about the distribution and storage of pornographic electronic materials involving underage children.
The emails advise that arrests are scheduled and that a payment of $10,000 USD in Bitcoin will prevent further action or contact.