cyber attacks

Ikea launches "full-scale investigation" into email-based cyber attack
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cyber attacks

Ikea launches "full-scale investigation" into email-based cyber attack

Early evidence seems to indicate a compromise of Microsoft Exchange servers in a reply chain attack campaign
29 Nov 2021
CL0P hacking group hits Swire Pacific Offshore
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hacking

CL0P hacking group hits Swire Pacific Offshore

The notorious group thought to be behind the Accellion hack this year published rafts of personal information belonging to the company's employees on …
25 Nov 2021
Wind turbine maker Vestas hit by cyber attack
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cyber attacks

Wind turbine maker Vestas hit by cyber attack

Danish firm says hackers managed to obtain company data and knock out parts of its IT network
22 Nov 2021
Hackers use Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce sites with software skimmer
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malware

Hackers use Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce sites with software skimmer

Cyber criminals in China control the malware
19 Nov 2021
Iranian hackers ramp up attacks against IT services sector
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Iranian hackers ramp up attacks against IT services sector

Microsoft security researchers warn hacking is part of broader cyber espionage effort
19 Nov 2021
CISA unveils government cyber security response playbooks
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cyber security

CISA unveils government cyber security response playbooks

Playbook follows President Biden's April executive order
18 Nov 2021
US, UK agencies warn Iran-backed hackers are targeting critical sectors
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ransomware

US, UK agencies warn Iran-backed hackers are targeting critical sectors

The state-sponsored APT groups exploited Fortinet and Microsoft Exchange flaws to gain access to systems
18 Nov 2021
Emotet infrastructure has almost doubled since resurgence was confirmed
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malware

Emotet infrastructure has almost doubled since resurgence was confirmed

Researchers confirm the infrastructure has also been upgraded for a "better secured", more resilient operation
17 Nov 2021
NCSC: COVID-19 vaccines were prime target for hackers in 2021
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National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC: COVID-19 vaccines were prime target for hackers in 2021

The GCHQ's cyber arm says 20% of cyber attacks this year targeted the health sector and key organisations involved in the vaccine rollout
17 Nov 2021
FBI hacker is selling Robinhood customer data on hacking forum
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data breaches

FBI hacker is selling Robinhood customer data on hacking forum

The threat actor is looking for a minimum offer of “five figures” for the data, which includes seven million email addresses
16 Nov 2021
US and Israel join forces to fight ransomware
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ransomware

US and Israel join forces to fight ransomware

The two countries will share details of cyber security incidents and threat intelligence
15 Nov 2021
Smart luggage is not so smart when it comes to cyber security
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cyber security

Smart luggage is not so smart when it comes to cyber security

If luggage owners aren’t careful, hackers could use app to steal baggage
15 Nov 2021
FBI email server hacked to send fake cyber attack alerts
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cyber security

FBI email server hacked to send fake cyber attack alerts

An attacker exploited the system misconfiguration to send legitimate-looking cyber security alerts to partners
15 Nov 2021
BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack
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phishing

BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack

The highly targeted phishing campaign abuses appxbundle to infect devices
12 Nov 2021
Millions of routers and NAS devices vulnerable to BotenaGo malware
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malware

Millions of routers and NAS devices vulnerable to BotenaGo malware

The malware takes advantage of 33 different exploits to attack routers and IoT devices
12 Nov 2021
Europol reveals how ransomware gangs are evolving to evade capture
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cyber crime

Europol reveals how ransomware gangs are evolving to evade capture

The annual crime report explains how ransomware continues to grow in profitability despite recent capture attempts, and the novel ways DDoS attackers …
12 Nov 2021
Big zero-day flaw found in Palo Alto security appliance
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internet security

Big zero-day flaw found in Palo Alto security appliance

Vulnerability in GlobalProtect VPN could enable hackers to take control of the security system
11 Nov 2021
83% of critical infrastructure companies have experienced breaches in the last three years
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cyber security

83% of critical infrastructure companies have experienced breaches in the last three years

Survey finds security practices are weak if not non-existent in critical firms
11 Nov 2021
Attackers use CSS to fool anti-phishing systems
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phishing

Attackers use CSS to fool anti-phishing systems

Inserting invisible links throws off natural language processing, say researchers
11 Nov 2021
Property firm cyber attack leaves home movers in the lurch
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cyber attacks

Property firm cyber attack leaves home movers in the lurch

Simplify Group customers were left unable to move house due to a systems outage
11 Nov 2021
Oracle joins Cloudflare's Bandwidth Alliance
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Oracle joins Cloudflare's Bandwidth Alliance

Database giant will adjust cloud transfer fees for Cloudflare customers
10 Nov 2021
Iranian hackers targeting telcos and ISPs using upgraded malware
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hacking

Iranian hackers targeting telcos and ISPs using upgraded malware

New report shines a light on Lyceum cyberespionage group
10 Nov 2021
Hackers abuse poorly secured Docker Hub accounts to mine cryptocurrency
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hacking

Hackers abuse poorly secured Docker Hub accounts to mine cryptocurrency

TeamTNT behind new campaign to install crypto miners on containers
10 Nov 2021