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cyber attacks

UK outsourcer Interserve fined £4.4 million for litany of data protection failings
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data breaches

UK outsourcer Interserve fined £4.4 million for litany of data protection failings

The numerous security blunders allowed cyber attackers to comprise its systems, install malware, and access the personal data of 113,000 of its staff
24 Oct 2022
Five common data security pitfalls
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Five common data security pitfalls

Learn how to improve your security posture
21 Oct 2022
Ransomware activity down 11% worldwide in Q3, but rise expected
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ransomware

Ransomware activity down 11% worldwide in Q3, but rise expected

LockBit increased its share of the landscape even as attacks declined, while new groups have capitalised on the fall of Conti
20 Oct 2022
Undetectable PowerShell backdoor discovered hiding as Windows update
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Undetectable PowerShell backdoor discovered hiding as Windows update

SafeBreach researchers identified the backdoor, which they say went undetected on all major antivirus programs
19 Oct 2022
Medibank begins negotiations with hackers who claim to have stolen data in last week’s cyber attack
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Medibank begins negotiations with hackers who claim to have stolen data in last week’s cyber attack

The company had originally said that no customer data had been taken
19 Oct 2022
How to use machine learning and AI in cyber security
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How to use machine learning and AI in cyber security

New technologies can augment your security team's response and may even be able to actively deceive attackers
18 Oct 2022
Will triple extortion ransomware truly take off?
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Will triple extortion ransomware truly take off?

Operators are now launching attacks with three extortion layers, but there are limitations to this model
13 Oct 2022
Second Singtel subsidiary breach in a month sees customer and client data leaked
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Second Singtel subsidiary breach in a month sees customer and client data leaked

The incident at Singtel subsidiary Dialog follows the earlier breach at Singtel-owned Optus, Australia's second-largest telco
10 Oct 2022
Microsoft's third mitigation update for Exchange Server zero-day exploit bypassed within hours
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Microsoft's third mitigation update for Exchange Server zero-day exploit bypassed within hours

The string of problematic temporary fixes for ‘ProxyNotShell’ grows longer after a 'confusing' and 'atypical' week-long vulnerability disclosure proce…
7 Oct 2022
Canadian Netwalker ransomware affiliate faces 20 years in prison and $21.5 million fine
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Canadian Netwalker ransomware affiliate faces 20 years in prison and $21.5 million fine

The Canadian hacker was arrested in Quebec after a search revealed 719 Bitcoin and hundreds of thousands of Canadian dollars believed to be stolen fun…
5 Oct 2022
US military contractor hacked through Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities, custom exfiltration tools
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US military contractor hacked through Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities, custom exfiltration tools

In a joint advisory, US security groups have warned the prolonged campaign showed new strategies in play, with the vector still unknown
5 Oct 2022
Telstra suffers 'sizeable' data breach, mandates two-step security upgrade
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data breaches

Telstra suffers 'sizeable' data breach, mandates two-step security upgrade

The breach affected around 30,000 past and present employees, with their information being posted in the same forum that the Optus attackers used
4 Oct 2022
'Systemic ID problems for 10 million Australians’ after Optus breach, warns minister
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'Systemic ID problems for 10 million Australians’ after Optus breach, warns minister

The telco giant's response to its 22 September breach has brought on harsh criticism, and the company has now handed over its breach investigation to …
3 Oct 2022
Infosec Partners announces new XZERO Early Warning System
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Infosec Partners announces new XZERO Early Warning System

New cyberattack detection service serves up real-time information on suspect activity and advance notice of imminent security incidents
27 Sep 2022
FARGO ransomware targets vulnerable Microsoft SQL servers in new wave of attacks
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FARGO ransomware targets vulnerable Microsoft SQL servers in new wave of attacks

Victims who don't pay the ransom risk having their stolen files exposed on the threat actor's Telegram channel
26 Sep 2022
Podcast transcript: Meet the cyborg hacker
Podcast transcript: Meet the cyborg hacker
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Podcast transcript: Meet the cyborg hacker

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
23 Sep 2022
The IT Pro Podcast: Meet the cyborg hacker
The IT Pro Podcast: Meet the cyborg hacker
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The IT Pro Podcast: Meet the cyborg hacker

Resistance is futile - offensive biotech implants are already here
23 Sep 2022
Anonymous hacks Iranian government and state broadcasters
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Anonymous hacks Iranian government and state broadcasters

The hacktivists announced a targeted hacking campaign against the Iranian government, supporting the recent human rights protests in the region
22 Sep 2022
Australian telco Optus confirms cyber attack involving potential leak of sensitive customer data
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Australian telco Optus confirms cyber attack involving potential leak of sensitive customer data

Investigations are ongoing but early signs indicate that some customers may have had identity documents and other identifying information exposed to h…
22 Sep 2022
New York Racing Association confirms hack by Hive ransomware group
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New York Racing Association confirms hack by Hive ransomware group

The hacker group previously targeted Costa Rican healthcare service, French Telco Altice, and Bell Canada subsidiary BTS
21 Sep 2022
Uber launches infosec hiring spree after attributing breach to LAPSUS$
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Uber launches infosec hiring spree after attributing breach to LAPSUS$

The company also hinted at the belief that LAPSUS$ was also behind the attack on Rockstar Games over the weekend in a revealing update detailing the i…
20 Sep 2022
C-suite executives say software supply chain hacks have become a 'chief concern'
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C-suite executives say software supply chain hacks have become a 'chief concern'

Leaders at companies around the world say the prospect of such an attack has become front of mind since the notorious hacks on SolarWinds and Kaseya r…
15 Sep 2022
Cisco confirms data breach following Yanluowang ransomware attack in May
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Cisco confirms data breach following Yanluowang ransomware attack in May

The tech giant insists its business was unaffected by the attack
13 Sep 2022
U-Haul data breach exposes customer data
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U-Haul data breach exposes customer data

Despite the scope of the attack, the company affirmed the hack did not compromise customers’ payment card information
13 Sep 2022