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100 million IoT devices affected by zero-day flaw
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Internet of Things (IoT)

100 million IoT devices affected by zero-day flaw

Vulnerability could affect car, fire detection, and patient data sensors
24 Sep 2021
New FamousSparrow hacking group caught targeting hotels
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New FamousSparrow hacking group caught targeting hotels

Microsoft Exchange ProxyLogon flaw used in attacks
24 Sep 2021
Microsoft exposes BulletProofLink 'phishing as a service' criminal enterprise
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Microsoft exposes BulletProofLink 'phishing as a service' criminal enterprise

The sophisticated outfit handles everything from template design to web hosting and credentials processing
23 Sep 2021
Researchers disclose top flaws abused by ransomware gangs
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ransomware

Researchers disclose top flaws abused by ransomware gangs

Easy-to-follow list may give organizations time to prepare for ransomware attacks
20 Sep 2021
How do hackers choose their targets?
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How do hackers choose their targets?

We explore what goes on in the minds of cyber criminals
17 Sep 2021
Free decryptor key for REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware released
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ransomware

Free decryptor key for REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware released

The key was made possible thanks to a collaboration between law enforcement and Bitdefender
17 Sep 2021
Microsoft brings passwordless security to consumer accounts
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Microsoft Windows

Microsoft brings passwordless security to consumer accounts

Customers can even delete their passwords entirely if they wish
16 Sep 2021
DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE
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DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE

A deal will see the charges suspended and the three defendants pay more than $1.6 million in penalties
15 Sep 2021
IoT privacy and security concerns
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Security

IoT privacy and security concerns

We take a look at what's needed to really secure internet-connected devices
15 Sep 2021
Microsoft patches Internet Explorer zero-day under active attack
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Microsoft patches Internet Explorer zero-day under active attack

The latest wave of Patch Tuesday fixes also included several updates to address the Print Spooler component in Windows
15 Sep 2021
Robust password policies cut cyber attacks by 60%
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cyber security

Robust password policies cut cyber attacks by 60%

Research shows that hackers most often use brute force password attacks and flaw exploitation
13 Sep 2021
Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme
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Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme

Ontario resident laundered cash for North Korea from bank heists and BEC scams
10 Sep 2021
DOJ extradites Ukrainian man who used a botnet to decrypt login credentials
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DOJ extradites Ukrainian man who used a botnet to decrypt login credentials

The 28-year-old allegedly sold passwords to other criminals on the dark web
9 Sep 2021
Azure Container Instances users urged to ​​revoke privileged credentials after flaw discovery
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Microsoft Azure

Azure Container Instances users urged to ​​revoke privileged credentials after flaw discovery

Microsoft says action needed "out of an abundance of caution" rather than as a response to a specific threat
9 Sep 2021
Hackers use open source tools to steal usernames and passwords
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Hackers use open source tools to steal usernames and passwords

Researchers identify a new Team TNT hacking campaign dubbed Chimaera
8 Sep 2021
Hacked PayPal accounts tripled in value during pandemic
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Hacked PayPal accounts tripled in value during pandemic

But value of hacked credit cards decline, according to survey
8 Sep 2021
REvil ransomware gang resurfaces after brief disappearance
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REvil ransomware gang resurfaces after brief disappearance

Elements of the notorious ransomware group's infrastructure have come back online
8 Sep 2021
What is cyber warfare?
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Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
6 Sep 2021
Irish police seize Conti domains used in HSE ransomware attack
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Irish police seize Conti domains used in HSE ransomware attack

The Garda’s cyber crime unit confirmed that it had disrupted the hacking gang's IT infrastructure
6 Sep 2021
US officials warn of “mass exploitation” of Atlassian Confluence flaw
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US officials warn of “mass exploitation” of Atlassian Confluence flaw

Hackers can exploit the workplace collaboration platform to execute arbitrary code remotely
6 Sep 2021
Hackers use WebSVN to deploy new Mirai malware
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Hackers use WebSVN to deploy new Mirai malware

Attackers used the notorious malware to perform distributed denial of service attacks
31 Aug 2021
Fin8 returns with Badhatch backdoor targeting US organizations
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Fin8 returns with Badhatch backdoor targeting US organizations

The backdoor evades security with TLS encrypted PowerShell commands
30 Aug 2021
What is a Trojan?
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Security

What is a Trojan?

The malicious malware lurks behind legitimate software to invade your computer
27 Aug 2021