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Microsoft: Russia increasingly timing cyber attacks with missile strikes in Ukraine
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cyber warfare

Microsoft: Russia increasingly timing cyber attacks with missile strikes in Ukraine

The tech giant also warned that other European nations could be targeted by pro-Russian threat actors seeking to weaken supply chains
5 Dec 2022
'CryWiper' trojan disguises as ransomware, says Kaspersky
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malware

'CryWiper' trojan disguises as ransomware, says Kaspersky

The destructive wiper mocks up files as if encrypted, while in reality overwriting all but core system files
2 Dec 2022
Best free malware removal tools 2022
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Security

Best free malware removal tools 2022

Worried your device is infected? Here are some of the best free tools for removing malicious software from your systems
28 Nov 2022
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
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Security

The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective methods for stealing passwords
14 Nov 2022
How to turn on Windows Defender
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Software

How to turn on Windows Defender

Find out how to switch on Windows Defender in Windows 10 and Windows 11, and turn it off again if necessary
9 Nov 2022
Microsoft: Raspberry Robin worm key facilitator of LockBit, Cl0p ransomware
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ransomware

Microsoft: Raspberry Robin worm key facilitator of LockBit, Cl0p ransomware

The worm was first reported in May 2022 and has evolved into one of the largest malware distribution platforms currently active
28 Oct 2022
IT Pro News: Medibank cyber attack, Microsoft record cloud revenue, See Tickets data breach
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IT Pro News: Medibank cyber attack, Microsoft record cloud revenue, See Tickets data breach

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
28 Oct 2022
Microsoft warns of 'Prestige' ransomware targeting business in Ukraine, Poland
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ransomware

Microsoft warns of 'Prestige' ransomware targeting business in Ukraine, Poland

The new strain appears to be operating independently of all known hacking groups currently in the region
17 Oct 2022
Best antivirus for Windows 10
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Best antivirus for Windows 10

Want to stay secure? Here's the best business-class protection around
13 Oct 2022
Zoom-themed cyber attacks fuel rapid malware growth
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malware

Zoom-themed cyber attacks fuel rapid malware growth

The Vidar malware has become more popular since August, allowing threat actors to steal sensitive information, IP addresses, and crypto wallets from i…
12 Oct 2022
Meta notifies around 1 million Facebook users of potential compromise through malicious apps
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data breaches

Meta notifies around 1 million Facebook users of potential compromise through malicious apps

The vast majority of apps targeting iOS users appeared to be genuine apps for managing business functions such as advertising and analytics
7 Oct 2022
WatchGuard finds malware volume decreased in Q2, but warns Emotet is resurging
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malware

WatchGuard finds malware volume decreased in Q2, but warns Emotet is resurging

The network security company underlined that Microsoft Office exploits continue to spread more than any other category of malware too
28 Sep 2022
Lazarus group targets macOS users with counterfeit crypto job offers
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Lazarus group targets macOS users with counterfeit crypto job offers

The hacker group previously impersonated Coinbase to lure job seekers
28 Sep 2022
Fancy Bear hackers exploit PowerPoint files to spread Graphite malware
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Fancy Bear hackers exploit PowerPoint files to spread Graphite malware

The ongoing attack reportedly targets entities in the defense and government sectors of the European Union and Eastern European nations
27 Sep 2022
New approach to ransomware encryption threatens to undermine cyber security strategies
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ransomware

New approach to ransomware encryption threatens to undermine cyber security strategies

Intermittent encryption is already in use with ransomware such as BlackCat and Qyick, and could mark a widespread shift in the threat landscape
12 Sep 2022
What's the difference between antimalware and antivirus?
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What's the difference between antimalware and antivirus?

We help you navigate the worlds of antimalware and antivirus
25 Aug 2022
Google adds prevalence visualisation, curated threat detection to Chronicle suite
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Google adds prevalence visualisation, curated threat detection to Chronicle suite

Security teams will be given content hand-picked by Google experts, as well as greater context and tactic-mapping
18 Aug 2022
What are the different types of ransomware?
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Security

What are the different types of ransomware?

Ransomware comes in more than one form, so here's what to look out for
17 Aug 2022
Both Russia and Ukraine targeted by Chinese state-backed hackers
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Both Russia and Ukraine targeted by Chinese state-backed hackers

A five-year-old Microsoft Office vulnerability was enough to gain a significant foothold in some of the most high-value organisations in each country
9 Aug 2022
Decade-old malware strains top annual list of most pervasive business exploits
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Decade-old malware strains top annual list of most pervasive business exploits

Allied cyber security authorities say the most active strains of 2021 have been in operation for longer than five years, and are being constantly deve…
5 Aug 2022
Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block
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exploits

Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block

The likes of Emotet and Qakbot, as well as Russia-linked state-sponsored hackers, have all pivoted to the new infection technique
5 Aug 2022
North Korean-linked Gmail spyware 'SHARPEXT' harvesting sensitive email content
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Security

North Korean-linked Gmail spyware 'SHARPEXT' harvesting sensitive email content

The insidious software exfiltrates all mail and attachments, researchers warn, putting sensitive documents at risk
4 Aug 2022
European company unmasked as cyber mercenary group with ties to Russia
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spyware

European company unmasked as cyber mercenary group with ties to Russia

The company that's similar to NSO Group has been active since 2016 and has used different zero-days in Windows and Adobe products to infect victims wi…
28 Jul 2022