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ransomware

FBI's landmark Hive ransomware takedown 'a drop in the ocean'
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cyber crime

FBI's landmark Hive ransomware takedown 'a drop in the ocean'

A huge win for law enforcement, but the 'hacking back' takedown of Hive's domain is just a small drop in the expansive ransomware ocean
27 Jan 2023
Royal Mail ransom note leaked, LockBit’s role remains uncertain
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cyber attacks

Royal Mail ransom note leaked, LockBit’s role remains uncertain

The prolific ransomware operation has denied involvement but researchers remain sceptical
13 Jan 2023
Microsoft's VALL-E will usher in a new era of cyber crime
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Microsoft's VALL-E will usher in a new era of cyber crime

With its ability to synthesise speech from short audio clips, Microsoft's VALL-E poses a worrying development in the realm of deepfakes
12 Jan 2023
Cyber attacks on UK organisations surged 77% in 2022, new research finds
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Security

Cyber attacks on UK organisations surged 77% in 2022, new research finds

The UK education sector saw a 237% increase in attacks compared to 2021
6 Jan 2023
Play ransomware gang behind recent cyber attack on Rackspace
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Security

Play ransomware gang behind recent cyber attack on Rackspace

Rackspace said that “more than half” of affected customers have regained access to data in the wake of the attack
6 Jan 2023
LockBit issues rare apology for Toronto SickKids ransomware attack
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Security

LockBit issues rare apology for Toronto SickKids ransomware attack

The December attack on the SickKids hospital disrupted services and caused delays for patients
3 Jan 2023
The Guardian newspaper believes "IT incident" caused by ransomware
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ransomware

The Guardian newspaper believes "IT incident" caused by ransomware

It's the second case of a major Western media organisation being targeted by a cyber attack this year
21 Dec 2022
Embattled Medibank faces 48-hour outage as cyber security upgrade begins
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ransomware

Embattled Medibank faces 48-hour outage as cyber security upgrade begins

The Australian company has called in Microsoft experts as it deals with the fallout of a data breach that led to 9.7 million exposed customer records
9 Dec 2022
Unpatched Exchange servers could be behind Rackspace's ransomware attack
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zero-day exploit

Unpatched Exchange servers could be behind Rackspace's ransomware attack

One security researcher suggested the company's Exchange server build log numbers were from August, months before ProxyNotShell patches were released
7 Dec 2022
Cyber attack hits French hospital forcing patients to be moved
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cyber attacks

Cyber attack hits French hospital forcing patients to be moved

The hospital shut down its network as a precaution after a south Parisien hospital had to do the same in August
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
Netherlands urges citizens to prepare survival kits in case hackers target critical infrastructure
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cyber attacks

Netherlands urges citizens to prepare survival kits in case hackers target critical infrastructure

The latest campaign from the national coordinator for security echoes the growing concern in the UK government over serious cyber attacks
2 Dec 2022
Interpol arrests nearly 1,000 cyber criminals in months-long anti-fraud operation
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cyber crime

Interpol arrests nearly 1,000 cyber criminals in months-long anti-fraud operation

Operation HAECHI-III sees the seizure of more than $130 million in virtual assets
25 Nov 2022
Australia considers ransomware payment ban, additional Medibank files leaked
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Policy & legislation

Australia considers ransomware payment ban, additional Medibank files leaked

REvil has claimed responsibility for the attack amidst continued refusal by Medibank to pay the ransom
14 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
Ransomware: Why do businesses still pay up?
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ransomware

Ransomware: Why do businesses still pay up?

Despite the guidance and best practice, an alarming proportion of businesses hit with ransomware simply pay to make it go away
14 Nov 2022
Enabling secure hybrid learning in schools
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Whitepaper

Enabling secure hybrid learning in schools

The importance of creating security awareness among key players
11 Nov 2022
The long road ahead to ransomware preparedness
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Whitepaper

The long road ahead to ransomware preparedness

Getting to the bigger truth
9 Nov 2022
Microsoft says “it’s just too difficult” to effectively disrupt ransomware
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Security

Microsoft says “it’s just too difficult” to effectively disrupt ransomware

The company details its new approach to combatting cyber crime as the underground industry drains $6 trillion from the global economy
4 Nov 2022
Continental 'held to ransom', refuses to confirm if LockBit has stolen data
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ransomware

Continental 'held to ransom', refuses to confirm if LockBit has stolen data

The ransomware group is threatening to leak the data it has on the German manufacturer tonight if a ransom isn't paid
4 Nov 2022
LockBit repeats 'PR stunt' as Thales ransomware investigation reveals no breach
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ransomware

LockBit repeats 'PR stunt' as Thales ransomware investigation reveals no breach

The ransomware group threatened to leak stolen data on the dark web, but Thales denies any attack occurred
3 Nov 2022
Yanluowang ransomware leaks suggest pseudo Chinese persona, REvil links
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ransomware

Yanluowang ransomware leaks suggest pseudo Chinese persona, REvil links

It's the second major ransomware organisation to have been rocked this year after internal chat logs were leaked by anonymous hackers
1 Nov 2022
Australia's Department of Defence becomes latest victim of regional ransomware attacks
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cyber attacks

Australia's Department of Defence becomes latest victim of regional ransomware attacks

Military information was not stolen in the breach, which may affect the records of 40,000 defence personnel
31 Oct 2022