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DDoS attacks are still a key weapon for corporate extortion
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

DDoS attacks are still a key weapon for corporate extortion

Ransomware isn’t the only rotten fruit, with DDoS attacks deployed both as an extra twist of the knife – and on their own
26 Jan 2022
Russia's "politically motivated" REvil raid could be used as leverage, experts warn
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Russia's "politically motivated" REvil raid could be used as leverage, experts warn

The cyber security industry says the FSB's arrests are “unlikely” to signal a change in Russia’s policy
17 Jan 2022
Microsoft warns full scope of Ukraine cyber attacks ‘not fully realised’
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Microsoft warns full scope of Ukraine cyber attacks ‘not fully realised’

The company's investigation into the attacks targeting Ukraine revealed atypical characteristics of the "destructive" campaign that disguises itself a…
17 Jan 2022
Ransomware: Why only the bravest businesses will survive
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ransomware

Ransomware: Why only the bravest businesses will survive

With ransomware attacks a matter of when, not if, the secret to protecting your reputation lies in honesty and transparency
17 Jan 2022
Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users
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ransomware

Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users

The Google-created programming language has become increasingly popular in the malware community for its speed and effectiveness in targeting more use…
13 Jan 2022
Cyber attacks on corporate networks increased 50% in 2021
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cyber attacks

Cyber attacks on corporate networks increased 50% in 2021

Check Point data reveals an upward trend of malicious activity since mid-2020
11 Jan 2022
QNAP warns of ransomware targeting internet-facing NAS products
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network attached storage (NAS)

QNAP warns of ransomware targeting internet-facing NAS products

The manufacturer has provided a guide to securing vulnerable products amid ongoing attacks
10 Jan 2022
FBI warns of hackers mailing malicious USB sticks to businesses
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FBI warns of hackers mailing malicious USB sticks to businesses

The FIN7 cyber crime group is alleged to be behind the months-long wave of attacks against the defence, transportation, and insurance industries
10 Jan 2022
Simple Active Directory tweak helps block BlackMatter ransomware attacks
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ransomware

Simple Active Directory tweak helps block BlackMatter ransomware attacks

Security researchers reverse engineer the infamous ransomware strain and discover a way to stymie its file encryption process, even if it reaches a co…
7 Jan 2022
Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism
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Majority of Americans say ransomware attacks should be considered terrorism

Most also believe it should be made illegal to pay ransoms to hackers
7 Jan 2022
The scariest security horror stories of 2021
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cyber security

The scariest security horror stories of 2021

A crisis at Microsoft, the ransomware resurgence, and endless zero-days dominated headlines
28 Dec 2021
Australia and US sign CLOUD Act data-sharing deal to support criminal investigations
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cyber crime

Australia and US sign CLOUD Act data-sharing deal to support criminal investigations

The legislation allows law enforcement to simplify the process of obtaining electronic data from another country
16 Dec 2021
Ransomware groups will target smaller businesses in 2022 - report
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ransomware

Ransomware groups will target smaller businesses in 2022 - report

Scrutiny from law enforcement is causing groups to change tack, says analyst
15 Dec 2021
Kronos services knocked offline by ransomware attack
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ransomware

Kronos services knocked offline by ransomware attack

The popular human resources solutions provider has admitted that it may take "several weeks" to recover
14 Dec 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
13 Dec 2021
South Australia government data breached in ransomware attack
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South Australia government data breached in ransomware attack

Between 38,000 to 80,000 government employees might have been affected and potentially have had their data posted on the dark web
10 Dec 2021
Hackers publish Vestas data following cyber attack
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cyber attacks

Hackers publish Vestas data following cyber attack

The move suggests the company didn’t comply with the hackers' ransom demands
9 Dec 2021
Microsoft launches Secured-core servers to combat ransomware
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cyber security

Microsoft launches Secured-core servers to combat ransomware

Previously debuting on Windows PCs in 2019, the Secured-core initiative has reached servers in a bid to better protect infrastructure from cyber attac…
8 Dec 2021
Access brokers are making it easier for ransomware operators to attack businesses
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cyber security

Access brokers are making it easier for ransomware operators to attack businesses

A new business model has been uncovered that makes it much easier for attackers to gain access to business' networks
1 Dec 2021
Australian government-owned energy company hit by ransomware attack
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Australian government-owned energy company hit by ransomware attack

CS Energy confirmed hackers infiltrated its corporate network but says the incident has not impacted electricity generation
30 Nov 2021
Sabbath hackers are targeting US schools and hospitals
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Sabbath hackers are targeting US schools and hospitals

The rebranded hacking group is demanding multi-million-dollar ransom payments, according to Mandiant
29 Nov 2021
CL0P hacking group hits Swire Pacific Offshore
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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
US government warns of increased risk of ransomware over holiday season
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US government warns of increased risk of ransomware over holiday season

CISA and FBI issue joint statement warning organizations not to let their guard down
24 Nov 2021