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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
Cyber security in the retail sector
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Cyber security in the retail sector

Retailers need to ensure their business operations and internal data aren't breached
28 Sep 2022
Cyber security in manufacturing
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Cyber security in manufacturing

The increasing cost of cyber crime means manufacturers need to adapt
28 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
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
Bell Canada subsidiary hit by Hive ransomware attack
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Bell Canada subsidiary hit by Hive ransomware attack

The news breaks weeks after the hacker group claimed an attack on French telecom giant Altice
16 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
New approach to ransomware encryption threatens to undermine cyber security strategies
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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
Microsoft: Iranian hackers breached Albanian government more than a year before main hack
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Microsoft: Iranian hackers breached Albanian government more than a year before main hack

Investigation reveals how long Iran spent inside government systems and how little damage it actually did
9 Sep 2022
Sophos: Retail organisations pay significantly less in ransomware attacks
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Sophos: Retail organisations pay significantly less in ransomware attacks

It's a game of volume in retail since despite being the second-most targeted industry, the average payment per case is well below the industry average
7 Sep 2022
Second-largest US school district falls to ransomware attack
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Second-largest US school district falls to ransomware attack

Los Angeles Unified School District detected “unusual activity” across its IT systems over the weekend
7 Sep 2022
InterContinental Hotels Group confirms cyber attack, experts suggest ransomware
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InterContinental Hotels Group confirms cyber attack, experts suggest ransomware

Customers had been reporting issues with reservations for days and security experts have sparked discussions of a more serious incident
7 Sep 2022
'Potentially unsecured' SMBs are propping up an IT supply chain riddled with ransomware
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'Potentially unsecured' SMBs are propping up an IT supply chain riddled with ransomware

More than half of IT supply chains have been impacted by ransomware attacks in recent years and organisations are failing to implement the necessary s…
6 Sep 2022
QNAP fixes zero-day vulnerability following Deadbolt ransomware attack
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QNAP fixes zero-day vulnerability following Deadbolt ransomware attack

The occurrence of the attack is the fourth in this year's Deadbolt attack series
6 Sep 2022
Microsoft Defender causes 'mass confusion' after legitimate apps trigger ransomware alerts
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Microsoft Defender causes 'mass confusion' after legitimate apps trigger ransomware alerts

The broken update pushed to users on Sunday morning saw the likes of Teams, Slack, Chrome, and Edge all being confused with the dangerous Hive ransomw…
5 Sep 2022
REvil claims ransomware attack on multi-billion-dollar manufacturing giant Midea Group
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REvil claims ransomware attack on multi-billion-dollar manufacturing giant Midea Group

The once-dominant ransomware group resurfaced in April but has now claimed an attack on the biggest company since its heyday
1 Sep 2022
Cuba ransomware group claims attack on Montenegro government
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Cuba ransomware group claims attack on Montenegro government

The double extortion specialists claim to have stolen the data days before Montenegro announced a sustained and co-ordinated series of cyber attacks t…
31 Aug 2022
French telco giant Altice reportedly hit by Hive ransomware attack
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French telco giant Altice reportedly hit by Hive ransomware attack

Dark web listings indicate that the French multinational was attacked in early August, but the company has made no announcement
26 Aug 2022
Avast launches Ransomware Shield for small businesses
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Avast launches Ransomware Shield for small businesses

The new cyber security solution is available as part of Avast Essential, Premium, and Ultimate Business Security packages
24 Aug 2022
Digital transformation giant Orion Innovation hit by LockBit ransomware, hacker group claims
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Digital transformation giant Orion Innovation hit by LockBit ransomware, hacker group claims

The company has a star-studded client list that includes some of the biggest sports organisations in the world and an assortment of tech behemoths
24 Aug 2022
LockBit hacking group to be 'more aggressive' after falling victim to large-scale DDoS attack
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LockBit hacking group to be 'more aggressive' after falling victim to large-scale DDoS attack

The ransomware group is currently embroiled in a battle after it leaked data belonging to cyber security company Entrust
23 Aug 2022
Escape the ransomware maze
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Escape the ransomware maze

Conventional endpoint protection tools just aren’t the best defence anymore
23 Aug 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Global south fights ransomware while Alphabet splurges on blockchain
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IT Pro News In Review: Global south fights ransomware while Alphabet splurges on blockchain

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
19 Aug 2022
Calls for international support to fight ‘uncontrollable’ ransomware surge in developing countries
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Calls for international support to fight ‘uncontrollable’ ransomware surge in developing countries

Rapidly growing internet penetration is outpacing implementation of appropriate cyber security standards while countries in Global South are excluded …
17 Aug 2022