cyber attacks

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
Malware developers create malformed code signatures to avoid detection
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malware

Malware developers create malformed code signatures to avoid detection

Google researchers find techniques used to push dodgy software onto unsuspecting victims.
24 Sep 2021
CISA, FBI, and NSA issue a Conti ransomware advisory
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ransomware

CISA, FBI, and NSA issue a Conti ransomware advisory

Joint statement with the FBI and the NSA warns of increased attacks from the Conti Ransomware
23 Sep 2021
Minnesota farm coop caught in ransomware attack
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ransomware

Minnesota farm coop caught in ransomware attack

Crystal valley becomes second agribusiness to find data encrypted by criminals
23 Sep 2021
Microsoft exposes BulletProofLink 'phishing as a service' criminal enterprise
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phishing

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
Phishing emails target victims with fake vaccine passport offer
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cyber crime

Phishing emails target victims with fake vaccine passport offer

Scammers could steal victims’ personal information and never deliver the illegal goods, Fortinet warns
21 Sep 2021
BlackMatter demands $5.9 million ransom from Iowa farm cooperative
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ransomware

BlackMatter demands $5.9 million ransom from Iowa farm cooperative

BlackMatter is demanding the ransom so the cooperative can unlock its systems right before the harvest season is set to begin
21 Sep 2021
Global security insights report 2021
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Whitepaper

Global security insights report 2021

Extended enterprise under threat
20 Sep 2021
Owner of DDoS for hire sites found guilty of hacking offences
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Owner of DDoS for hire sites found guilty of hacking offences

Matthew Gatrel faces 35 years in prison when he is sentenced in January 2022
17 Sep 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, HP Omen, Apple
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exploits

Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft Patch Tuesday, HP Omen, Apple

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
16 Sep 2021
Cyber crime in Australia increased 13% in the last year
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cyber crime

Cyber crime in Australia increased 13% in the last year

The ACSC received one report of a cyber attack every eight minutes in the last financial year
15 Sep 2021
Microsoft patches Internet Explorer zero-day under active attack
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vulnerability

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
Apple patches zero-day flaw abused by infamous NSO exploit
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exploits

Apple patches zero-day flaw abused by infamous NSO exploit

The ForcedEntry flaw affects all Apple devices and allows hackers to compromise systems without any user interaction
14 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
Olympus hit by suspected ransomware attack
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ransomware

Olympus hit by suspected ransomware attack

The former digital camera specialist has shut down its networks in Europe, Africa and the Middle East while it investigates the incident
13 Sep 2021
IoT devices are more vulnerable than ever
Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT devices are more vulnerable than ever

Ove a billion attacks recorded on IoT devices in the first six months of the year
10 Sep 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Atlassian, Microsoft Office, Zoho ManageEngine
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Atlassian, Microsoft Office, Zoho ManageEngine

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
9 Sep 2021
Hacked PayPal accounts tripled in value during pandemic
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hacking

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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ransomware

REvil ransomware gang resurfaces after brief disappearance

Elements of the notorious ransomware group's infrastructure have come back online
8 Sep 2021
Howard University cancels classes following ransomware attack
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cyber attacks

Howard University cancels classes following ransomware attack

The institution has had to cancel classes for two days in a row as it investigates the situation
8 Sep 2021
Hackers exploit Windows zero-day to target users with Office files
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vulnerability

Hackers exploit Windows zero-day to target users with Office files

This ‘reliable and dangerous’ flaw is being abused to launch remote code execution attacks against specific targets
8 Sep 2021
Large US businesses are hackers' ideal ransomware targets
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ransomware

Large US businesses are hackers' ideal ransomware targets

Research into dark web ads finds organizations in English-speaking countries are top targets
7 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