cyber attacks

Dark web ads offering access to corporate networks increase sevenfold
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Dark web ads offering access to corporate networks increase sevenfold

New report shines a light on hackers offering “access for sale” to other cyber criminals
28 Jul 2021
What is the Computer Misuse Act?
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Policy & legislation

What is the Computer Misuse Act?

If your computer systems are attacked, is the law effective enough to put those criminals behind bars?
28 Jul 2021
Data breach costs surge to record high in 2021
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data breaches

Data breach costs surge to record high in 2021

The cost in the UK was above the global average, but the US is home to the most expensive data breaches
28 Jul 2021
Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”
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Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”

The comments come as the US continues to battle a wave of serious cyber attacks
28 Jul 2021
Most employees put their workplace at risk by taking cyber security shortcuts
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cyber security

Most employees put their workplace at risk by taking cyber security shortcuts

New survey finds much evidence of password reuse and personal devices on the network
27 Jul 2021
Hackers turning to 'exotic' languages for next-gen malware, report warns
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malware

Hackers turning to 'exotic' languages for next-gen malware, report warns

Coding languages such as Go, Rust, Nim and DLang are allowing malware authors to avoid signature detection and add layers of obfuscation
27 Jul 2021
Nine traits you need to succeed as a cyber security leader
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Nine traits you need to succeed as a cyber security leader

What characteristics and certifications make a successful cyber security leader?
26 Jul 2021
Attacks on remote council staff increased 213% during pandemic
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cyber attacks

Attacks on remote council staff increased 213% during pandemic

Only 47% of councils have increased their IT budget to provide security training for remote workers
23 Jul 2021
Kaseya mysteriously obtains master REvil decryptor from ‘third party’
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ransomware

Kaseya mysteriously obtains master REvil decryptor from ‘third party’

The company is now working to restore access to affected customers
23 Jul 2021
CISA warns of disguised malware on hacked Pulse Secure devices
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CISA warns of disguised malware on hacked Pulse Secure devices

CISA lists several tasks administrators can complete to boost security
22 Jul 2021
Preparing for AI-enabled cyber attacks
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Preparing for AI-enabled cyber attacks

MIT technology review insights
22 Jul 2021
Northern ticket machines hit by ransomware
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ransomware

Northern ticket machines hit by ransomware

The incident comes just two months after the rail operator invested £17 million in 621 new self-service machines
20 Jul 2021
China slams Microsoft hack accusations as ‘groundless and irresponsible’
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China slams Microsoft hack accusations as ‘groundless and irresponsible’

This comes after the New Zealand government joined international condemnation of China’s alleged exploitation of the Microsoft Exchange Platform
20 Jul 2021
UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack
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UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack

Dominic Raab calls on the Chinese government to put an end to this "systematic cyber sabotage"
19 Jul 2021
Cloudflare flaw could have led to series of supply-chain attacks
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vulnerability

Cloudflare flaw could have led to series of supply-chain attacks

Hackers were able to exploit a path traversal vulnerability to compromise CDNJS and target thousands of sites
19 Jul 2021
US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations
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Policy & legislation

US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations

The move comes after the US blamed Russia for the SolarWinds attack in April
19 Jul 2021
Security researchers uncover more Print Spooler vulnerabilities
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vulnerability

Security researchers uncover more Print Spooler vulnerabilities

Microsoft advises customers to disable the component entirely to prevent attacks following the PrintNightmare debacle
19 Jul 2021
SonicWall warns of imminent ransomware campaign on VPN hardware
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virtual private network (VPN)

SonicWall warns of imminent ransomware campaign on VPN hardware

Current and legacy secure VPN appliances under attack now
16 Jul 2021
Recent Microsoft attacks traced to secretive Israeli spyware firm
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Recent Microsoft attacks traced to secretive Israeli spyware firm

Candiru, which trades exclusively with governments, distributed zero-day exploits for vulnerabilities patched this week
16 Jul 2021
New ransomware group is attacking US firms and educational establishments
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ransomware

New ransomware group is attacking US firms and educational establishments

Mespinoza hacking gang hits organizations with ransom demands as high as $1.6 million
15 Jul 2021
Prevent fraud and phishing attacks with DMARC
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Prevent fraud and phishing attacks with DMARC

How to use domain-based message authentication, reporting, and conformance for email security
15 Jul 2021
2021 state of email security report: Ransomware on the rise
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2021 state of email security report: Ransomware on the rise

Securing the enterprise in the COVID world
15 Jul 2021
Security awareness training strategies for account takeover protection
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Security awareness training strategies for account takeover protection

Why you need an inside-the-perimeter strategy for internal threats
15 Jul 2021