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cyber attacks

Why don’t we ever hear about ransomware demands in the tens of millions of dollars?
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Why don’t we ever hear about ransomware demands in the tens of millions of dollars?

At a certain level, the alleged perfect security of the dark web becomes amenable to enquiry
21 May 2022
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
20 May 2022
Microsoft says it's provided over $100 million in tech support to Ukrainian government
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Microsoft says it's provided over $100 million in tech support to Ukrainian government

The company says its tech platforms will be instrumental to creating Nuremberg-style trials after the war
20 May 2022
QNAP NAS drives targeted by DeadBolt ransomware for the third time this year
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QNAP NAS drives targeted by DeadBolt ransomware for the third time this year

The ransomware strain is back and equipped with stronger cryptography for more effective attacks
20 May 2022
US indicts heart doctor for allegedly spearheading high-profile ransomware operations
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US indicts heart doctor for allegedly spearheading high-profile ransomware operations

The 55-year-old cardiologist profited from a ransomware side hustle and coached would-be hackers in using his tools for maximum rewards
17 May 2022
Microsoft warns of new botnet variant targeting Windows and Linux systems
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Microsoft warns of new botnet variant targeting Windows and Linux systems

The Sysrv botnet is back and equipped with more exploits though the primary goal of installing cryptominers remains the same
16 May 2022
Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack
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Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack

Italian police thwart cyber attacks on Eurovision's voting systems from the Russian-linked hacker group Killnet after the same group targeted public s…
16 May 2022
SES GS wins US government’s TROJAN contract
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SES GS wins US government’s TROJAN contract

The five-year deal is aimed at fortifying the country’s cyber security resilience
16 May 2022
The rise of double extortion ransomware
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The rise of double extortion ransomware

With the use of this tactic increasing, we look at how you can protect your business
13 May 2022
Five Eyes and US governments finally confirm Russia was behind Ukrainian government, Viasat cyber attacks
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Five Eyes and US governments finally confirm Russia was behind Ukrainian government, Viasat cyber attacks

NCSC detailed the government-level attribution process at CYBERUK 2022 and why it took so much longer to assign blame compared to the private sector
10 May 2022
Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack
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Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack

The US has released a $10 million bug bounty for information on the attackers
10 May 2022
Researcher discovers simple tweak that neutralises Conti, REvil, WannaCry attacks
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Researcher discovers simple tweak that neutralises Conti, REvil, WannaCry attacks

This one trick can stop ransomware executing file encryption
4 May 2022
Australian state transport agency hit by cyber attack
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Australian state transport agency hit by cyber attack

It warned that scammers might try to capitalise on the incident and told customers not to respond to unsolicited contact from anyone claiming to be fr…
4 May 2022
Rental car company Sixt confirms cyber attack, leaves scores of UK customers in the dark
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Rental car company Sixt confirms cyber attack, leaves scores of UK customers in the dark

The rental car giant announced a cyber attack on Sunday and has been largely uncontactable for days, but insists disruption is temporary and minimal
3 May 2022
Dell Technologies World 2022: Dell unveils security offerings for major cloud providers
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Dell Technologies World 2022: Dell unveils security offerings for major cloud providers

The tech giant also added Cyber Recovery Services to its existing Apex portfolio and announced a multi-cloud collaboration with Snowflake Data Cloud
3 May 2022
How cyber security history repeats itself
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How cyber security history repeats itself

The prime threats to businesses continue to be the same threats we’ve seen for the past decade – and if your business isn’t prepared, you might be at …
30 Apr 2022
Datadog's ASM platform unmasks attack flows at code level
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Datadog's ASM platform unmasks attack flows at code level

The service employs distributed tracing to identify cyber criminals
29 Apr 2022
Ransomware demands in Japan are almost 26 times higher than in the UK, report finds
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Ransomware demands in Japan are almost 26 times higher than in the UK, report finds

Ransom demands tend to be lower in order to make it easier for organisations to pay them, according to Sophos researchers
27 Apr 2022
BT and Toshiba address QKD concerns with new trial
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BT and Toshiba address QKD concerns with new trial

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) previously raised concerns of potential attacks
27 Apr 2022
DDoS attacks surge to record numbers in 2022 as a result of Russia-Ukraine war
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DDoS attacks surge to record numbers in 2022 as a result of Russia-Ukraine war

Cases this year saw some of the longest-lasting DDoS attacks ever seen as hacktivists assembled to take on their enemies in the ongoing cyber war betw…
26 Apr 2022
Russian-affiliates believed to be behind cyber attacks on wind turbines firms
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Russian-affiliates believed to be behind cyber attacks on wind turbines firms

Three German-based renewable energy companies attacked as country attempts to wean itself off Russian oil
26 Apr 2022
What is the LAPSUS$ group and who is behind the criminal operation?
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What is the LAPSUS$ group and who is behind the criminal operation?

The most prolific cyber criminals of 2022 have largely evaded identification for months despite being anything but secretive in the way they work
26 Apr 2022
The state of email security 2022
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The state of email security 2022

Confronting the new wave of cyber attacks
25 Apr 2022