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US intelligence agencies deny 2020 election was 'hacked'
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US intelligence agencies deny 2020 election was 'hacked'

But hackers did try to compromise networks that managed elections, report finds
17 Mar 2021
Microsoft releases one-click patch for Exchange vulnerability
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Microsoft releases one-click patch for Exchange vulnerability

The quick fix is aimed at small organisations that do not have dedicated IT teams
16 Mar 2021
Exchange Server attacks increase 10 times in a week
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Security

Exchange Server attacks increase 10 times in a week

US most attacked by hackers exploiting four zero-day vulnerabilities
15 Mar 2021
NCSC issues Exchange hack warning as Microsoft probes security partner leak
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NCSC issues Exchange hack warning as Microsoft probes security partner leak

An estimated 7,000 UK servers have been affected by the vulnerabilities and only half have been secured
15 Mar 2021
COVID-19 takes US school hacks to new heights
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COVID-19 takes US school hacks to new heights

Remote learning fueled a wave of class invasions
12 Mar 2021
Microsoft Exchange servers targeted by 'at least ten hacker groups'
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Microsoft Exchange servers targeted by 'at least ten hacker groups'

ESET research found that hackers managed to install backdoors on more than 5,000 servers in over 115 countries
11 Mar 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Internet Explorer, Linux, GitHub
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Weekly threat roundup: Internet Explorer, Linux, GitHub

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
11 Mar 2021
Chinese hackers target Linux systems with RedXOR backdoor
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Chinese hackers target Linux systems with RedXOR backdoor

Linux servers hit by malware developed using an end-of-life Red Hat compiler
11 Mar 2021
Microsoft was warned about Exchange Server flaws two months ago
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Microsoft was warned about Exchange Server flaws two months ago

The European Banking Authority is the latest major public body to be compromised by the mass hack
9 Mar 2021
‘Hundreds of thousands’ of victims in Microsoft Exchange Server attacks
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‘Hundreds of thousands’ of victims in Microsoft Exchange Server attacks

Even if you patched the same day Microsoft released fixes, there’s every chance a web shell is on your server
8 Mar 2021
Star Alliance passenger data stolen in SITA data breach
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Star Alliance passenger data stolen in SITA data breach

Hackers stole passenger names and membership details in a “highly sophisticated attack”
5 Mar 2021
Widely-used cyber crime forums targeted in hacking spree
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Widely-used cyber crime forums targeted in hacking spree

Security researchers say hacker-on-hacker campaigns indirectly help the good guys
5 Mar 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft Exchange, Chrome, Spectre
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Weekly threat roundup: Microsoft Exchange, Chrome, Spectre

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
4 Mar 2021
15 schools in Nottinghamshire crippled by cyber attack
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15 schools in Nottinghamshire crippled by cyber attack

The Nova Education Trust is unable to access its IT systems to conduct remote lessons
4 Mar 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?
2 Mar 2021
SolarWinds blames intern for weak ‘solarwinds123’ password
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SolarWinds blames intern for weak ‘solarwinds123’ password

The password ‘solarwinds123’ was publicly accessible on GitHub for more than a year and brought to the firm's attention in 2019
1 Mar 2021
Weekly threat roundup: IBM, VMware and Python
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Weekly threat roundup: IBM, VMware and Python

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
25 Feb 2021
Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data
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Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data

Cyber criminals obtained partial financial data following successful credential stuffing attacks
25 Feb 2021
Hackers publish Bombardier data in wide-reaching FTA cyber attack
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Hackers publish Bombardier data in wide-reaching FTA cyber attack

Hackers compromise the data of 25 firms as part of an attack against Accellion's legacy FTA application
24 Feb 2021
Experts blast SMBs' “head in the sand” approach to cyber security
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Experts blast SMBs' “head in the sand” approach to cyber security

From failing to patch exposed VPNs to meeting ransom demands, businesses are playing a role in fuelling the threat landscape
23 Feb 2021
Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices
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Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices

The cluster is among the first to spread malware affecting devices fitted with Apple’s new M1 chip
22 Feb 2021
Weekly threat roundup: SolarWinds-style hack, macOS Big Sur, Telegram
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Weekly threat roundup: SolarWinds-style hack, macOS Big Sur, Telegram

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
18 Feb 2021
US charges three North Koreans for Sony Pictures, WannaCry attacks
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US charges three North Koreans for Sony Pictures, WannaCry attacks

The men are said to have been responsible for a $1.3 billion hacking spree
18 Feb 2021
What is network forensics?
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What is network forensics?

Taking a closer look at how cyber threats are investigated at a network level
17 Feb 2021