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Insurance companies blamed for ransomware payout rise

Theresa Payton argues companies are manipulating victims to avoid paying higher bills
16 Sep 2019
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FBI embarks on cyber criminal detainment spree

Coordinated effort leads to hundreds of arrests and $3.7 million seized from phishing gangs around the world
11 Sep 2019
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Equifax named the most Googled data breach of all time

2014's Heartbleed takes the top spot for cyber threat searches
11 Sep 2019
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Four ways organisations are combating cyber attacks

AI, machine learning, technical integration and flexible tools are leading the way
11 Sep 2019
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Malware spread through the Windows update mechanism

By using the Windows update delivery system, the malicious traffic of this trojan can evade firewalls
10 Sep 2019
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Windows RDP servers peddled to anyone with pocket change

The latest black market report shows the low price of devastating cyber tools
10 Sep 2019
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NCSC issues DoS guidance following Wikipedia attack

The popular online knowledge sharing website experienced large outages at the weekened, prompting a response from Britain's cyber body
9 Sep 2019
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Android flaws decline in 2019 as iOS malware rises

Flaws in the most popular operating systems, however, are just as dangerous as third-party bugs
6 Sep 2019
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Hackers exploiting social engineering 'toolkits'

Victims are being asked to download malware through visually compelling fake update prompts
4 Sep 2019
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Hacked Texas government agencies face $2.5 million ransom

The number of affected municipalities has dropped to 22, all of which are refusing to pay up
22 Aug 2019
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Adult site Luscious suffers massive data breach

Users of the adult site saw thier personal information tied to their real identity leaked and exposed
20 Aug 2019
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KNOB attack lets hackers listen in on your Bluetooth calls

Vulnerability allows attackers to ‘completely break’ Bluetooth encryption
16 Aug 2019
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Google: 1.5% of all login attempts use compromised passwords

Report says popular sites like Netflix and a number of government portals are at risk of 'credential stuffing'
16 Aug 2019
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Def Con developer sells $200 Mac-hacking iPhone cables

They take around four hours to make and only 10-20% were actually good enough to sell
13 Aug 2019
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Hackers may start 'Warshipping' businesses to steal data

IBM's latest imagined attack vector could soon be a reality
8 Aug 2019
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SWAPGS Attack is the latest Windows exploit to worry about

The Spectre-like vulnerability is serious, but industry giants are torn regarding the extent of its reach
7 Aug 2019
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Nvidia urges businesses to upgrade drive after finding flaws

GeForce, Quadro and Tesla GPUs are affected by bugs that could lead to local code execution
6 Aug 2019
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Equifax victims will get "nowhere near" $125 promised

FTC urges claimants to opt for free credit monitoring after “overwhelming” public response
1 Aug 2019
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Europol’s ransomware decryption tools save businesses £88m

The No More Ransom campaign sees three million visits to date and 200,000 decryptions
29 Jul 2019
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$125 Equifax compensation application now open

A further $500 is up for grabs under special circumstances
26 Jul 2019
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NSA to create new division to bolster US cyber defences

Focus on defensive operations comes amid mounting geopolitical tensions
24 Jul 2019
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Ransomware attacks on UK businesses soar 195%

The figure marks a marked shift against the steep decline in the attack method last year
24 Jul 2019
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Lancaster University hit by double data breach

The sophisticated phishing attack has affected prospective undergraduates and a number of current students
23 Jul 2019
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Massive 7.5TB breach reveals secret Russian IT projects

Hacktivists seize a trove of FSB data after breaching the networks of a major contractor
22 Jul 2019
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