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cyber crime

Australia and US sign CLOUD Act data-sharing deal to support criminal investigations
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Australia and US sign CLOUD Act data-sharing deal to support criminal investigations

The legislation allows law enforcement to simplify the process of obtaining electronic data from another country
16 Dec 2021
How do hackers choose their targets?
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How do hackers choose their targets?

We explore what goes on in the minds of cyber criminals
13 Dec 2021
Spar stores forced to close following supply chain attack
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Spar stores forced to close following supply chain attack

The UK supermarket chain is working with the NCSC to investigate the incident
7 Dec 2021
Planned Parenthood cyber attack exposes data of 400,000 patients
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Planned Parenthood cyber attack exposes data of 400,000 patients

Patients have been advised to check their health insurance statements for fraudulent activity
3 Dec 2021
CronRat Magecart malware uses 31st February date to remain undetected
Cronrat strikes Linux
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CronRat Magecart malware uses 31st February date to remain undetected

The malware allows for server-side payment skimming that bypasses browser security
26 Nov 2021
What is smishing?
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What is smishing?

A closer look at one of the most perilous forms of phishing
23 Nov 2021
GoDaddy data breach exposes over 1.2 million customer details
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GoDaddy data breach exposes over 1.2 million customer details

Attacker had access to admin passwords for over two months
23 Nov 2021
Investors warned to be vigilant of fake SEC alerts
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Investors warned to be vigilant of fake SEC alerts

Hackers are targeting victims using phone calls and voice mails about cryptocurrency transactions
22 Nov 2021
UK and US pledge to punish cyber criminals at annual meeting
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UK and US pledge to punish cyber criminals at annual meeting

Intelligence and defence officials met at the annual forum to discuss approaches to cyber security for the years ahead
19 Nov 2021
Out-of-hours ransomware attacks have a greater impact on revenue
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Out-of-hours ransomware attacks have a greater impact on revenue

Seven in ten security pros called in to handle attacks were intoxicated, report finds
18 Nov 2021
What is e-safety?
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What is e-safety?

We explain what e-safety is and how it can be managed in schools and beyond
18 Nov 2021
Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign
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Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign

Cyber criminals have been disabling security features in the cloud to mine for Monero
16 Nov 2021
Europol reveals how ransomware gangs are evolving to evade capture
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Europol reveals how ransomware gangs are evolving to evade capture

The annual crime report explains how ransomware continues to grow in profitability despite recent capture attempts, and the novel ways DDoS attackers …
12 Nov 2021
Attackers use CSS to fool anti-phishing systems
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Attackers use CSS to fool anti-phishing systems

Inserting invisible links throws off natural language processing, say researchers
11 Nov 2021
Chinese hackers target ManageEngine password manager
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Chinese hackers target ManageEngine password manager

Around nine organizations in the technology, defense, health care, energy, and education industries hit in new campaign
9 Nov 2021
161% surge in mobile phishing pushes energy industry to its limits
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161% surge in mobile phishing pushes energy industry to its limits

Following Colonial Pipeline, crooks get a taste for energy companies
4 Nov 2021
NCA arrests 24 Brits over ties to global dark web criminal network
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NCA arrests 24 Brits over ties to global dark web criminal network

International crackdown results in 150 arrests and more than £22.5 million in seized cash and virtual currencies
28 Oct 2021
Ransomware hit industrial sector the hardest in the third quarter
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Ransomware hit industrial sector the hardest in the third quarter

Cyber criminals are now also targeting the technology sector, which saw a 30% rise in attack volume
25 Oct 2021
Microsoft touts new cyber security help for nonprofits
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Microsoft touts new cyber security help for nonprofits

Free training, security assessments, and access to tools given to strengthen charities’ security posture
22 Oct 2021
Organizations warned of ransomware risk from smaller operators
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Organizations warned of ransomware risk from smaller operators

They may not have the financial muscle, but small-time cyber crooks can cause havoc for critical systems
19 Oct 2021
Iranian hacking group continues to target US citizens
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Iranian hacking group continues to target US citizens

APT35 used phishing attacks and uploaded spyware onto Google Play Store
18 Oct 2021
Marsh McLennan reveals its cyber risk analytics center
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Marsh McLennan reveals its cyber risk analytics center

The center combines the expertise of Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman
15 Oct 2021
MirrorBlast phishing campaign targets financial companies
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MirrorBlast phishing campaign targets financial companies

The attack has been linked to a long-standing Russian cyber crime group
15 Oct 2021
30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments
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30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments

Virtual Counter-Ransomware Initiative meeting at White House lays out plans
15 Oct 2021