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Open source packages with millions of installs hacked to harvest AWS credentials
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Open source packages with millions of installs hacked to harvest AWS credentials

Two popular open source packages used by Python and PHP developers have been quietly compromised with successful attacks already being reported
24 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
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
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
WannaCry's ghost is still wreaking havoc
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WannaCry's ghost is still wreaking havoc

A retooled version of the infamous ransomware strain continues to haunt corporate networks around the world
12 May 2022
IoT privacy and security concerns
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Security

IoT privacy and security concerns

We take a look at what's needed to really secure internet-connected devices
6 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
How do you become an ethical hacker?
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How do you become an ethical hacker?

We examine what certifications do you need, what jobs are available and how much you can expect to be paid
29 Apr 2022
DDoS attacks surge to record numbers in 2022 as a result of Russia-Ukraine war
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

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
LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile systems, stole source code
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LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile systems, stole source code

T-Mobile has denied that the hackers obtained customer or government information
25 Apr 2022
Five Eyes nations warn against impending Russian cyber attacks
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Five Eyes nations warn against impending Russian cyber attacks

Eight hacking groups have reportedly pledged allegiance to the Russian government, according to latest findings from the US, Australian, Canadian, New…
21 Apr 2022
Authorities finally confirm leading hacker platform RaidForums has been seized
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Authorities finally confirm leading hacker platform RaidForums has been seized

A 21-year-old was arrested in the UK in connection with the prolific hacker platform
13 Apr 2022
T-Mobile allegedly tried to buy leaked data from a hacker forum for $200k
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T-Mobile allegedly tried to buy leaked data from a hacker forum for $200k

The stolen information was still up for sale long after payment, court papers suggest
13 Apr 2022
Certified ethical hacker and IT manager steals $575,000 in cryptocurrency from elderly person
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Certified ethical hacker and IT manager steals $575,000 in cryptocurrency from elderly person

The practising IT manager stole the huge sum from an elderly person after being hired to fit a home security system
12 Apr 2022
Microsoft uses sinkhole to thwart Russian state-backed Fancy Bear attacks
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Microsoft uses sinkhole to thwart Russian state-backed Fancy Bear attacks

Also known as APT28 or Strontium, Fancy Bear is one of the most active APT groups in the world
8 Apr 2022
No 10 urges gov and businesses to “act as one” against Russian cyber attacks
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No 10 urges gov and businesses to “act as one” against Russian cyber attacks

No 10 Chief of Staff, Steve Barclay warned of a “heightened risk of hostile cyber activity” coming from Russian hackers
6 Apr 2022
What is Microsoft Pluton?
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Security

What is Microsoft Pluton?

A quick look at Microsoft's new approach to CPUs that promises to revolutionise Windows security
5 Apr 2022
Top online cyber security courses for 2022
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Careers & training

Top online cyber security courses for 2022

Our top picks from the plethora of cyber security courses available, including a mix of free and paid, and those aimed at experts and beginners
5 Apr 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Kaspersky national security threat, UK tech worth $1trillion, LAPSUS$ expands its attacks
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IT Pro News In Review: Kaspersky national security threat, UK tech worth $1trillion, LAPSUS$ expands its attacks

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
1 Apr 2022
Cyber attackers' NFT blockchain heist nets hundreds of millions in stolen cryptocurrency
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Cyber attackers' NFT blockchain heist nets hundreds of millions in stolen cryptocurrency

Ronin blockchain owner Sky Mavis said it's working with outside experts to ensure the stolen funds are returned to owners
30 Mar 2022
LAPSUS$ returns with Globant breach, leaking trove of data on top global businesses
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LAPSUS$ returns with Globant breach, leaking trove of data on top global businesses

Experts analysing the data dump told of the 'immense' damage that could be caused with access to such files
30 Mar 2022