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IT Pro News In Review: Google acquires Mandiant, new Apple hardware, Lapsus$ leaks Samsung data
IT Pro News In Review: Google acquires Mandiant, new Apple hardware, Lapsus$ leaks Samsung datavideo
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IT Pro News In Review: Google acquires Mandiant, new Apple hardware, Lapsus$ leaks Samsung data

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
11 Mar 2022
Ukrainian ethical hackers targeted by Russian malware attacks
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ethical hacking

Ukrainian ethical hackers targeted by Russian malware attacks

Cisco Talos researchers say the IT Army of Ukraine's Telegram channel is being hit with malicious links
11 Mar 2022
China-backed hackers compromised six US government networks
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vulnerability

China-backed hackers compromised six US government networks

Mandiant researchers investigated APT41 activities between May 2021 and February 2022
9 Mar 2022
Stifling Russian disinformation through hacktivism 'having the opposite effect'
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cyber warfare

Stifling Russian disinformation through hacktivism 'having the opposite effect'

Cyber security experts discuss the effect of hacktivist efforts in the region and why it may not be the right way of approaching conflict resolution
9 Mar 2022
Google uncovers Russian phishing campaign targeting Ukrainian news provider
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phishing

Google uncovers Russian phishing campaign targeting Ukrainian news provider

The tech giant has also recorded repeated DDoS attempts against the Ukrainian government
8 Mar 2022
Nvidia hackers leak 190GB of data allegedly stolen from Samsung
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data breaches

Nvidia hackers leak 190GB of data allegedly stolen from Samsung

The LAPSUS$ hacking group claims to have breached the tech giant to steal internal data and source code
7 Mar 2022
Anonymous hijacks Russian broadcasts with footage of Ukraine war
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hacking

Anonymous hijacks Russian broadcasts with footage of Ukraine war

The hacking group said it managed to manipulate the broadcasts of three major Russian state-backed media organisations
7 Mar 2022
Vulnerability hunters are cut from a different cloth – they’re naturally inquisitive
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hacking

Vulnerability hunters are cut from a different cloth – they’re naturally inquisitive

So, you want to be a hacker? We share the best advice and resources for getting started
7 Mar 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Compromised Nvidia data, protesters boycott Russian tech, Conti data breach
IT Pro News In Review: Compromised Nvidia data, protesters boycott Russian tech, Conti data breachvideo
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IT Pro News In Review: Compromised Nvidia data, protesters boycott Russian tech, Conti data breach

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
4 Mar 2022
Anonymous hacks website of Russian Space Research Institute
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hacking

Anonymous hacks website of Russian Space Research Institute

Russia’s lunar missions files were obtained through a brute-force attack on a private service hosted by Roscosmos
4 Mar 2022
Nvidia confirms data breach as hackers make additional demands
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Nvidia confirms data breach as hackers make additional demands

Nvidia has confirmed a rumoured hack on its systems for the first time as the first part of the alleged 1TB of company secrets is made available to do…
2 Mar 2022
Mid-sized businesses on hackers’ 2022 hit list, cyber agencies warn
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Mid-sized businesses on hackers’ 2022 hit list, cyber agencies warn

Cyber criminals are "shifting away from big-game hunting", say FBI and NCSC
10 Feb 2022
US seizes record $3.6 billion in Bitcoin from Bitfinex hack
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cryptocurrencies

US seizes record $3.6 billion in Bitcoin from Bitfinex hack

The FBI has also arrested a married couple for allegedly conspiring to launder the stolen cryptocurrency
9 Feb 2022
China-backed hackers linked to News Corp cyber attack
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China-backed hackers linked to News Corp cyber attack

Journalists at high-profile media organisations such as the Wall Street Journal and The Times were targeted in the attack linked to espionage activity
7 Feb 2022
KP Snacks supply chain shut down by Conti ransomware attack
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ransomware

KP Snacks supply chain shut down by Conti ransomware attack

Crippled IT systems are unable to process new orders "safely" and could be down until late-March
3 Feb 2022
Belarusian hacktivists target railway in bid to halt Russian military
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hacking

Belarusian hacktivists target railway in bid to halt Russian military

The incident is thought to be one of the first times ransomware has been used in hacktivism
25 Jan 2022
Crypto.com confirms $34 million hack caused by 2FA bypass exploit
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cryptocurrencies

Crypto.com confirms $34 million hack caused by 2FA bypass exploit

The cryptocurrency exchange previously denied that any customers lost funds despite numerous reports from customers and analysts
21 Jan 2022
Red Cross "appalled" by data breach targeting 515,000 vulnerable people
Red Cross officers assist in Yemen after attack kills many locals
data breaches

Red Cross "appalled" by data breach targeting 515,000 vulnerable people

The charitable organisation has begged cyber attackers not to leak the data online in emotional plea
20 Jan 2022
NCA plots education drive to crack down on children exploring cyber crime
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NCA plots education drive to crack down on children exploring cyber crime

With children as young as nine being referred to the NCA for launching DDoS attacks, the new campaign aims to educate children in the consequences of …
18 Jan 2022
Researchers warn of spear-phishing exploit in Google Docs
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Google Docs

Researchers warn of spear-phishing exploit in Google Docs

Hackers have found a way to use Google's comment function to dupe victims into clicking on malicious links
7 Jan 2022
A month in the life of a social engineer
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social engineering

A month in the life of a social engineer

With hackers finding more ingenious ways to exploit human flaws, we get inside the planning stages of a social engineering attack
6 Jan 2022
Hackers bypass patched Microsoft Office flaw to inject Formbook malware
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malware

Hackers bypass patched Microsoft Office flaw to inject Formbook malware

The attack is thought to be a dry run for a wider campaign in the future
21 Dec 2021
Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp
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phishing

Meta files lawsuit to uncover hackers targeting Facebook, WhatsApp

The company is seeking $500,000 from the unnamed threat actors that ran phishing scam on its platforms
21 Dec 2021
Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus
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spyware

Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus

A high-profile politician and journalist have been targeted with spyware likely spread using WhatsApp messages
17 Dec 2021