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Both Russia and Ukraine targeted by Chinese state-backed hackers
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malware

Both Russia and Ukraine targeted by Chinese state-backed hackers

A five-year-old Microsoft Office vulnerability was enough to gain a significant foothold in some of the most high-value organisations in each country
9 Aug 2022
Decade-old malware strains top annual list of most pervasive business exploits
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malware

Decade-old malware strains top annual list of most pervasive business exploits

Allied cyber security authorities say the most active strains of 2021 have been in operation for longer than five years, and are being constantly deve…
5 Aug 2022
Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block
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exploits

Malware operators abusing Windows shortcuts to bypass VBA macro block

The likes of Emotet and Qakbot, as well as Russia-linked state-sponsored hackers, have all pivoted to the new infection technique
5 Aug 2022
North Korean-linked Gmail spyware 'SHARPEXT' harvesting sensitive email content
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Security

North Korean-linked Gmail spyware 'SHARPEXT' harvesting sensitive email content

The insidious software exfiltrates all mail and attachments, researchers warn, putting sensitive documents at risk
4 Aug 2022
European company unmasked as cyber mercenary group with ties to Russia
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spyware

European company unmasked as cyber mercenary group with ties to Russia

The company that's similar to NSO Group has been active since 2016 and has used different zero-days in Windows and Adobe products to infect victims wi…
28 Jul 2022
Researchers uncover 'mysterious' Windows rootkit being actively exploited since 2016
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malware

Researchers uncover 'mysterious' Windows rootkit being actively exploited since 2016

Experts at Kaspersky say the rootkit was found embedded inside the firmware image of legacy Asus and Gigabyte motherboards
27 Jul 2022
Facebook business accounts hijacked by infostealer malware campaign
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Security

Facebook business accounts hijacked by infostealer malware campaign

Threat actors are using LinkedIn phishing to seize business, ad accounts for financial gain
26 Jul 2022
Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine: What we know so far
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cyber warfare

Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine: What we know so far

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has set the tone for all future wars, and the cyber attacks observed throughout will provide a how-to guide on…
22 Jul 2022
Mysterious MacOS spyware discovered using public cloud storage as its control server
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malware

Mysterious MacOS spyware discovered using public cloud storage as its control server

Researchers have warned that little is known about the 'CloudMensis' malware, including how it is distributed and who is behind it
22 Jul 2022
Hackers hiding malicious links in top Google search results, researchers warn
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malware

Hackers hiding malicious links in top Google search results, researchers warn

Malicious adverts made to resemble links to websites are targeting some of the world’s most popular websites
21 Jul 2022
Romanian man extradited to US over Gozi virus hacking charges
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malware

Romanian man extradited to US over Gozi virus hacking charges

The man allegedly ran a service that helped cyber criminals distribute the Gozi virus which ended up infecting over one million computers worldwide, i…
20 Jul 2022
Experts bemoan Microsoft’s 'terrible' backtrack on blocking VBA macros
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Security

Experts bemoan Microsoft’s 'terrible' backtrack on blocking VBA macros

Experts express bewilderment over the decision to reverse the long-overdue macro block, as fears mount that cyber criminals can take advantage
8 Jul 2022
SHI malware attack causes major disruption and forces staff offline
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cyber attacks

SHI malware attack causes major disruption and forces staff offline

IT supplier says there's no evidence to suggest customer data was exfiltrated during the "security incident" attack
8 Jul 2022
The new wave of cyber security threats facing critical national infrastructure (CNI)
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cyber security

The new wave of cyber security threats facing critical national infrastructure (CNI)

CNI is increasingly becoming a viable target, thanks to a litany of new malware strains, with cyber attacks threatening to have serious consequences
8 Jul 2022
Why are ransomware gangs pivoting to Rust?
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ransomware

Why are ransomware gangs pivoting to Rust?

The developer-favourite language is fast becoming a delight for ransomware criminals
7 Jul 2022
Google warns of ‌ISP-controlled Hermit spyware
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malware

Google warns of ‌ISP-controlled Hermit spyware

The spyware primarily targets Android and iOS users in Italy and Kazakhstan
27 Jun 2022
Best free malware removal tools 2022
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Security

Best free malware removal tools 2022

Worried your device is infected? Here are the tools you need to get rid of malicious software
22 Jun 2022
BRATA malware has evolved to target online banking across Europe, researchers warn
phishing

BRATA malware has evolved to target online banking across Europe, researchers warn

The new variant can now access SMS, GPS, and device control to better steal financial data
21 Jun 2022
How to turn on Windows Defender
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Software

How to turn on Windows Defender

Find out how to switch on Windows Defender in Windows 10 and older versions of the OS
31 May 2022
What is hacktivism?
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hacking

What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
27 May 2022
Lone Russian RAT operator rivals large gangs with £5 "passion project"
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malware

Lone Russian RAT operator rivals large gangs with £5 "passion project"

Researchers say the lone actor's success speaks to the growing complexity of the underground malware market
13 May 2022
National security leaders fear Ukraine conflict could inform a 'blueprint' for cyber war
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Security

National security leaders fear Ukraine conflict could inform a 'blueprint' for cyber war

Learning from the successes and failures of the ongoing conflict could help foreign adversaries carry out more effective cyber attacks in the future, …
10 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