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Microsoft warns full scope of Ukraine cyber attacks ‘not fully realised’
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Microsoft warns full scope of Ukraine cyber attacks ‘not fully realised’

The company's investigation into the attacks targeting Ukraine revealed atypical characteristics of the "destructive" campaign that disguises itself a…
17 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
What is the Log4Shell vulnerability?
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zero-day exploit

What is the Log4Shell vulnerability?

The critical flaw affecting products built using Java is set to cause headaches in the enterprise for months to come
20 Dec 2021
Microsoft seizes domains used by Chinese hacking group
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cyber attacks

Microsoft seizes domains used by Chinese hacking group

The tech giant claimed that there’s often correlation between the group’s targets and China’s geopolitical interests
7 Dec 2021
Ikea launches "full-scale investigation" into email-based cyber attack
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cyber attacks

Ikea launches "full-scale investigation" into email-based cyber attack

Early evidence seems to indicate a compromise of Microsoft Exchange servers in a reply chain attack campaign
29 Nov 2021
CronRat Magecart malware uses 31st February date to remain undetected
Cronrat strikes Linux
malware

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
Hackers use SquirrelWaffle malware to hack Exchange servers in new campaign
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malware

Hackers use SquirrelWaffle malware to hack Exchange servers in new campaign

Researchers discovered malicious emails being sent as replies to existing email chains
22 Nov 2021
Hackers use Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce sites with software skimmer
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Hackers use Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce sites with software skimmer

Cyber criminals in China control the malware
19 Nov 2021
Out-of-hours ransomware attacks have a greater impact on revenue
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ransomware

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
Emotet infrastructure has almost doubled since resurgence was confirmed
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malware

Emotet infrastructure has almost doubled since resurgence was confirmed

Researchers confirm the infrastructure has also been upgraded for a "better secured", more resilient operation
17 Nov 2021
BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack
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phishing

BazarLoader malware abuses Windows 10 apps in 'Call Me Back' attack

The highly targeted phishing campaign abuses appxbundle to infect devices
12 Nov 2021
Millions of routers and NAS devices vulnerable to BotenaGo malware
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malware

Millions of routers and NAS devices vulnerable to BotenaGo malware

The malware takes advantage of 33 different exploits to attack routers and IoT devices
12 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
What is Maze ransomware?
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ransomware

What is Maze ransomware?

This Windows ransomware has targeted many organisations worldwide
9 Nov 2021
Mekotio trojan continues to spread despite its operators’ arrests
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trojans

Mekotio trojan continues to spread despite its operators’ arrests

Hackers have used it in 100 more attacks since arrests
4 Nov 2021
Microsoft Exchange Servers are being used to distribute Qakbot malware
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Microsoft Exchange Servers are being used to distribute Qakbot malware

Exploiting an unpatched Exchange Server vulnerability and a less-than-foolproof malicious URL strategy is leading to mounting infections in businesses
2 Nov 2021
Hackers could use new Wslink malware in highly targeted cyber attacks
Malware in code
malware

Hackers could use new Wslink malware in highly targeted cyber attacks

Malware acts as a server, but its origins baffle boffins
1 Nov 2021
FBI raids Chinese POS business following cyber attack claims
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FBI raids Chinese POS business following cyber attack claims

The business has been accused of selling terminals that acted as malware droppers and C2 servers
27 Oct 2021
Malware discovered in JavaScript Library accessed by millions each week
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cyber security

Malware discovered in JavaScript Library accessed by millions each week

Password-stealing trojans and cryptocurrency miners were installed on a library used by the likes of Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon
25 Oct 2021
Best ransomware removal tools
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Best ransomware removal tools

The top free and paid toolkits available right now to protect you from hackers
14 Oct 2021
FontOnLake: "Sophisticated" malware targets Linux systems
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malware

FontOnLake: "Sophisticated" malware targets Linux systems

The malware stands out for its ability to maintain persistence on the infected system
11 Oct 2021
What is NotPetya?
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ransomware

What is NotPetya?

We take a look at the malware that first came to prominence in 2016 and targets Windows-based machines
8 Oct 2021
Maverick fast-attack ransomware group FIN12 is quickly expanding
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Maverick fast-attack ransomware group FIN12 is quickly expanding

FIN12 hits hospitals even during pandemic
7 Oct 2021
Senator to introduce new bill to force ransomware payment disclosures
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Senator to introduce new bill to force ransomware payment disclosures

Organizations would have 48 hours to inform DHS
6 Oct 2021