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What is ransomware?
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What is ransomware?

This type of malware could hit you hard in the pocket
14 Oct 2020
The truth about ransomware
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The truth about ransomware

Data-stealing malware can bring the biggest business to its knees – but what is the real ransomware risk, and how do you safeguard against it?
14 Oct 2020
Microsoft disrupts infamous Trickbot botnet ahead of US election
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Microsoft disrupts infamous Trickbot botnet ahead of US election

Trickbot primarily targets financial institutions, but it could impact the election too
12 Oct 2020
What is WannaCry?
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What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
12 Oct 2020
Weekly threat roundup: Apple, AMD, and Google
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Weekly threat roundup: Apple, AMD, and Google

The most dangerous and pressing cyber security exploits from the week gone by
9 Oct 2020
Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware
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Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware

This sophisticated strain abuses the incoming call notification to block access to a device
9 Oct 2020
UK ransomware attacks surged 80% in latest quarter
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UK ransomware attacks surged 80% in latest quarter

Check Point's findings show that hackers continue to take advantage of mass remote working
7 Oct 2020
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
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The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective, methods for stealing passwords
5 Oct 2020
Paying ransomware demands may breach international sanctions, US Treasury warns
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Paying ransomware demands may breach international sanctions, US Treasury warns

Advisories warn that it's illegal to engage with entities inside countries under economic sanctions
2 Oct 2020
Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach
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Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach

Cloud firm faces growing backlash and potential legal action in the US following cyber attack over the summer
2 Oct 2020
IBM: Ransomware incidents "exploded" in June
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IBM: Ransomware incidents "exploded" in June

IBM Security X-Force report also finds that ransom demands are increasing to as much as $40 million
30 Sep 2020
US hospitals forced offline by reported Ryuk ransomware attack
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US hospitals forced offline by reported Ryuk ransomware attack

Universal Health Services employees have been told IT issues could go on for days
29 Sep 2020
IoT coffee machine hacked to demand ransom
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IoT coffee machine hacked to demand ransom

Your morning brew could be disrupted by a lack of encryption and a reverse engineered firmware update
28 Sep 2020
Your essential guide to internet security
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Your essential guide to internet security

We explain how to ensure both you and your business remain safe online
23 Sep 2020
British 'Dark Overlord' hacker jailed for five years in the US
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British 'Dark Overlord' hacker jailed for five years in the US

Nathan Wyatt is the only member of the prolific hacking group to be identified
22 Sep 2020
Ransomwiz lets you test your security with simulated ransomware
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Ransomwiz lets you test your security with simulated ransomware

Nyotron says it’s easy enough for even the most junior security employee to operate
21 Sep 2020
Universities and colleges told to prepare for a wave of cyber attacks
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Universities and colleges told to prepare for a wave of cyber attacks

Education providers should instal safeguards ahead of new term start, warns UK security agency
17 Sep 2020
Data centre provider Equinix hit by ransomware
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Data centre provider Equinix hit by ransomware

Early investigations suggest the attack is limited to the company's own internal systems
10 Sep 2020
Hackers hold Newcastle Uni student data to ransom
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Hackers hold Newcastle Uni student data to ransom

DoppelPaymer group is threatening to release more data online unless the university pays out
8 Sep 2020
'NetWalker' ransomware explodes thanks to 'as a service' expansion
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'NetWalker' ransomware explodes thanks to 'as a service' expansion

The gang behind the malware has made $29m since March, according to McAfee
4 Sep 2020
Exams cancelled after Northumbria University cyber attack
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Exams cancelled after Northumbria University cyber attack

"IT difficulties" force clearing hotline and student portal offline
2 Sep 2020
Tesla was the target of "serious" ransomware attack
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Tesla was the target of "serious" ransomware attack

A Russian national allegedly attempted to bribe a Tesla employee to install malware on the company’s network
28 Aug 2020
Hackers target the world’s biggest cruise operator with ransomware
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Hackers target the world’s biggest cruise operator with ransomware

The P&O parent company says it expects that cyber criminals accessed the personal data of guests and employees
18 Aug 2020