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Why don’t we ever hear about ransomware demands in the tens of millions of dollars?
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Why don’t we ever hear about ransomware demands in the tens of millions of dollars?

At a certain level, the alleged perfect security of the dark web becomes amenable to enquiry
21 May 2022
QNAP NAS drives targeted by DeadBolt ransomware for the third time this year
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QNAP NAS drives targeted by DeadBolt ransomware for the third time this year

The ransomware strain is back and equipped with stronger cryptography for more effective attacks
20 May 2022
Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government
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Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government

It has urged citizens to go out onto the streets to demand their government pays the ransomware demand
17 May 2022
US indicts heart doctor for allegedly spearheading high-profile ransomware operations
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US indicts heart doctor for allegedly spearheading high-profile ransomware operations

The 55-year-old cardiologist profited from a ransomware side hustle and coached would-be hackers in using his tools for maximum rewards
17 May 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Businesses cancel cyber policies, EE milestone, Costa Rica Conti attack
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IT Pro News In Review: Businesses cancel cyber policies, EE milestone, Costa Rica Conti attack

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
13 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
Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack
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Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack

The US has released a $10 million bug bounty for information on the attackers
10 May 2022
Researcher discovers simple tweak that neutralises Conti, REvil, WannaCry attacks
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Researcher discovers simple tweak that neutralises Conti, REvil, WannaCry attacks

This one trick can stop ransomware executing file encryption
4 May 2022
Dell Technologies World 2022: Dell unveils fastest storage architecture in company history
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Dell Technologies World 2022: Dell unveils fastest storage architecture in company history

New PowerStore update aims to deliver up to a 50% mixed-workload performance boost and up to 66% greater capacity
4 May 2022
How cyber security history repeats itself
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How cyber security history repeats itself

The prime threats to businesses continue to be the same threats we’ve seen for the past decade – and if your business isn’t prepared, you might be at …
30 Apr 2022
IT Pro News In Review: IT staff shortages, Fujitsu to sell software to Ricoh, Japanese ransom attack
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IT Pro News In Review: IT staff shortages, Fujitsu to sell software to Ricoh, Japanese ransom attack

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
29 Apr 2022
Ransomware demands in Japan are almost 26 times higher than in the UK, report finds
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Ransomware demands in Japan are almost 26 times higher than in the UK, report finds

Ransom demands tend to be lower in order to make it easier for organisations to pay them, according to Sophos researchers
27 Apr 2022
The state of email security 2022
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The state of email security 2022

Confronting the new wave of cyber attacks
25 Apr 2022
FBI warns Rust-based ransomware has breached over 60 organisations
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FBI warns Rust-based ransomware has breached over 60 organisations

The agency has issued an alert warning that the new ransomware has impacted at least 60 global organisations since last November
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
REvil ransomware group's infrastructure comes back online hinting at fresh campaign
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REvil ransomware group's infrastructure comes back online hinting at fresh campaign

The ransomware gang's old deep web infrastructure is now redirecting to a new website with new victims
21 Apr 2022
Ransomware activity falls 25% in Q1 2022
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Ransomware activity falls 25% in Q1 2022

The drop in ransomware has been attributed to larger ransomware gangs being less active compared to the end of 2021
14 Apr 2022
Darktrace AI’s Antigena helps stop ransomware attack at Dordogne GHT
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Darktrace AI’s Antigena helps stop ransomware attack at Dordogne GHT

Ryuk had previously overthrown city councils and attacked over 200 US hospitals in 2021
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
Rackspace partners with Cohesity on new data protection services for VMware workloads
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Rackspace partners with Cohesity on new data protection services for VMware workloads

Deal aims to eliminate legacy backup silos and provide comprehensive protection against the “array of rising data threats”
8 Apr 2022
Should your business worry about Russian cyber attacks?
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Should your business worry about Russian cyber attacks?

What is the real Russian cyber security threat facing UK businesses, and how can organisations protect themselves?
7 Apr 2022
UK retailer The Works suffers ransomware attack leading to store closures
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UK retailer The Works suffers ransomware attack leading to store closures

An employee falling victim to a malicious phishing email facilitated the attack but customer payment data has not been compromised
5 Apr 2022