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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
Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m
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Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m

The incident that took the borough's public services down is still subject to an ongoing criminal investigation
6 Aug 2020
Canon hit by suspected Maze ransomware attack
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Canon hit by suspected Maze ransomware attack

Two dozen domains and a host of internal services have been knocked offline
6 Aug 2020
What is WannaCry?
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What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
5 Aug 2020
Garmin ‘paid multi-million dollar ransom’ via Arete IR intermediaries
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Garmin ‘paid multi-million dollar ransom’ via Arete IR intermediaries

The smartwatch maker obtained the decryption key after relying on third-party services to pay a figure reported as $10 million
4 Aug 2020
121 million ransomware attacks recorded in the first half of 2020
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121 million ransomware attacks recorded in the first half of 2020

Hackers said to be getting "sneakier" as they turn to fewer attacks that spread far more quickly
24 Jul 2020
Six universities among those hit by Blackbaud ransomware attack
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Six universities among those hit by Blackbaud ransomware attack

A growing list of those affected also includes at least two charities
23 Jul 2020
DXC subsidiary hit by ransomware attack
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DXC subsidiary hit by ransomware attack

Some customers with the insurance-based company Xchanging were unable to access IT services
7 Jul 2020
Xerox becomes latest Maze ransomware victim
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Xerox becomes latest Maze ransomware victim

The ransomware group claims a bunch of new victims including the business printing giant
2 Jul 2020
University of California gets fleeced by hackers for $1.14 million
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University of California gets fleeced by hackers for $1.14 million

University studying the coronavirus had data stolen then held hostage
30 Jun 2020
MaxLinear targeted by Maze ransomware attack
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MaxLinear targeted by Maze ransomware attack

According to MaxLinear, threat actors gained unauthorized access to personal customer information
23 Jun 2020
City of Knoxville faced with ransomware attack
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City of Knoxville faced with ransomware attack

City officials working with law enforcement to address the breach
12 Jun 2020
Maze ransomware targets numerous high-profile organizations
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Maze ransomware targets numerous high-profile organizations

VT San Antonio Aerospace and Westech International among Maze ransomware’s victims
9 Jun 2020
Honda suffers suspected ransomware attack
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Honda suffers suspected ransomware attack

So-called "Ekans" ransomware is said to be behind office closures and a halt in manufacturing at some factories
9 Jun 2020