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ransomware

QNAP NAS devices face fresh Deadbolt ransomware attack
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QNAP NAS devices face fresh Deadbolt ransomware attack

The ransomware variant has returned to infect more than 1,000 QNAP devices
23 Mar 2022
Ransomware strikes Scottish mental health charity
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Ransomware strikes Scottish mental health charity

The RansomEXX cyber criminals have claimed responsibility for the hack which led to more than 12GB of sensitive data being leaked to the dark web
21 Mar 2022
Google exposes 'uniquely personal' access broker behind worst Conti, FIN12 ransomware attacks
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Google exposes 'uniquely personal' access broker behind worst Conti, FIN12 ransomware attacks

Investigation unveils the inner workings of one access broker that helped two of the most-hated ransomware gangs in history
18 Mar 2022
Microsoft Defender drops "downpour" of false ransomware alerts on customers
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Microsoft Defender drops "downpour" of false ransomware alerts on customers

System administrators made numerous reports of false-positive results being flagged for seemingly innocuous files and behaviours on Wednesday
17 Mar 2022
The keys to catching a cyber crook
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The keys to catching a cyber crook

Why greed, carelessness and an itch for glory are highly exploitable chinks in a cyber criminal's armour
17 Mar 2022
US law passed forcing companies to report cyber attacks, ransomware payments
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Policy & legislation

US law passed forcing companies to report cyber attacks, ransomware payments

Operators of critical infrastructure will face a subpoena for failing to report cyber incidents
14 Mar 2022
FBI: Ragnar Locker ransomware breached 52 US critical infrastructure orgs
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FBI: Ragnar Locker ransomware breached 52 US critical infrastructure orgs

The news comes as three big cyber security vendors join hands to offer critical infrastructure organisations free security products and support
8 Mar 2022
The new rules of ransomware
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The new rules of ransomware

The rise in working from home has brought with it a rise in ransomware attacks, but an effective backup routine can guard against disaster
4 Mar 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Compromised Nvidia data, protesters boycott Russian tech, Conti data breach
IT Pro News In Review: Compromised Nvidia data, protesters boycott Russian tech, Conti data breachvideo
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IT Pro News In Review: Compromised Nvidia data, protesters boycott Russian tech, Conti data breach

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
4 Mar 2022
Conti source code leaked by Ukrainian researcher
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Conti source code leaked by Ukrainian researcher

Source code hits the public domain as fallout continues over ransomware group's support for Russia
2 Mar 2022
Why is the healthcare industry so vulnerable to ransomware?
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Why is the healthcare industry so vulnerable to ransomware?

Hospitals and other healthcare institutions must invest in cutting-edge backup solutions to protect themselves and their patients’ data
28 Feb 2022
Conti ransomware gang data leaked by Ukrainian cyber researcher
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Conti ransomware gang data leaked by Ukrainian cyber researcher

The data includes internal chat logs between members and affiliates of the group, unveiling their personal details, conflicts, and accusations
28 Feb 2022
Hacking group leaks Nvidia data following alleged ransomware attack
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Hacking group leaks Nvidia data following alleged ransomware attack

LAPSU$ claims to have released Nvidia source code and highly confidential GPU driver data
28 Feb 2022
More than 80% of UK businesses paid ransomware demands in 2021
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More than 80% of UK businesses paid ransomware demands in 2021

The figure means UK organisations are twice as likely to pay a ransom demand compared to the global average
22 Feb 2022
US pledges to take a 'hands-on' approach to disrupting cyber criminals
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cyber warfare

US pledges to take a 'hands-on' approach to disrupting cyber criminals

The country has promised 'proactivity' on cyber warfare as it launches new government cyber crime taskforces
21 Feb 2022
Hackers to face 25 years in jail for cyber attacks on Australia's national infrastructure
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Hackers to face 25 years in jail for cyber attacks on Australia's national infrastructure

The proposals aim to update current laws to account for cyber threats like ransomware
17 Feb 2022
Remote access to businesses sold for huge profit in growing dark web operation
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Remote access to businesses sold for huge profit in growing dark web operation

Researchers told IT Pro the lucrative business model is reaching 'full maturity' but has opportunities to become even more profitable in the near futu…
16 Feb 2022
Mid-sized businesses on hackers’ 2022 hit list, cyber agencies warn
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Mid-sized businesses on hackers’ 2022 hit list, cyber agencies warn

Cyber criminals are "shifting away from big-game hunting", say FBI and NCSC
10 Feb 2022
Cyber security startups pull in record-breaking investment in 2021
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Cyber security startups pull in record-breaking investment in 2021

Data suggests high-profile data breaches led to a greater number of transactions valued at $100 million or more
10 Feb 2022
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
9 Feb 2022
Linux-based multi-cloud environments facing increased ransomware attacks
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Linux

Linux-based multi-cloud environments facing increased ransomware attacks

VMware researchers claim not enough effort is being spent on developing countermeasures for attacks on the cloud's most popular operating system
9 Feb 2022
FBI warns of "sophisticated" LockBit 2.0 ransomware
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FBI warns of "sophisticated" LockBit 2.0 ransomware

Bureau warns of fast, automated organization-wide encryption capability
7 Feb 2022
Swissport ransomware attack leads to flight delays
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Swissport ransomware attack leads to flight delays

The attack is now 'under control' but raises questions around critical European businesses being targeted in recent weeks
7 Feb 2022
KP Snacks supply chain shut down by Conti ransomware attack
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KP Snacks supply chain shut down by Conti ransomware attack

Crippled IT systems are unable to process new orders "safely" and could be down until late-March
3 Feb 2022