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Conti ransomware gang data leaked by Ukrainian cyber researcher
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ransomware

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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ransomware

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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ransomware

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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ransomware

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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cyber security

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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ransomware

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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startups

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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Security

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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ransomware

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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ransomware

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
One in seven ransomware extortion attacks leak critical OT data
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ransomware

One in seven ransomware extortion attacks leak critical OT data

Mandiant discovered data including usernames and passwords, IP addresses, and operator panels
2 Feb 2022
QNAP ransomware victims dealt double blow as firmware update hampers decryption
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network attached storage (NAS)

QNAP ransomware victims dealt double blow as firmware update hampers decryption

Emisoft releases decryptor for victims while QNAP explains why and how it controversially auto-updated user’s products
1 Feb 2022
The best defence against ransomware
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The best defence against ransomware

How ransomware is evolving and how to defend against it
31 Jan 2022
IT Pro News in Review: Nvidia walks away from Arm, Belarusian train hack, and IBM to sell Watson Health
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IT Pro News in Review: Nvidia walks away from Arm, Belarusian train hack, and IBM to sell Watson Health

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
28 Jan 2022
QNAP users angry after NAS drives are updated to combat DeadBolt ransomware
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ransomware

QNAP users angry after NAS drives are updated to combat DeadBolt ransomware

Concerns mount over the powers the NAS manufacturer has over users' products as users report non-consensual forced security updates
28 Jan 2022
DDoS attacks are still a key weapon for corporate extortion
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

DDoS attacks are still a key weapon for corporate extortion

Ransomware isn’t the only rotten fruit, with DDoS attacks deployed both as an extra twist of the knife – and on their own
26 Jan 2022
Russia's "politically motivated" REvil raid could be used as leverage, experts warn
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Russia's "politically motivated" REvil raid could be used as leverage, experts warn

The cyber security industry says the FSB's arrests are “unlikely” to signal a change in Russia’s policy
17 Jan 2022
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
Ransomware: Why only the bravest businesses will survive
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Ransomware: Why only the bravest businesses will survive

With ransomware attacks a matter of when, not if, the secret to protecting your reputation lies in honesty and transparency
17 Jan 2022
Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users
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Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users

The Google-created programming language has become increasingly popular in the malware community for its speed and effectiveness in targeting more use…
13 Jan 2022
Cyber attacks on corporate networks increased 50% in 2021
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cyber attacks

Cyber attacks on corporate networks increased 50% in 2021

Check Point data reveals an upward trend of malicious activity since mid-2020
11 Jan 2022