Security

Ryuk behind a third of all ransomware attacks in 2020
Security

Ryuk behind a third of all ransomware attacks in 2020

Attacks surged from just 5,000 during the first three quarters of 2019 to 67 million in 2020 so far
29 Oct 2020
REvil hacking group says it has made more than $100m in a year
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Security

REvil hacking group says it has made more than $100m in a year

Gang behind Travelex hack says it hopes to earn $2 billion from ransomware as a service
29 Oct 2020
36 billion personal records exposed by hacks in 2020 so far
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Security

36 billion personal records exposed by hacks in 2020 so far

The tally smashes 2019’s record, despite a decline in the number of security incidents
29 Oct 2020
Oracle provides midsize banks with big-bank money-laundering protection
Security

Oracle provides midsize banks with big-bank money-laundering protection

New Oracle offering helps keep midsize banks compliant with anti-money-laundering regulations
28 Oct 2020
Trump website defaced in second successive cyber breach
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Security

Trump website defaced in second successive cyber breach

Attackers briefly seize control of the presidential campaign website a week after Trump claimed “nobody gets hacked”
28 Oct 2020
Hackers demand ransom from therapy patients after clinic data breach
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Security

Hackers demand ransom from therapy patients after clinic data breach

Vastaamo CEO Ville Tapio was reportedly fired for obscuring information about the incident for more than two years
27 Oct 2020
Amazon sacks employee over data breach
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Security

Amazon sacks employee over data breach

The worker leaked customer email addresses to an unidentified third-party
27 Oct 2020
Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption for all users
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Security

Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption for all users

A technical preview is available now, but Zoom has warned that it will block certain functions such as cloud recording and live transcription
27 Oct 2020
Insider data breaches set to increase due to remote work shift
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data breaches

Insider data breaches set to increase due to remote work shift

Forrester expects internal incidents to cause a third of breaches next year, an 8% increase compared to 2020
26 Oct 2020
Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new Ryuk ransomware variant
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Security

Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new Ryuk ransomware variant

The French IT services firm has admitted it will take "weeks" for business operations to return to normal
26 Oct 2020
UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention
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privacy

UK gov faces legal action over Test and Trace data retention

Privacy campaigners urge Matt Hancock to take "urgent responsibility" to protects peoples' data
26 Oct 2020
Google fixes zero-day flaw in Chrome and Chrome OS
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Google fixes zero-day flaw in Chrome and Chrome OS

Flaw created by memory corruption bug in FreeType font-rendering library
23 Oct 2020
Microsoft spearheads industry-wide charter against AI cyber attacks
Security

Microsoft spearheads industry-wide charter against AI cyber attacks

Security professionals can rely on the framework to fight cyber attacks targeting corporate machine learning systems
23 Oct 2020
Weekly threat roundup: Chrome, Citrix and WordPress
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Security

Weekly threat roundup: Chrome, Citrix and WordPress

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
23 Oct 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: How hackers steal your password
cyber security

The IT Pro Podcast: How hackers steal your password

How does password compromise happen, and how can you prevent it?
23 Oct 2020
CMS platforms succumb to KashmirBlack botnet as businesses rush online
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Security

CMS platforms succumb to KashmirBlack botnet as businesses rush online

Businesses warned to prioritise security as coronavirus forces many to ply their trade digitally
22 Oct 2020
Government agencies see misconfigured cloud services as top security threat
Security

Government agencies see misconfigured cloud services as top security threat

Netwrix report states public sector is most concerned about external threats
22 Oct 2020
Lookout reveals mobile-first endpoint detection and response solution
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Security

Lookout reveals mobile-first endpoint detection and response solution

New EDR solution looks beyond the typical malware for threats on mobile devices
21 Oct 2020
Cisco finds an increase in security concerns due to remote working
Security

Cisco finds an increase in security concerns due to remote working

Most companies see cyber security as extremely important amid the COVID-19 pandemic
21 Oct 2020
Best MDM solutions 2020
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mobile device management (MDM)

Best MDM solutions 2020

We list some of the best enterprise MDM tools available for securing your corporate devices
21 Oct 2020
'Robin Hood' hackers donate stolen Bitcoin to charity
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ransomware

'Robin Hood' hackers donate stolen Bitcoin to charity

Experts warn of a growing trend of ransomware gangs "whitewashing" their image for good publicity
21 Oct 2020
Mobile browser flaw exposes users to spoofing attacks
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Security

Mobile browser flaw exposes users to spoofing attacks

Safari and Opera Touch browsers are among those which can be exploited to target victims with malware
21 Oct 2020
Lumen's digital portal simplifies the ordering of IT solutions
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Business strategy

Lumen's digital portal simplifies the ordering of IT solutions

Lumen’s new self-service portal will improve how businesses order tech solutions
20 Oct 2020