cyber attacks

Red Cross "appalled" by data breach targeting 515,000 vulnerable people
Red Cross officers assist in Yemen after attack kills many locals
data breaches

Red Cross "appalled" by data breach targeting 515,000 vulnerable people

The charitable organisation has begged cyber attackers not to leak the data online in emotional plea
20 Jan 2022
A month in the life of a social engineer - part three
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social engineering

A month in the life of a social engineer - part three

With the master plan now well underway, we learn how the hacker exploits their target's ‘unpatchable’ human flaws to gain access to corporate systems
20 Jan 2022
Cyber incident strikes Gloucester City Council as residents suffer service outages
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cyber security

Cyber incident strikes Gloucester City Council as residents suffer service outages

The Council has been hit with so-called 'sleeper' malware in what could be the second major cyber incident in the past decade
19 Jan 2022
Russia's "politically motivated" REvil raid could be used as leverage, experts warn
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ransomware

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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ransomware

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

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
Ukraine government and embassies hit by "massive" cyber attacks
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cyber attacks

Ukraine government and embassies hit by "massive" cyber attacks

Russia is said to be most-likely behind the attacks as tensions between the two countries increases
14 Jan 2022
El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware
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spyware

El Salvador becomes latest target of Pegasus spyware

The list of nations with access to Pegasus is growing, with evidence pointing to potential links between 35 confirmed Pegasus cases and the Salvadoran…
13 Jan 2022
Ransomware is being rewritten in Go for joint attacks on Windows, Linux users
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ransomware

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
US gov issues fresh warning over Russian threat to critical infrastructure
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cyber warfare

US gov issues fresh warning over Russian threat to critical infrastructure

The FBI, NSA and CISA have urged network defenders to be on "heightened alert" for Russian cyber attacks
12 Jan 2022
Nearly half of all Log4j downloads remain critically vulnerable
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vulnerability

Nearly half of all Log4j downloads remain critically vulnerable

The findings come as the US threatens legal action against those who fail to patch to the latest versions of the popular Java library
11 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
FBI warns of hackers mailing malicious USB sticks to businesses
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cyber attacks

FBI warns of hackers mailing malicious USB sticks to businesses

The FIN7 cyber crime group is alleged to be behind the months-long wave of attacks against the defence, transportation, and insurance industries
10 Jan 2022
Simple Active Directory tweak helps block BlackMatter ransomware attacks
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ransomware

Simple Active Directory tweak helps block BlackMatter ransomware attacks

Security researchers reverse engineer the infamous ransomware strain and discover a way to stymie its file encryption process, even if it reaches a co…
7 Jan 2022
The scariest security horror stories of 2021
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cyber security

The scariest security horror stories of 2021

A crisis at Microsoft, the ransomware resurgence, and endless zero-days dominated headlines
28 Dec 2021
Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus
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spyware

Egyptian exiles targeted with Predator spyware resembling NSO Group's Pegasus

A high-profile politician and journalist have been targeted with spyware likely spread using WhatsApp messages
17 Dec 2021
UK unveils £2.6 billion National Cyber Strategy
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Policy & legislation

UK unveils £2.6 billion National Cyber Strategy

The strategy prioritises investing in the UK's cyber skills, improving cyber security responses, and disrupting state-backed cyber attacks
15 Dec 2021
Kronos services knocked offline by ransomware attack
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ransomware

Kronos services knocked offline by ransomware attack

The popular human resources solutions provider has admitted that it may take "several weeks" to recover
14 Dec 2021
IT Pro News in Review: Google sues Russian hackers, Microsoft hikes 365 prices, Spar hit by cyber attack
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cyber security

IT Pro News in Review: Google sues Russian hackers, Microsoft hikes 365 prices, Spar hit by cyber attack

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
10 Dec 2021
Microsoft Outlook displays full contact details for spoofed senders
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phishing

Microsoft Outlook displays full contact details for spoofed senders

Product harvests details from Active Directory without checking, say researchers
9 Dec 2021
Hackers publish Vestas data following cyber attack
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cyber attacks

Hackers publish Vestas data following cyber attack

The move suggests the company didn’t comply with the hackers' ransom demands
9 Dec 2021
What is network forensics?
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cyber attacks

What is network forensics?

Taking a closer look at how cyber threats are investigated at a network level
7 Dec 2021
Microsoft seizes domains used by Chinese hacking group
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cyber attacks

Microsoft seizes domains used by Chinese hacking group

The tech giant claimed that there’s often correlation between the group’s targets and China’s geopolitical interests
7 Dec 2021