cyber attacks

Marsh McLennan reveals its cyber risk analytics center
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Marsh McLennan reveals its cyber risk analytics center

The center combines the expertise of Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman
15 Oct 2021
What is cyber warfare?
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Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
15 Oct 2021
MirrorBlast phishing campaign targets financial companies
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MirrorBlast phishing campaign targets financial companies

Attack linked to long-standing Russian cyber crime group
15 Oct 2021
Hackers used MSHTML exploit a week before patches were ready
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Hackers used MSHTML exploit a week before patches were ready

New report finds cyber criminals automating exploit creation to help less capable hackers
14 Oct 2021
University of Sunderland online lectures cancelled following cyber attack
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University of Sunderland online lectures cancelled following cyber attack

The university's telephone lines, IT and email systems, website, and mobile app are all offline
14 Oct 2021
UK ranks in top 10 countries worst affected by ransomware
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ransomware

UK ranks in top 10 countries worst affected by ransomware

Israel found to be the main source of ransomware samples out of more than 140 territories taking part in the VirusTotal research
14 Oct 2021
Russia missing from US-organized international ransomware event
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Russia missing from US-organized international ransomware event

US officials blame absence on host of reasons
13 Oct 2021
Phishing campaign uses math symbol to imitate Verizon logo
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Phishing campaign uses math symbol to imitate Verizon logo

Fake logo fools victims into thinking they are dealing with the real company
13 Oct 2021
Kaspersky exposes MysterySnail zero-day exploit in Windows
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Kaspersky exposes MysterySnail zero-day exploit in Windows

Elevation-of-privilege flaw could enable Chinese hackers to mount widespread spying campaign
13 Oct 2021
The 4 most notorious hackers
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The 4 most notorious hackers

From Snowden to Mitnick, we trace the lives of those who hack
12 Oct 2021
NCSC CEO warns ransomware presents "most immediate danger" to the UK
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NCSC CEO warns ransomware presents "most immediate danger" to the UK

Lindy Cameron named Russia as the main culprit behind the UK’s ransomware woes
12 Oct 2021
Microsoft mitigated 'largest ever' 2.4Tbps DDoS attack
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Microsoft mitigated 'largest ever' 2.4Tbps DDoS attack

The record-breaking attack targeted one of the company's European Azure customers in August
12 Oct 2021
Singapore launches new cyber security framework
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Careers & training

Singapore launches new cyber security framework

The country is aiming to create a foundation to attract and develop talent in its operational technology cyber security sector
11 Oct 2021
SolarWinds hackers stole US sanctions policy data, Microsoft confirms
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SolarWinds hackers stole US sanctions policy data, Microsoft confirms

Unconfirmed reports also suggest data on threat hunting techniques, assessments of Russian threat actors, and source codes were also accessed
8 Oct 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Behind the scenes of the Solarwinds hack
The IT Pro Podcast: Behind the scenes of the Solarwinds hack
cyber attacks

The IT Pro Podcast: Behind the scenes of the Solarwinds hack

We speak to the company’s top execs to find out what really happened
8 Oct 2021
Maverick fast-attack ransomware group FIN12 is quickly expanding
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Maverick fast-attack ransomware group FIN12 is quickly expanding

FIN12 hits hospitals even during pandemic
7 Oct 2021
Justice Department unveils civil cyber fraud initiative to battle online crime
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Justice Department unveils civil cyber fraud initiative to battle online crime

New proposal will respond to cyber security breaches and cryptocurrency use in undertaking cyber fraud
7 Oct 2021
Why is the energy sector so vulnerable to hacking?
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cyber attacks

Why is the energy sector so vulnerable to hacking?

Highly-targeted energy companies often struggle to attract the right cyber security skills and rely on dated systems
7 Oct 2021
Only a third of businesses have taken out insurance against ransomware attacks
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Only a third of businesses have taken out insurance against ransomware attacks

Almost one in six also reported having no disaster recovery plan in place
7 Oct 2021
Identity Automation launches credential breach monitoring service
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Identity Automation launches credential breach monitoring service

New monitoring solution adds to the firm’s flagship RapidIdentity platform
5 Oct 2021
US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat
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cyber security

US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat

Biden says the meeting will focus on the use of illicit cryptocurrency and securing supply chains
4 Oct 2021
What is hacktivism?
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What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
1 Oct 2021
Prevent fraud and phishing attacks with DMARC
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Prevent fraud and phishing attacks with DMARC

How to use domain-based message authentication, reporting, and conformance for email security
1 Oct 2021