What is two-factor authentication?
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two-factor authentication (2FA)

What is two-factor authentication?

Passwords aren't secure; it's time to add multi-factor authentication
23 Jul 2021
UK gun owners urged to be ‘vigilant’ after Guntrader data breach
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data breaches

UK gun owners urged to be ‘vigilant’ after Guntrader data breach

100,000 customer names and addresses have been published to the dark web
23 Jul 2021
British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack
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hacking

British man 'PlugWalkJoe' arrested in Spain over 2020 Twitter hack

Joseph James O'Connor is also accused of hijacking TikTok and Snapchat user accounts, as well as cyberstalking a juvenile
22 Jul 2021
UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack
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cyber warfare

UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack

Dominic Raab calls on the Chinese government to put an end to this "systematic cyber sabotage"
19 Jul 2021
Recent Microsoft attacks traced to secretive Israeli spyware firm
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hacking

Recent Microsoft attacks traced to secretive Israeli spyware firm

Candiru, which trades exclusively with governments, distributed zero-day exploits for vulnerabilities patched this week
16 Jul 2021
Microsoft makes second attempt to fix PrintNightmare flaw
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vulnerability

Microsoft makes second attempt to fix PrintNightmare flaw

The Patch Tuesday fix is included among updates for 117 separate flaws, including four vulnerabilities that are under attack
14 Jul 2021
REvil vanishes from the web without a trace
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ransomware

REvil vanishes from the web without a trace

The mysterious shutdown comes only days after the ransomware group’s massive Kaseya cyber attack hit at least 1,000 businesses
14 Jul 2021
Best ransomware removal tools
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ransomware

Best ransomware removal tools

The top free and paid toolkits available right now to protect you from hackers
9 Jul 2021
New Zloader malware technique makes it harder to spot phishing emails
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malware

New Zloader malware technique makes it harder to spot phishing emails

The novel distribution technique involves sending Word documents that may bypass conventional malware scanning
9 Jul 2021
Morgan Stanley admits to breach after Accellion FTA hack
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hacking

Morgan Stanley admits to breach after Accellion FTA hack

Investment bank said social security numbers and sensitive personal information were stolen during the raid
9 Jul 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Kaseya, PrintNightmare, Sage
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Kaseya, PrintNightmare, Sage

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
8 Jul 2021
Russian Cozy Bear hackers reportedly attacked the Republican party
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hacking

Russian Cozy Bear hackers reportedly attacked the Republican party

The same hackers are thought to be behind the recent SolarWinds campaign and cyber espionage targeting COVID-19 vaccine development
7 Jul 2021
Kaspersky Password Manager generates passwords that can be 'cracked in seconds'
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information security (InfoSec)

Kaspersky Password Manager generates passwords that can be 'cracked in seconds'

A now-patched vulnerability means specialised tools can game Kaspersky's method for creating passwords
7 Jul 2021
Lazarus hackers target engineers using malware-laced job ads
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phishing

Lazarus hackers target engineers using malware-laced job ads

The notorious hacking group has returned with a new phishing campaign in the US and Europe
6 Jul 2021
Google shuts down Play Store apps for stealing Facebook credentials
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malware

Google shuts down Play Store apps for stealing Facebook credentials

The nine malicious Android apps boast nearly six million downloads collectively
5 Jul 2021
SolarWinds hackers breach Microsoft support agent to target customers
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cyber attacks

SolarWinds hackers breach Microsoft support agent to target customers

Nobelium engaged in password spray and brute-force attacks after implanting malware on a device belonging to a Microsoft employee
28 Jun 2021
Cisco flaw under attack after researchers publish exploit PoC
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exploits

Cisco flaw under attack after researchers publish exploit PoC

Hackers are launching XSS attacks against unpatched Cisco ASA systems
28 Jun 2021
Fortinet firewall vulnerability could give hackers full control
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vulnerability

Fortinet firewall vulnerability could give hackers full control

The FBI has issued multiple warnings of hackers using flaws in Fortinet products
25 Jun 2021
Tulsa ransomware hackers leak 18,000 files on dark web
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ransomware

Tulsa ransomware hackers leak 18,000 files on dark web

The authorities are advising residents to take precautions as the files contain personal identifiable information
23 Jun 2021
US SEC investigates SolarWinds clients over cyber breach disclosures
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Security

US SEC investigates SolarWinds clients over cyber breach disclosures

The SEC is investigating whether some organisations failed to disclose if they had been affected by the attack
22 Jun 2021
NSA releases guidance on voice and video communications security
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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)

NSA releases guidance on voice and video communications security

Failure to secure voice and video calls could lead to hackers snooping
18 Jun 2021
North Korean hackers target nuclear research centre
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hacking

North Korean hackers target nuclear research centre

The attack on a South Korean government-funded research institute has been described as “a massive security breach”
18 Jun 2021
Critical supply chain flaw exposes IoT cameras to cyber attack
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vulnerability

Critical supply chain flaw exposes IoT cameras to cyber attack

Hackers can exploit the vulnerability in ThroughTek's P2P SDK to spy on video feeds and steal data
16 Jun 2021