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Ryuk behind a third of all ransomware attacks in 2020
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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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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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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
Hackers demand ransom from therapy patients after clinic data breach
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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
Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new Ryuk ransomware variant
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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
'Robin Hood' hackers donate stolen Bitcoin to charity
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'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
What is ransomware?
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What is ransomware?

This type of malware could hit you hard in the pocket
14 Oct 2020
The truth about ransomware
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The truth about ransomware

Data-stealing malware can bring the biggest business to its knees – but what is the real ransomware risk, and how do you safeguard against it?
14 Oct 2020
Microsoft disrupts infamous Trickbot botnet ahead of US election
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Microsoft disrupts infamous Trickbot botnet ahead of US election

Trickbot primarily targets financial institutions, but it could impact the election too
12 Oct 2020
What is WannaCry?
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What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
12 Oct 2020
Weekly threat roundup: Apple, AMD, and Google
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Weekly threat roundup: Apple, AMD, and Google

The most dangerous and pressing cyber security exploits from the week gone by
9 Oct 2020
Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware
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Microsoft warns of ‘continuously evolving’ Android ransomware

This sophisticated strain abuses the incoming call notification to block access to a device
9 Oct 2020
UK ransomware attacks surged 80% in latest quarter
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UK ransomware attacks surged 80% in latest quarter

Check Point's findings show that hackers continue to take advantage of mass remote working
7 Oct 2020
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
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The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective, methods for stealing passwords
5 Oct 2020
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
list of poor passwords on notepad
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The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective, methods for stealing passwords
5 Oct 2020
Paying ransomware demands may breach international sanctions, US Treasury warns
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Paying ransomware demands may breach international sanctions, US Treasury warns

Advisories warn that it's illegal to engage with entities inside countries under economic sanctions
2 Oct 2020
Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach
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Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach

Cloud firm faces growing backlash and potential legal action in the US following cyber attack over the summer
2 Oct 2020
IBM: Ransomware incidents "exploded" in June
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IBM: Ransomware incidents "exploded" in June

IBM Security X-Force report also finds that ransom demands are increasing to as much as $40 million
30 Sep 2020
US hospitals forced offline by reported Ryuk ransomware attack
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US hospitals forced offline by reported Ryuk ransomware attack

Universal Health Services employees have been told IT issues could go on for days
29 Sep 2020
IoT coffee machine hacked to demand ransom
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IoT coffee machine hacked to demand ransom

Your morning brew could be disrupted by a lack of encryption and a reverse engineered firmware update
28 Sep 2020
Your essential guide to internet security
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Your essential guide to internet security

We explain how to ensure both you and your business remain safe online
23 Sep 2020
British 'Dark Overlord' hacker jailed for five years in the US
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British 'Dark Overlord' hacker jailed for five years in the US

Nathan Wyatt is the only member of the prolific hacking group to be identified
22 Sep 2020
Ransomwiz lets you test your security with simulated ransomware
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Ransomwiz lets you test your security with simulated ransomware

Nyotron says it’s easy enough for even the most junior security employee to operate
21 Sep 2020