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ransomware

LockBit 2.0 ransomware disguised as PDFs distributed in email attacks
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Security

LockBit 2.0 ransomware disguised as PDFs distributed in email attacks

Researchers have urged vigilance over compressed attachments sent under false pretenses
27 Jun 2022
Proofpoint details 'dangerous' ransomware flaw in SharePoint and OneDrive
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Proofpoint details 'dangerous' ransomware flaw in SharePoint and OneDrive

Functionality allows ransomware to encrypt files stored on SharePoint and OneDrive to make them potentially unrecoverable, vendor says
17 Jun 2022
Palermo ransomware attack: Vice Society claims responsibility as city details recovery strategy
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ransomware

Palermo ransomware attack: Vice Society claims responsibility as city details recovery strategy

The Italian municipality is attempting to defy attackers by restoring its systems from backups
10 Jun 2022
IT Pro News In Review: UK 4 day week, ransomware payment rise, IBM cut ties with Russia
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IT Pro News In Review: UK 4 day week, ransomware payment rise, IBM cut ties with Russia

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
10 Jun 2022
Double extortion ransomware pushes average payments close to $1 million
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Double extortion ransomware pushes average payments close to $1 million

As the average payment approaches the landmark figure, experts reflect on times when the going rate was just $500
8 Jun 2022
Cyber criminals are spending longer inside business' networks after the initial breach
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Cyber criminals are spending longer inside business' networks after the initial breach

Cyber attackers' dwell time is up 36% thanks to initial access brokers and repeat exploitation of Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities, according to Sop…
7 Jun 2022
WithSecure CTO: Industry needs to do a better job of targeting ransomware supply chains
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ransomware

WithSecure CTO: Industry needs to do a better job of targeting ransomware supply chains

The centralisation of services and tools for hackers should represent a point of vulnerability for those fighting cyber crime
1 Jun 2022
Second ransomware group attacks Costa Rica
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Second ransomware group attacks Costa Rica

The country’s health service has had its systems affected by the new attack
1 Jun 2022
CISA adds 41 vulnerabilities to catalog of exploited bugs
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cyber security

CISA adds 41 vulnerabilities to catalog of exploited bugs

Organizations are required to fix the flaws by June 13 and 14 to “reduce their exposure to cyber attacks”
27 May 2022
Linux-based Cheerscrypt ransomware found targeting VMware ESXi servers
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Linux-based Cheerscrypt ransomware found targeting VMware ESXi servers

Cheerscrypt malware could cause severe disruption to companies using the virtualisation software
26 May 2022
Protecting healthcare from cybercrime
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Protecting healthcare from cybercrime

Best practices to address evolving cyber security threats
25 May 2022
Why don’t we ever hear about ransomware demands in the tens of millions of dollars?
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Why don’t we ever hear about ransomware demands in the tens of millions of dollars?

At a certain level, the alleged perfect security of the dark web becomes amenable to enquiry
21 May 2022
QNAP NAS drives targeted by DeadBolt ransomware for the third time this year
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QNAP NAS drives targeted by DeadBolt ransomware for the third time this year

The ransomware strain is back and equipped with stronger cryptography for more effective attacks
20 May 2022
Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government
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Ransomware group Conti threatens to overthrow Costa Rican government

It has urged citizens to go out onto the streets to demand their government pays the ransomware demand
17 May 2022
US indicts heart doctor for allegedly spearheading high-profile ransomware operations
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ransomware

US indicts heart doctor for allegedly spearheading high-profile ransomware operations

The 55-year-old cardiologist profited from a ransomware side hustle and coached would-be hackers in using his tools for maximum rewards
17 May 2022
IT Pro News In Review: Businesses cancel cyber policies, EE milestone, Costa Rica Conti attack
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IT Pro News In Review: Businesses cancel cyber policies, EE milestone, Costa Rica Conti attack

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
13 May 2022
The rise of double extortion ransomware
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The rise of double extortion ransomware

With the use of this tactic increasing, we look at how you can protect your business
13 May 2022
WannaCry's ghost is still wreaking havoc
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WannaCry's ghost is still wreaking havoc

A retooled version of the infamous ransomware strain continues to haunt corporate networks around the world
12 May 2022
Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack
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Costa Rica declares state of emergency following Conti ransomware attack

The US has released a $10 million bug bounty for information on the attackers
10 May 2022
Researcher discovers simple tweak that neutralises Conti, REvil, WannaCry attacks
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ransomware

Researcher discovers simple tweak that neutralises Conti, REvil, WannaCry attacks

This one trick can stop ransomware executing file encryption
4 May 2022
Dell Technologies World 2022: Dell unveils fastest storage architecture in company history
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Server & storage

Dell Technologies World 2022: Dell unveils fastest storage architecture in company history

New PowerStore update aims to deliver up to a 50% mixed-workload performance boost and up to 66% greater capacity
4 May 2022
How cyber security history repeats itself
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How cyber security history repeats itself

The prime threats to businesses continue to be the same threats we’ve seen for the past decade – and if your business isn’t prepared, you might be at …
30 Apr 2022
IT Pro News In Review: IT staff shortages, Fujitsu to sell software to Ricoh, Japanese ransom attack
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IT Pro News In Review: IT staff shortages, Fujitsu to sell software to Ricoh, Japanese ransom attack

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
29 Apr 2022