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Access brokers are making it easier for ransomware operators to attack businesses
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Access brokers are making it easier for ransomware operators to attack businesses

A new business model has been uncovered that makes it much easier for attackers to gain access to business' networks
1 Dec 2021
Australian government-owned energy company hit by ransomware attack
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Australian government-owned energy company hit by ransomware attack

CS Energy confirmed hackers infiltrated its corporate network but says the incident has not impacted electricity generation
30 Nov 2021
Sabbath hackers are targeting US schools and hospitals
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Sabbath hackers are targeting US schools and hospitals

The rebranded hacking group is demanding multi-million-dollar ransom payments, according to Mandiant
29 Nov 2021
CL0P hacking group hits Swire Pacific Offshore
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CL0P hacking group hits Swire Pacific Offshore

The notorious group thought to be behind the Accellion hack this year published rafts of personal information belonging to the company's employees on …
25 Nov 2021
Wind turbine maker Vestas hit by cyber attack
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Wind turbine maker Vestas hit by cyber attack

Danish firm says hackers managed to obtain company data and knock out parts of its IT network
22 Nov 2021
Out-of-hours ransomware attacks have a greater impact on revenue
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Out-of-hours ransomware attacks have a greater impact on revenue

Seven in ten security pros called in to handle attacks were intoxicated, report finds
18 Nov 2021
US, UK agencies warn Iran-backed hackers are targeting critical sectors
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US, UK agencies warn Iran-backed hackers are targeting critical sectors

The state-sponsored APT groups exploited Fortinet and Microsoft Exchange flaws to gain access to systems
18 Nov 2021
NCSC: COVID-19 vaccines were prime target for hackers in 2021
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NCSC: COVID-19 vaccines were prime target for hackers in 2021

The GCHQ's cyber arm says 20% of cyber attacks this year targeted the health sector and key organisations involved in the vaccine rollout
17 Nov 2021
US and Israel join forces to fight ransomware
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US and Israel join forces to fight ransomware

The two countries will share details of cyber security incidents and threat intelligence
15 Nov 2021
Europol reveals how ransomware gangs are evolving to evade capture
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Europol reveals how ransomware gangs are evolving to evade capture

The annual crime report explains how ransomware continues to grow in profitability despite recent capture attempts, and the novel ways DDoS attackers …
12 Nov 2021
US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange Chatex over ransomware ties
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US Treasury sanctions crypto exchange Chatex over ransomware ties

The move comes after the US government sanctioned the Suex exchange in September
9 Nov 2021
What is Maze ransomware?
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What is Maze ransomware?

This Windows ransomware has targeted many organisations worldwide
9 Nov 2021
REvil ransomware gang members arrested in international operation
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REvil ransomware gang members arrested in international operation

The arrests bring the total number of REvil gang members in custody to seven as law enforcement cracks down on the spate of attacks against businesses
9 Nov 2021
US offers $10 million for information on BlackMatter ransomware operators
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US offers $10 million for information on BlackMatter ransomware operators

The sizeable reward will be given to anyone who can aid the investigation into those believed to be behind the Colonial Pipeline attack
5 Nov 2021
Labour Party unable to access data after suspected cyber attack on managed service provider
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Labour Party unable to access data after suspected cyber attack on managed service provider

The incident is being investigated by both the National Crime Agency and the Information Commissioner's Office
4 Nov 2021
BlackMatter ransomware gang claims to have ceased operation
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BlackMatter ransomware gang claims to have ceased operation

Despite the announcement made via its client portal, experts believe the hacker group will soon be planning a return
3 Nov 2021
Microsoft Exchange Servers are being used to distribute Qakbot malware
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Microsoft Exchange Servers are being used to distribute Qakbot malware

Exploiting an unpatched Exchange Server vulnerability and a less-than-foolproof malicious URL strategy is leading to mounting infections in businesses
2 Nov 2021
Celebrity data leaked after ransomware attack on London's Graff jewellers
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Celebrity data leaked after ransomware attack on London's Graff jewellers

Russia-based Conti ransomware group is demanding tens of millions in cryptocurrency
1 Nov 2021
Luxury hotel chain hit twice by hackers after reneging on ransomware payment
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Luxury hotel chain hit twice by hackers after reneging on ransomware payment

The group claims to have information belonging to millions of customers who stayed at Centara hotels and resorts between 2003 and 2021
29 Oct 2021
Ransomware gang claims to have hacked the NRA
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Ransomware gang claims to have hacked the NRA

“Grief" gang says it has already leaked some of its stolen data to the dark web
28 Oct 2021
US State Department to establish cyber bureau
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US State Department to establish cyber bureau

This comes as the country has experienced a number of high profile cyber attacks on its critical infrastructure in the last year
26 Oct 2021
Ransomware hit industrial sector the hardest in the third quarter
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Ransomware hit industrial sector the hardest in the third quarter

Cyber criminals are now also targeting the technology sector, which saw a 30% rise in attack volume
25 Oct 2021
BlackMatter ransomware victims reclaim data using secret decryptor
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BlackMatter ransomware victims reclaim data using secret decryptor

Emsisoft discovered a critical flaw in the ransomware that allowed them to help victims recover their files
25 Oct 2021