Security

Global ransom DDoS extortionists are retargeting companies
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Global ransom DDoS extortionists are retargeting companies

Threat actors asked for 10 bitcoins, or they will attack corporate networks
22 Jan 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
22 Jan 2021
Pixlr data breach exposes over 1.9 million user records
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data breaches

Pixlr data breach exposes over 1.9 million user records

Bad actors could use the breached data in targeted phishing and credential-stuffing attacks
22 Jan 2021
ICO restarts AdTech probe following threats of legal action
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Information Commissioner

ICO restarts AdTech probe following threats of legal action

The regulator says the "complex" investigation will resume with a series of audits focusing on digital market platforms
22 Jan 2021
Hackers publish over 4,000 files stolen from SEPA in ransomware attack
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Security

Hackers publish over 4,000 files stolen from SEPA in ransomware attack

1.2GB of data was taken from the Scottish regulator's digital systems on Christmas Eve
22 Jan 2021
QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware
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malware

QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware

The Monero-mining malware doesn't steal data but consumes large amounts of CPU and memory
22 Jan 2021
Department of Defense appoints John Sherman as acting CIO
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chief information officer (CIO)

Department of Defense appoints John Sherman as acting CIO

Cloud modernization and SolarWinds fallout likely to top his to-do list
21 Jan 2021
President Biden’s Peloton raises cyber security concerns
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cyber security

President Biden’s Peloton raises cyber security concerns

Spies could use its camera and microphone to eavesdrop on confidential conversations
21 Jan 2021
School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware
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malware

School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware

Calls grow for Gavin Williamson to resign as the Department for Education urgently investigates
21 Jan 2021
BEC scammers are using Google Forms to identify easy victims
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phishing

BEC scammers are using Google Forms to identify easy victims

That unexpected Google Form may be benign, but it can lead to more aggressive tactics
21 Jan 2021
Weekly threat roundup: SAP, Windows 10, Chrome
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: SAP, Windows 10, Chrome

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
21 Jan 2021
Google Chrome makes it easier to fix weak passwords
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web browser

Google Chrome makes it easier to fix weak passwords

The new tool will be rolled out over the coming weeks as users upgrade to the Chrome 88 browser version
21 Jan 2021
Biden nominees highlight tough cyber security challenges
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cyber security

Biden nominees highlight tough cyber security challenges

Senators warn government cyber security operations are in disarray
20 Jan 2021
Report: Security staff excluded from app development
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cyber security

Report: Security staff excluded from app development

Security professionals have little influence over how apps are secured
20 Jan 2021
Best MDM solutions 2020
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mobile device management (MDM)

Best MDM solutions 2020

What are the best enterprise MDM tools available for securing your corporate devices?
20 Jan 2021
SolarWinds hackers hit Malwarebytes through Microsoft exploit
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hacking

SolarWinds hackers hit Malwarebytes through Microsoft exploit

They accessed company emails after abusing a dormant email protection product within the Office 365 tenant
20 Jan 2021
FBI warns of ongoing corporate vishing attacks
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phishing

FBI warns of ongoing corporate vishing attacks

Hackers are attempting to steal corporate credentials from US-based employees using voice phishing
19 Jan 2021
OpenWRT forum suffers data breach
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data breaches

OpenWRT forum suffers data breach

Hackers have compromised the personal information of up to 27,000 users
19 Jan 2021
WhatsApp delays controversial privacy update for businesses
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privacy

WhatsApp delays controversial privacy update for businesses

Users were asked to share data with WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook in order to continue using the service
18 Jan 2021
IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

IT retailer faces €10.4m GDPR fine for employee surveillance

The German notebook seller has hit back, rejecting the fine and claiming it's being set up to be made an example of
18 Jan 2021
Should IT departments call time on WhatsApp?
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communications

Should IT departments call time on WhatsApp?

For many, it's their go-to messaging app for business and social contacts, but recent privacy changes could put an end to that
15 Jan 2021
How LogPoint uses MITRE ATT&CK
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Whitepaper

How LogPoint uses MITRE ATT&CK

Stronger cyber security with MITRE ATT&CK
15 Jan 2021
Hackers using COVID vaccine as a lure to spread malware
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hacking

Hackers using COVID vaccine as a lure to spread malware

Cyber criminals are impersonating WHO, DHL, and vaccine manufacturers in phishing campaigns
15 Jan 2021