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Large-Scale Ransomware Attack In Progress, Hits Europe Hard

Jun 28, 2017, 09:34 AM Ben Gane

A large-scale ransomware attack reported to be caused by a variant of the Petya ransomware is currently hitting various users, particularly in Europe. This variant, which Trend Micro already detects as RANSOM_PETYA.SMA,...

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Global Ransomware Attack Based on a Petya Variant Threatens Repeat of WannaCry

Jun 28, 2017, 09:27 AM Ben Gane

Several critical vulnerabilities with known exploits or proof-of-concept code should be the focus of everyone’s attention. The SMB exploits (EternalBlue and its siblings) resolved in Microsoft’s March Patch Tuesday update are just the start...

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Massive GoldenEye Ransomware Campaign Slams worldwide users

Jun 28, 2017, 09:24 AM Ben Gane

Bitdefender has identified a massive ransomware campaign that is currently unfolding worldwide. Preliminary information shows that the malware sample responsible for the infection is an almost identical clone of the GoldenEye ransomware family...

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Déjà vu: Petya ransomware appears with SMB propagation capabilities

Jun 28, 2017, 09:22 AM Ben Gane

The Petya outbreak recorded on 27 June 2017 has had a significant impact on a number of global organisations, with media outlets reporting impacts as significant as the cessation of activity at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands [1]....

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The insider threat - why is it seemingly overlooked?

Jun 27, 2017, 14:40 PM Ben Gane

We've all seen the news, the last twelve months have been inundated with data security breaches ranging from MySpace (remember them?) and the theft of 427 million passwords, Yahoo and the small matter of the "biggest data breach in history"...

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Russia declares war on encryption; Telegram doesn’t release user data

Jun 27, 2017, 10:48 AM Ben Gane

Messaging service Telegram may be blocked by Russian authorities, following accusations of facilitating communication between jihadists and the founder’s refusal to cooperate with security services writes BBC News...

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As Cities Get Smarter, So Should Their Security

Jun 27, 2017, 10:29 AM Ben Gane

Today, more urban centers than ever are implementing a range of advanced technological systems. These sensors and networks used in combination with citizens' mobile devices create smarter cities capable of reduced pollution...

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800,000 Virgin Media customer urged to change their router passwords

Jun 26, 2017, 10:35 AM Ben Gane

Virgin Media, a leading provider of internet, TV, and phone services in Britain, is urging customers to reset the passwords on their routers. The advice comes after a Which? investigation, which raised concerns...

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Keeping Criminals Out of Your Backups

Jun 26, 2017, 10:33 AM Ben Gane

Once common wisdom had it that backups were a low priority when it came to security. While IT leaders focus heavily on stopping attacks and preventing breach repercussions – loss of customer faith...

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Hackers attempt to break into UK MPs' email accounts, as Houses of Parliament targeted by cyber attack

Jun 26, 2017, 10:29 AM Ben Gane

The Guardian reports that the British Houses of Parliament were targeted yesterday by hackers who attempted to break into email accounts of MPs and their staff. The team responsible for securing the Houses of Parliament's IT systems are said to...

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