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Ransomware as a self-sustaining industry in criminal underworld

Ransomware affected 12 million employees and cost companies over $4 trillion dollars in six months of 2020 alone, a survey by Nordlocker finds.
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Over half of hackers need under five hours to collect data, report finds

Over 64% of hackers need just under five hours to collect and potentially exfiltrate data, learned Bishop Fox and SANS in their survey of over 300 ethical hackers.
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Protecting infrastructure: it’s impossible to stay alert all the time – interview

Unlike computers, humans grow tired of being “always alerted” – even in the face of the gravest of dangers.
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TikTok could face $30 million fine for unlawfully processing data of children

While TikTok denies that anyone under the age of 13 can set up an account, the UK data regulator suspects that the app may have previously breached UK data protection law.
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US streaming platform leaks admin credentials and source code

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CarbonTV, a US-based streaming service, left a server with its source code open, risking user safety and the company’s reputation.
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Pedro Dobrescu, Presslabs: “much of essential security entails common-sense measures”

A properly functioning website furnishes a solid foundation for operating and scaling your business. Therefore, choosing a Managed WordPress Hosting...
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Eyal Nevo, PCI Booking: "even giant corporations with millions poured into cybersecurity suffer breaches"

In today's world, making online transactions and purchasing goods or services is a daily task for many companies and individuals....
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On the frontline, Russia’s neighbors are boosting cybersecurity

Hostile cyberspace comes as no surprise to Nordic-Baltic countries, which are developing robust defenses in response to long-anticipated threats from the East.
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Bad actors star in Netflix phishing scam

With 220 million paid subscribers, the popular streaming service was always going to be a juicy target for scammers – and that’s just what a threat group identified by one cyber-watchdog has been seeing it as.
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Gerasim Hovhannisyan, EasyDMARC: “In a world where data governs everything, cybercriminals work hard to get some.”

The digital world that we live in today increasingly relies on digital communication such as email, which makes us more...
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Lior Lamesh, GK8: “the only meaningful use cases for blockchain are either asset management or documentation”

It is extremely important for anyone holding digital assets to take steps to protect them. However, crypto assets owners need...
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Cyberwar against Russia is creating a risky legal precedent, says expert

While hitting Russia with cyberattacks helps ease the pressures Moscow has put on Ukraine, what will happen if hackers use the cyberwar as a pretext to focus on another, unrelated, target?
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Access data for half of top 20 US firms for sale on dark web, report finds

Single-sign-on (SSO) might be convenient for companies and help to protect against phishing attacks, but it is no guarantee of cybersecurity – half the most valued firms in the US have had such credentials stolen and posted for sale on illegal trading forums this year.
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Procurement as an unguarded attack surface

With cyberattacks such as SolarWinds receiving so much publicity, the threat vector in the procurement and contracting sector has become well documented.
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Data breach hits Starbucks in Singapore

Starbucks Singapore has informed customers of “unauthorized access” to their personal details.
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New Apple patch: guide on how to keep your iPhone and iPad secure

It's time to retire the myth that Apple products are immune to viruses and malware, but what does this mean for users?
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Microsoft phishing scam exploits the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

A phishing campaign using the name of Queen Elizabeth II was identified a day after British authorities warned this would happen.
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Meta-owned apps most vulnerable to cyberattacks, research suggests

An overview of Google search patterns indicates that cybercriminals are most likely to target Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Facebook and Instagram also store most information about their users compared to other apps included in the survey.
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