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Recent GootLoader Campaign Targets Law, Accounting Firms

January 14, 2022

Via: Security Week

Initially detailed in December 2020, GootLoader is a piece of initial access malware, allowing its operators to deploy various other malware families – including ransomware – on the compromised machines. Over the past few weeks, the GootLoader hacking group has […]


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New SysJoker Espionage Malware Targeting Windows, macOS, and Linux Users

January 12, 2022

Via: The Hacker News

A new cross-platform backdoor called “SysJoker” has been observed targeting machines running Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems as part of an ongoing espionage campaign that’s believed to have been initiated during the second half of 2021. “SysJoker masquerades as […]


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Ransomware Attack Locks Down US Prison

January 12, 2022

Via: Security Week

Cyber attackers hacked into the computer system that controls servers and internet access at the prison in Bernalillo County, New Mexico last week. For a short time, the jail’s automatic door system was knocked out, meaning staff at the Metropolitan […]


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State Workers to Be Paid on Time Despite Ransomware Attack

December 28, 2021

Via: Security Week

The State Auditor’s Office reassured 60,000 state employees on Monday that their pay would be deposited on Friday, WSAZ-TV reported. State officials learned two weeks ago that the attack took West Virginia’s payroll time and leave accounting system off line. […]


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The cyber risk future doesn’t look good, but organizations are ready

December 15, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

A Trend Micro report predicts global organizations will emerge more alert and better prepared in 2022 thanks to a comprehensive, proactive, cloud-first approach to mitigating cyber risk. Research, foresight, and automation are critical for organizations to manage risk and secure […]


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The story of the year: ransomware in the headlines

December 7, 2021

Via: Securelist

In the past twelve months, the word “ransomware” has popped up in countless headlines worldwide across both print and digital publications: The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, the New York Times. It is no longer just being discussed by CISOs […]


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FBI Warns of Cuba Ransomware Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

December 6, 2021

Via: Security Week

As of November 2021, the gang behind Cuba ransomware managed to compromise at least 49 entities in the government, healthcare, financial, information technology, and manufacturing sectors. To help organizations better defend against this threat, the FBI has released indicators of […]


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The worst and most notable ransomware: A quick guide for security pros

December 3, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Ransomware has a long history, dating back to the late 1980s. Today, it’s generating billions of dollars in revenue for the criminal groups behind it. Victims incur recovery costs even if they pay the ransom. Sophos reports that the average […]


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Malicious Python packages employ advanced detection evasion techniques

November 22, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

JFrog researchers have discovered 11 malicious Python packages on PyPI, the official third-party package repository for Python, which have been collectively downloaded over 41,000 times. This is not the first time that malicious packages have been successfully introduced into online […]


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Rising Cyber Insurance Premiums Highlight Importance of Ransomware Prevention

November 18, 2021

Via: Security Intelligence

No insurance premiums saw greater growth in the second quarter of 2021 than those related to cybersecurity. According to the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, cyber insurance premiums grew more than a quarter (25.5%) during that period. That’s well […]