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Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware 2020: Attack Trends Affecting Organizations Worldwide

September 28, 2020

Via: Security Intelligence

Ransomware is one of the most intractable — and common — threats facing organizations across all industries and geographies. And, incidents of ransomware attacks continue to rise. Meanwhile, ransomware threat actors are adjusting their attack model to adapt to improvements […]


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Want Your Coffee Machine Back? Pay a Ransom

September 28, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

An internet-connected coffee machine is the latest IoT device to show security problems. The security firm Avast infected the Smarter Coffee machine with ransomware that causes uncontrollable spinning of its grinder and dispensing of hot water. The only option to […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware attack foiled, but details of 540,000 sports referees still stolen by hackers

September 22, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The details of approximately 540,000 sports referees, league officials and game officials have been stolen by hackers after an attack on ArbiterSports, a company owned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to provide match scheduling and training software and […]


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Analysis: Cyberthreats in the Educational Sector Worldwide

September 18, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Check Point Research analysts have observed a significant rise in cyberthreats on the educational sector worldwide since July. The U.S. faces a rise in distributed denial-of-service attacks, while Europe is seeing an increase in information disclosures attempts – many of […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Google Ups Malware Protection for ‘Advanced Protection’ Users

September 17, 2020

Via: Security Week

Aimed at providing high-risk users such as politicians and their staff, business executives, journalists, and activists with an additional layer of protection for their accounts, the Advanced Protection Program was launched in October 2017. Any user can enroll to take […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Datacentre firm Equinix investigating ransomware attack

September 10, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Cloud and datacentre services firm Equinix is investigating a ransomware cyber attack that has left an undisclosed number of its internal systems offline, but has moved to reassure its customers that the incident is not affecting its customers or service […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Clark County Schools Reports Computer Ransomware Attack

September 9, 2020

Via: Security Week

The district said Tuesday that a virus infected some computer systems on Aug. 27 and prohibited access to some files. The district says current and former employees may have been affected and officials are notifying those whose names and Social […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Newcastle University infected with DoppelPaymer Ransomware

September 8, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

UK research university Newcastle University was infected with the DoppelPaymer ransomware, in response to the incident it was forced to take systems offline on the morning of August 30th. The Newcastle University did not provide info about the family of […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

DDoS Attacks Disrupt Miami-Dade Public Schools Virtual Learning Classes, Police Looking for Culprits

September 3, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

The Miami-Dade school year is off to a rocky start, with thousands of students unable to connect to their virtual online classes through the K12 e-learning platform due to software glitches and DDoS attacks on school network systems. “As we […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

New KryptoCibule Windows Trojan spreads via malicious torrents

September 2, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Security researchers from ESET have shared technical detailts of a new piece of Windows malware tracked as KryptoCibule. The malware has been active since at least December 2018, it targets cryptocurrency users as a triple threat. The malware uses the […]