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Microsoft Details Recent Damaging Malware Attacks on Ukrainian Organizations

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Multiple organizations in Ukraine were hit last week in a destructive, likely nation-state-backed malware operation designed to render targeted systems completely inoperable. The two-stage malware looks like ransomware on the...
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Name That Toon: Nowhere to Hide

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Who says you can't teach an old snowman new tricks? Now we need the perfect caption for the above cartoon. And for that we turn to you, Dark Reading...
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US Search for Vulnerabilities Drives 10x Increase in Bug Reports

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A September 2020 directive to US government agencies to create vulnerability disclosure policies has driven a surge in bug-reporting activities: The federal sector saw a 1,000% increase in valid...
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Europol Shuts Down Popular Cybercriminal VPN Service

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Law enforcement authorities have acted against the criminal use of VPN services with the shutdown of VPNLab.net, which was used to support ransomware attacks and other crimes. The disruption took...
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Russia Takes Down REvil Ransomware Operation, Arrests Key Members

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Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has arrested members of the prolific REvil ransomware group at the US government's request in a significant development that is being received with some...
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Maryland Dept. of Health Responds to Ransomware Attack

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A cyberattack affecting the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has been confirmed a ransomware attack, the departments of Health and Information Technology confirmed this week. The attack, first described as...
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BlueNoroff Threat Group Targets Cryptocurrency Startups

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BlueNoroff, an advanced persistent threat (APT) group that's part of the larger Lazarus Group associated with North Korea, is behind a series of attacks against small and medium-sized companies...
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Microsoft RDP Bug Enables Data Theft, Smart-Card Hijacking

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Microsoft Windows systems going back to at least Windows Server 2012 R2 are affected by a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Services protocol that gives attackers, connected to a...
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New Cyberattack Campaign Uses Public Cloud Infrastructure to Spread RATs

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A recently discovered attack campaign uses public cloud infrastructure to deliver variants of commodity RATs Nanocore, Netwire, and AsyncRATs to target users' data, researchers report.This campaign, detected in October,...
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Flashpoint Acquires Risk Based Security

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Threat intelligence firm Flashpoint today announced its acquisition of Risk Based Security, a security company specializing in vulnerability intelligence, breach data, and vendor risk ratings.The Richmond, Va.-based company was...
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