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MalwareTech, WannaCry and Kronos – Understanding the Connections

As Marcus Hutchins was on his way home to the UK after attending Def Con and Black Hat in Las Vegas, NV, the FBI arrested him. This event sparked immediate internet outcry, ...
U.S. Indicts North Korean Hackers in Theft of $200 Million

U.S. Indicts North Korean Hackers in Theft of $200 Million

The U.S. Justice Department today unsealed indictments against three men accused of working with the North Korean regime to carry out some of the most damaging cybercrime attacks over the past decade, ...
ransomware

Why Enterprises Must Take Ransomware Attacks Seriously

Ransomware attacks are well-documented as a legitimate threat, but haven’t often been taken seriously until recently. Preventing a problem that may or may not happen wasn’t seen as a worthy IT or ...
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WannaCry

Old Vulnerabilities Open the Door for WannaCry Ransomware

More than three years since it was discovered, WannaCry is still a threat for some organizations, research has found How often does your organization conduct a security assessment? Once a year? Once ...
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Book Review: Crime Dot Com, From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global

Book Review: Crime Dot Com, From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global

I had the great delight of reading Geoff White’s new book, “Crime Dot Com: From Viruses to Vote Rigging, How Hacking Went Global”, I thoroughly recommend it. The book is superbly researched ...
Passwords are and have always been an Achilles Heel in CyberSecurity

Passwords are and have always been an Achilles Heel in CyberSecurity

LogMeOnce, a password identity management suite provider, has published a detailed interview with myself titled 'Passwords are and have always been an Achilles Heel in CyberSecurity'. In the Q&A I talk about ...
U.S. Government offers $5 million bounty for information on North Korean cyber criminals

U.S. Government offers $5 million bounty for information on North Korean cyber criminals

Yesterday, the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Homeland Security, and FBI released a joint report offering guidance on the emerging North Korean (previously known as DPRK) cyber threat, and highlighting the malicious ...
12 days of Christmas Security Predictions:  What lies ahead in 2020

12 days of Christmas Security Predictions: What lies ahead in 2020

Marked by a shortage of cyber security talent and attackers willing to exploit any vulnerability to achieve their aims, this year emphasised the need for organisations to invest in security and understand ...
Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks

Hospitals that have been hit by a data breach or ransomware attack can expect to see an increase in the death rate among heart patients in the following months or years because ...
Semperis DEMO: Recovering Active Directory cleanly: without re-introducing malware

Cyber Scenarios Expose Shortcomings of BMR

Ransomware and wiper attacks are causing organizations to re-evaluate their backup and recovery capabilities. An obvious concern is whether backups are safe – for example, are they offline where they can’t be ...