Displaying items by tag: Ransomware

A number of Windows ransomware gangs have reacted to the reported takedown of the REvil gang, with one of them, Darkside, now known as BlackMatter, moving some of the bitcoin it holds, according to a statement from the cryptocurrency tracking firm Elliptic.

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The REvil ransomware group was taken offline by intelligence agencies and law enforcement from the US and a number of its allies, the news agency Reuters claims.

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Sydney-based Macquarie Health Corporation has started to bring its core IT infrastructure back online, following a "cyber incident" — a Windows ransomware attack — that was made public on 7 October.

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The annual cybersecurity report from Acronis has arrived, showing companies, IT managers, remote workers and more seriously struggling with cyber fitness, packing on the security vulnerability kilos after 18 months on the COVID couch in what is a MUST READ report for every modern company.

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GUEST INTERVIEW: We live in a time of cyber war, with businesses under constant attack, with ransomware running riot, with COVID providing chaos and cover for cyber criminals to extort and blackmail, but the bad guys aren't the only ones on the playing field: Secureworks and other security firms are working hard to fight back to keep businesses and individuals protected.

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GUEST INTERVIEW: We live in a time of cyber war, with businesses under constant attack, with ransomware running riot, with COVID providing chaos and cover for cyber criminals to extort and blackmail, but the bad guys aren't the only ones on the playing field: Secureworks and other security firms are working hard to fight back to keep businesses and individuals protected.

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Cohesity's new security and governance services aim to help protect agains ransomware threats.

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Ransomware has emerged as one of the defining cybersecurity threats of 2021, witth attacks increasing tenfold over the past year and the trend set to continue as cyberattackers see lucrative paydays from ransomware operations.

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Information security expert Kevin Beaumont has continued highlighting the way in which Microsoft hosts ransomware on its own properties, pointing out that there are multiple threat actors using OneDrive in campaigns, with direct links to the platform.

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Middle aged and older Australians suffered the brunt of scams in September with those aged 45 to 54 the hardest hit financially during the month and the aged 65 and over reporting the highest number of scams at 5,642.

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The Federal Government has released its ransomware action plan, but cyber security experts Claroty and Varonis say it falls short and needs greater commitment from the government.

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A British tech researcher, who quit working as a security threat analyst with Microsoft a few months back, has called on his former employer to act speedily to remove links to ransomware on its Office365 platform.

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Scott Morrison wants to get re-elected. Nothing wrong with that aspiration; which man who earns more than half-a-million a year without having to take responsibility for anything at all wouldn't want to continue in the job?

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Macquarie Health Corporation, which reported on 7 October that it had been affected by a "cyber incident" — a Windows ransomware attack — says it is making good progress in the recovery and restoration of its IT systems.

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The Federal Government's Ransomware Action Plan has received a lukewarm welcome from security professionals, with one calling for an increased focus on prevention and adoption of advanced cyber security measures.

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Ninety-five percent of 80 million ransomware samples detected by VirusTotal, a Google-owned database where samples can be uploaded to see which anti-virus engines can detect them, were Windows-based executables or dynamic link libraries [DLLs], a study shows.

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021 18:55

Palo Alto welcomes Government ransomware crackdown

The Federal Government today announced a major multi-agency operation to combat cyber attacks on Australian entities. Palo Alto networks says this is welcomed and focuses on important key themes.

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The Federal Government will make it compulsory for businesses that have an annual turnover of $10 million or more to report ransomware attacks, Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews says.

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Tuesday, 12 October 2021 16:21

Rubrik offers $5M ransomware recovery warranty

Security vendor Rubrik is offering a $5 million warranty that Rubrik Zero Trust Data Security will, if correctly implemented, be able to recover data affected by a ransomware attack.

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