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A ransomware gang has warned victims that any data that has been exfiltrated from their networks during attacks would be destroyed were they to contact companies to negotiate ransom payments.

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GUEST RESEARCH: The Dell Technologies 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) findings reveal organisations are facing several data protection challenges driven by the constant threat of ransomware and the consumption of emerging technologies such as cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers, and artificial intelligence.

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The people behind a new ransomware group, Groove, have threatened to start attacking public sector businesses in Ukraine if the government of that country does not stop extraditing citizens to the US.

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Wednesday, 08 September 2021 10:55

Website of REvil ransomware gang back on the dark web

The website of the prolific ransomware group REvil has come back online about two months after it disappeared following an attack on a number of managed service providers.

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GUEST OPINION by Derek Cowan, Director of System Engineering APAC at Cohesity:  With an unprecedented level of employees now home-working, and return to offices delayed until 2022 for many, corporate IT must navigate the digital roadblocks created by a highly dispersed team.

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Monday, 06 September 2021 10:35

An Aussie ransomware attack – 36 hours later…

GUEST RESEARCH by Data Central: Andrew Cunningham, CEO of Data Central, an Australian managed service provider, spent 36 hours last week rebuilding systems after a catastrophic ransomware attack on an un-named customer.

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Monday, 06 September 2021 10:22

An Aussie ransomware attack – 36 hours later…

GUEST RESEARCH by Data Central: Andrew Cunningham, CEO of Data Central, an Australian managed service provider, spent 36 hours last week rebuilding systems after a catastrophic ransomware attack on an un-named customer.

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GUEST OPINION by Sabyasachi Goswami, Commercial Leader, Commercial Services, APAC Rockwell Automation: The pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the global manufacturing and supply-chain processes long hidden beneath the surface.

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Tuesday, 24 August 2021 13:18

Ransomware activity surged 10x in June 2021

Threat intelligence from the first half of 2021 demonstrated a significant increase in the volume and sophistication of attacks targeting individuals, organisations, and increasingly critical infrastructure, according to the semiannual FortiGuard Labs Global Threat Landscape report, a study by cybersecurity solutions Fortinet.

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Security vendor BlackBerry has gone where no other firm in its space has, by providing links to ransomware leaks on the dark web, something that is studiously avoided by both infosec outfits and journalists.

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Attackers from the LockBit ransomware group have threatened to leak more data within a day that they claim they have stolen from global services provider Accenture, allegedly through an insider.

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GUEST OPINION by Tilly Travers, Sophos: Even the most carefully planned ransomware attacks don’t always go according to plan.

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Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer Gigabyte has been hit by a ransomware attack, forcing the shutdown of systems, and with the group responsible threatening to release 112GB of stolen data from Gigabyte, Intel, AMD, and American Megatrends.

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Ransomware is the highest-profile type of malware attack at present: from oil pipelines to healthcare and food processing, ransomware infiltrates a diverse variety of industries, and no sector is left unharmed.

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GUEST OPINION by Hayley Turner Director of Industrial Security - APAC at Darktrace: “Double Extortion” might sound like the title of a cheap airport thriller, but it’s a fast-growing component of the current ransomware explosion. While a year and a half ago, only one knownthreat actor used the tactic, there are now more than 16 ransomware groups actively using it.

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Monday, 26 July 2021 16:51

Sophos warns of Discord-borne malware

The Discord chat system is being increasingly targeted by the malware fraternity, according to security vendor Sophos

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GUEST RESEARCH: An in-depth survey of hacktivists by Radware has revealed new information on their activities. The data security specialist says that while some well-established threat actors are carrying out major ransomware attacks that capture news headlines, other cyber actors warrant companies' close attention.

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Aside from the scientists and doctors battling COVID, one of the world’s toughest jobs is running a global cyber protection company that protects the workloads of consumers, businesses, enterprise companies, governments and the world’s top sports teams, and the man for the job is former top GoDaddy executive, Patrick Pulvermueller, who joined us on iTWireTV.

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