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ANALYSIS A detailed security report from Microsoft somewhat predictably claims that 58% of state-sponsored network attacks in 2020-21 came from Russia.

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Tuesday, 05 October 2021 10:42

Two ransomware operators arrested in Ukraine

Two ransomware operators have been arrested in Ukraine, the European police organisation Europol says, saying the men were picked up on 28 September.

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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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Ukranian medtech startup ComeBack Mobility has raised US $1M for its "Smart Crutch Tips" - an ingeniously simple yet sophisticated piece of tech that attaches to regular crutches, and pairs with a smartphone app and web service - to heal faster from lower leg injuries than ever before.

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The chief technology officer of New Zealand-headquartered Emsisoft, a firm well known for its efforts in helping ransomware victims, has poked fun at the "new 'innovative' ways people will claim to be the next big fix for ransomware".

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One of the three people indicted by the US over involvement in stealing millions of credit card and debit card numbers, which were then either used by the gang or sold, has been sentenced to a 10-year jail sentence by the US District Court in Seattle.

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Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, has admitted that a laptop, which he is alleged to have left at a repair shop in Delaware and the contents of which led to controversy in the run-up to last year's presidential election, could be his.

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Law enforcement authorities in France and Ukraine have joined forces to arrest a number of people in Ukraine who were using the Windows Egregor ransomware to make money.

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Ransomware has changed from being just about encrypting a victim's data and become primarily about data exfiltration, the Russian security firm Kaspersky says.

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The US has charged six Russians, all officers in Unit 74455 of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU, of participating in intrusion of computer systems in a number of countries.

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The US Government's reaction to Twitter's blocking of dissemination of a story about Hunter Biden, the son of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, appears to have forced the social media platform to change its rules around its so-called Hacked Materials Policy.

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A day after it blocked the posting of an article about alleged shady doings by the son of Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden, the social media site Twitter has apparently been hit by an outage.

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A vulnerability in the Siemens Digsi 4 protocol, which allowed a denial-of-service attack against the company's SIPROTEC 4 protection relays, was discovered recently by the Israeli security outfit Claroty and fixed in co-ordination with Siemens.

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A British website has used speed data from Ookla's Speedtest and global average broadband prices from cable.co.uk and come up with what it says is the best value broadband based on cost per Mbps. On this index, Australia is ranked 66th, with the cost per Mbps being $2.26.

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Australia may be the cheapest place for broadband in the Oceania region but it ranks a lowly 84 globally. The cheapest broadband packages in 195 countries surveyed by the UK's Cable.co.uk site was in Ukraine and cost US$5 per month. The most expensive was in Mauritania, cost US$768.16 – and was slow, at just 0.7Mbps.

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Researchers have discovered that malware dubbed VPNFilter affects many more brands of routers than first thought, adding six more names to the list they enumerated on 23 May. They have also found that it can deliver exploits to endpoints.

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Australia has joined the UK and the US in blaming Russia for the NotPetya ransomware attack which hit Windows computers in a number of countries in June last year.

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Britain has formally blamed Russia for the NotPetya ransomware attack in June last year, with Foreign Office Minister Lord Ahmad saying the decision "underlines the fact that the UK and its allies will not tolerate malicious cyber activity".

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A new strain of Windows ransomware, dubbed Bad Rabbit, is spreading in eastern Europe through drive-by attacks, the security firm Kaspersky Lab reported overnight.

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Security firm Symantec claims to have evidence that a new wave of attacks is taking aim at energy targets in Europe and North America with the intention of affecting operations.

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