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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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A seasoned ransomware threat researcher has warned against taking any of the chatter around the disappearance of the Windows REvil ransomware group for a second time seriously, given that the forums on which these posts have appeared are heavily monitored.

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates appears to have had a history of inappropriate behaviour towards female employees, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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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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GUEST INTERVIEW: The ET8x series of Zebra Technologies 2-in-1 tablets has arrived, with Wi-Fi 6E, 11th-gen Intel processors, superb rugged designs with detachable keyboard, and with the ET85 model, the addition of 5G via SIM or eSIM. Join Zebra Technologies A/NZ Sales Manager Brett Newstead, and Sales Engineering Manager Daniel Park on iTWireTV to explain all and showcase the impressive ET8x range.

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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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Perth-based Pentanet's Nvidia-powered cloud gaming system will be available next week.

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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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Companies that offer insurance in Australia to cover network attacks, including ransomware incidents, should be prohibited from making any ransom or extortion payments, the Cyber Security Co-­operative Research Centre says.

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Macquarie Health Corporation says it is still experiencing "significant impacts" from the ransomware attack that it made public on Thursday last week, though the organisation characterised it as a "cyber incident".

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Macquarie Health Corporation has announced that it has suffered what it describes as a "cyber incident", that has led to it taking its IT systems offline "as a precaution".

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A Microsoft announcement that the company would be disabling macros as a default feature in Excel 4.0 has been greeted as a step that "would really help defenders".

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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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Hardware authentication provider Yubico has announced its YubiKey Bio Series, the first from its portals to support fingerprint recognition for secure passwordless and second-factor logins.

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