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The government of Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency after a number of state agencies, including the finance ministry, were hit by the Windows ransomware strain known as Conti.

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Microsoft has issued patches for 73 CVEs, including two zero-day flaws one of which has been exploited in the wild, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday release.

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Microsoft, the company that produces Windows which is the target of practically every ransomware attack, is now offering paid products to fight those very ransomware attacks.

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Security firm Mandiant has released details about a threat actor it has named UNC3524, which infiltrates and resides for long periods in Windows environments where it can collect emails in bulk. The active backdoor is named QUIETEXIT and it is based on the Dropbear SSH client-server software which is generally used in environments with low memory and processor resources.

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Monday, 02 May 2022 11:38

Jamf boosts security capabilities

Apple enterprise management specialist Jamf has developed new technologies to help organisations provide an environment that is "enterprise secure and consumer simple".

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Google appears to have failed so far in 2022 to reach one of the stated goals in its review of zero-days for 2021: sharing exploit samples or detailed technical descriptions more widely.

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The objections to Elon Musk buying Twitter can be distilled down to one simple thing: his policies will remove the objections to the return of Donald Trump to the platform. Which for the mainstream in the US — and hence the mainstream in all acolyte countries — means the end of civilisation as we know it.

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Microsoft has terminated employees and ended some of its partnerships in the Middle East and Africa as part of its investigations, following allegations of kickbacks and bribery in its operations in those regions.

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The FBI has ranked ransomware outside the top six online threats to Americans in terms of cost in a 2021 report, but a ransomware researcher claims this is misleading as most ransomware attacks are not reported.

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Email security firm Proofpoint claims to have identified a targeted attack that uses an open-source installer for Windows packages named Chocolatey.

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A new ransomware-as-a-service family, which has been christened LokiLocker, has been identified by Blackberry Threat Intelligence. As usual, it only affects Windows systems.

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French cloud provider OVHcloud and two other European companies have filed an anti-trust complaint against Microsoft in Europe.

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A man accused of being behind the attack on Kaseya, a managed services provider, in July last year, has appeared in court in Texas and been arraigned.

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Microsoft has released patches for 71 vulnerabilities in a number of its products as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday exercise, with three of the flaws having already been released.

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Identity and security specialist Attivo Networks says its new ADSecure-DC product provides threat protection from attacks originating from Windows. Mac, Linux, IoT/OT devices, and unmanaged devices which are limited in their ability to run traditional endpoint protection software.

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Samsung's February 2022 Unpacked keynote is its most impressive yet, and as I type, I have in streaming for the second time, live on YouTube, and Samsung's presentation and its next-level tech is epic, and throws down the gauntlet to Apple and everyone else for consumer cyber supremacy.

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Security vendor WatchGuard Technologies has published its latest quarterly Internet Security Report. Findings for Q3 2021 include a decrease in total perimeter malware detection volume, although endpoint malware detections had already surpassed the total for 2020, with Q4 2021 data yet to be reported.

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Google’s Chromebook has rightly earned a place in business and education with its secure and maintenance-free operation. Yet, there is often still a need to run Windows and Windows-based applications. Parallels has brought its virtualisation technology to Chrome OS allowing you to run Windows apps natively.

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Ransomware attacks on Windows systems in the US during 2021 showed a small dip from the previous year, with 2323 local governments, schools and healthcare providers hit, the security firm Emsisoft reports.

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A hotel chain in Europe has switched its computers to Google's Chrome OS after it was hit by Windows ransomware.

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