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Google disrupts major malware distribution network Glupteba

The botnet take-down is believed to be temporary as the criminal group has a backup command-and-control mechanism based on Bitcoin blockchain.


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Your Microsoft network is only as secure as your oldest server

It's time to inventory your network to identify systems to replace or migrate away from.


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How CISOs can drive the security narrative

If you want people to follow proper security practices, they need to understand why. That's best done by telling a good story.


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Critical flaw in ManageEngine Desktop Central MSP tool exploited in the wild

Each of two flaws allow attackers to bypass authentication, leaving customers of MSPs that use ManageEngine at risk. Patches are available.


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Collect today, decrypt tomorrow: How Russia and China are preparing for quantum computing

All encrypted data will eventually become vulnerable to quantum computing along with the secrets they hold.


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U.S. Cyber Command’s actions against ransomware draw support and criticism

The actions, which temporarily took down REvil, raise questions about using the military to combat ransomware.


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Ubiquiti breach an inside job, says FBI and DoJ

Investigators claim Ubiquiti employee Nikolas Sharp stole company data and then played the role of whistleblower to draw attention away from is actions.


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A security practitioner's take on CISA’s Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks

The new CISA playbooks provide sound guidance on incident and vulnerability response, but mainly from a process perspective.


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Malware variability explained: Changing behavior for stealth and persistence

More malware is designed to be variable, choosing which computers to infect or even the type of attack to execute.


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The worst and most notable ransomware: A quick guide for security pros

The ransomware gangs and their malware listed here have victimized millions of companies and caused billions of dollars in costs.


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The CSO guide to top security conferences, 2021

Tracking postponements, cancellations, and conferences gone virtual — CSO Online’s calendar of upcoming security conferences makes it easy to find the events that matter the most to you.


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Sideloading attacks explained: How a malicious app can bring down a business

A new sideloading malware campaign targeting Windows uses phishing and social engineering tactics that can be difficult for users to spot.


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China's Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) presents challenges for CISOs

PIPL's data localization mandate places unique requirements on businesses operating in China, and regulators have great leeway to assess fines.


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Cyber insurance explained: What it covers and why prices continue to rise

Cyber insurance, also referred to as cyber risk insurance or cyber liability insurance coverage (CLIC), mitigates risk exposure by offsetting costs involved with damages and recovery after a cybersecurity incident.


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Microsoft announces new security, privacy features at Ignite

Microsoft has consolidated some security tools under the Defender brand and added security and privacy features and products. Here's a look at what's new.