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6 ways to be more secure in the cloud

If you rely on multiple or hybrid cloud environments to support business processes, you need to be as vigilant protecting data and applications as when they resided on premises.

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8 ways attackers are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to spread malware, disrupt operations, sow doubt and make a quick buck.

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Ryuk ransomware explained: A targeted, devastatingly effective attack

Ryuk ransomware attacks are targeted to the most vulnerable, most likely to pay companies and are often paired with other malware such as TrickBot.

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Rowhammer memory attacks close in on the real world

This theoretical security problem is becoming all too real. Expect to see a major Rowhammer security exploit within the next year as attackers tap GPUs, FPGAs and more to accelerate the process. Here's how to protect yourself.

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Attacks against internet-exposed RDP servers surging during COVID-19 pandemic

Two new reports show a dramatic increase in cyber attacks that target open RDP ports as more people work remotely.

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Attempted cyberattack highlights vulnerability of global water infrastructure

Water utilities often have few cybersecurity resources and are subject to few regulations. A failed Stuxnet-like attack on Israel's water supply shows how dangerous that could be.

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Second ransomware strike is déjà vu for Australian logistics giant Toll

Three months after crippling Mailto ransomware strike, customer systems are once again down as Nefilim threatens possible data dump.

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Cloud servers hacked via critical SaltStack vulnerabilities

Attackers were quick to exploit recently announced vulnerabilities to deploy cryptominers. Patch Salt now.

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COVID-19 attack campaigns target hardest hit regions, research shows

Attackers shift their focus to where coronavirus infections are rising and use tactics that make their efforts hard to block.

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Legions of cybersecurity volunteers rally to protect hospitals during COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 Cyber Threat Intelligence League and other groups cooperate with the industry, law enforcement, and the government to prevent attacks on healthcare providers.

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Pharming explained: How attackers use fake websites to steal data

A pharming attack aims to redirect victims’ web traffic away from their intended destination to a website controlled by threat actors to harvest information and spread malware.

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5 steps to create a security incident response plan

Creating an incident response plan can seem like a daunting task, but there are ways to break the process down into manageable pieces. (Plus: Video on how to create a pandemic disaster recovery plan.)

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RubyGems typosquatting attack hits Ruby developers with trojanized packages

Attacker targeted Windows systems to hijack cryptocurrency transactions, and was able to evade anti-typosquatting measures.

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The trouble with 2fa

With a large percentage of your workforce now working remotely, two-factor authentication (2fa) can make them (or your company data) safer online. But how you're doing it now probably isn't helping much at all.

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With all eyes on coronavirus, Australia should brace for cyber crime surge

Nation-states likely to use cybercriminal attacks against Australia, others for strategic gain during COVID-19 distraction.

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Attack campaign hits thousands of MS-SQL servers for two years

Newly discovered Vollgar attack uses brute force to infect vulnerable Microsoft SQL servers at a high rate.

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How to protect remote workers from the coronavirus crime wave

As predicted, the coronavirus crisis is bringing out the worst in cybercriminals. But the attacks are really just old exploits modified to exploit the new coronavirus context. Here’s how to beat them.

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Cybercriminal group mails malicious USB dongles to targeted companies

Shown as a proof-of-concept in 2014, this is the first known use of the BadUSB exploit in the wild.

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