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5 years after NotPetya: Lessons learned

NotPetya vastly broadened the scope of damage that malware attacks could do and forced CISOs and security researchers to rethink their approach.

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How Microsoft Purview can help with ransomware regulatory compliance

Microsoft's renamed compliance portal provides guidance and rule-setting capability to help comply with ransomware and other security and privacy requirements.

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APT actor ToddyCat hits government and military targets in Europe and Asia

The previously undocumented APT group has been targeting high-profile organizations in Asia and Europe for over a year.

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Cato Networks offers new capability for network-based ransomware protection

New machine learning algorithms scan server traffic to detect and eliminate ransomware attacks across Cato's customer network.

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Cryptojacking explained: How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of a computer to mine cryptocurrency. Here’s how it works, why it's so popular with criminal hackers, and what you can do to stop it.

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Ransomware could target OneDrive and SharePoint files by abusing versioning configurations

A proof-of-concept exploit could make Office 365 or Microsoft 365 documents stored on OneDrive or SharePoint inaccessible.

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Nebulon bakes bare-metal Linux ransomware protection into the bootloader

The newest releases of Nebulon’s ImmutableBoot and TimeJump backup systems boast 'reboot-to-recover' functionality for Linux systems.

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New peer-to-peer botnet Panchan hijacks Linux servers

The botnet built by the platform-independent worm malware currently enables cryptomining.

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Ransomware attacks are increasing with more dangerous hybrids ahead

The re-emergence of REvil and anticipated convergence with business email compromise actors are among reasons why ransomware gangs are still dangerous.

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9 types of computer virus and how they do their dirty work

From macro viruses and boot sector viruses to droppers and packers, here’s a look at 9 common virus types, what they do, and the function they perform for attackers.

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Hackers using stealthy Linux backdoor Symbiote to steal credentials

Symbiote is deployed as a shared object that can inject itself into existing processes, making it difficult to detect.

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11 infamous malware attacks: The first and the worst

Whether by dumb luck or ruthless skill, these malware attacks left their mark on the internet.

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How the Colonial Pipeline attack has changed cybersecurity

On the one-year anniversary of the Colonial Pipeline attack, industry insiders reflect on the event's effect on cybersecurity practice and perception.

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How the Russia-Ukraine war makes ransomware payments harder

The war in Ukraine has increased sanctions against paying ransom demands to cybercriminal groups and cryptocurrency intermediaries based in Russia.

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Ransomware roundup: System-locking malware dominates headlines

From a new ransomware group that demands donations instead of cryptocurrency to the possible resurgence of an infamous gang, these are the stories that caught the attention of infosec pros.

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Logic bomb attacks: 4 famous examples

A logic bomb is malicous code that waits for the right time or the right opportunity to strike.

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Conti ransomware explained: What you need to know about this aggressive criminal group

The Conti ransomware group is less likely to help victims restore encrypted files and more likely to leak exfiltrated data.

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How Costa Rica found itself at war over ransomware

Costa Rica failed to implement the cyber-preparedness strategy that it laid out five years ago and now serves as an example not only to other Latin American nations but also to the world.

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