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10 cybersecurity trends to watch for 2019

In the early days of 2019, cybersecurity is as challenging as ever. We highlight some of the biggest cybersecurity trends that are set to impact the enterprise, security professionals and companies of all sizes in the year ahead.

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Ursnif Trojan is back with fileless persistence

Also known as Dreambot, this new variant can deploy GandCrab ransomware through Microsoft Word macros.

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What is malware? How to prevent, detect and recover from it

Malware is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. Learn what malware does and how you can remove it—or prevent it.

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Vulnerabilities found in building access system used by schools, governments

Tenable Research discovered four zero-day vulnerabilities in IDenticard's PremiSys access control system, which is used by schools, governments, medical centers, and Fortune 500 companies. Currently no patches are available.

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How to protect backups from ransomware

Ransomware is getting smarter, attacking backups to prevent recovery. Prevent this from happening by taking a few simple steps.

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Hacker posts ransom demand on Dublin's Luas tram system site

The website for Dublin’s tram system Luas was hacked, with the hacker threatening to leak the company’s private data if the ransom was not paid within the next five days.

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Major US newspapers crippled by Ryuk ransomware attack

All Tribune Publishing newspapers, as well as US-printed newspapers formerly part of Tribune, were hit with a cyber attack involving Ryuk ransomware.

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What is ransomware? How these attacks work and how to recover from them

Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) that, once it's taken over your computer, threatens you with harm, usually by denying you access to your data. The attacker demands a ransom from the victim, promising — not...

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Researchers find over 40,000 stolen logins for government portals

A phishing operation led to the theft of more than 40,000 login credentials for government services in 30 countries.

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US senator proposes jailing execs, fining companies for data breaches

Following the Marriott breach, a U.S. senator proposes jailing senior company executives and levying multi-billion-dollar fines for data breaches.

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Hacker adds malicious bitcoin-stealing code to popular JavaScript library

An NPM package with 2 million weekly downloads had malicious code injected into it. Plus, more problems arise from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.

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How Microsoft's Controlled Folder Access can help stop ransomware

Part of Windows Defender in recent updates of Windows 10 and Windows Server, Controlled Folder Access can prevent malware from accessing or changing designated files.

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7 best practices for negotiating ransomware payments

Sometimes companies are forced to meet cyber criminals’ ransom or extortion demands. This advice will give you your best chance to get your data back and preserve your reputation.

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Ransomware attack hits North Carolina water utility following hurricane

A North Carolina water utility still recovering from Hurricane Florence became the victim of a ransomware attack.

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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2018

Looking for hard numbers to back up your sense of what's happening in the cybersecurity world? We dug into studies and surveys of the industry's landscape to get a sense of the lay of the land—both in terms of what's happening and how...

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Recipe Unlimited denies ransomware attack, despite alleged ransom note

Recipe Unlimited denies a ransomware attack impacted nine restaurant brands, despite an alleged ransom note that shows the bitcoin ransom demand ticking up daily.

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Brewery became victim of targeted ransomware attack via job vacancy ad

Hackers took a job ad on the Arran Brewery website and posted it on international recruitment sites. One of the resumes submitted as a result had a Dharma Bip ransomware payload.

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