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Trend Micro dismantles major ransomware group LockBit
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Trend Micro collaborates with global law enforcement agents to disrupt major ransomware group, LockBit, responsible for a quarter of 2023's ransomware leaks amounting to billions of dollars.
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Global ransomware attacks surge by 84% in 2023, reveals NCC study
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Ransomware attacks rose by a staggering 84% in 2023, notably impacting the industrials sector, as new threat actors emerged, reported NCC Group.
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ESET's threat intelligence data feeds enhance Microsoft Sentinel's security capabilities
Thu, 14th Dec 2023
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ESET, a global cybersecurity firm, boosts Microsoft Sentinel’s security abilities by integrating its six threat intelligence data feeds.
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Rising ransomware attacks exploit remote access software, warns WatchGuard report
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cybersecurity
Endpoint ransomware attacks see an 89% rise, whilst cybercriminals increase exploitation of remote access software, according to WatchGuard.
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Check Point reveals Global Threat Index with Formbook as top malware
Mon, 16th Oct 2023
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Cybersecurity leader Check Point unveils Global Threat Index, identifying Formbook as September's dominant malware.
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Qakbot cyber hacking operation revealed by Check Point and FBI
Thu, 31st Aug 2023
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FBI dismantles Qakbot cyber hacking operation, impacting 700k computers worldwide. The malware is highly adaptive and financially-driven.
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ExtraHop hires Mark Bowling as CISRO
Fri, 21st Apr 2023
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data protection
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compliance
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ExtraHop appoints Mark Bowling as its first Chief Information Security and Risk Officer (CISRO) to boost overall security and risk management.
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Notorious ransomware group REvil taken down in government fight back
Tue, 26th Oct 2021
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Multi-government effort takes down notorious ransomware group REvil, hijacking servers in cybercriminal takedown.
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Europol, FBI, Bitdefender team up on ransomware decryptor
Tue, 18th Jun 2019
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ransomware
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The decryptor neutralises the latest versions of GandCrab – the most prolific families of file-encrypting malware to date.
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Largest DDoS-for-hire websites responsible for 11% of attacks worldwide – Nexusguard
Tue, 26th Mar 2019
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FBI crackdown on 'booters' reduces global DDoS attacks by 11%, but booter websites may make a comeback, says Nexusguard.
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Advice: FBI urges people to reboot their routers following Russia attack
Fri, 1st Jun 2018
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After the FBI issued a plea for people around the world to reset their routers, Vectra's EMEA director has some advice for businesses moving forward.
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Decrypted: Phantom Secure takedown a 'significant blow' against Australia's organised crime networks
Mon, 19th Mar 2018
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Australian, US and Canadian law enforcement agencies collaborate to bust Canadian security firm providing encrypted communications to organised crime market.
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Microsoft, ESET & law enforcement disrupt Gamarue botnet
Wed, 6th Dec 2017
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Microsoft, ESET, the FBI, Interpol, Europol and other security stakeholders have collectively dismantled a major botnet operation known as Gamarue.
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FirstWave tackles $3 billion enterprise issue
Mon, 30th May 2016
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cloud services
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data protection
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email security
Scammers targeting C-Level executives have cost businesses over $3bn, leading FirstWave to release an impersonation filter.
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Stop bullying Apple around and start doing some intelligence homework
Tue, 1st Mar 2016
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The FBI should stop bullying Apple and the technology industry and spend their time and energy instead on figuring out other ways of investigating.
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Is Apple creating an unhackable smartphone?
Fri, 26th Feb 2016
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smartphones
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Various sources attest to the fact that Apple is working on creating a phone that is unhackable by government bodies or even Apple itself.
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FBI asks Apple to break into iPhones. Apple says no
Fri, 19th Feb 2016
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Apple has solidified its stance on digital privacy, with CEO Tim Cook publishing an open letter to customers about why it won't comply with FBI's requ.
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US identity theft ring investigation to use Wynyard software
Tue, 20th Jan 2015
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Wynyard Group's advanced crime analytics software will be used to help 92 US law enforcement agencies tackle a nationwide identity theft ring that'.
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Political parties push for Coleman exit as Dotcom debacle drags on
Tue, 29th Jul 2014
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government
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internet party
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NZ Immigration right to distance itself from claims ministers were unaware of FBI involvement in #KimDotcom case. (110 characters).
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Should Coleman come clean over FBI Dotcom briefing?
Mon, 28th Jul 2014
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government
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Former Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman called upon to reveal when he was informed of FBI investigation into Kim Dotcom.
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Microsoft attacks global cyber criminals
Fri, 7th Jun 2013
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Microsoft joins forces with FBI, foiling a global cyber crime ring behind $500m fraud.
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FBI arrests Kiwi in global Facebook ring
Fri, 14th Dec 2012
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Kiwi caught in FBI swoop on global Facebook scam ring, facing charges in a cybercrime operation that cost users NZ$1 billion.
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Florida company loses Apple ID's not FBI
Tue, 11th Sep 2012
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Florida firm BlueToad admits to losing millions of Apple IDs, debunking claims of an FBI breach, as they vow to rectify the mistake.
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Apple denies FBI device ID list
Thu, 6th Sep 2012
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Apple distances itself from a hacker group's claim of stealing 12m device identification numbers from an FBI laptop.