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Hackers publish thousands of files after government agency refuses to pay ransom

ZDNet Security - 1 hour 49 min ago
Ransomware gang publishes stolen data after Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) refuses to pay ransom - as agency confirms operations remain disrupted.
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SEC calls out dubious cryptocurrency traders, miners soliciting customers worldwide

ZDNet Security - 1 hour 54 min ago
The companies mentioned are considered “misleading” or impersonators of genuine businesses.
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Windows RDP servers are being abused to amplify DDoS attacks

ZDNet Security - 7 hours 51 min ago
Windows RDP servers running on UDP port 3389 can be ensnared in DDoS botnets and abused to bounce and amplify junk traffic towards victim networks.
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Microsoft is rolling out password monitor, tab sync, sleeping tabs and other new Edge features

ZDNet Security - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 1:15pm
Microsoft is rolling out to mainstream users version 88 of its Chromium-based Edge browser. Here are some of the new features finally making it into that release.
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QNAP warns users of a new crypto-miner named Dovecat infecting their devices

ZDNet Security - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:57pm
QNAP says NAS devices protected with weak passwords are getting infected.
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Singapore widens security labelling to include all IoT devices

ZDNet Security - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:47pm
Introduced last October as a voluntary programme, the Cybersecurity Labelling Scheme rates devices according to their level of cybersecurity features and will now be extended to include all consumer smart devices such as smart lights and smart printers.
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Hacker leaks data of millions of Teespring users

ZDNet Security - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 11:29am
Teespring account passwords were not released.
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Microsoft: This is how the sneaky SolarWinds hackers hid their onward attacks for so long

ZDNet Security - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 10:00am
The SolarWinds hackers put in "painstaking planning" to avoid being detected on the networks of hand-picked targets.
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MrbMiner crypto-mining operation linked to Iranian software firm

ZDNet Security - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 9:00am
Despite the Sophos report ousting the MrbMiner group today, the botnet is expected to continue to operate with impunity.
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Ransomware is now the biggest cybersecurity concern for CISOs

ZDNet Security - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 7:58am
Phishing, account compromise and business email compromise attacks are all worries for organisations - but it's fear of ransomware attacks that is causing the biggest concern.
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Automated exploit of critical SAP SolMan vulnerability detected in the wild

ZDNet Security - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 6:35am
Proof-of-concept exploit code was published last week.
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This phishing scam left thousands of stolen passwords exposed through Google search

ZDNet Security - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 6:15am
A mistake on the part of the cyberattackers led to their discovery -- and that of the data they pillaged.
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NSA urges system administrators to replace obsolete TLS protocols

ZDNet Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 11:49am
NSA: Obsolete encryption provides a false sense of security.
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Microsoft: How 'zero trust' can protect against sophisticated hacking attacks

ZDNet Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:20am
Microsoft's director of identity security is urging customers to do some security house cleaning: deploy multi factor authentication and tighten up permissions on user and vendor accounts.
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Best antivirus software in 2021

ZDNet Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 9:32am
Malware is rife, and protection isn't just a good idea, it's a must. Here is a roundup of the best software and apps for Windows and Mac computers, as well as iOS and Android devices, to keep you and your data safe from malware and viruses.
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Ransomware victims that have backups are paying ransoms to stop hackers leaking their stolen data

ZDNet Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 9:27am
Ransomware attacks are proving even more lucrative for cyber criminals as even organisations which can restore from backups are paying ransom demands to prevent further damage.
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Better than the best password: How to use 2FA to improve your security

ZDNet Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 8:07am
Want to avoid having your online accounts hacked? Enable two-factor authentication, a crucial security measure that requires an extra step when signing in to high-value services. In this post, I explain how to set up 2FA and which accounts to focus on first.
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Cyberattack fears raise the alarm in Eastern European countries

ZDNet Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 7:01am
Developing Eastern European countries fear the worst after witnessing attacks elsewhere.
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Interpol warns of romance scam artists using dating apps to promote fake investments

ZDNet Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 6:59am
Matches lead victims not to love, but to fake money-making apps, instead.
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Google: These new password protection features are coming to Chrome

ZDNet Security - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 5:33am
Chrome 88 gets a faster way to check for weak passwords and update them via Chrome settings.
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