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International operation exposes “world’s most harmful” cyber crime group

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp – the world’s most harmful cyber crime group that created and deployed malware causing financial losses totalling hundreds of millions of pounds in the UK alone – has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Cyber crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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“Account checking Armageddon close at hand in New Year” warns Blueliv

Liv Rowley, threat intelligence analyst at Blueliv, has shared details of the company’s predictions on the biggest cyber threats likely to develop in the New Year, from account checking Armageddon through to Monero cryptocurrency mining. With users continuing to re-use the...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Fortinet forecasts advanced AI and counter threat intelligence to evolve in 2020

Fortinet, the automated cyber security solutions business, has unveiled predictions from the FortiGuard Labs team about the threat landscape for 2020 and beyond. These predictions reveal methods that Fortinet anticipates cyber criminals will employ in the near future, along with...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Cyber Security Connect UK welcomes UK’s cyber security elite in Monaco

Cyber Security Connect UK, the exclusive conference and industry forum for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), began on Wednesday 13 November in Monaco. This second edition event, for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner, sees more than 200 of the UK’s top CISOs...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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Malwarebytes reports 60% jump in healthcare endpoint threat detections

Advanced endpoint protection and remediation solution specialist Malwarebytes has announced the results of its latest Cyber Crime Tactics and Techniques (CTNT) report entitled ‘CTNT Q3 2019: The State of Healthcare Cyber Security’. The company observed a 60% increase...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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Understanding Security in the World of the “Risk Society”

Renowned sociologist Ulrich Beck explained the so-called “Risk Society” as: “Modern society becoming a risk society in the sense that it’s increasingly occupied with debating, preventing and managing risks that it itself has produced”. Beck was writing in the mid-1980s in a...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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Cyber security breach numbers predicted to rise by 70% across next five years

A new report produced by Juniper Research outlines that the cost of data breaches will rise from $3 trillion each year to over $5 trillion in 2024, representing an average annual growth rate of 11%. This uptick will primarily be driven by increasing fines for data breaches as...
Posted On 01 Oct 2019
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First threat assessment for universities produced by National Cyber Security Centre

The threats facing the UK’s world-leading universities and the steps they can take to protect themselves are outlined in a new report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC’s threat assessment aims to raise awareness of state-sponsored espionage targeting...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019
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How Does Ransomware Work?: Beating the Cyber Criminals

Threats come and go, but one thing remains the same: the ability of cyber criminals to adapt to circumstances. A brief decline of interest in ransomware as criminals focused their attention on cryptojacking during the previous year appears to have come to an end and ransomware...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019