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25% of PCs “more vulnerable to ransomware from January 2020” warns Veritas

PCs still running Windows 7 when the operating system reaches end of life on Tuesday 14 January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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Hacker tried to blackmail Apple by threatening deletion of 319 million accounts

A cyber criminal who tried to blackmail Apple by claiming that he had access to a huge cache of iCloud and other Apple accounts has been sentenced following an investigation conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Kerem Albayrak, 22, from North London, demanded Apple give...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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UK and US-based investigations target harmful international cyber campaigns

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has formally charged the leader of an organised cyber criminal group for their involvement in a malicious campaign affecting Government, infrastructure, business and the public globally. UK and US-based investigations by the National Crime...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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Fighting Cyber Criminals in the Retail Industry

With the UK’s High Streets floundering amid falling consumer power and rising import prices, the country’s retailers have turned towards digitalisation to improve their customer experience and find efficiency savings in a struggling retail sector. However, as Anthony...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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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