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Intel and Cybereason have partnered to build anti-ransomware defenses into the chipmaker’s newly announced 11th generation Core vPro business-class processors. The hardware-based security enhancements are baked into Intel’s vPro platform via its Hardware Shield and Threat Detection Technology (TDT), enabling profiling and detection of ransomware and other threats that have an impact on the CPU
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by Paul Ducklin Here’s our latest Naked Security Live talk, explaining why HTTPS is vital, even if you’re publishing public data that isn’t confidential. Thats because HTTPS isn’t just about the confidentiality of the data you browse to – it’s also about improving your privacy in respect of what you chose to look at, when
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Fraudsters are quick to exploit current events for their own gain, but many schemes do the rounds regardless of what’s making the news. Here are 5 common scams you should look out for. Cybercriminals can be very creative when it comes to swindling people out of money. They will use a variety of methods to
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Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off a new spyware operation targeting users in Pakistan that leverages trojanized versions of legitimate Android apps to carry out covert surveillance and espionage. Designed to masquerade apps such as the Pakistan Citizen Portal, a Muslim prayer-clock app called Pakistan Salat Time, Mobile Packages Pakistan, Registered SIMs Checker, and TPL
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Bridewell Consulting has announced the appointment of Martin Riley as its director of managed security services. Riley, who has joined Bridewell’s board from today, is tasked with leading the expansion of the cybersecurity and data privacy consultancy’s managed security service (MSS) portfolio. This includes its 24/7 security operations center (SOC) and managed detection and response (MDR)
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Cybersecurity researchers, for the first time, may have found a potential connection between the backdoor used in the SolarWinds hack to a previously known malware strain. In new research published by Kaspersky researchers today, the cybersecurity firm said it discovered several features that overlap with another backdoor known as Kazuar, a .NET-based malware first documented
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A cyber-attack on a Vermont healthcare provider has delayed the rollout of an electronic health record (EHR) system and cost millions of dollars in lost revenue.  The University of Vermont Health Network, which is based in Burlington, was hit by ransomware in October 2020, and is yet to make a full recovery. Most computer systems have
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A Russian hacker who was instrumental in one of the largest thefts in history of US customer data from a single financial institution  has been sentenced to prison.  Moscow resident Andrei Tyurin, also known as Andrei Tiurin, was part of an international hacking campaign that compromised the computer systems of major financial institutions, brokerage firms, news agencies,
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Successful exploitation of some of these flaws could allow attackers to take control of vulnerable systems Google and Mozilla are each urging users to patch serious vulnerabilities in their respective web browsers, Chrome and Firefox, that could be exploited to allow threat actors to take over users’ systems. The security fixes will be rolled out
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The notorious Emotet Trojan is back at the top of the malware charts, having had a makeover designed to make it more effective at escaping detection. Check Point’s newly released Global Threat Index for December 2020 revealed that the malware variant bounced back from fifth place in November. It now accounts for 7% of malware
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Enterprise security firm Panaseer has announced the appointment of Jonathan Gill as its new CEO. Gill succeeds Panaseer founder Nik Whitfield in the role, with Whitfield becoming chairman and chief seer of the organization. Gill brings a proven record of accomplishment in both leadership and sales, with previous roles including VP EMEA at RSA Security,
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Secure Chorus, a not-for-profit membership organization for the development of strategies, standards and capabilities in the field of information security, has announced the transfer of ownership of its interoperability standards for enterprise grade encrypted messaging apps to the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI). ETSI produces globally applicable standards for ICT-enabled systems, applications and services deployed
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Cybesecurity researchers today revealed a new malspam campaign that distributes a remote access Trojan (RAT) by purporting to contain a sex scandal video of U.S. President Donald Trump. The emails, which carry with the subject line “GOOD LOAN OFFER!!,” come attached with a Java archive (JAR) file called “TRUMP_SEX_SCANDAL_VIDEO.jar,” which, when downloaded, installs Qua or
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Cybersecurity firm Ericom Software has announced the appointment of Dr Chase Cunningham as its first chief strategy officer. Joining from market research company Forrester, Cunningham will be responsible for shaping Ericom’s strategic vision, roadmap and key partnerships. Cunningham has over 19 years of experience in the cybersecurity sector, with particular expertise in the area of
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The scam starts with a text warning victims of suspicious activity on their accounts A new SMS-based phishing campaign is doing the rounds that attempts to part PayPal users from their account credentials and sensitive information, BleepingComputer reports. The ploy consists of SMS text messages that impersonate the popular payment processor and inform potential victims
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A British court has rejected the U.S. government’s request to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the country on charges pertaining to illegally obtaining and sharing classified material related to national security. In a hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court today, Judge Vanessa Baraitser denied the extradition on the grounds that Assange is a suicide risk