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Vulnerabilities discovered in Veeam backup solutions
Tue 22 Mar 2022
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virtualisation
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dr
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cybersecurity
Among the possible consequences of the attacks are infection with ransomware, data theft, and denial of service.
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COVID-19 vax most popular topic for phishing attacks in 2021
Thu 27 Jan 2022
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
While phishing attacks remain a consistent threat to online security, attackers are switching up the topics they use to bait unsuspecting victims.
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End of 2021 marks drop in cyber attacks, and increase in remote access malware
Fri 24 Dec 2021
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malware
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contact centre
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ransomware
In Q3 2021 there has been a decrease in the number of unique cyber attacks, however there’s been an increase in the share of attacks against individuals, and also a rise in attacks involving remote access malware.
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Cybercriminals hack 93% of company networks - report
Wed 22 Dec 2021
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network management
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network security
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firewall
"In order to build an effective protection system, it is necessary to understand what unacceptable events are relevant for a particular company."
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Positive Technologies reveals updated cybersecurity platform
Tue 14 Dec 2021
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big data
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network infrastructure
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bi
Positive Technologies has released a new version of its Network Attack Discovery solution, PT NAD.
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Vulnerability in Cisco security devices could cause firewalls to fail
Wed 24 Nov 2021
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pam
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cybersecurity
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ndr
A vulnerability in Cisco security devices is dangerous for business processes in large companies.
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Vulnerabilities in Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay open door for cyber attackers
Wed 17 Nov 2021
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apple
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smartphones
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commerce systems
Flaws in Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay are allowing attackers to make unlimited purchases.
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ATM vulnerabilities open door for attacks - report
Thu 28 Oct 2021
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cybersecurity
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breach prevention
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security breaches
Vulnerabilities have been discovered in Wincor Cineo ATMs allowing illegal cash withdrawals
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New cyber-criminal group discovered targeting government servers, fuel, energy and aviation companies
Fri 1 Oct 2021
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cybersecurity
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servers
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cybercrime
Researchers have identified a new, previously unknown group that has systematically attacked Russia's fuel and energy complex and its aviation industry. 
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Ransomware attacks reach disturbing levels
Thu 23 Sep 2021
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
Ransomware attacks have reached 'stratospheric levels', now accounting for 69% of all attacks involving malware. 
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91% of industrial companies open to cyber attacks
Tue 7 Sep 2021
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cybersecurity
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cyber attacks
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positive technologies
"The level of cybersecurity at most industrial companies is too low for comfort."
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Cyber incidents on the rise as ransomware accounts for two thirds of all malware attacks
Thu 15 Jul 2021
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malware
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
More cybercriminals are customising malware for attacks on virtual infrastructure.
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SonicWall vulnerability allows attackers to obtain full control of device and underlying OS
Wed 7 Jul 2021
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cybersecurity
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sonicwall
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security vulnerabilities
Tampering with this system may negatively impact a company's ability to work, to the point of full disruption of its protection system and stopping of business processes.
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Vulnerabilities discovered in Cisco IT infrastructure deployment solution
Wed 23 Jun 2021
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dr
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converged infrastructure
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ndr
The flaw means attackers could disrupt the operation of enterprise IT systems by deleting backups.
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Sharp increase in cyber attacks in last quarter of 2020 - report
Thu 22 Apr 2021
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cybersecurity
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cyber attacks
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social engineering
There was an increase in the number of attacks aimed at the trade industry and medical institutions, as well in the number of social engineering attacks on individuals.
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Sandbox evasion malware used for cyber espionage, new study shows
Mon 8 Mar 2021
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malware
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cyber attacks
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positive technologies
The company's findings show that 25% of that malware was active in 2019-2020, and that at least 23 APT groups around the world have used them in attacks.
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High demand for hackers on the dark web
Thu 11 Feb 2021
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dark web
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hacking
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positive technologies
"Since March 2020, we have noticed a surge of interest in website hacking, which is seen by the increase in the number of ads on forums on the dark web."
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Cybercriminals target COVID-19 vaccine - report
Wed 23 Dec 2020
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it in healthcare
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hacking
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positive technologies
Attackers did not spare clinics where COVID-19 patients were being treated or pharmaceutical sites where vaccine research was being conducted.
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5G flaws allow criminals to steal data, cut access to the web
Thu 17 Dec 2020
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hyperscale
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public cloud
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cloud
"There is a risk that attackers will take advantage of standalone 5G networks while they are being established and operators are getting to grips with potential vulnerabilities."
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Companies exploited by high-risk vulnerabilities, new research shows
Wed 4 Nov 2020
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security vulnerabilities
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exploits
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positive technologies
"Our automated security assessment proved that all companies have network services available for connection on their network perimeter, allowing hackers to exploit software vulnerabilities and bruteforce credentials to these services."
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Hackers difficult to distinguish from legitimate users - study
Fri 21 Aug 2020
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cybersecurity
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hacking
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positive technologies
Almost half of all actions by attackers are identical to the usual activities of users and admins, a new report has found. 
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Banks failing customers when it comes to mobile app security
Thu 18 Jun 2020
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cloud banking solutions
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application security
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mobile apps
"Through these vulnerabilities, hackers can obtain usernames, account balances, transfer confirmations, card limits, and the phone number associated with a victim's card.”
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Dark web packed with offers to hack corporate networks
Thu 21 May 2020
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dark web
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hacking
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positive technologies
"The larger the hacked company is, and the higher the obtained privileges, the more profitable the attack becomes."
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Cisco ASA firewall users urged to patch systems now
Mon 11 May 2020
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Since early January 2020, the number of internet-accessible Cisco ASA devices considered vulnerable has jumped from 170,000 to 220,000.
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