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Hackers demand $70 million to restore data held by companies hit in ransomware attack

The cybercrime gang broke into an information technology firm Friday, setting off a chain reaction that paralyzed the computers of hundreds of firms worldwideAuthor of the article: Reuters Raphael Satter Publishing date: Jul 05, 2021  • Hackers suspected to be behind a mass extortion attack that affected hundreds of companies worldwide late on Sunday demanded US$70 […]

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Registries unveil plan to tackle botnet abuse with mass takedowns

Kevin Murphy, June 21, 2021, 11:54:08 (UTC), Domain Policy Domain name registries have thrown a bone to critics who say they’re not doing enough to tackle DNS abuse by revealing a framework for rapidly taking down domains associated with large-scale botnets. In a nutshell, the new Framework on Domain Generating Algorithms (DGAs) Associated with Malware and […]

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The Online Safety Bill puts the security of all citizens and communities at risk

The Internet Society say that to ensure the safety of everyone online, we must address the roots of the problem | Credit: Alamy Robin Wilton, Director | Internet Society @internetsociety3 min read15 JunePartner content Prohibiting end-to-end encryption is not the way to keep people safe online in an increasingly unstable world. As we emerge from […]

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U.S. Suffers Over 7 Ransomware Attacks An Hour. It’s Now A National Security Risk

June 9, 20215:24 PM ET DAVID GURA A sign at the Colonial Pipeline Houston Station facility in Pasadena, Texas, warns against trespassing. Colonial was forced to shut down a key pipeline last month after suffering a ransomware attack. Such attacks are becoming more frequent and increasingly, they are targeting key infrastructure like fuel or food […]

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The Underbelly of Ransomware Attacks: Local Governments

Local governments are under siege by ransomware. A new set of recommendations released by the Institute for Security + Technology’s Ransomware Task Force seeks to address the problem. Blog Post by Guest Blogger for Net Politics May 10, 2021 12:35 pm (EST) Michael Garcia is the senior policy advisor for Third Way’s National Security program, a 2021 Shawn Brimley […]

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European Authorities Scrutinize Data Flows to U.S.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/european-authorities-scrutinize-data-flows-to-u-s-11620120600?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters Regulators and courts are asking for proof of how companies protect data that leaves the EU By Catherine StuppMay 4, 2021 5:30 am ET | WSJ PRO European privacy regulators and courts are looking into how companies transfer personal information to the U.S. and have ordered suspensions of some data flows. Portugal’s data protection authority last week […]

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New Australian cyber package includes AU$37.5m Indo-Pacific investment

The Australian government has updated its 2017 International Cyber Engagement Strategy, focusing this time around on ‘values, security, and prosperity’ to guide Australia’s international cyber and critical technology engagement. https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-australian-cyber-package-includes-au37-5m-indo-pacific-investment/ By Asha Barbaschow | April 21, 2021 — 05:13 GMT (22:13 PDT) | Topic: Security The Australian government has launched a new strategy aimed at uplifting the cybersecurity capabilities of […]

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Cybersecurity and Geopolitical video podcast – March 2021 episode

Security brings this monthly Cybersecurity and Geopolitical vodcast to our readers as a discussion on the latest news and issues affecting countries, industries, security and risk professionals, and their enterprises around the globe. Listen now! The boundary between cybersecurity and geopolitics has never been as porous as it is now, with both having a significant influence on […]

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78% of Cybersecurity Professionals Expect an Increase in DNS Threats, Yet Have Reservations

By Alban KwanEast Asia Regional Director at CSC February 24, 2021 Views: 106 Add Comment https://www.circleid.com/posts/20210224-most-cybersecurity-professionals-expect-increase-in-dns-threats/ A recent survey conducted by the Neustar International Security Council confirmed the heightened interests on domain name system (DNS) security. The survey reveals that over three-quarters of cybersecurity professionals anticipate increases in DNS attacks, especially with more people shopping online amid the pandemic. Yet, […]

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Suspected Russian Hackers Used U.S. Networks, Official Says

By Alyza Sebenius and Jenny LeonardFebruary 17, 2021, 1:34 PM EST  A sprawling cyber-attack that compromised popular software created by Texas-based SolarWinds Corp. was executed from within the U.S., a top White House official said, though the government believes Russia was responsible. The federal investigation of the hack will take several months, Deputy National Security Advisor Anne Neuberger said in a briefing […]