Zerologon Exploits Now Being Used in the Wild, Warns Microsoft
Sep24

Zerologon Exploits Now Being Used in the Wild, Warns Microsoft

Earlier this month, the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an emergency directive about a critical vulnerability— CVE-2020-1472—that affected Microsoft Windows Netlogon Remote Protocol after proof-of-concept exploit code was publicly released. Microsoft has now issued a warning after hackers have been observed using exploits for the vulnerability in real world attacks. The vulnerability, named Zerologon...

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Member of The Dark Overlord Hacking Group Sentenced in the United States
Sep22

Member of The Dark Overlord Hacking Group Sentenced in the United States

A Federal court in Missouri has sentenced a British member of the Dark Overlord hacking group to 60 months in jail and has been ordered to pay $1.4 million in restitution for the role he played in several attacks on organizations in the United States. Nathan Francis Wyatt, 39, of Wellingborough, UK, who used monikers such as Crafty Cockney and Mas, was indicted by a grand jury in November 2017 for the role he played in cyberattacks on...

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Maze Ransomware now Uses Virtual Machines to Evade Endpoint Defenses
Sep21

Maze Ransomware now Uses Virtual Machines to Evade Endpoint Defenses

The operators of Maze ransomware have adopted a new tactic to evade endpoint security solutions. The gang has been observed encrypting computers from inside virtual machines, a tactic also used by the operators of Ragnar Locker ransomware. The new tactic was discovered by researchers at Sophos when responding to a ransomware attack on one of their customers. The Maze gang twice attempted to launch ransomware executables but were...

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Ransomware Attack on Hospital Leads to the Death of a Patient
Sep18

Ransomware Attack on Hospital Leads to the Death of a Patient

A ransomware attack on a German hospital that took critical systems out of action and forced the cancellation of appointments and the temporary closure of its emergency department has led to the death of a patient. On or before September 10, 2020, Düsseldorf University Clinic was attacked with ransomware. The file encryption caused systems to crash and prevented patient information from being accessed. The extent of the encryption and...

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Webinar: How to Ensure Business Continuity for your Remote Workforce with Email Archiving
Sep17

Webinar: How to Ensure Business Continuity for your Remote Workforce with Email Archiving

With the COVID-19 pandemic far from over, businesses are having to continue to support remote working. While many employees are starting to return to work, employers are realizing that remote working is here to stay, at least for some employees for the foreseeable future. Many companies have fully embraced remote working and have accepted home working as the new normal. Employees are able to stay in touch using email, instant...

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