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Tag Archives: Attacks

#school | #ransomware | Cyber security expert breaks down ransomware attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans MONROE, La. (KNOE) – Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency following a cyber-attack on Nov. 18. An apparent “ransomware” virus infected 1,500 of the state’s 30,000 computers last week. Source: (MGN) An apparent “ransomware” virus infected 1,500 of the state’s 30,000 computers. This […]

#city | #ransomware | Ransomware attacks shaking up threat landscape — again

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Ransomware is changing the threat landscape yet again, though this time it isn’t with malicious code. A spike in ransomware attacks against municipal governments and healthcare organizations, coupled with advancements in the back-end operations of specific campaigns, have concerned security researchers and analysts alike. The trends […]

#cybersecurity | hacker | With election on horizon, U.K.’s Labour Party contends with DDoS attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The U.K. Labour Party’s digital platforms have been the target of distributed denial of service attack activity since yesterday, impeding access to the political body’s main website. The initial wave of DDoS attacks took place on Nov. 11. Multiple news reports today quoted a Labour Party […]

‘The #weakest part of #security is us’ – #Ethical hacker on the #fight against #cyber attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans ‘The weakest part of security is us’ This was the message from ethical hacker Mike G. Speaking at the Irish Independent annual Dublin Information Sec cyber-security event taking place in Dublin today, Mike G, who helps organisations in their fight against cyber security and hacking, said […]

HACKERS TAKE #AIM AT #SSH KEYS IN NEW #ATTACKS

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans SSH private keys are being targeted by hackers who have stepped up their scanning of thousands of servers hosting WordPress websites in search of private keys. Since Monday, security researchers said they have observed a single entity scanning as many as 25,000 systems a day seeking […]

20 Million Confirmed #Attacks in 24 Hours: #Locky and Other #Ransomware

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A new variant of the aggressive “Locky” ransomware hits 20 million confirmed attacks in a single day, warns a cybersecurity firm. Ransomware actors are sometimes incredibly sophisticated, demonstrating careful planning and methodical execution. Some hacker individuals or groups can launch large-scale attacks, casting the widest net […]

Data Analytics: The #New Tool To Prevent #Cyber Security #Attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cyber attacks and security breaches are now a constant threat for businesses. Costing the global economy $450 billion in 2016, they’re now occurring with increased regularity, which in turn has forced businesses to focus more on cybersecurity protocols to protect their key data. A report issued […]

CyberSecurity Alert in South Korea and the United States as Data Stealing Malware Attacks the Infrastructure

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans FormBook is the new malware from attackers targeting manufacturing, defense, and aerospace firms in the South Korea and the United States. According to the expert FireEye researchers, Formbook was identified in numerous distribution campaigns attacking the U.S. with emails containing unauthentic XLS, DOC, or PDF files. […]

Officials push cybersecurity education amid rise in malicious attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans SALT LAKE CITY — Digital security breaches that impact megacompanies like Equifax, Sony or Yahoo tend to dominate headlines when they occur, but it’s far more common for small businesses to fall victim to cybercriminals and, when they do, the results are typically far more catastrophic. […]

10 Approaches You Can Take To Shield Yourself Against Ransomware Attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The WannaCry attack earlier this year is one of the more notable ransomware attacks in recent memory. The attack, which hit everything from home users to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, locked key data inside an encryption and then demanded bitcoins in exchange for the […]

Briton accused of cyber attacks on Lloyds and Barclays is extradited from Germany

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The alleged fraudster behind a series of cyber attacks against two of the UK’s biggest high street banks has been extradited from Germany to face charges, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). Daniel Kaye, 29, of Egham, Surrey, is accused of attempting to blackmail Lloyds […]