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LockFile Ransomware Bypasses Protection Using Intermittent File Encryption

A new ransomware family that emerged last month comes with its own bag of tricks to bypass ransomware protection by leveraging a novel technique called "intermittent encryption." Called LockFile, the operators of the...

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Microsoft Warns of Widespread Phishing Attacks Using Open Redirects

Microsoft is warning of a widespread credential phishing campaign that leverages open redirector links in email communications as a vector to trick users into visiting malicious websites while effectively bypassing security software. "Attackers...

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Microsoft, Google to Invest $30 Billion in Cybersecurity Over Next 5 Years

Google and Microsoft said they are pledging to invest a total of $30 billion in cybersecurity advancements over the next five years, as the U.S. government partners with private sector companies to address...

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Beyond the pandemic: Why are data breach costs at an all‑time high?

It might be tempting to blame the record-high costs of data breaches on the COVID-19 pandemic alone. But dig deeper and a more nuanced picture emerges. The post Beyond the pandemic: Why are data breach costs at an all‑time high? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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Kaseya Issues Patches for Two New 0-Day Flaws Affecting Unitrends Servers

U.S. technology firm Kaseya has released security patches to address two zero-day vulnerabilities affecting its Unitrends enterprise backup and continuity solution that could result in privilege escalation and authenticated remote code execution. The two...

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Critical Cosmos Database Flaw Affected Thousands of Microsoft Azure Customers

Cloud infrastructure security company Wiz on Thursday revealed details of a now-fixed Azure Cosmos database vulnerability that could have been potentially exploited to grant any Azure user full admin access to...

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F5 Releases Critical Security Patch for BIG-IP and BIG-IQ Devices

Enterprise security and network appliance vendor F5 has released patches for more than two dozen security vulnerabilities affecting multiple versions of BIG-IP and BIG-IQ devices that could potentially allow an attacker to perform...

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Emerging Ransomware Groups Getting into the Action

According to a report issued on August 24, 2021, by Unit 42 of Palo Alto Networks Ransomware Groups to Watch: Emerging Threats, four emerging ransomware groups “are currently affecting organizations and...

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FCC Imposes its Largest Fine to Date for Robocalls in Violation of the TCPA

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed its highest financial penalty against lobbyist and political consultant group, John M. Burkman, Jacob Alexander Wohl, and J.M. Burkman & Associates LLC (the...

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CISA Issues Guidance on Ransomware Attacks

Yesterday (August 25, 2021), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a fact sheet offering suggestions to government agencies and private companies on how to prevent and respond to a...

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