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New Ransomware Actor Demands Multimillion-Dollar Ransom

New Ransomware Actor Demands Multimillion-Dollar Ransom - Cybersecurity news
A new ransomware strain called Mount Locker, which began making the rounds in July 2020, was spotted demanding multimillion-dollar ransom payments from victims to recover their data.

Deciphering Security Trends in the Sports Sector

Deciphering Security Trends in the Sports Sector - Cybersecurity news
A data breach at Town Sports International affected almost a terabyte of sensitive customer data. In another incident, ArbiterSports paid off hackers to delete the stolen details of 540,000 referees.

DDoS Attacks Get Amplified, Extortion Threats and Bit-and-Piece Attacks Rise

DDoS Attacks Get Amplified, Extortion Threats and Bit-and-Piece Attacks Rise - Cybersecurity news
In a recent report, Neustar revealed that H1 2020 saw a 151% rise in the number of DDoS attacks compared to the same period in 2019, with the longest 1.17Tbps attack lasting over 5 days.

Hackers Actively Using Windows Server Zerologon Exploits

Hackers Actively Using Windows Server Zerologon Exploits - Cybersecurity news
Days after security analysts sounded the alarm over Zerologon, Microsoft said hacking groups are using the privilege escalation vulnerability against Windows server operating systems in the wild.

Alert! New Advisory on LokiBot Trojan Released

Alert! New Advisory on LokiBot Trojan Released - Cybersecurity news
The CISA is warning about LokiBot malware that targets Windows and Android endpoints and spreads mainly through email but also via malicious websites, texts, and messaging services.

A Ransomware Attack Behind Death of a Patient

A Ransomware Attack Behind Death of a Patient - Cybersecurity news
Germany's national cybersecurity agency was called to investigate a ransomware outage and help get the hospital get back online after a person in a life-threatening condition passed away.

Taking a Gander at Threats Inside Malicious Emails

Taking a Gander at Threats Inside Malicious Emails - Cybersecurity news
In H1 2020, Group-IB found that 43% of malicious emails had spyware as attachments or links that led to their download. Ransomware had a share of less than 1% among the malicious emails.

Fileless Malware A Crucial Endpoint Threat: Report

Fileless Malware A Crucial Endpoint Threat: Report - Cybersecurity news
Cisco published a report based on MITRE ATT&CK classifications combined with IoCs revealing fileless threats as the most common attack vector used against enterprises over the first half of 2020.

Hackers-For-Hire Commoditizing APT-Style Techniques

Hackers-For-Hire Commoditizing APT-Style Techniques - Cybersecurity news
Over the past few years, the increasing number of mercenary groups that exhibit hacker-for-hire services has become a trend driven by the public release and commoditization of APT-like TTPs.

Iranian Hackers Run Rampant

Iranian Hackers Run Rampant - Cybersecurity news
A six-year-long Iranian cyberespionage campaign was unraveled, which targeted Iranian dissidents and expats to steal KeePass and Telegram information using Windows infostealers.

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