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VMware Servers Expose Critical Vulnerability
25 February 2021
VMware vCenter servers are being scanned at high rate due to a newly discovered vulnerability which allows threat actors to infiltrate unpatched devices...
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TietoEVRY IT Service Company Endures Ransomware Attack
24 February 2021
The IT company employs 24,000 people globally and experienced technical issues for at least 25 customers in retail, service, and manufacturing industries....
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10K Phishing Emails Distributed Posing as Mail Couriers
23 February 2021
According to Threatpost, researchers are warning of recent phishing attacks targeting at least 10,000 Microsoft email users, pretending to be from popular...
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University Cybersecurity Still Completely Necessary
22 February 2021
According to BleepingComputer, Canadian undergraduate research university Lakehead has been dealing with a cyberattack that forced the institution earlier...
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Kia Motors Outages Caused by DoppelPaymer Ransomware
18 February 2021
According to BleepingComputer, Kia Motors America has suffered a ransomware attack by the DoppelPaymer gang, demanding $20 million for a decryptor and...
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Clop Ransomware Leaks Stolen Files from Jones Day Law Firm
17 February 2021
According to SecurityWeek, a group of cybercriminals known for ransomware attacks has started leaking files allegedly stolen from Jones Day, a major U.S.-based...
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Why Ransomware Attack Activity Can Be Unpredictable
15 February 2021
In the fourth quarter of 2020, we saw, for the first time in the last year, a decline in average ransomware payment by almost $100,000. This decline, however,...
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Egregor Ransomware Affiliates Arrested in Ukraine
15 February 2021
After Maze ransomware group announced “retirement”, it was widely speculated among security researchers that the group rebranded to a better version of...
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DarkSide Ransomware Group is Still Looming
15 February 2021
According to BleepingComputer, Canadian Discount Car and Truck Rentals has been hit with a DarkSide ransomware attack where the hackers claim to have stolen...
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Ransomware Attack Forces Therapy Institution into Bankruptcy
12 February 2021
According to security researcher, Graham Cluley, “Vastaamo, the Finnish psychotherapy practice that covered up a horrific security breach which resulted...
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RansomExx Ransomware Group Performs Disruptive Attack
11 February 2021
According to Bleeping Computer, French health insurance company Mutuelle Nationale des Hospitaliers (MNH) has suffered a ransomware attack that has severely...
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Law Enforcement Apprehend Creator of the World’s Largest Phishing Campaign
10 February 2021
According to The Hacker News, law enforcement officials in Ukraine, in coordination with authorities from the U.S. and Australia, last week shut down one...
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HelloKitty Ransomware Auctioning Source Code for Cyberpunk and Witcher
10 February 2021
According to BleepingComputer.com, Threat actors are auctioning the alleged source code for CD Projekt Red games, including Witcher 3, Thronebreaker, and...
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What Factors Contributed to the Decline of the Average Ransomware Payment?
05 February 2021
At SpearTip, along with the incident response industry, we experienced, for the first time in two years, a decline of average ransomware payments in Q4...
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NetWalker Affiliate Charged, Dark Website Revoked
28 January 2021
NetWalker ransomware group will be facing a tough road ahead after law enforcement brought the hammer down by discontinuing their dark web leak site and...
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Emotet Operations Disrupted After International Takedown
27 January 2021
Emotet, which may be considered the most infamous botnet, was taken down in an operation coordinated by Europol, the FBI, and the UK National Crime Agency....
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DDoS and Ransomware: A Disastrous Combination
25 January 2021
A ransomware and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack combination can be a recipe for disaster. One particular ransomware group, Avaddon, has recently...
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The Long-Term Implications of the SolarWinds Breach
22 January 2021
The SolarWinds breach is one of the largest cyberattacks of 2020, impacting 425 of the US Fortune 500 companies, the top ten telecommunications companies,...
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2021 Expectations - What will the Cybersecurity Landscape Look Like?
22 January 2021
“We’re nearing the end of the fourth quarter. How can I prepare for 2021 and enhance my cybersecurity plan?” For organizations that did not make cybersecurity...
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Cybersecurity Decisions from High Level Management
22 January 2021
SpearTip’s ShadowSpear® Platform Protecting & Responding To Ransomware Attacks The rise in cybersecurity threats amidst the coronavirus pandemic has...
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