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Ransomware ‘Remediation’ Firm Exposed: Researchers Weigh in on Paying

On May 17, 2019
@kaspersky shared
A company that claimed to use technology tools to help victims with #ransomware cleanup was found to secretly be paying the ransom. https://t.co/d2foUgDWdx
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The decision to pay a ransom in the case of a ransomware attack can be a complex one for businesses.

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On May 17, 2019
@kaspersky shared
A company that claimed to use technology tools to help victims with #ransomware cleanup was found to secretly be paying the ransom. https://t.co/d2foUgDWdx
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Ransomware ‘Remediation’ Firm Exposed: Researchers Weigh in on Paying

The decision to pay a ransom in the case of a ransomware attack can be a complex one for businesses.



On May 19, 2019
@threatintel shared
Ransomware recovery services paid off attackers https://t.co/745eiWGYKU
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The Trade Secret Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers

As ransomware attacks crippled businesses and law enforcement agencies, two U.S. data recovery firms claimed to offer an ethical way out. Instead, they typically paid the ransom and charged ...

On May 18, 2019
@SCMagazine shared
Cybersecurity threats and unified communications l https://t.co/o4PEZ0WOC4 @UnifyCo
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Cybersecurity threats and unified communications

Given that businesses and customers are constantly working to become more connected and digital-first, there is a paramount need for them to protect their

On May 21, 2019
@symantec shared
New on the podcast: the impact of #GDPR one year later, and new data protection and privacy challenges you're likely to face down the road. Listen in. https://t.co/JvOEeIZHNU https://t.co/TsQRBpOhXC
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Symantec Cyber Security Brief Podcast

On this week’s Cyber Security Brief podcast, we discuss our new research into the Elfin espionage group, which we have seen targeting multiple organisations in Saudi Arabia and the U.S. We ...

On May 18, 2019
@whitehatsec shared
The UK believes the government should do the heavy lifting when it comes to protecting against cyber attacks. @ZDNet shares how the UK could build an automatic national defence system: https://t.co/80TMxY8PI3 https://t.co/rzj4Ko05HA
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Cybersecurity: UK could build an automatic national defence system, says GCHQ chief

Government, security firms and technology companies should be doing the heavy lifting when it comes to protecting against hacking and cyberattacks, says the UK's intelligence service.

On May 16, 2019
@RSAsecurity shared
It's not just the CSO or CISO who need to be concerned about #cybersecurity challenges. @CFO explains why a #CFO should be engaged in security and risk discussions as digital risks expand and become more complex: https://t.co/YMVXLC4xVf
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Prepare Now for Next-Generation Cyber Threats

A soon-coming world that's almost entirely digitized and connected will expose companies to vast new cybersecurity risks.

On May 22, 2019
@symantec shared
RT @CDN_Channel: [email protected]'s latest about the vulnerabilities in industrial #IoT, and what tech vendors and its channel partners are doing to address them. https://t.co/v4CThujDkI #CDNTech #security
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Manufacturing spending billions on IoT, but still can’t patch Windows or remember passwords

The manufacturing industry is spending billions of dollars on IoT, but it continues to do a terrible job of securing its connected devices.

On May 21, 2019
@InfosecurityMag shared
Ransomware Not Gone but More Targeted, Report Says https://t.co/R1UhcZtFWy
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Ransomware Not Gone but More Targeted, Report Says

Shared infrastructure is trending among cyber-criminals.

On May 20, 2019
@SANSInstitute shared
Latest #cybersecurity headlines: Executive Order Gives Commerce Secretary Authority to Ban Use of Certain Technologies and Lessons from Colorado’s DOT Ransomware AttackRead SANS #NewsBites for these stories and more --> https://t.co/qG9siodwpv
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Volume XXI - Issue #39

Computer security training, certification and free resources. We specialize in computer/network security, digital forensics, application security and IT audit.

On May 16, 2019
@arstechnica shared
These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers https://t.co/K4OcpeiEa5
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These firms promise high-tech ransomware solutions—but typically just pay hackers

Two US data recovery firms offer help. ProPublica finds they paid ransoms and charged extra.

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On May 20, 2019
@CTIN_Global shared
Iasiello_E: Russian Hackers Claim to Have Breached Major Anti-Malware Vendors https://t.co/SynhTGtlZ0
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Russian Hackers Claim to Have Breached Major Anti-Malware Vendors; How Big Is the Threat?

Major anti-malware vendors, Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro, allegedly had their source code stolen by Russian hackers. The full set of data including access to the companies' networks ...

On May 21, 2019
@SecurityWeek shared
#Industrial Robotics - Are You Increasing Your Cybersecurity Risk? https://t.co/AXYC0os2IU #IIoT #industrialcybersecurity
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Industrial Robotics - Are You Increasing Your Cybersecurity Risk?

The attack surface for an industrial robot is broad, and potential for physical harm or significant business disruption from a compromised robot is great.

On May 21, 2019
@ericgeller shared
In today's @MorningCybersec: A scoop from @martinmatishak about a new @RonWyden bill and my reporting on yesterday's @EACgov VVSG public hearing. https://t.co/6ZuCPStFm5 https://t.co/pyHCcs1gQS
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Campaign cybersecurity bill debuts

EAC scrutiny increases — Report finds DNC security lags behind RNC

On May 20, 2019
@DarkReading shared
How a Manufacturing Firm Recovered from a Devastating Ransomware Attack https://t.co/6stIvZB7Vs by @kjhiggins #ransomware #RYUK
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How a Manufacturing Firm Recovered from a Devastating Ransomware Attack

The infamous Ryuk ransomware slammed a small company that makes heavy-duty vehicle alternators for government and emergency fleet. Here's what happened.

On May 17, 2019
@SANSInstitute shared
RT @CertifyGIAC: #FACTFRIDAY: Did you know there will be an estimated 3.5 MILLION unfilled #cybersecurity positions by 2021? Read Cybersecurity Ventures' Job Report here: https://t.co/fZ9osCEMTR #cyberthreat #cyberawareness #cybersecuritycertification #cyberhack #informationsecurity @CertifyGIAC
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Cybersecurity Jobs Report 2018-2021

The Cybersecurity Jobs Report is sponsored by Herjavec Group, a leading global information security advisory firm and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) with offices across the ...

On May 22, 2019
@ericgeller shared
The FEC has granted @D3P spinoff Defending Digital Campaigns permission to provide free and low-cost cybersecurity services to campaigns: https://t.co/0mxVVW3xJR Commissioners delayed a decision for months as they debated whether to attach fundraising restrictions (they did). https://t.co/gUNIPhEpmk
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Under the unusual and exigent circumstances presented by your request and because of the demonstrated, currently enhanced threat of foreign cyberattacks against party and candidate ...

On May 20, 2019
@InfosecurityMag shared
Financial Institutions are Being Targeted by Increasingly Sophisticated Threat Actors https://t.co/MZG3LnhGLg
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Financial Institutions are Being Targeted by Increasingly Sophisticated Threat Actors

Banks and other financial services are a prime target for organized cyber-criminals

On May 18, 2019
@whitehatsec shared
Organizations are all in the same boat when it comes to cyber security...there isn't enough talent to go around. Keep the talent gap from getting worse: https://t.co/h6Ld9rJERT via @DarkReading https://t.co/PvOGdBB0xb
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How to Close the Critical Cybersecurity Talent Gap

If we don't change our ways, the gap will keep getting worse. Outside-the-box thinking and new techniques are required, and here are a few ways to get started.

On May 17, 2019
@SecurityWeek shared
Wormable Windows RDS Vulnerability Poses Serious Risk to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) https://t.co/A3oUfC3qhE
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Wormable Windows RDS Vulnerability Poses Serious Risk to ICS

The wormable Windows RDS vulnerability patched recently by Microsoft (CVE-2019-0708), including in Windows XP and Server 2003, poses a serious risk to industrial environments.