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There’s a digital counterpart for nearly everything we do, which means more of our personal information is online. And although this tends to make our lives easier, it opens the door for information to land in the wrong hands. Identity theft happens when someone uses your personal identifiable information (PII) for their own monetary or
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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an emergency directive to all federal agencies to mitigate two new VMware vulnerabilities. The directive relates to two new vulnerabilities – CVE-2022-22972 and CVE-2022-22973 – that CISA believes threat actors are likely to exploit across numerous VMware products. These are VMware Workspace ONE Access (Access), VMware Identity Manager (vIDM),
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by Paul Ducklin The 2022 edition of the famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) Pwn2Own competition kicks off later today in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Actually, it’s a so-called “hybrid” event this year, so that entrants who can’t or don’t want to travel, whether for coronavirus or environmental reasons, can participate remotely.) Numerous vendors have
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In the age of the perpetual news cycle and digital media, the risks that stem from the fake news problem are all too real Every day brings a deluge of news content that competes for our attention and spans everything from politics, health, sports, climate change to the war in Ukraine. The endless amount and
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Ransomware is not a new attack vector. In fact, the first malware of its kind appeared more than 30 years ago and was distributed via 5.25-inch floppy disks. To pay the ransom, the victim had to mail money to a P.O. Box in Panama. Fast forward to today, affordable ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) kits are available on
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Multinational company Omnicell recently confirmed that it had experienced a data breach after following a reported ransomware attack, impacting internal systems. The company, headquartered in Mountain View, California, USA, learned of the ransomware attack, which it disclosed on May 9 2022 in a 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More details are likely
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US manufacturing company Parker-Hannifin Corporation has announced a data breach exposing employees’ personal identifiable information (PII) after Conti ransomware actors published reportedly stolen data last month. The firm, one of the largest companies in the world in motion control technologies, revealed in a press release that an unauthorized third party gained access to its IT
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The decision to release a ransomware decryptor involves a delicate balancing act between helping victims recover their data and alerting criminals to errors in their code Ransomware – the security scourge of the modern, digital world – just keeps getting more dangerous. We’re educating users about what to do, but it’s hard to stay ahead
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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency on Monday added two security flaws, including the recently disclosed remote code execution bug affecting Zyxel firewalls, to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, citing evidence of active exploitation. Tracked as CVE-2022-30525, the vulnerability is rated 9.8 for severity and relates to a command injection flaw in select versions
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How protected am I online?  Customers often ask us some version of this question. It’s a good question and in the past, there was no direct answer – only recommendations. For instance, we recommend online protection that goes beyond antivirus to include identity and privacy protection, as well as promoting safety best practices like using multi-factor authentication. We wondered if there was a simpler and easier way to advise
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The European Parliament announced a “provisional agreement” aimed at improving cybersecurity and resilience of both public and private sector entities in the European Union. The revised directive, called “NIS2” (short for network and information systems), is expected to replace the existing legislation on cybersecurity that was established in July 2016. The revamp sets ground rules,
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The cyber implications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict were discussed by a panel of international security leaders during the opening plenary session at CYBERUK 2022. The discussion was moderated by NCSC’s CEO Lindy Cameron, who was joined on the stage by the director of the US’ National Security Agency (NSA), Robert Joyce, head of the Australian Cyber
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The European Union (EU) has reached political agreement on new legislation that will impose common cybersecurity standards on critical industry organizations. The new directive will replace the EU’s existing rules on the security of network and information systems (NIS Directive), which requires updating because “of the increasing degree of digitalization and interconnectedness of our society and the