Keeping ransomware cash away from your business

Ransomware gangs are in the news for donating stolen funds to charitable organisations. Is this a good thing, or will it cause more trouble for the charity than it’s worth?

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VideoBytes: Twitter gets hacked!

Today, we’re talking about the Twitter hack, in which 130 high-profile accounts, like those belonging to Barack Obama and Elon Musk, were accessed.

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A week in security (July 20 – 26)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 20 – 26, including Deepfakes, Bluetooth technology, and APT groups.

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Coordinated Twitter attack rakes in 100 grand

In a social engineering attack on Twitter, threat actors managed to scam $100,000 dollars in Bitcoin by taking over high-profile accounts.

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Coronavirus Bitcoin scam promises “millions” working from home

We look at a set of Coronavirus Bitcoin scam emails promising vast sums of cryptocash that can be made working from home—but drains users accounts instead.

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Threat spotlight: RobbinHood ransomware takes the driver’s seat

RobbinHood a is a ransomware family that specifically targets organizations using a vulnerable kernel driver to prepare systems for encryption. Learn how to protect against it.

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Sextortion scammers getting creative

We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of…

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The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams (updated)

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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A week in security (August 5 – 11)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of August 5–11. We touch on problematic backdoors, the grim possibility of the Internet of Thoughts, and smart home improvement. We also released a retrospective report on ransomware.

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A week in security (July 1 – 7)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 1-7, including stalkerware, Bitcoin generators, app permissions, Chinese spyware, some giant leaks, and a new malware attack method.

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