How a Resident Evil image leaked in a ransomware attack ended up in the middle of $12m copyright claim

We look at a bizarre unintended consequence arising from a ransomware attack on game developer Capcom last November.

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Healthcare service faces test of willpower with Ransomware authors

A New Zealand health service has found itself under fire from ransomware authors leaking private medical data to the press.

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Yandex sysadmin caught selling access to email accounts

Yandex, dubbed the “Russian Google”, caught one of its own system administrators red handed in a routine security audit.

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Malwarebytes detects leaked tools from FireEye breach

The security company FireEye was breached by a sophisticated attack that stole multiple red team assessment tools. Malwarebytes customers are safe.

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Securing the MSP: why they’re their own worst enemy

Behind each cyberattack on the MSP is typically a system left unpatched, asset management undone, security officer not hired, or board who sees investment in security as a cost center rather than a long-term investment.

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A week in security (January 20 – 26)

A roundup of the previous week’s most notable security stories and events, including tech support scams, deepfakes, and the latest ransomware attack in Florida.

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A week in security (June 10 – 16)

A roundup of security news from June 10–16, including MegaCortex, the latest news on privacy, the abuse of Twitter’s Lists feature, and more.

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What to do when you discover a data breach

You’ve discovered that your organization has been breached. Now what? Learn which steps to take in the immediate aftermath to limit the damage and preserve your company’s reputation.

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Facebook’s plain text misstep, and other password sins

Yes, Facebook’s recent error in password handling was egregious. But there’s more than one way to abuse user data. We take a look at various missteps in credential management and how businesses can improve practices.

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Houzz data breach: Why informing your customers is the right call

Online renovation and design platform Houzz suffered a data breach—not good. Their subsequent response, however, was exemplary. Here’s how other businesses can learn from their example.

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