How COVID-19 fuelled a surge in malware

Research from Malwarebytes reveals an enormous, coronavirus-fuelled surge in malware detections in 2021.

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College closes down after ransomware attack

Lincoln College is the first US college or university ransomware affected so badly that it could not cope and had to close shop.

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Steer clear of this “TestNTrace” SMS spam

An SMS scam is doing the rounds, claiming you’ve been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

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Four key cybersecurity practices during geopolitical upheaval

In a time of rapid-changing crisis, here are four SMB cybersecurity best practices to help prevent the most common attacks.

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Potential cybersecurity impacts of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Responding to the crisis in Ukraine must prioritize physical safety, but there are related cyber-risks to consider too.

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5 security lessons from 18 months of working from home

New research from Malwarebytes reveals how businesses have adapted to 20 months of securing their remote employees.

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Murder-for-hire, money laundering, and more: How organised criminals work online

Europol has released an extensive report into serious and organized crime, including how these groups use the internet to aid in their criminal behaviour.

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Beware of COVID Pass scams

We take a look at an SMS scam claiming to offer up proof of COVID-19 vaccination in the form of a Covid Pass …for a price

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A week in security (August 2 – August 8)

A roundup of the previous week’s breaking information security news and happenings, dated August 2 through August 8.

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COVID-19 vaccine appointment system attacked in Italy

The vaccine appointment system of the Lazio region in Italy was brought down by a cyber-attack. Was it a ransomware attack or sabotage?

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