A week in security (Sept 13 – Sept 19)

A round up of the previous week’s blogs and most interesting and relevant security events, hacks, and information.

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What is the Dark Web? The Dark Web explained

How is the Dark Web different from the regular internet? We unravel a few misconceptions to bring you closer to the truth.

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Parts of the Dark Web “awash” with school children’s personal data

Over 1,000 US schools have been attacked by ransomware and had their data published on the Dark Web this year according to NBC news.

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US offers huge reward in fight against state-sponsored cybercriminals

The US has announced new resources for fighting ransomware, and offered $10 million for information leading to the unmasking of cybercriminals.

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Avaddon ransomware campaign prompts warnings from FBI, ACSC

ACSC and the FBI have issued warnings about an uptick in attacks using Ransom.Avaddon ransomware.

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How bitcoin payments unmasked a man who hired a Dark Web contract killer

Bitcoin isn’t anonymous and the Dark Web isn’t as dark as you think.

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Buying COVID-19 vaccines from the Dark Web? No thanks!

Dark Web vendors are offering COVID-19 vaccines for sale. Here are the reasons why you shouldn’t trust them.

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Report: Pandemic caused significant shift in buyer appetite in the dark web

The pandemic has had a ripple effect on all facets of life—even the criminal. A new report looks at how the dark web has changed post COVID.

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Lock and Code S1Ep7: Sounding the trumpet on web browser privacy with Pieter Arntz

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Pieter Arntz about web browser privacy—an often neglected subcategory of data privacy.

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A week in security (October 14 – 20)

Cybersecurity news for October 14 – 20, including the future of the password, the lingering threat of ransomware, and new security features from Instagram.

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