Egregor ransomware hit by arrests

In a collaboration between French and Ukranian law enforcement, threat actors related to the Egregor ransomware team have been arrested.

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The most enticing cyberattacks of 2020

These are the most enticing—or the most impossible-to-ignore—cyberattack lures and cyberattack capabilities of 2020. They can’t be gone soon enough.

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VideoBytes: Is it goodbye forever to Maze ransomware?

The notorious Maze ransomware group, known for its corporate targeting and data leaking extortion schemes is, apparently, shutting down operations.

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Vastaamo psychotherapy data breach sees the most vulnerable victims extorted

A Finnish psychotherapy practice suffered a data breach (or two). Now its patients are receiving extortion messages.

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What to do when you receive an extortion email

Extortion emails are nothing new, but with the recent increase in frequency, many people are looking for guidance. If you have received such a message and want to know how you should respond, you’re in the right place. Read on!

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Radiohead’s ransom response shows novel approach for ransomware victims

Last week, British rock bank Radiohead thwarted an attempted digital ransom, in which unnamed hackers stole roughly 18 hours of unreleased music dating back to the band’s recording of its studio album OK, Computer, revealing some less-than-ok computer security (sorry).

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Collection 1 data breach: what you need to know

In what’s being dubbed one of the largest data dumps in history, Collection 1 contains the data of over 770 million people. But is it really as bad as it sounds? We take a closer look and let users know what to do if their info is caught up in the mix.

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A week in security (October 22 – 28)

A roundup of security news from October 22 to October 28, including more headaches for airlines, how to avoid being a victim of a sextortion scam, and problems with search engines, browsers, and email.

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