A week in security (August 16 – August 22)

A round-up of the most interesting blog posts and security news happenings for the week of August 16, 2021 – August 22, 2021

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Ransomware turncoat leaks Conti data, lifts the lid on the ransomware business

An individual involved with the Conti ransomware gang decided to leak how-to documents and software for affiliates.

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The 3 biggest threats reaching for your antivirus software’s off switch

Your antivirus is the most important security program on your computer, which is why everyone wants to turn it off.

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Cybercrime, fraud, and insider threats increased in 2020 in the UK, report says

The National Crime Agency’s latest report shows that cybercrime surged in 2020 due to lockdowns, the pandemic, and Brexit.

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Insider threats: If it can happen to the FBI, it can happen to you

The FBI have run into trouble with an insider threat issue. What is an insider threat and how can businesses cope with this growing trend?

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When contractors attack: two years in jail for vengeful IT admin

An IT contractor has been handed a two year jail term after he deleted over 80% of his client’s Microsoft Office 365 accounts.

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