A week in security (January 6 – 12)

A cybersecurity news roundup from January 6–12, with a look at Phobos ransomware and a discovery of pre-installed malware on government-funded phones.

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Threat spotlight: Phobos ransomware lives up to its name

Phobos, which many believe was named after the Greek god of fear, isn’t as widespread as it was before nor is it more novel than your average ransomware. Yet, it remains a threat to consumers and businesses alike. We dive into Phobos ransomware and show users how to face their fears and protect against it.

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Labs quarterly report finds ransomware’s gone rampant against businesses

This quarter, we noticed one threat dominating the landscape so much it deserved its own hard look. Ransomware is back in a big way, targeting businesses with brute force.

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A week in security (July 22 – 28)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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A deep dive into Phobos ransomware

We take an in-depth look into Phobos ransomware which threat actors distribute via RDP and look at similarities with Dharma (AKA CrySis) ransomware.

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