A week in security (October 28 – November 3)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of October 28 – November 3, including cyberattacks against SMBs, the Internet’s 50th birthday, stalkerware, donation scams, and more.

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SMBs lack resources to defend against cyberattacks, plus pay more in the aftermath

We take a look at the top challenges and threats to SMBs today, and recommend ways they can easily shore up their defenses.

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Internet Shortcut used in Necurs malspam campaign

The Necurs gang tries out a new trick to load malware and bypass security defenses.

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How to create an intentional culture of security

A culture of security in the workplace has always existed; it just may be unrecognized, weak, or inconsistent. How can businesses get employees to accept and champion an intentional culture of security? And why should they? We’ll show you how.

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Petya-esque ransomware is spreading across the world

Ringing in with echoes of WannaCry, Petya (or Petrwrap, NotPetya), is a new ransomware strain outbreak affecting many users around the world.

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Stealing Windows credentials using Google Chrome

This article explains how Chrome users are at risk of spilling their Microsoft Authentication credentials by simply visiting the wrong site.

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New cybersecurity report focuses on the private sector

George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS), a “think and do” tank responsible for carrying out research and analysis on homeland security, counter-terrorism, and cybersecurity issues, has recently released a new report entitled “Into the Gray Zone: The Private Sector and Active Defense against Cyber Threats”.

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