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Microsoft Exchange Server attacks: 'They're being hacked faster than we can count', says security company | ZDNet

Microsoft Exchange Server attacks: 'They're being hacked faster than we can count', says security company | ZDNet

By| March 22, 2021 -- 15:50 GMT (08:50 PDT)| Topic:Why old cybersecurity vulnerabilities are still a big problemThere are still thousands of cyberattacks targeting every single day as cyber criminals attempt to target organisations that have yet to apply the security patches released to mitigate them, according to a tech security company.to secure Microsoft Exchange Servers against the four vulnerabilities on March 2 with organisations urged to apply them as a matter of urgency to prevent cyberattacks to their email servers. But weeks later, many organisations are yet to apply the critical...

Mar 23
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Ransomware: A company paid millions to get their data back, but forgot to do one thing. So the hackers came back again | ZDNet

Ransomware: A company paid millions to get their data back, but forgot to do one thing. So the hackers came back again | ZDNet

By| February 2, 2021 -- 09:56 GMT (01:56 PST)| Topic:How ransomware could get even more disruptive in 2021A company that fell victim to a ransomware attack and paid cyber criminals millions for the decryption key to restore their network fell victim to the exact same ransomware gang under two weeks later after failing to examine why the attack was able to happen in the first place. The cautionary tale is detailed by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) .The unnamed company fell victim to a ransomware attack and in order to restore the network and retrieve the files....

Feb 5
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Trickbot is back again - with fresh phishing and malware attacks | ZDNet

Trickbot is back again - with fresh phishing and malware attacks | ZDNet

By| January 29, 2021 -- 14:11 GMT (06:11 PST)| Topic:Trojan malware: The hidden but deadly threat to your networkwith a new campaign – just a few months after its operations were disrupted by a coalition of cybersecurity and technology companies.Initially starting life as a , evolved to become a highly popular form of malware among cyber criminals, particularly because its modular nature allowed for it to be used many different kinds of attacks. These include the theft of login credentials and the ability to propagate itself around the network spreading the infection further.Trickbot even...

Jan 31
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Emotet: The world's most dangerous malware botnet was just disrupted by a major police operation | ZDNet

Emotet: The world's most dangerous malware botnet was just disrupted by a major police operation | ZDNet

By| January 27, 2021 -- 12:07 GMT (04:07 PST)| Topic:Cybersecurity: This malware is the biggest threat to your dataThe world's most prolific and dangerous malware botnet has been taken down following a global law enforcement operation that was two years in planning. Europol, the FBI, the UK's National Crime Agency and others coordinated action which has resulted investigators taking control of the infrastructure controlling in one of the most significant disruptions of cyber-criminal operations in recent years.Virtual private networks aren't essential only for securing your unencrypted...

Jan 28
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Emotet: The world's most dangerous malware botnet was just disrupted by a major police operation | ZDNet

Emotet: The world's most dangerous malware botnet was just disrupted by a major police operation | ZDNet

By| January 27, 2021 -- 12:07 GMT (04:07 PST)| Topic:The world's most prolific and dangerous malware botnet has been taken down following a global law enforcement operation that was two years in planning.Europol, the FBI, the UK's National Crime Agency and others coordinated action which has resulted investigators taking control of the infrastructure controlling in one of the most significant disruptions of cyber-criminal operations in recent years.Virtual private networks aren't essential only for securing your unencrypted Wi-Fi connections in coffee shops and airports. Every remote worker...

Jan 27
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Artificial intelligence could be used to hack connected cars, drones warn security experts | ZDNet

Artificial intelligence could be used to hack connected cars, drones warn security experts | ZDNet

By| November 20, 2020 -- 12:40 GMT (04:40 PST)| Topic:How to keep connected cars safe from cyber attacksCyber criminals could exploit emerging technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning to help conduct attacks against autonomous cars, drones and , according to a report from the United Nations, Europol and cybersecurity company Trend Micro.While AI and machine learning can bring "enormous benefits" to society, the same technologies can also bring a range of threats ."As AI applications start to make a major real-world impact, it's becoming clear that this will be a...

November 23, 2020
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The dark web won't hide you anymore, police warn crooks | ZDNet

The dark web won't hide you anymore, police warn crooks | ZDNet

By| September 22, 2020 -- 13:05 GMT (06:05 PDT)| Topic:How the cyber criminal underground works and what drives malicious hackersLaw enforcement agencies around the world have arrested 179 people involved in buying and selling illicit goods and services on the dark web as part of a coordinated international take down operation involving agencies in nine countries – and police have warned cyber criminals that "the golden age of the dark web is over".The coordinated campaign was led by the German Federal Criminal Police, with support from the Dutch National Police, the UK's National Crime...

September 22, 2020
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Android dating app flaw could have opened the door to phishing attacks | ZDNet

Android dating app flaw could have opened the door to phishing attacks | ZDNet

Security vulnerabilities discovered in the Android version of a popular online dating application could allow hackers to access usernames, passwords and personal information, according to security researchers.The flaws in the Android version of the OKCupid dating app — which the Google Play Store lists as having over 10 million downloads — were discovered by . The researchers have previously disclosed exploits that could be abused by hackers .The researchers found that the  built-in browser contained vulnerabilities which could be exploited by attackers. While most links in the app will...

February 16, 2019
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Goodbye smishing? SMS crackdown should stop you getting fake messages | ZDNet

Goodbye smishing? SMS crackdown should stop you getting fake messages | ZDNet

By| April 22, 2020 -- 13:50 GMT (06:50 PDT)| Topic:As cyber criminals continue to exploit the coronavirus outbreak for their own gain, the UK's mobile and banking industries have teamed up with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to prevent fraudsters sending scam text messages attempting to exploit the crisis.Text messaging scams – – see scammers attempt to trick people into sharing passwords and account details with fraudsters or even sending them money. These fake messages, which can be sent via SMS or other communications platforms - often claim to come from medical bodies or...

April 22, 2020
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Cybersecurity: The path that leads from gaming cheats to malware | ZDNet

Cybersecurity: The path that leads from gaming cheats to malware | ZDNet

By| April 30, 2020 -- 10:58 GMT (03:58 PDT)| Topic:It's an environment where having the slightest edge over an opponent can be the difference between winning and losing, which means cheating is often an unfortunate part of many sports.And the rise of online gaming means that the underhand behaviour that so often has undermined real-world sporting competitions has been extended into the digital world, too.There's now enough demand for cheats that there is a lucrative marketplace dedicated to helping gamers gain an unfair edge.SEE: (free PDF)    "This is a multi-million dollar industry. Many...

April 30, 2020
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