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    Cash-strapped Main Street organizations face global cyberthreats

    A House subcommittee hearing in Michigan helped show the persistent risks faced by local schools, government agencies and Main Street businesses.

    By June 29, 2022
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    Is your remote IT job candidate legit?

    Organizations are seeing a rise in deepfakes and stolen identities during the job application process, the FBI said.

    By June 29, 2022
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    The Cybersecurity Dive Outlook on 2022

    Economic uncertainty, talent gaps and international disputes add to security challenges ahead. 

    By Cybersecurity Dive staff
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    Ransomware groups shift tactics and objectives

    Malware can play a major or nonexistent role in ransomware attacks. Threat actors are often only in it for the money.

    By June 15, 2022
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    5 takeaways from the RSA Conference

    The event tried to pick up where it left off 28 months ago. Can defenders keep up with the accelerated pace and scale of the cyber threat?

    By June 13, 2022
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    America's cyber chiefs have a long to-do list

    The federal government wants to lead by example and communicate the urgency of the moment. First, it needs to get its security affairs in order. 

    By June 9, 2022
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    Threat hunters minimize Russia's cyber prowess

    U.S. organizations have a lot to learn from Ukrainian cyber defenders’ sophisticated resiliency during hostile conditions.

    By June 9, 2022
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    Food supplier cyber risk spreads 1 year after JBS attack

    Ransomware attacks target common vulnerabilities like legacy OT systems and equipment that lacks modern security tools.

    By June 2, 2022
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    Russia, backed by ransomware gangs, actively targeting US, FBI director says

    The FBI is laser focused on preventing a destructive attack, FBI Director Christopher Wray said. The agency previously, helped to disrupt a 2021 Iran-backed attack on Boston Children’s Hospital. 

    By June 2, 2022
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    Conti ransomware gang grows brash and flames out. What's next?

    The group's reported demise is likely a diversion. Members of the group still pose a significant ransom and data extortion threat to enterprises.

    By May 31, 2022
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    Persistent vulnerabilities put VMware on the defense

    Recent flaws earned the company CISA's 10th emergency directive, the latest in a series of potential high-impact flaws for enterprise users.

    By May 27, 2022
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    Cybersecurity threat extends to utility credit ratings: Fitch

    Electric utilities, up against growing cyberthreats and poor security practices, "could result in negative rating actions," Fitch Ratings said.

    By Robert Walton • May 26, 2022
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    Google Cloud positions itself as a 'standalone security brand'

    The platform reinforced its bid to become an all-inclusive security provider with forthcoming services for open source software and zero-trust architecture.

    By May 24, 2022
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    Russian disinformation campaigns disrupt Ukraine narrative

    State-linked, foreign groups use social media and phishing to manipulate Ukraine citizens and western allies.

    By May 24, 2022
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    CISOs say they're at less risk of a substantial cyberattack

    A modest confidence boost and more deliberate security strategies follow two years of pandemic-induced chaos, a Proofpoint-sponsored survey found.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Enterprises rarely follow advice to never pay ransoms

    Ransomware foists a difficult choice on executives and very few leave business operations in limbo to test a best practice.

    By May 16, 2022
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    Emotet reemerges as top malware in circulation

    The botnet’s activity surged 2,823% between Q4 2021 and Q1 2022, displaying a more recent shift in targets, HP Wolf Security analysts said.

    By May 12, 2022
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    US, allies blame Russia for Viasat cyberattack

    The Five Eyes and other EU authorities linked Russia to a series of web defacement, DDoS and destructive wiper attacks in the weeks leading up to the Ukraine invasion.

    By May 11, 2022
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    SEO-savvy threat actors drive surge in malware downloads

    Cybercriminals flooded Google and Bing with malicious PDF files that contain commonly searched keywords, resulting in a 450% annualized increase in phishing downloads.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Threat actor launches email attacks to lift corporate M&A secrets, Mandiant says

    The suspected threat actor, UNC3524, lurks in victim environments for at least 18 months.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Ukraine cyberthreat activity ramps up against critical infrastructure, governments

    Researchers say state-linked and criminal activity has risen in recent weeks.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Familiar names top 2021's most-exploited vulnerabilities list

    Top ransomware operators, including Hive and Conti, are exploiting flawed systems to launch new attacks, researchers warn.

    By May 2, 2022
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    Ransomware attacks, payouts soared worldwide in 2021: report

    More organizations are paying ransoms as attacks grow in sophistication.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Emotet botnet tests new techniques after global crackdown

    The once prolific botnet, returning from "spring break," is preparing a new high-volume campaign, Proofpoint researchers said. 

    By April 26, 2022
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    HHS warns providers of 'exceptionally aggressive' ransomware group

    The Hive group practices double extortion — demanding payment to free data it has encrypted while also threatening to release the unencrypted data publicly.

    By Shannon Muchmore • April 25, 2022
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    Cyber agencies renew warnings of Russia-linked threats against industrial targets

    Separately, the U.S. is expanding the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative to include experts on industrial control systems.

    By April 21, 2022