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51% of enterprises experienced a breach despite large security stacks
2024-04-19 03:30

Threat actors are continuing to successfully breach across the entire attack surface and the stakes are only getting higher: 93% of enterprises who admitted a breach reported unplanned downtime, data exposure, or financial loss as a result, according to Pentera. Enterprises are continuing to prioritize pentesting as part of their security tool kit, accounting for an average of $164,400, nearly 13% of their total IT security budgets.

Fake cheat lures gamers into spreading infostealer malware
2024-04-19 00:46

A new info-stealing malware linked to Redline poses as a game cheat called 'Cheat Lab,' promising downloaders a free copy if they convince their friends to install it too. Redline is a powerful information-stealing malware capable of harvesting sensitive information from infected computers, including passwords, cookies, autofill information, and cryptocurrency wallet information.

Ransomware feared as IT 'issues' force Octapharma Plasma to close 150+ centers
2024-04-18 22:27

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Crooks exploit OpenMetadata holes to mine crypto – and leave a sob story for victims
2024-04-18 21:53

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Frontier Communications shuts down systems after cyberattack
2024-04-18 21:02

American telecom provider Frontier Communications is restoring systems after a cybercrime group breached some of its IT systems in a recent cyberattack. Frontier is a leading U.S. communications provider that provides gigabit Internet speeds over a fiber-optic network to millions of consumers and businesses across 25 states.

840-bed hospital in France postpones procedures after cyberattack
2024-04-18 18:29

The Hospital Simone Veil in Cannes has announced that it was targeted by a cyberattack on Tuesday morning, severely impacting its operations and forcing staff to go back to pen and paper. The Hospital announced that it was forced to take all computers offline earlier this week due to a cyberattack, leaving only telephone systems available for communication.

FBI: Akira ransomware raked in $42 million from 250+ victims
2024-04-18 18:11

According to a joint advisory from the FBI, CISA, Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, and the Netherlands' National Cyber Security Centre, the Akira ransomware operation has breached the networks of over 250 organizations and raked in roughly $42 million in ransom payments. "As of January 1, 2024, the ransomware group has impacted over 250 organizations and claimed approximately $42 million in ransomware proceeds," the joint advisory warns.

Google ad impersonates Whales Market to push wallet drainer malware
2024-04-18 17:55

Today, BleepingComputer was contacted about a phishing ad for the trading platform in Google search results. A quick search for Whales Market in Google displayed a sponsored ad at the top of the search results, displaying what looks like legitimate URLs for the site.

House passes bill banning Uncle Sam from snooping on citizens via data brokers
2024-04-18 17:29

Vote met strong opposition from Biden's office A draft law to restrict the US government's ability to procure data on citizens through data brokers will progress to the Senate after being passed...

Microsoft Office LTSC 2024 preview available for Windows, Mac
2024-04-18 16:49

A preview of Microsoft Office LTSC 2024, a volume-licensed and perpetual version of Office for commercial customers, is now available for Windows and macOS users. Office LTSC 2024 for commercial preview, Visio 2024 preview, and Project 2024 preview.