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January 12, 2021

‘I’ll Teams you’: Employees assume security of links, file sharing via Microsoft comms platform

In theory they know better. But Users naïvely trust workplace communications platforms, despite phishing and impersonation threats.

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January 11, 2021

DarkSide decryptor unlocks systems without ransom payment – for now

The decryptor works for all current DarkSide infections, but that will likely change soon as the group reacts and adapts to the disclosure.

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January 11, 2021

Researchers see links between SolarWinds Sunburst malware and Russian Turla APT group

While researchers may want to invest time and energy towards attributing the latest high-profile attack to a particular adversary, more productive is the ability to see similarities in the underlying techniques employed in the attack were to prior attacks.

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January 11, 2021

Feds will weigh whether cyber best practices were followed when assessing HIPAA fines

Organizations that can show they did their due diligence in protecting medical information will be better off, should a breach occur.

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January 11, 2021

SolarWinds hack is the perfect foreword to new book on history’s biggest breaches

SC Media spoke to author and former CISO Neil Daswani about his upcoming new book "Big Breaches: Cybersecurity Lessons for Everyone."

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January 8, 2021

Legal recourse? Nissan balances competitive and security fallout from source code leak

News that source code of Nissan North America tools leaked online because of a misconfigured Git server spurs questions not only about potential cyberattacks by bad actors, but also whether competitors could use the sensitive data against the automobile giant.

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January 8, 2021

Malware variant becomes world’s most popular, thanks to ransomware surge

Ransomware actors are laundering hundreds of millions of dollars through pseudo-legitimate cryptocurrency exchanges, while early-stage malware that is often used to facilitate their attacks have become the most popular forms of malware in the world.

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January 8, 2021

Linux machines again targeted by hackers with new memory loader

The Ezuri loader filelessly executes malware on Linux machines from memory, using a technique that is more common in Windows.

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January 8, 2021

Biden’s pick as White House cyber czar provides critical federal leadership and diversity

When Joe Biden assumes the presidency 13 days from now, as government grapples with fallout from the SolarWinds breach and an attack on the U.S. Capitol, veteran intelligence expert Anne Neuberger likely will be by his side as deputy national security advisor for cybersecurity on the National Security Council (NSC). Naming Neuberger to the newly…

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