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Brief: Five facts about ransomware attacks

A ransomware attack on top US fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has brought attention to the growing area of cybercrime. This article aims to brief you as to what ransomware...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Ransom group linked to Colonial Pipeline hack is new but experienced

The ransomware group linked to the extortion attempt that has snared fuel deliveries across the east coast of America may be new, but that doesn’t mean its hackers are amateu...

SolarWinds

SolarWinds says dealing with hack fallout cost at least $18 million

SolarWinds said the sprawling breach stemming from the compromise of its flagship software product has cost the company at least $18 million in the first three months of 2021.

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft could reap more than $150 million in new US cyber spending

Microsoft stands to receive nearly a quarter of COVID relief funds destined for US cybersecurity defenders, sources told journalists, angering some lawmakers who don’t want t...

SolarWinds

US government to respond to SolarWinds hackers in weeks

The Biden White House will respond “in weeks, not months” to the perpetrators of the SolarWinds hack, who used the US tech company as a springboard to compromise a raft...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

60,000 computer systems possibly exposed in Germany to Microsoft flaw

As many as 60,000 computer systems in Germany were exposed to a flaw that allows unauthorized users to access systems in Microsoft Corp’s email software, the head of its cybe...

Platform Industry: Microsoft logo

Researchers suggest 10+ hacking groups are using Microsoft software flaw

At least 10 different hacking groups are using a recently discovered flaw in Microsoft Corp’s mail server software to break in to targets around the world, cybersecurity comp...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

White House cites ‘active threat,’ urges action despite Microsoft patch

The Biden White House has urged computer network operators to take further steps to gauge whether their systems were targeted amid a hack of Microsoft’s Outlook email program...

Platform Industry: Hackers and cyber security

Microsoft says Chinese hackers targeted groups via server software

A China-linked cyberespionage group has been remotely plundering email inboxes using freshly discovered flaws in Microsoft mail server software, the company and outside researchers...

SolarWinds

SolarWinds hack was ‘largest and most sophisticated attack’ ever

A hacking campaign that used a US tech company as a springboard to compromise government agencies is “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen,”...

SolarWinds

Investigators say SolarWinds hackers are linked to Russian spying tools

The group behind a international cyber-espionage campaign found last month deployed malicious computer code with hyperlinks to spying tools formerly used by suspected Russian hacke...

SolarWinds

SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code, the company says

The hacking group behind the SolarWinds compromise managed to split Microsoft and access a number of its source code, Microsoft said on Thursday, something specialists said deliver...

Platform News: people sat in front of a Cisco Systems logo

Microsoft, Google, Cisco, Dell join legal battle against hacking company

Tech giants including Microsoft and Google on Monday joined Facebook’s legal struggle against hacking company NSO, submitting an amicus brief in federal court which warned th...

SolarWinds

‘Dozens of email accounts’ were hacked at U.S. Treasury -Senator Wyden

Dozens of email accounts in the US Treasury Department were included by the hackers accountable for a broad espionage campaign against US government agencies, the office of US Sena...

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