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Ransomware Data Theft Tool may Show a Shift in Extortion Tactics

Ransomware Data Theft Tool may Show a Shift in Extortion Tactics Data exfiltration malware known as Exmatter and previously linked with the BlackMatter ransomware group is now being upgraded with data corruption functionality that may indicate a new tactic that ransomware affiliates might switch to in the future. The new

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New Hacking Group ‘Metador’ Lurking in ISP Networks for Months

New Hacking Group ‘Metador’ Lurking in ISP Networks for Months A previously unknown threat actor that researchers have named ‘Metador’ has been breaching telecommunications, internet services providers (ISPs), and universities for about two years. Metador targets organizations in the Middle East and Africa and their purpose appears to be long-term persistence

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Windows 11 Now Warns when Typing your Password in Notepad, Websites

Windows 11 Now Warns when Typing your Password in Notepad, Websites Windows 11 22H2 was just released, and with it comes a new security feature called Enhanced Phishing Protection that warns users when they enter their Windows password in insecure applications or on websites. Windows login credentials are valuable to

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Microsoft SQL Servers Hacked in TargetCompany Ransomware Attacks

Microsoft SQL Servers Hacked in TargetCompany Ransomware Attacks Vulnerable Microsoft SQL servers are being targeted in a new wave of attacks with FARGO ransomware, security researchers are warning. MS-SQL servers are database management systems holding data for internet services and apps. Disrupting them can cause severe business trouble. BleepingComputer has reported similar attacks in

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American Airlines Learned it was Breached from Phishing Targets

American Airlines Learned it was Breached from Phishing Targets American Airlines says its Cyber Security Response Team found out about a recently disclosed data breach from the targets of a phishing campaign that was using an employee’s hacked Microsoft 365 account. As the airline said in filings with the Office of

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The Week in Ransomware – September 23rd 2022 – LockBit leak

The Week in Ransomware – September 23rd 2022 – LockBit leak This week we saw some embarrassment for the LockBit ransomware operation when their programmer leaked a ransomware builder for the LockBit 3.0 encryptor. Running the ransomware builder is simple and quickly creates an encryptor, private/public encryption keys, and a

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