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Majority of paid ransom demands experience repeat attack
Tue, 22nd Jun 2021
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The majority of organizations targeted by ransomware experience repeat attacks, with 46% being targeted by the same hackers, according to new research.
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Hackers hit Apple with ransomware, MacBook design files exposed
Wed, 28th Apr 2021
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Hackers are attempting to extort Apple and are openly trying to extort the tech giant in exchange for not leaking stolen files, according to reports.
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Popular iPhone call recording app left recordings unsecured on the web
Mon, 15th Mar 2021
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A researcher discovered the vulnerability in a free app called Automatic call recorder, offered for free on the App Store for iPhone.
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Heightened stress means greater security risks, report finds
Thu, 5th Nov 2020
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80% of companies face increased cybersecurity risks due to human factors during the COVID-19 pandemic, says new report.
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Emotet malware is on a rampage after months of silence
Thu, 10th Sep 2020
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CERT agencies around the world are reporting a surge in cyber attacks related to the Emotet malware, which is being distributed by email.
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Shlayer malware proves Apple devices aren't as secure as you think
Wed, 9th Sep 2020
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Apple's notarisation processes are failing to keep the company's software secure, as threat actors find ways around it, according to security experts.
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Microsoft warns of huge email phishing scam
Mon, 25th May 2020
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Microsoft warns of COVID-19 scam using NetSupport RAT to hijack devices.
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Twitter employees can choose to work from home forever
Thu, 14th May 2020
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Twitter has announced that its employees can work from home indefinitely, stating that remote working has been a huge success.
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Google to demand two-factor authentication across Nest accounts
Tue, 12th May 2020
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Google to enforce 2FA for Nest devices, boosting security for users.
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Google Chrome postpones changing cookie policy in wake of COVID-19
Tue, 7th Apr 2020
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Chrome delays privacy shift to aid vital websites amid pandemic.