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Scotland's COPFS boosts IT operations with Freshworks' Freshservice
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contact centre
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microsoft teams
Scotland's top prosecution service, COPFS, enhances IT support and management systems with vital aid from Freshworks Inc.'s Freshservice platform, greatly improving customer satisfaction and resolution times.
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ESET uncovers malicious Python projects spreading via PyPI
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
ESET Research has discovered a series of malicious Python projects distributed via PyPI repository, introducing a customised backdoor into Windows, Linux systems, and stealing personal data.
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Surge in deceptive simplicity exploitation by cyberattackers
Fri, 15th Dec 2023
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malware
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endpoint protection
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advanced persistent threat protection
Cyberattackers increasingly use deceptive simplicity, such as malicious HTML files and fake updates, to bypass traditional defenses.
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WatchGuard reveals rise in remote access software exploits
Thu, 7th Dec 2023
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malware
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firewall
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breach prevention
WatchGuard's new report reveals escalated cyber threats, including a surge in ransomware attacks and exploitation of remote access software.
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New ransomware Epsilon Red discovered - how it works
Wed, 2nd Jun 2021
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malware
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firewall
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ransomware
New ransomware Epsilon Red has been found by Sophos researchers who detail the tools, techniques, procedures, and behaviour of the attackers behind it.
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COVID-19-themed attacks and PowerShell malware surged in Q2 - report
Thu, 5th Nov 2020
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malware
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casb
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mcafee
New malware samples increased by 11.5% in Q2 2020, with COVID-19-themed cyber-attacks surging 605%, according to McAfee.
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IBM Security: Cybercriminals focusing on cryptojacking
Mon, 4th Mar 2019
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cios
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ibm security
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report
IBM finds cybercrooks shunning ransomware, embracing cryptojacking for profits.
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The cyber kill chain: Moving laterally in Active Directory
Mon, 4th Mar 2019
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ueba
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manageengine
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cyber attacks
Data breaches plague firms; even robust firewalls fail against sophisticated cyberattacks, underlining flaws.
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Hackers using spearphishing to target banks –Bitdefender
Tue, 21st Aug 2018
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malware
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cios
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bitdefender
To limit the risk of being discovered, attackers operated outside of normal business hours and cashout operations were planned for weekends.