Microsoft: The ransomware world is changing, here's what you need to know

Microsoft has shone a spotlight on ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS), a style of criminal enterprise that relies on gig workers and is structured around profit-sharing to reduce risk borne by a single…

Western Intelligence Blames Russia for Europe-Wide Cyber-Attack

EU, UK, US and other allies have attributed responsibility for the February attacks on comms firm Viasat to Russia

This AI Can Generate Unique and Free Bored Ape NFTs

The NFT market’s claim to fame is undoubtedly the Bored Apes Yacht Club yet someone is offering endless free versions of these rare collectibles, thanks to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Yannic…

Patch Tuesday May 2022 – Microsoft Pledges Fixes and Improvements for Azure Synapse Pipeline and Azure Data Factory

As part of Patch Tuesday May, Microsoft has pledged to release improvements for both Azure Synapse Pipeline and Azure Data Factory. This announcement came shortly after Microsoft disclosed CVE-2022-29972, a…

Hackers Actively Exploit F5 BIG-IP Bug

The bug has a severe rating of 9.8, public exploits are released. Threat actors have started exploiting a critical bug in the application service provider F5’s BIG-IP modules after a…

Government hackers made hundreds of thousands of stolen credit cards 'worthless' to crooks

A joint operation involving intelligence agency GCHQ and the Ministry of Defence took direct action against computer networks used by cyber criminals, helping to protect people against cyberattacks and also…

Conti Ransomware Attack Spurs State of Emergency in Costa Rica

The threat group has leaked data that it claims was stolen in the breach and is promising more government-targeted attacks. Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves declared a state of national…

#CYBERUK22: Jeremy Fleming Argues Offensive Capabilities Required to Be Global Cyber Power

Jeremy Fleming, director of GCHQ, says nations must be able to impose a cost on cyber-criminals

Don’t Underestimate the DCRat Malware!

An effective type of trojan malware that provides full backdoor access to Windows systems can be purchased for almost nothing on underground forums. It also appears that the backdoor malware,…

Ransomware attack and COVID woes force this 150-year-old college to shut down

Lincoln College in Illinois will shut down permanently this week after financial woes caused by the pandemic were magnified by a ransomware attack last December.  In a note posted on…