Microsoft seizes domains used to attack 29 governments across Latin America, Caribbean, Europe

Microsoft has announced the seizure of dozens of domains used in attacks by the China-based APT group Nickel on governments and NGOs across Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.  In…

Court hands Microsoft control of websites linked to spying by Chinese hackers

Written by Tim Starks Dec 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Microsoft obtained a court order to seize websites from a Chinese government-linked espionage group that was using the sites to attack…

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation

Twitter and Meta Tackle Anti-Vaxxers and Chinese Disinformation Social media giants Twitter and Meta have been forced to remove thousands of “inauthentic” accounts linked to state-backed disinformation campaigns and anti-vaxxer…

Double Extortion Ransomware: The New Normal

With more and more businesses learning how to avoid paying huge amounts of money to ransomware actors by maintaining up-to-date backups and having disaster recovery plans in place, the number…

Meta expanding Facebook security program for government officials, journalists, activists

Meta announced on Thursday that it is expanding its Facebook Protect service — which provides specialized security services for certain Facebook accounts being targeted by hackers — to more countries.…

‘Double-Extortion’ Ransomware Data Leaks Skyrocket 935%

Startling triple-digit growth is fueled by easy criminal access to corporate networks and RaaS tools, an analysis found. The ransomware business is booming, and feeble corporate security and a flourishing…

Facebook's Meta says bad actors are changing tactics as it takes down six more groups

Meta has detailed takedowns of what it described as six ‘adversarial networks’ from across the world that were using Facebook for behaviour including spreading false information, harassment and trying to…

Double Extortion Ransomware Victims Soar 935%

Double Extortion Ransomware Victims Soar 935% Researchers have recorded a 935% year-on-year increase in double extortion attacks, with data from over 2300 companies posted onto ransomware extortion sites. Group-IB’s Hi-Tech Crime…

Lloyd’s Carves Out Cyber-Insurance Exclusions for State-Sponsored Attacks

The insurer won’t pay for ‘acts of cyber-war’ or nation-state retaliation attacks.    Fallout from nation-state sponsored cyberattacks will no longer be covered under cyber-insurance policies issued by famed insurer…

Cybersecurity graduates are doubling, but that's still not going to fix the skills crisis

European Union members have a collective cybersecurity skills shortage that may be partially addressed by a surge in new graduates – but even that potential solution is not without its…