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These ransomware crooks are complaining they are getting ripped off – by other ransomware crooks

Cyber criminals using a ransomware-as-a-service scheme have been spotted complaining that the group they rent the malware from could be using a hidden backdoor to grab ransom payments for themselves. REvil is one of the most notorious and most common forms of ransomware around and has …

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FBI warns of ransomware attacks targeting food and agriculture sector as White House pushes for proactive measures

The FBI sent out a notice warning companies in the the food and agriculture sector to watch out for ransomware attacks aiming to disrupt supply chains. The FBI note said ransomware groups are seeking to disrupt operations, cause financial loss, and negatively impact the food …

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SEC fines eight investment firms for cybersecurity breaches that leaked client info

The SEC handed down sanctions against eight firms this week for a slate of cybersecurity failures that resulted in the leakage of personal data for thousands of people.  Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services, Cetera Financial Specialists, Cetera Advisors and Cetera Investment Advisers (collectively, the …

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Don’t want to get hacked? Then avoid these three ‘exceptionally dangerous’ cybersecurity mistakes

Using unsupported software, allowing the use of default usernames and passwords and using single-factor authentication for remote or administrative access to systems are all dangerous behaviours when it comes to cybersecurity and should be avoided by all organisations – but particularly those supporting critical infrastructure. …

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T-Mobile CEO apologizes for massive hack, announces cybersecurity deal with Mandiant

T-Mobile’s CEO has finally spoken out about the massive hack that exposed millions of customers’ sensitive information, apologizing for the leak and announcing a cybersecurity pact with Mandiant. CEO Mike Sievert on one hand sought to downplay the incident — which led to the leak …

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Cisco says it will not release software update for critical 0-day in EOL VPN routers

Cisco announced recently that it will not be releasing software updates for a vulnerability with its Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) service in Cisco Small Business RV110W, RV130, RV130W, and RV215W Routers. The vulnerability allows unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause an affected device …

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