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Most businesses see state-sponsored cyberattacks as a major threat

A majority of businesses surveyed for a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, see state-led and sponsored cyberattacks as a major …

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SolarWinds Orion exploited by another group of state-sponsored hackers

Another group of state-sponsored hackers has exploited the ubiquity of SolarWinds software to target US government agencies, Reuters reported on Tuesday. State-sponsored …

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Security researchers targeted by North Korean hackers

Over the past few months, hackers have been trying to surreptitiously backdoor the computer systems of a number of security researchers working on vulnerability research and …

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Sealed U.S. court records possibly accessed by SolarWinds attackers

The Administrative Office (AO) of the U.S. Courts has revealed on Wednesday that it is investigating whether sealed U.S. court records had been accessed by the SolarWinds …

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Microsoft was also a victim of the SolarWinds supply chain hack

Microsoft has confirmed that it, too, is among the companies who have downloaded the compromised SolarWinds Orion updates, but that they have isolated and removed them. …

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Hackers breached U.S. government agencies via compromised SolarWinds Orion software

A “highly sophisticated” hacking group has breached the U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and …

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The ransomware plague cost the world over $1 billion

Group-IB has presented a report which examines key shifts in the cybercrime world internationally between H2 2019 and H1 2020 and gives forecasts for the coming year. The most …

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25 vulnerabilities exploited by Chinese state-sponsored hackers

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a list of 25 vulnerabilities Chinese state-sponsored hackers have been recently scanning for or …

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Have you patched these top 10 routinely exploited vulnerabilities?

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is urging organizations to patch a slew of old and new software vulnerabilities that are routinely exploited by …

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Government-backed cyber attackers increasingly targeting journalists

Since the start of the year, journalists and news outlets have become preferred targets of government-backed cyber attackers, Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has noticed. …

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What the government infosec landscape will look this year

The information security landscape seems to evolve at a faster clip each year. The deluge of ever-changing threats, attack techniques and new breaches making headlines can be …

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Companies increasingly reporting attacks attributed to foreign governments

More than one in four security managers attribute attacks against their organization to cyberwarfare or nation-state activity, according to Radware. Nation-state intrusions …

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