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Dole discloses employee data breach after ransomware attack

Fresh produce giant, Dole Food Company, announced in February of this year that it experienced a cybersecurity incident which was identified as ransomware. Upon learning of this incident, Dole moved quickly to contain the threat and engaged leading third-party cybersecurity experts, who worked in partnership with Dole’s internal teams to remediate the issue and secure […]

Cybercriminals add three novel tactics to phishing in latest attempts to sneak past security

Cybercriminals are continuously evolving their phishing attacks, introducing new techniques and tactics in their attempts to trick victims, bypass security measures and avoid detection. A new Threat Spotlight from Barracuda Networks details three novel tactics that were detected in phishing attacks during January 2023. Barracuda researchers analysed data of phishing emails blocked by Barracuda systems. […]

January 2023’s most wanted malware: Infostealer Vidar makes a return

Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its Global Threat Index for January 2023. January saw infostealer, Vidar, return to the top 10 list in seventh place after an increase in instances of brandjacking, and the launch of a major njRAT malware phishing campaign in the Middle East and […]

Trellix finds LockBit ransomware gang most apt to leak stolen data

Trellix, the cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), has released The Threat Report: February 2023 from its Advanced Research Center, examining cybersecurity trends from the final quarter of 2022. Trellix combines telemetry collected from its extensive network of endpoint protection installs and its complete XDR product line with data gathered from open […]

FortiGuard Labs reports destructive wiper malware increases over 50%

Fortinet, a global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security, has announced the latest semi-annual Global Threat Landscape Report from FortiGuard Labs. The threat landscape and organisations’ attack surface are constantly transforming and cybercriminals’ ability to design and adapt their techniques to suit this evolving environment continues to pose significant risk to businesses of […]

Cybereason warns global organisations about rise in GootLoader infections

Cybereason, the XDR company, has issued a global threat alert advisory warning organisations about a rise in global GootLoader infections. Victim organisations have been located primarily in the US, UK and Australia. Previous reported attacks using the malware have been linked to UNC2565. During an investigation which began in December 2022, Cybereason’s incident responders discovered SEO Poisoning techniques […]

Yahoo most impersonated brand in Q4 2022 phishing attacks

Check Point Research (CPR), the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its Brand Phishing Report for Q4 2022. The report highlights the brands that were most frequently imitated by cybercriminals in their attempts to steal individuals’ personal information or payment credentials during October, November and […]

Big drop in ransomware payments revealed but ‘highly concentrated’ core of attackers keeps active

A new report reveals a dramatic drop in ransomware payments but warns a core group of attackers remains ‘highly concentrated’. The latest Crypto Crime Report by Chainalysis says that in 2022, total ransomware revenue fell to its lowest in three years. And while attackers still received at least US$456.8 million, this represents a huge 40.3% […]

Royal Mail experiences cyber incident

The Royal Mail is experiencing severe service disruption to its international export services following a cyber incident.   The organisation released a statement about the issue: ‘We are temporarily unable to despatch export items including letters and parcels to overseas destinations. We have asked customers temporarily to stop submitting any export items into the network […]

IT Governance: 31.5 million records breached in December 2022

In its monthly analysis of the latest data breaches and cyberattacks across the world, IT Governance has identified 78 publicly disclosed security incidents in December 2022 – resulting in 31,586,757 compromised records. Compared to November 2022, there is a slight decline where the organisation identified 95 publicly disclosed security incidents and 32,051,144 compromised records. Alan […]

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