Add a new dimension to ransomware defenses

Ransomware is a particularly heartless endeavor. Criminals have targeted schools, vital infrastructure, and even patient records at a psychiatric treatment facility. The US Department of Homeland Security recognizes it as a top threat, and security professionals put defensive ransomware strategies at the top of their to-do list. As it is for every other cybersecurity initiative, […]

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U.S. Department of the Treasury announces set of actions to counter ransomware

As part of the whole-of-government effort to counter ransomware, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a set of actions focused on disrupting criminal networks and virtual currency exchanges responsible for laundering ransoms, encouraging improved cybersecurity across the private sector, and increasing incident and ransomware payment reporting to U.S. government agencies, including both Treasury and […]

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DDoS attacks increased 11% in 1H 2021, fueling a global security crisis

NETSCOUT announced findings from its report that underscore the dramatic impact cyberattacks continue to have on private and public organizations and governments worldwide. In the first half of 2021, cybercriminals launched approximately 5.4 million Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks, increasing 11% over 1H 2020 figures. Additionally, data projections point to 2021 as another record-setting […]

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WooCommerce Multi Currency Bug Allows Customers to Modify the Cost of Items on Online Stores

  A security flaw in the WooCommerce Multi Currency plugin might allow any consumer to alter product prices in online stores. WooCommerce Multi Currency enables consumers to switch currencies and assists the shop in accepting multi-currency payments. It is possible to set the exchange rate manually or automatically. The plugin may automatically detect the customer’s […]

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Bot attack volumes growing 41% year over year, human-initiated attacks down 29%

Bot attack volumes grew 41% year over year with human-initiated attacks falling 29%, according to a report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions. The report confirms earlier trend patterns showing the financial services industry and media businesses bear the brunt of increased automated bot network attacks. The report analyzed 28.7 billion transactions over the six-month period, up […]

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