Security

Exploit Cybercrime Forum Bans and Removes Ransomware Ads

A second cybercrime forum, Exploit, announced that ransomware ads will now be banned and removed. This announcement follows the Russian-language hacker forum, XSS, which...

Ransomware Groups Scale Back After U.S. Pipeline Response

Following pressure from the U.S. government to crack down on cyberattacks, many ransomware groups have announced plans to shut down or scale back operations. In...

Ireland’s Health Service Shuts Down After Ransomware Attack

A sophisticated ransomware attack forced the authorities to shut down most of the major IT systems running Ireland's national health care service as a...

Dell Finds and Solves Major Flaws In Firmware Update Driver

Infosec research firm, SentinelLabs recently uncovered 12-year-old flaws in Dell's firmware updater, DBUtil 2.3. The research firm discovered five serious vulnerabilities in the vulnerable firmware...

Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Close To $5 Million

America's largest pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline, reportedly paid ransomware group DarkSide nearly $5 million to decrypt systems that were locked in the ransomware attack...

HelpSystems Grows Cybersecurity Profile with Agari, Beyond Security

American IT software company HelpSystems recently announced the acquisition of Beyond Security and Agari as it seeks to enhance its cybersecurity portfolio. Agari is a...

Chemical Distributor Brenntag Pays $4.4 Million To DarkSide

Brenntag, a leading chemical distribution company based in Germany, paid $4.4 million to the DarkSide Ransomware gang after an attack in its North America...

Google Launches Privacy Update, ML Features for Analytics

On Thursday, Google unveiled an update for its measurement and analytics products. The tech giant said the new features were the result of its investment...

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