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Extortion stories

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BianLian turns to extortion after decryptor released, reveals Avast
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cybersecurity
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powershell
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threat intelligence
After Avast releases a BianLian decryptor, the hacking group resorts to extortion-only operations, exploiting vulnerabilities like TeamCity servers, reports GuidePoints.
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BlackFog bags teissAward2024 for Best Threat Intelligence Technology
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cybersecurity
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threat intelligence
BlackFog bags the teissAward2024 for Best Threat Intelligence Technology, cementing its status as a top player against rising AI-based threats and ransomware attacks.
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LockBit ransomware gang dismantled by global task force
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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edutech
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encryption
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cybersecurity
The notorious LockBit ransomware gang, linked to over £120m in extortion and impacting 2000+ victims globally, has been dismantled by an international task force led by the UK and US.
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AI to customise cyber threats, predicts cybersecurity firm Gen
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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cloud services
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
Gen predicts AI will customise and escalate cyber threats by 2024, making cybersecurity a daily life necessity.
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Orange Cyberdefense reveals worrying rise in cyber incidents
Mon, 4th Dec 2023
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cybersecurity
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hacktivists
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cyber attacks
Orange Cyberdefense's annual report highlights a 30% year-on-year escalate in cyber incidents, with large enterprises being the major victims.
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Quadruple extortion ransomware maximising monetisation
Tue, 19th Sep 2023
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
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aras
Quadruple extortion ransomware is yet another technique with which cybercriminals seek to make as much profit as possible.