What are SSL certificates?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 17:17:21 +0000

SSL/TLS certificates secure communications on the Internet. So what are they, how do they work, and how do you get one?

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BlackMatter ransomware emerges from the shadow of DarkSide

Credit to Author: Mark Loman| Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2021 16:00:43 +0000

On Friday May 7, 2021, an affiliate of the DarkSide Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) hit Colonial Pipeline, a major U.S. fuel pipeline. The attack led to widespread supply disruption, global headlines, and intense scrutiny by the national authorities. A week later, DarkSide announced it was shutting down its operations after its servers were allegedly seized and its [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/cP0-K9En8Kc” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Zoom and gloom? Video comms org agrees to settle for $85m

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2021 16:44:31 +0000

We take a look at the recent Zoom settlement relating to privacy, zoom-bombing, and data sharing, and ask: “How did we get here?”.

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Pegasus spyware has been here for years. We must stop ignoring it

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 11:10:49 +0000

The Pegasus Project revealed deeply concerning surveillance campaigns against activists and journalists. It’s time for us to act.

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MTR in Real Time: Hand-to-hand combat with REvil ransomware chasing a $2.5 million pay day

Credit to Author: Tilly Travers| Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 12:30:47 +0000

A few weeks ago, a mid-sized, 24/7 media company that had moved critical activities online during the pandemic, found itself locked in live combat with REvil ransomware attackers determined to secure a multi-million-dollar pay-out. The attack failed, but the company has yet to fully recover. In early June 2021, a detection of Cobalt Strike on [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/GaLU13-WJn8″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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What to expect when you’ve been hit with REvil ransomware

Credit to Author: Tilly Travers| Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 12:30:11 +0000

REvil, also known as Sodinokibi, is a widely used, conventional ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) offering that has been around since 2019. Criminal customers can lease the REvil ransomware from its developers, adding their own tools and resources for targeting and implementation. As a result, the approach and impact of an attack involving REvil ransomware is highly variable. [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/vTf9wLrAhwI” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Top 10 security misperceptions

Credit to Author: Tilly Travers| Date: Thu, 27 May 2021 13:00:53 +0000

The Sophos Rapid Response team has compiled a list of the most commonly held security  misperceptions they&#8217;ve encountered in the last 12 months while neutralizing and investigating cyberattacks in a wide range of organizations.  Below is a list of the top 10 misperceptions, together with a Sophos counterpoint dispelling each of them based on incident responders&#8217; [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/R-zkaWtLygw” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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