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Free REvil Decryptor Launched Antivirus vendor Bitdefender has launched a free universal decryption tool to help victims of REvil ransomware, also known as Sodinokibi. The new tool, which was made available on Thursday, can restore many files impacted by the crypto-locking malware before July 13, 2021. However, the tool’s instructions include the warning that “some versions” of REvil “are not […]

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Prison for AT&T Phone-Unlocking Fraudster A cyber-criminal who defrauded American telecommunications giant AT&T out of more than $200m through a phone-unlocking bribery scheme has been sentenced to prison. Muhammad Fahd, a 35-year-old citizen of Pakistan and Grenada, led a seven-year conspiracy in which AT&T employees were bribed to unlawfully unlock nearly two million customers’ cell phones for […]

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More Tribes Given Enhanced Access to US Crime Data More Native American tribes are going to be given enhanced access to critical databases containing national crime information for the United States. In an announcement made September 16, the Department of Justice said that 12 tribes have been newly selected to participate in the Tribal Access Program for […]

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Cybersecurity is a huge problem. We often hear that. But have you considered that Cybersecurity also has a huge problem? Namely, the gaping gender imbalance in the workforce. Only a minority of the world’s information security workforce are women. According to one study, women in North America represent a mere 14% of the total cybersecurity […]

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The Good A few new developments occured this week in the saga that is REvil ransomware. First off, REvil appears to have reactivated its infrastructure and has renewed its attacks, so far on a slightly smaller scale. New victims are appearing on their blog, and affiliates have resurfaced in specific underground forums in an effort […]

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UK to Revamp ICO as Part of Data Rules Reform The UK government has unveiled plans to “overhaul” the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as it launched a consultation designed to reform the nation’s data sector. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said it wants to revamp the structure of the ICO, the […]

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Personal Information of Nearly 80,000 MyRepublic Customers Accessed After Breach The personal data of approximately 80,000 MyRepublic mobile subscribers was accessed without authorization last month. The Singaporean communications services provider released a statement on Friday (September 10) claiming that the breach took place on August 29 via a third-party data storage platform used to store […]

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Menlo Appoints Devin Ertel as CISO Cloud security company Menlo Security has appointed Devin Ertel as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Ertel takes up the post following nearly 20 years of experience as an information security professional. Most recently, he was CISO at FinTech firm BlackHawk Network, where he managed a global team responsible […]

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Everyone with access to the news already knows that Ransomware is bigger than ever before, and the public and private sectors are realizing that being the next target is not a matter of if but when. How has it come to this? For twenty years, businesses have been buying anti-virus protection, and yet they still […]

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SentinelOne has just announced the launch of a new office and innovation center in Prague, Czech Republic. The new location will house product development functions to augment current teams, which span the globe in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The new office is expected to add 100 new jobs over the next 12 months, leveraging […]

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