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Chinese-Speaking Threat Actor Using Unknown Rootkit in Targeted Attacks

Security vendor says it first spotted 'GhostEmperor' when investigating attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange flaws.

Security vendor says it first spotted 'GhostEmperor' when investigating attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange flaws.


Babuk Coding Errors Make Data Recovery 'Impossible'

The ransomware group's decryption tool is poorly designed and coded, leading the group to focus more on data theft rather than encryption, researchers report.

The ransomware group's decryption tool is poorly designed and coded, leading the group to focus more on data theft rather than encryption, researchers report.



US Government Unlikely to Ban Ransomware Payments

The Department of Justice believes that banning ransom payments will cause greater havoc. However, the agency has called for incident reporting to be required.

The Department of Justice believes that banning ransom payments will cause greater havoc. However, the agency has called for incident reporting to be required.


Lower-Level Employees Become Top Spear-Phishing Targets

Cybercriminals seek employees who will be a "weak link" in the organization when designing phishing attacks, a new report finds.

Cybercriminals seek employees who will be a "weak link" in the organization when designing phishing attacks, a new report finds.


Corporate Mismanagement Contributing to Cybersecurity Hiring Challenges

Lack of competitive compensation and unrealistic requirements are impeding the ability to acquire qualified cybersecurity staff, a new survey shows.

Lack of competitive compensation and unrealistic requirements are impeding the ability to acquire qualified cybersecurity staff, a new survey shows.


CISA, FBI Name the Most Exploited Vulnerabilities Over the Past Year

List shows many relatively new and perimeter-like devices targeted in 2020 and 2021, according to an analysis by CISA, the FBI, the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre.

List shows many relatively new and perimeter-like devices targeted in 2020 and 2021, according to an analysis by CISA, the FBI, the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre.


Major Email Providers Add Brand-Verification Technology to Help Thwart Phishing

Google and other large providers are adopting BIMI, a technology for authenticated branding that could help drive security to reduce phishing attacks that use the logos of popular firms.

Google and other large providers are adopting BIMI, a technology for authenticated branding that could help drive security to reduce phishing attacks that use the logos of popular firms.


White House Issues Memo on US Critical Infrastructure Security

The memo describes critical infrastructure threats as one of the most significant issues confronting the nation.

The memo describes critical infrastructure threats as one of the most significant issues confronting the nation.


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