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BlackCat Ransomware Raises Ante After FBI Disruption

BlackCat Ransomware Raises Ante After FBI Disruption

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) disclosed today that it infiltrated the world’s second most prolific ransomware gang, a Russia-based criminal group known as ALPHV and BlackCat. The FBI said it seized the gang’s darknet website, and released a decryption tool that hundreds of victim companies can use to recover systems. Meanwhile, BlackCat responded … Read more

Hackers steal data from millions of Xfinity customers via Citrix Bleed vulnerability

Hackers steal data from millions of Xfinity customers via Citrix Bleed vulnerability

Comcast’s residential cable unit, Xfinity, has been hit by a cybersecurity breach in which hackers exploiting a critical vulnerability dubbed Citrix Bleed accessed the confidential information of nearly 36 million customers. The vulnerability is embedded in certain Citrix networking devices that are widely used across major corporations. Citrix responded with patches in early October, but … Read more

Cyberelements Launches Dedicated MSP Program

Cyberelements Launches Dedicated MSP Program

Today, Zero Trust Privileged Access Management (PAM) platform cyberelements have launched their Managed Security Provider (MSP) Program enabling partners to increase revenues and deliver a pioneering Zero PAM platform that is set to transform how organisations secure access for standard and privileged users to critical business applications and assets. The platform boasts a flexible pricing … Read more

The lion’s share of CIOs cyber budgets must go to cloud security platforms

The lion’s share of CIOs cyber budgets must go to cloud security platforms

CIO’s cybersecurity budget allocations are too spread out across a myriad of single solutions. Vendors convince CIOs they need the latest product to halt new attacks when in actuality the addition of yet another disparate cybersecurity tool leads to blind spots. Cyber budgets get stretched too thinly across single solutions when they should match the … Read more

Microsoft Windows 10 security support extension no excuse to put off patching, asset review

Microsoft Windows 10 security support extension no excuse to put off patching, asset review

Microsoft has acknowledged that more time is needed for users to migrate to Windows 11, officially announcing that when Windows 10 support comes to an end in October 2025 there will be a means to allow consumers and businesses to purchase extended Windows support patches. The company announced the plan for an extended security update … Read more

Pro-Israel hacktivist group brings down 70% of gas stations in Iran

Pro-Israel hacktivist group brings down 70% of gas stations in Iran

Israel-aligned hacktivist group, group Gonjeshke Darande — also known as Predatory Sparrow — has claimed responsibility for a cyberattack against Iran’s gas stations, which has disrupted 70% of them, according to reports. The attack disrupted Iran’s fuel distribution system, disabling smart cards for subsidized fuel access, leading to widespread station malfunctions and forcing some to … Read more

How cybersecurity roles are changing and what to look for when hiring

How cybersecurity roles are changing and what to look for when hiring

Organizations globally are grappling with the impact of constant technological changes and the need to keep up with the ongoing evolution of cybersecurity capabilities. This is directly impacting individuals already working in the industry, as well as the skills that companies seek when hiring for their next incident responder; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) specialist; … Read more