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Ransomware Attacks Decline as Gangs Focus on Lucrative Targets

Ransomware Attacks Decline as Gangs Focus on Lucrative Targets

The volume of ransomware attacks fell by 50% in Q1 2021, with a shift to targeting fewer, larger targets

Ransom Leak Sites Reveal 422% Annual Increase in Victims

Ransom Leak Sites Reveal 422% Annual Increase in Victims

News comes as most infosec professionals want to see ransom payments banned

Nuisance Call Company Fined £130,000 After Eight-Month Blitz

Nuisance Call Company Fined £130,000 After Eight-Month Blitz

East Sussex-based firm made nearly one million unwanted calls

Cyber-Attacks Are Primary Funding Source for North Korea

Cyber-Attacks Are Primary Funding Source for North Korea

Venafi warns other sanctioned countries could follow suit

Anti-virus Pioneer John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison Cell

Anti-virus Pioneer John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison Cell

McAfee, of the antivirus firm that bore his name, allegedly committed suicide while in holding awaiting extradition to the U.S. for tax evasion

Mr. Double’s Operator Jailed

Mr. Double’s Operator Jailed

Prison for Texan behind website that published stories describing the torture and murder of children

Cyber-attack Exposes Eye Clinic Patient Data

Cyber-attack Exposes Eye Clinic Patient Data

Around 500k patient records may have been exposed in cyber-attack on Iowa’s Wolfe Eye Clinic

Employee Privacy Gap Discovered

Employee Privacy Gap Discovered

Barely a third of companies are protecting the privacy of their workers

Gaming Industry Experiences 340% Spike in Web App Attacks

Gaming Industry Experiences 340% Spike in Web App Attacks

Web app attacks surged by 340% in 2020 compared to 2019, according to a new study from Akamai

EU Proposes Joint Cyber Unit Amid Rising Attacks

EU Proposes Joint Cyber Unit Amid Rising Attacks

The proposed Joint Cyber Unit aims to enable a coordinated response to cyber incidents

UK Banks Drive £77 Million Reduction in European Fraud Losses

UK Banks Drive £77 Million Reduction in European Fraud Losses

British lenders helped continent despite rises in many countries

Nearly 10% of SMB Defense Contractors Show Evidence of Compromise

Nearly 10% of SMB Defense Contractors Show Evidence of Compromise

BlueVoyant uncovers widespread cyber-risk and malicious activity in US defense supply chain

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