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IoT Device Takeovers Surge 100 Percent in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with an explosion in the number of connected devices, have led to a swelling in IoT infections observed on wireless networks. Connected cameras, refrigerators and other seemingly-mundane internet-of-things (IoT) devices are a cybercriminal favorite this year, with new research showing a sharp increase (100 percent) in . . . Read more

U.S. Levies Sanctions Against Russian Research Institution Linked to Triton Malware

The latest in a flurry of actions this week, tied to foreign threats against U.S. computer systems, includes sanctions by the Department of the Treasury. The Trump administration sanctioned a Russia government research institution on Friday claiming it was behind a series of cyberattacks using the highly destructive Triton malware. . . . Read more

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge

An investigation showed a custom backdoor RAT and the Emotet trojan in the networks of municipal victims of the attacks. The National Guard has been called in to help stop a series of government-focused ransomware attacks in Louisiana, according to a report. Local government offices across the Pelican State have . . . Read more

Georgia Election Data Hit in Ransomware Attack

With Election Day approaching, local governments need to be prepared for malware attacks on election infrastructure. Ransomware gangs have officially entered the 2020 election fray, with reports of one of the first breaches of the voting season, on Hall County, Ga. The county’s database of voter signatures was impacted in . . . Read more

Ransomware Takes Down Network of French IT Giant

Sopra Steria hit with cyber attack that reportedly encrypted parts of their network on Oct. 20 but has remained mostly mum on details. French IT giant Sopra Steria was hit with a cyber attack this week that disrupted the business of the firm and is widely believed to be the . . . Read more

Egregor Claims Responsibility for Barnes & Noble Attack, Leaks Data

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Ransomware Group Makes Splashy $20K Donation to Charities

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Russian “government hackers” charged with cybercrimes by the US

by Naked Security writer You’ve probably seen the news that six Russians, allegedly employed by the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, better known as the GRU, have been charged with cybercrimes by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ alleges that the defendants, all men, “caused damage and disruption to . . . Read more

Mobile Browser Bugs Open Safari, Opera Users to Malware

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GravityRAT Comes Back to Earth with Android, macOS Spyware

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