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Takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

Hank Schless, senior manager of security solutions at Lookout, notes basic steps that organizations can take to protect themselves as ransomware gangs get smarter. If you feel like you’ve read a lot about ransomware in recent months, it’s because these attacks have indeed intensified. In 2020, ransomware attacks surged by . . . Read more

Microsoft: Big Cryptomining Attacks Hit Kubeflow

Misconfigured dashboards are yet again at the heart of a widespread, ongoing cryptocurrency campaign squeezing Monero and Ethereum from Kubernetes clusters. Microsoft has spotted a new, widespread, ongoing attack targeting Kubernetes clusters running Kubeflow instances, in order to plant malicious TensorFlow pods that are used to mine for cryptocurrency. The . . . Read more

Lewd Phishing Lures Aimed at Business Explode

Socially engineered BEC attacks using X-rated material spike 974 percent. Attackers have amped up their use of X-rated phishing lures in business email compromise (BEC) attacks. A new report found a stunning 974-percent spike in social-engineering scams involving suggestive materials, usually aimed at male-sounding names within a company. The Threat . . . Read more