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What is Vulnerability Management?

According to NIST, vulnerability management is a security practice that is designed to proactively prevent the exploitation of IT vulnerabilities that exist within an organization. The expected result is to reduce the time and money spent dealing with vulnerabilities and the exploitation of those vulnerabilities. Vulnerability management is generally defined as the process of identifying, …

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SonicWall releases urgent notice about imminent ransomware attacks targeting its 8.x firmware

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SonicWall a Network device maker has issued an urgent security notice to its customers, warning of imminent ransomware attacks targeting the Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 100 series and Secure Remote Access (SRA) products running unpatched and end-of-life (EOL) 8.x firmware. “The exploitation targets a known vulnerability that has been patched in newer versions of the …

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Kaseya ransomware attack: up to 1,500 affected companies company confirms

Kaseya an enterprise tech firm has confirmed that up to 1,500 businesses were impacted as a result of an attack on its remote device management software. The software was used to spread ransomware to Kaseya customers. The vulnerability found in the supply chain VSA software was the leverage the attackers used against the multiple managed …

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Facebook Data of 533 Million Users Leaked Online for Free

Sensitive personal information of over half a billion Facebook users was leaked on a hacking forum earlier on Saturday. This information was first discovered by chief technology officer of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, Alon Gal who posted on Twitter about the leak. According to Gal, the leak is related to a security breach first …

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Harris Federation suffers a ransomware attack, affects 40,000 students’ email

Harris Federation an educational charity has become the fourth multi-academy trust to have suffered a ransomware attack since February this year. The ransomware attack has forced the educational charity to shut down its IT systems, and temporarily disable its email system and switchboard services. The temporary move has left students unable to access their email …

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Jet Maker Embraer Hit by Cyber Attack

On Monday, Brazilian jet maker Embraer disclosed that it suffered a cyberattack. In a press release, Antonio Carlos Garcia, executive vice president of finance and investor relations for Embraer said “The cyberattack was identified on November 25, 2020, which made access to only a single environment of the Company’s files unavailable,” As a result of …

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Web hosting provider Managed.com forced to take servers offline due to Ransomware attack

Managed.com, one of the major providers of managed web hosting solutions, has taken down all its servers to deal with a ransomware attack. In the early hours of Monday morning, November 16 Managed.com discovered it was the victim of a coordinated ransomware attack, encrypting not only its own systems but also the websites of customers. …

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Ransomware attacks, why experts believe it will get worse

Ransomware has become the most chronic and common threat to digital networks. At a time when 41% of all cybersecurity insurance claims flow from ransomware attacks, it’s no surprise that ransomware is top of mind for leading security experts, government officials, and law enforcement leaders. Mark Weatherford, chief strategy officer and board member of the …

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