Ransomware operators often purchase access to corporate networks

Cybercriminals that manage to break into corporate networks are rarely the ones to conduct ransomware attacks, new research from Proofpoint reveals.  Instead, according to the security firm, “first-stage” attackers usually sell network access on the black market to other groups, who then deliver the malicious payload. What’s more, multiple groups often use the same malware to distribute their ransomware.  “Cybercriminal …

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New regulations could soon cause problems for data center operators

As we get closer to summer, data center operators across the UK and Europe will have another cooling-related problem to worry about: remaining compliant with new regulations. This is according to a new report from temperature control equipment supplier Aggreko, which claims that European data centers with mechanical cooling systems need to be particularly careful when refurbishing or replacing their …

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Data exfiltration trend continues to grow among ransomware operators

More and more ransomware operators are stealing sensitive data before encrypting the target system and using it as leverage in negotiations. This is according to a new report from cybersecurity firm Coveware, which argues that roughly half of ransomware cases also involve data being taken hostage. When ransomware first started making headlines, security experts advised businesses and individuals not to …

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