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TrickBot Operators Show Signs of Pivoting After Takedown Attempt

U.S. Cyber Command and a team of companies and organizations led by Microsoft delivered a one-two punch in recent weeks against TrickBot, one of the world’s largest botnets. In the last couple days, however, TrickBot spamming campaigns have started up again…

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Is It OK to Pay a Ransomware Demand? Depends Who You Ask

The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a pair of advisories last week that could potentially shake up how organizations respond to ransomware attacks. But departments and agencies have issued a patchwork of guidelines in recent years on how to approach the issue, which might lead to some head-scratching…

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Russian Hacker Nikulin Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Prison for Tech Industry Breaches

A Russian national was sentenced Tuesday afternoon for breaching several technology firms, capping a drawn-out legal battle that has involved competing extradition attempts, luxury sports cars, and delays due to the coronavirus outbreak…

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Wire Transfer Scams Are Getting More Costly

Law enforcement officials have warned companies for years about the huge losses associated with business email compromise attacks, in which

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DDoS Attacks Decline, but Big Incidents Still Resonate

Are the days of DDoS attacks over? Reports last week that the New Zealand Stock Exchange suffered a multi-day disruption

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An Interview With RedBear: A Hacker Training the Next Generation of Cybercriminals

Editor’s Note: In the interest of exploring the untold stories of cybersecurity, The Record is publishing a recent interview between

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Chart of the Week: Ransomware Attacks on Schools

As students across the country return to class — whether in-person or remote — cybersecurity practitioners are bracing for the

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Chart of the Week: Healthcare Breaches

Healthcare providers can’t catch a break. The number of individuals affected by healthcare data breaches has increased steadily over the

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Cybercriminals Appear to Back off From Coronavirus Scams

As the coronavirus outbreak brought the U.S. and many other countries to a standstill earlier this year, cybercriminals circulated COVID-19