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    Law Enforcement Actions Leave ALPHV/BlackCat Scrambling to Salvage Operations

    Through a coordinated law enforcement effort spearheaded by the FBI, ALPHV/BlackCat infrastructure was disrupted on December 7, 2023, in an operation publicly announced on December 19, 2023.

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    ALPHV/BlackCat Ransomware Group Claims Responsibility for MGM Resorts Attack

    MGM Resorts, an S&P 500® global hotel and entertainment company, recently experienced a cyberattack.

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    What To Do When A Hacker Encrypts Your Data

    What should your first step be when a hacker cracks your system? Evgueni Erchov, Arete's head of security research & strategy shares insight with Risk & Insrance's Autumn Demberger.

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    The Role of Space Systems in the U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy

    The rising frequency and sophistication of cyber threats from state and non-state actors presents significant risk to U.S. national security and commerce.

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    Cybersecurity in the Age of Ransomware. It’s More Than Simply Having Insurance.

    In many ways, cybersecurity insurance is not so different from car or home insurance.

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    No Deal Is Worth Identity Theft: Ways to Prepare for Secure Holiday Shopping

    By Kevin Baker The holidays are upon us and with them often comes a mad rush to “Act now!” to score the best online deals “before it’s too late!” Unfortunately, competitive, hurried Black Friday-type shopping can translate to distracted shopping,…

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    Fool Us Once … BlackMatter Initial Access Tactics Point to a Possible REvil Association

    Arete observed an overlap between a recent BlackMatter case and a Q1 2021 REvil case.

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    PYSA: 2020 to Now

    BY ARETE CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE TEAM  PYSA is the newest variant of the Mespinoza Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) family, which was first observed infecting victims in the wild in December 2019. PYSA is likely a reference to the open-source web…

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    Teach a Man Not to Be Phished

    BY KEVIN BAKER  Email phishing scams are rampant. And to help you avoid falling victim to one, I’m offering five easy to-dos. 1. STAY ALERT. When it comes to defeating cybercrime, awareness is step number one. While deceptive emails aren’t the…

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    The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime

    This year, the global cost of cybercrime is expected to hit $6 trillion.[i] Up from $3 trillion in 2015, it’s nothing short of a big, flourishing business whose operators are relentless innovators.

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    Fundamentals of Ransomware: What to Do Before and After Ransomware Strikes

    By Raj Sivaraju   Amid the pandemic and as more people began working from home via unsecure networks, India saw a 31 percent rise in ransomware attacks.[i] What’s more, according to the Sophos “State of Ransomware 2020” study, of 300…

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    Microsoft Exchange Server Zero-Day Hack Insight

    On March 2, 2021, Microsoft disclosed and provided security updates for four [4] critical vulnerabilities — CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, and CVE-2021-27065 — impacting on-premises Microsoft Exchange Servers.

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