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Kids engage online far differently than adults. Between group chats, social apps, and keeping up with digital trends, their interests, and attention spans constantly shift, which means online privacy concerns get sidelined.   That’s why, throughout October—Cybersecurity Awareness Month—we will be doubling up on resources and insights your family needs to be safer and more secure online. Ready to roll? Here are a few ways to move online privacy center stage.   
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The attack, which clocked in at 2.4 Tbps, targeted one of Azure customers based in Europe Microsoft has revealed that it thwarted a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack that clocked in at a whopping 2.4 terabytes per second (Tbps). The onslaught, which targeted an Azure customer in Europe, surpasses the previous record holder – a 2.3
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A now-patched critical vulnerability in OpenSea, the world’s largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, could’ve been abused by malicious actors to drain cryptocurrency funds from a victim by sending a specially-crafted token, opening a new attack vector for exploitation. The findings come from cybersecurity firm Check Point Research, which began an investigation into the platform following
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Ukrainian law enforcers have arrested a suspected botnet herder responsible for controlling an automated network of around 100,000 compromised machines to launch DDoS and other attacks. The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) claimed the resident of Ivano-Frankivsk also used the botnet to launch spam campaigns, scan for vulnerabilities in websites to exploit, and brute-force users’ email passwords.
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European police have disrupted a significant financial crime organization said to have made at least €15m ($17m) by tricking investors. Between May 2019 and September 2021, the criminal network reportedly lured German investors via adverts on social media and elsewhere, supported by over 250 newly registered domain names. As part of the scam, two call
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Some 93% of global organizations have suffered a direct breach due to weaknesses in their supply chains over the past year, according to BlueVoyant. The cybersecurity services company polled 1200 IT and procurement leaders responsible for supply chain and cyber-risk management from global companies with 1,000+ employees to compile its report: Managing Cyber Risk Across the Extended
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Antivirus and anti-malware brand STOPzilla has been acquired by California holding company RealDefense.  The deal was announced earlier today and marks RealDefense’s fourth acquisition in the security sector. Other brands in the RealDefense portfolio include IOLO, MyCleanID, MyCleanPC, USTechSupport, CyberDefender, VirusFix, and WarrantyStar. To complete the acquisition of STOPzilla, RealDefense partnered with Corbel Capital Partners, a $500m structured
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Google is bringing together a bevy of in-house experts to form a new cybersecurity advisory team. In a statement released earlier today, Google announced the creation of its new Google Cybersecurity Action Team, which it says will have “the singular mission of supporting the security and digital transformation of governments, critical infrastructure, enterprises, and small businesses.” In pursuit of
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by Paul Ducklin It’s the second week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021, and this week’s theme is an alliterative reminder: Fight the Phish! Unfortunately, anti-phishing advice often seems to fall on deaf ears, because phishing is an old cybercrime trick, and lots of people seem to think it’s what computer scientists or mathematical analysts call
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by Paul Ducklin It’s been a wild few weeks for Apple, or perhaps an “in-the-wild” few weeks, with several zero-day bugs necessitating emergency updates. We were going to say “unexpected updates”, but all (or almost all) Apple security patches are, of course, unexpected by design. Apple deliberately announces security fixes only after they’ve been published,
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Welcome back to our executive blog series, where I chat with some of the pivotal players behind McAfee Enterprise to hear their takes on today’s security trends, challenges, and opportunities for enterprises across the globe. Dive into the conversation below with Vice President, Global Commercial, Britt Norwood. Q: What’s the first career you dreamed of having
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Did you know, the timing of Hispanic Heritage Month coincides with the Independence Day celebrations of several Latin American nations? At McAfee Enterprise, we’re celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing some of our amazing employees and asking them about their heritage and the impact it had on their career and journey to cybersecurity. Read my
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Today marks a significant and exciting step forward for the combined McAfee Enterprise and FireEye businesses as we create a pure play, cybersecurity market leader. I’m incredibly proud to be writing this as the newly appointed CEO of this combined business. Keeping nations and large enterprises safe is – I believe – one of the
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When you’re online, the world is at your fingertips. You can do amazing things like stream the latest movies while they’re still in theaters! Or you can enjoy the convenience of online shopping and avoiding the DMV by renewing your driver’s license remotely.  This is possible because we’re able to communicate with these organizations through many different channels and we trust them. Unfortunately, many bad actors have taken advantage of this trust
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ESET researchers discover a malware family with tools that show signs they’re used in targeted attacks ESET researchers have discovered a previously unknown malware family that utilizes custom and well-designed modules, targeting systems running Linux. Modules used by this malware family, which we dubbed FontOnLake, are constantly under development and provide remote access to the
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The victims lost an average of nine days to downtime and two-and-a-half months to investigations, an analysis of disclosed attacks shows An analysis of 186 successful ransomware attacks against businesses in the United States in 2020 has shown that the companies lost almost US$21 billion due to attack-induced downtime, according to technology website Comparitech. Compared to
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Ukrainian law enforcement authorities on Monday disclosed the arrest of a hacker responsible for the creation and management of a “powerful botnet” consisting of over 100,000 enslaved devices that was used to carry out distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) and spam attacks on behalf of paid customers. The unnamed individual, from the Ivano-Frankivsk region of the country,
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An emerging threat actor likely supporting Iranian national interests has been behind a password spraying campaign targeting US, EU, and Israeli defense technology companies, with additional activity observed against regional ports of entry in the Persian Gulf as well as maritime and cargo transportation companies focused in the Middle East. Microsoft is tracking the hacking
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Code hosting platform GitHub has revoked weak SSH authentication keys that were generated via the GitKraken git GUI client due to a vulnerability in a third-party library that increased the likelihood of duplicated SSH keys. As an added precautionary measure, the Microsoft-owned company also said it’s building safeguards to prevent vulnerable versions of GitKraken from