A week in security (May 10 – 16)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting secrurity stories alongside the very best of our own research, from May 10 – 16.

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Threat spotlight: DarkSide, the ransomware used in the Colonial Pipeline attack

A look at the infamous DarkSide ransomware—the malware that attacked the USA’s biggest fuel pipeline—and the people that operate it.

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Colonial Pipeline attack expected to trigger imminent hardening of cybersecurity rules for federal agencies

Colonial Pipeline’s ransomware attack caused the White House to possibly refine a planned Executive Order on cybersecurity.

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Avaddon ransomware campaign prompts warnings from FBI, ACSC

ACSC and the FBI have issued warnings about an uptick in attacks using Ransom.Avaddon ransomware.

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Alleviating ransomware’s legal headaches with Jake Bernstein: Lock and Code S02E08

This week on Lock and Code, we speak to cybersecurity and privacy attorney Jake Bernstein about ransomware attacks that can cause legal peril.

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Ransomware attack shuts down Colonial Pipeline fuel supply

Ransomware has struck a massive blow against the US, taking down its largest fuel supply pipeline at the weekend.

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A week in security (April 26 – May 2)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security stories alongside the very best of our own research, from April 26 to May 2.

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Task Force delivers strategic plan to address global ransomware problem

The Ransomware Task Force (RTF) has proposed a sorely needed response to the rising ransomware threat.

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Ransomware group threatens to leak information about police informants

The Babuk ransomware group is threatening to release sensitive information from the Washington DC Police Department in just days.

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Ransomware disrupts food supply chain, Exchange exploitation suspected

The disruption of food logistics company shows how the target isn’t the only victim of a successful ransomware attack.

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