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Sean Gallagher stories

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Sophos report reveals stark reality of cybercrime-as-a-service
Wed, 23rd Nov 2022
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The report addresses how ransomware remains one of the greatest cyber crime threats to organisations with operators innovating their extortion tactics.
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Attackers using Log4Shell vulnerability to deliver backdoors
Fri, 1st Apr 2022
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virtualisation
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Attackers are using the Log4Shell vulnerability to deliver backdoors and profiling scripts to unpatched VMware Horizon servers.
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Logjam: Log4j exploit attempts continue in globally distributed scans, attacks
Wed, 29th Dec 2021
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Log4j exploit attempts persist globally, with evidence of scans and attacks, according to Sophos threat researcher Sean Gallagher.
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New threat intelligence from Sophos following the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability
Wed, 15th Dec 2021
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firewall
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Sophos warns of a surge in cyberattacks exploiting the Apache Log4Shell vulnerability, with attempts exceeding hundreds of thousands so far.
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Sophos discovers new Python ransomware called Memento
Tue, 7th Dec 2021
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firewall
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ransomware
Cybercriminals are continuously scanning the internet for vulnerable online entry points, and they don't wait in line when they find one.
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The growing cybersecurity menace that is Droppers-as-a-Service
Mon, 6th Sep 2021
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malware
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firewall
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network management
Droppers for hire are delivering bundles of malicious content to targets looking for cracked versions of popular business and consumer applications.
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Agent Tesla Trojan can evade endpoint protection, Sophos reports
Thu, 4th Feb 2021
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malware
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firewall
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network management
Agent Tesla originally surfaced in 2014. It is widely available on criminal marketplaces, and continues to evolve.
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Sophos deconstructs Dharma, the 'fast food franchise' ransomware
Fri, 14th Aug 2020
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Dharma ransomware has become a profitable business for cybercriminals, targeting small and medium businesses with devastating results.