Malware

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What is LockBit ransomware and how does it operate?
Name of malware and criminal group behind it, LockBit has been blamed for attack on Royal Mail

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

13, Jan, 2023 @3:13 PM

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Pegasus spyware inquiry targeted by disinformation campaign, say experts
European parliament is investigating powerful surveillance tool used by governments around the world

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington and Sam Jones in Madrid

28, Nov, 2022 @12:14 PM

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CEO of Israeli Pegasus spyware firm NSO to step down
CEO Shalev Hulio is stepping down as part of NSO reorganisation that will see it focus on sales in Nato member countries

Staff and agencies

21, Aug, 2022 @11:50 PM

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How the tech community has rallied to Ukraine’s cyber-defence | Joyce Hakmeh and Esther Naylor
The variety of online actors working for the cause is unprecedented, say Joyce Hakmeh and Esther Naylor of Chatham House’s International Security Programme

Joyce Hakmeh and Esther Naylor

07, Mar, 2022 @1:52 PM

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Russia unleashed data-wiper malware on Ukraine, say cyber experts
UK government and banks on alert for new form of electronic attack said to have affected hundreds of machines

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

24, Feb, 2022 @10:28 PM

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Police use of Pegasus malware not illegal, Israeli inquiry finds
Police have been accused of spying on at least 26 individuals who are not criminal suspects

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

22, Feb, 2022 @6:28 PM

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Russian ransomware attacks increased during 2021, joint review finds
Britain, the US and Australia point to growth in ‘sophisticated, high-impact ransomware incidents’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

09, Feb, 2022 @2:07 PM

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How the growing Russian ransomware threat is costing companies dear
With KP Snacks the latest cyber-attack victim, firms must learn to defend themselves against a mounting menace

Rob Davies and Dan Milmo

05, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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UN-backed investigator into possible Yemen war crimes targeted by spyware
Exclusive: Analysis of Kamel Jendoubi’s mobile phone reveals he was targeted in August 2019

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

20, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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How cut-and-pasted programming is putting the internet and society at risk | John Naughton
A vulnerability has been exposed in Minecraft, the bestselling video game of all time – and the security implications outside the world of gaming are vast

John Naughton

18, Dec, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Anti-virus firm McAfee seems to be sending junk emails
I received a flood of renewal demands and unsubscribing doesn’t work

Miles Brignall

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘Amoral 21st-century mercenaries’: problems mount for NSO Group
Israeli spyware firm’s problems go from bad to worse as scathing Apple lawsuit follows US blacklisting

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington DC

26, Nov, 2021 @3:37 PM

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