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Ransomware: What we can learn from the CD Projekt Red hack?

24.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, recently fell victim to a targeted cyber-attack. The Polish developer stated that “an unidentified actor gained unauthorised access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD Projekt Capital Group, and left a ransom note”. Threatening to sell the studio’s source codes, the attacker (known as HelloKitty) demanded to be paid in full. At this stage, the studio has refused to give in, or even negotiate. Instead, they’ve secured their IT infrastructure and insisted that their backup remains intact. But even so, the reputational damage has already been…

What can we learn from the Garmin ransomware attack?

3.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

What a week for Garmin. If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that on Thursday 23rd July several of its services became unavailable as a result of a rumoured ransomware attack by Russian hackers Evil Corp. Whilst Garmin has been selective in the information it’s shared about the attack, the majority of its platforms and services are…

Hoax Ransomware Emails: How to Stay Safe

26.11.2018 by Jenn Granger

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a worrying trend in fake ransomware emails telling people across the globe that they’ve been hacked and demanding a fee be paid to release their private details. Here, we take a look at what these…

Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference – Live Blog

2.7.2018 by Jenn Granger

Live blog to come - 08:45 (BST) 03/07/2018

Unlocked: Inside the World of Cryptojacking

18.6.2018 by Jenn Granger

Cryptojacking is the hot topic in tech, security and cryptocurrency circles, but what does it mean and how can you keep your hardware protected from these attacks? On 3rd July we are hosting Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference in Manchester. We’ll be on-hand to give you further advice on…

Cryptojacking Attacks: What You Need To Know

14.5.2018 by Jenn Granger

Cybercriminals are in the money right now. According to VentureBeat.com, cybercrime generates $1.5tn every year, with ransomware attacks contributing $1bn to that figure. Cybercriminals now earn 15% more than those in traditional crime. And now there is a new contender.…

Decrypting Cryptolocker

7.9.2016 by Jenn Granger

As we said earlier in the week, cyber security threats can come in all shapes and sizes. Right now our hit-team of security experts have noticed an increasing trend in Cryptolocker ransomware. Oh good. As ever, when a specific type…

10 Cyber Security Lessons of 2016 So Far

4.7.2016 by Jenn Granger

There are so many lessons we have already learnt from 2016: if you’re a celebrity you should probably start taking very good care of your health; now is not the time to buy Euros; any business, big or small, is a…

Ransomware – The Next Generation

21.6.2016 by Jenn Granger

Humans are always evolving – we invented the wheel, we went digital, and I’m pretty sure that Game of Thrones is about as good as TV’s going to get for us. Unfortunately, malware evolves too, and – just like the…

Phishing for Trouble

11.4.2016 by Jenn Granger

In the spirit of keeping up to date with vital security information, there’s a new ransomware/phishing nightmare team knocking about that you’re going to want to know about. It's extra sinister because it knows where you live; this makes it harder to…