COVID-19 ERA: Rise in cyberattacks pushes 87% IT teams in Nigeria to upskill – Sophos

Sophos exposes Black Kingdom ransomware

COVID-19 ERA: Rise in cyberattacks pushes 87% IT teams in Nigeria to upskill – Sophos     Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced the findings of its global survey, “The IT Security Team: 2021 and Beyond,” which shows how increased security challenges during the pandemic offered IT teams a unique opportunity to build their cybersecurity expertise. The vast majority of IT teams in Nigeria that faced a rise in cyberattacks (87%) and a heavier security workload (91%) over the course of 2020 strengthened their security skills and…

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Sophos exposes Black Kingdom ransomware

Sophos exposes Black Kingdom ransomware

Sophos exposes Black Kingdom ransomware     Following the reporting of the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities and the out-of-band release of security patches on March 2, a growing number of new adversaries are exploiting these bugs to launch attacks, a global cyber security company, Sophos, has discovered.  Last week Sophos reported on attacks by DearCry ransomware. To this end, Sophos has published “Black Kingdom Ransomware Begins Appearing on Exchange Servers,” detailing Black Kingdom ransomware that has been targeting Exchange servers that remain unpatched against the ProxyLogon vulnerabilities. In the report, Sophos…

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Sophos improves cybersecurity with Intercept X for Qualcomm Snapdragon Compute Platforms

Sophos exposes Black Kingdom ransomware

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced its plans to provide Sophos Intercept X endpoint protection for 5G PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon compute platforms from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. The combination of Sophos Intercept X with Snapdragon compute platforms will provide users next-generation security through an always on, always connected PC environment. Snapdragon compute platforms enabling 5G connectivity build on smartphone technology to deliver premium performance and efficiency to 4G and 5G cellular-connected thin and light fanless laptops. Sophos Intercept X is designed to protect advanced computing systems…

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Sophos discloses threats of 7-year-old information stealer via malicious email spam

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Sophos discloses threats of 7-year-old information stealer via malicious email spam   The information stealer is called Agent Tesla and, in a new report published today, Sophos researchers explain Agent Tesla’s latest features and functionality.  Agent Tesla steals information from web browsers, email clients, virtual private network clients, and other software that stores usernames and passwords. It can capture keystrokes while users are typing, for example entering their password, and record screenshots, so it can see what is on their screen. The more recent version of the info-stealer can use the Telegram…

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Sophos fortifies cybersecurity with new AI developments

Sophos exposes Black Kingdom ransomware

Sophos fortifies cybersecurity with new AI developments   Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, today announced four new open Artificial Intelligence (AI) developments to help broaden and sharpen the industry’s defenses against cyberattacks, including datasets, tools and methodologies designed to advance industry collaboration and cumulative innovation. This move accelerates a key objective of the firm to open its data science breakthroughs and make the use of AI in cybersecurity more transparent, all with the aim of better protecting organizations against all forms of cybercrime. While it is common practice…

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