Cybersecurity News

New ‘Karakurt’ hacking group focuses on data theft and extortion

A sophisticated cybercrime group who has been quietly working from the shadows has had its tactics and procedures exposed by researchers who tracked recent cyberattacks conducted by the hackers. The hacking group calls itself ‘Karakurt’ and is a financially motivated threat actor that has ramped up its cyber-attacks in Q3

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‘Epidemic of cybercrime’ underway in midst of pandemic: Security expert

According to the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, there’s been an increase in cyber threats related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A portion of that has been against the country’s front-line health-care and medical research facilities. In June, a ransomware attack forced Toronto’s Humber River Hospital to declare a code grey, meaning loss of essential services.

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