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NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – October 2021
NCC Group’s monthly Threat Pulse report, based on analysis from our Strategic Threat Intelligence team has identified 314 double-extortion ransomware victims around the world, a 65% increase on September’s victims.
NCC Group welcomes the UK NCSC annual review
We share our thoughts on the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) annual review for 2021, summarising the key threats facing today’s society.
“We wait, because we know you” Inside the Ransomware negotiation economics
Still a significant percentage of ransomware-affected businesses see no other option than to negotiate and pay a ransom. But not much is known about the economic backgrounds of digital extortion and the negotiation strategies. Here we investigate negotiations that take place after it’s been decided to pay a ransom.
Graff search: How attackers track online footprints
We take a look at the recent cyber-heist at multinational jeweller, Graff and how individuals can take action to stay safe online.
NCC Group Monthly Threat Pulse – September 2021
NCC Group’s monthly Threat Pulse report, based on analysis from our Strategic Threat Intelligence team, reveals the scale of the increasing ransomware threat facing businesses.
Securing a growing industry: spotlight on crypto security
In this blog post, we explore cyber security in cryptocurrency following cyber attacks that have cast doubt on the security of the market at a pivotal point in its growth.
Are vaccine passports giving a free pass to COVID-19 rule breakers?
We’ve been researching digital vaccine credential systems to gauge the extent to which user privacy is affected, and the degree of trust that users should place on these systems.
News spotlight: Oil and Gas pipelines a target for hackers – part two
Following our last oil and gas industry news spotlight on the advisory issued by the CISA and FBI on a spear phishing and intrusion campaign carried out between 2011 and 2013, Damon Small, technical director at NCC Group, reacts to a new directive that requires owners and operators of critical pipelines to implement specific measures to protect against ransomware and other prevailing threats.
News spotlight: Oil and gas pipelines a target for hackers – part one
Last week saw substantial cyber security developments for the oil and gas industries in the US. In the first of two articles, Damon Small, technical director at NCC group reacts to an advisory released by the CISA and FBI on a spear phishing and intrusion campaign carried out on 23 US oil and natural gas pipeline operators between 2011 to 2013 by Chinese state-sponsored hackers.
Research update: RM3 – Curiosities of the wildest banking malware
Recently, our Research and Intelligence Fusion Team (RIFT) published research findings on RM3, an advanced variant of the banking malware family known as Gozi, and uncovered Oceania as the top target for threat actor groups.