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Ransomware
Cybersecurity experts weigh in on BlackMatter ransomware shut down
Given the lucrative activity of RaaS we are likely to see them reappear in the near future. The battle against ransomware is far from over.
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Scams
Crypto romance scam targeting iPhone users raking in millions
"Attackers are making millions of dollars with this scam," according to Sophos.
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Ransomware
New sniper-like Python ransomware uncovered
This is one of the fastest ransomware attacks Sophos has ever investigated and it appeared to precision-target the ESXi platform.
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Sophos
Ingram Micro Australia adds Sophos cybersecurity solutions to portfolio
"The combination of Sophos’ solutions and our aggregated security services and solutions – spanning consulting to delivery – will meet the needs and opportunities in the market.”
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Ransomware
Manufacturing sector hit hard by ransomware, but many refuse to pay out
The report reveals companies in this sector were the least likely (at 19%) to submit to a ransom demand to have encrypted files restored and the most likely (at 68%) to be able to restore data from backups.
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Cloud
Sophos extends MSP Connect program to respond to growing demand
“We're seeing unprecedented demand for integrated security solutions and services that better protect customers and enable partners to expand their business."
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Cybersecurity
Webinar: Sophos explains how to break a hacker's heart and ruin their day
Hackers' actions can bring down businesses, infrastructure, and even entire countries. But what if they could no longer do any of these things?
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Azure
Microsoft Azure alert for authentication bypass vulnerability in Linux products
A patch is currently available for this vulnerability, however many sysadmins are potentially unaware they have the OMI product installed and are at risk.
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Cybersecurity
Financial services organisations spend over $2.62 million on ransomware recovery
Mid-sized financial services organisations in Asia Pacific and Japan spent more than US$2.62 million on average recovering from ransomware attacks. 
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Cybersecurity
Rise in cyberattacks, ransomware during COVID-19 boosts IT security skills
Increased security challenges during the pandemic offered IT teams a unique opportunity to build their cybersecurity expertise.
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Ransomware
The importance of patching - ransomware attackers gain access in under a minute
According to Sophos threat researchers, Conti ransomware is currently incredibly active due to the dissolution of DarkSide, REvil and Avaddon. 
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Cybersecurity
The growing cybersecurity menace that is Droppers-as-a-Service
Droppers for hire are delivering bundles of malicious content to targets looking for cracked versions of popular business and consumer applications.
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Cybersecurity
Ingram Micro onboards Sophos to Cybersecurity Solution Unit
Ingram Micro sees strong potential in Sophos products such as Extended Data Detection and Response (XDR).
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Ransomware-as-a-Service
Research uncovers connection between BlackMatter and DarkSide ransomware-as-a-service
Speaking about the two ransomware types, Sophos says it's not a simple case of rebranding.
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Cybersecurity
Sophos brings Sydney data center online
The data center, which is hosted entirely by AWS, will provide additional support for customers using the Sophos range of cybersecurity products.
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Cloud
Retail sector top target for ransomware and data-theft extortion attacks during pandemic
"The impact of the pandemic introduced additional security challenges that cybercriminals were quick to exploit."
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Malware
'Trash Panda as a Service' has been upgraded to steal cryptocurrency
Raccoon Stealer, a malware platform that rents out its services for $75 a week, has upgraded its services, according to a new report from Sophos.
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Network Detection and Response / NDR
Sophos to boost adaptive cybersecurity ecosystem with network detection and response
"Businesses of all sizes often miscalculate their assets and attack surface, both on-premises and in the cloud."
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Linux
Sophos expands Linux cybersecurity ecosystem with Capsule8 acquisition
The deal is set to expand the Sophos portfolio of detection and response solutions and services for underprotected server and cloud environments.
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Malware
Sophos uncovers unusual malware targeting users of pirated software
Sophos research finds an unusual cyberattack campaign using malware designed to block access to websites hosting pirated software.  
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Microsoft
Sophos unearths involvement of Lemon Duck crypto-mining malware in ProxyLogon attacks
The Lemon Duck cryptomining malware is being used to target unpatched Microsoft Exchange servers —giving it a 'firm foothold' in compromised servers.
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Ransomware
New ransomware Epsilon Red discovered - how it works
New ransomware Epsilon Red has been found by Sophos researchers who detail the tools, techniques, procedures, and behaviour of the attackers behind it.
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Malware
Sophos develops detection capabilities to thwart in-memory cyber threats
Fileless malware is a type of covert threat that injects code directly into the memory of a compromised machine, often to avoid detection.
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Managed Services
Sophos and Ingram Micro set sights on cybersecurity market in A/NZ
Sophos and Ingram Micro have extended their partnership, which will see the distributor working to recruit new managed services partners to the Sophos MSP Connect Flex program.