BlackMatter, a new ransomware-as-a-service affiliate program which describes itself as incorporating “the best features of DarkSide, REvil, and LockBit”, has launched with promises that it will not target non-profits, healthcare, defence, government, utilities or oil and gas.
UK MoD completes first-ever bug bounty exercise
The Ministry of Defence has, for the first time in its history, worked with ethical hackers to test and strengthen the cybersecurity of its network and estate of 750,000 devices.
Remote workers save on coffee and commutes – but pay over $1mil more for a breach
This year’s Cost of a Data Breach report, put together by IBM Security and the Ponemon Institute, has found an annual increase of 10% in the cost of a breach, with a $1.1 million gap between breaches with or without remote work as a factor.
White House issues memo on “vital” improvements to CNI cybersecurity
The White House has issued a national security memorandum aimed at countering cyberattacks against critical national infrastructure, which it describes as “among the most significant and growing issues confronting our Nation”.
Why bother with bolt-cutters? Almost half of Singapore’s crimes were online in 2020
According to the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore, cybercrime represented 43% of overall crime in 2020, with 16,117 cases reported: a year-on-year increase of 172%.
UK Armed Forces launch new regiment to counter ‘deadly’ cyberattacks
A new cyber unit, the 13th Signal Regiment, has been formally stood up by the UK Ministry of Defence to protect ‘the new cyber frontline’.
Etisalat completes acquisition of ‘Who Secures The UAE’ multi-winner Help AG
Help AG, named by UAE CISOs as their most trusted cybersecurity reseller and consultant in Cyberviser’s own ‘Who Secures The UAE’ report, has been acquired by multinational Emirati telecoms giant Etisalat.
Dell Technologies to sell RSA for $2.1bn
Dell Technologies has entered into a definitive agreement to sell RSA for $2.075 billion to a consortium led by Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board and AlpInvest Partners.
F5 Networks to acquire Shape Security for $1bn
F5 Networks has announced its intention to acquire fraud and abuse prevention provider Shape Security, in a deal worth approximately $1 billion.
Thoma Bravo to acquire Sophos for $3.9 billion
FTSE 250 cybersecurity company Sophos has accepted a $3.9bn acquisition offer from private equity group Thoma Bravo.