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28th July 2022

July: Cybersecurity News Roundup

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From new insights pertaining to the cost of data breaches and poor training, to new malware targeting HR professionals, we cover the main news items to come out this month.

Cost of a data breach: from price increases to lost businesses

The 2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report analysed hundreds of organizations globally across the industries to learn more about the costs incurred due to data breaches. The research was conducted by the Ponemon Institute and analyzed by IBM Security.

DUCKTAIL malware targeting HR professionals through LinkedIn spear-phishing campaigns

The goal of this campaign is to take over the Facebook business accounts that are responsible for advertising for a company. While accomplishing this goal, the operators behind this campaign primarily targeted professionals on LinkedIn.

Relentless vulnerabilities and patches induce cybersecurity burnout

Cybersecurity professionals are confronting a chronic vulnerability-patch cycle and the situation is getting worse.

Experts find similarities between new LockBit 3.0 and BlackMatter ransomware

Cybersecurity researchers have reiterated similarities between the latest iteration of the LockBit ransomware and BlackMatter, a rebranded variant of the DarkSide ransomware strain that closed shop in November 2021.

Poor training and communications hindering cybersecurity efforts

Poor training is hindering companies’ ability to protect themselves from cybersecurity risks, according to a report from email security company Tessian.

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