The RIPE Chair Team Reports – April 2021

RIPE 82 is approaching fast! In this article, get a sneak preview of some of the topics that you can expect to see at the upcoming RIPE Meeting as well as an overview of the activities the RIPE Chair Team has been busy with over the past few weeks. Community Activities RIPE Working Groups The … Continue reading The RIPE Chair Team Reports – April 2021

Babuk Ransomware Gang Mulls Retirement

The RaaS operators have been posting, tweaking and taking down a goodbye note, saying that they’ll be open-sourcing their data encryption malware for other crooks to use. Just a few days after hackers bragged about purportedly raiding the computer systems of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and doxxing what looked like its data, … Continue reading Babuk Ransomware Gang Mulls Retirement

Priority on people – An argument against the excessive use of Cybersecurity technology

Introduction Despite what many advertisements and salespeople would like you to think, you don’t need to (and in many cases shouldn’t) spend a fortune on security tools to achieve a robust cybersecurity program. Some tools are essential, such as a ticketing tool or Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system, but the best security programs … Continue reading Priority on people – An argument against the excessive use of Cybersecurity technology

How to Secure Employees Home Wi-Fi Networks

How to Secure Employees' Home Wi-Fi Networks Businesses must ensure their remote workers' Wi-Fi networks don't risk exposing business data or secrets due to fixable vulnerabilities. While we are close to seeing the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, there is no sign that the work-from-home trend it created will be coming to … Continue reading How to Secure Employees Home Wi-Fi Networks

Babuk quits ransomware encryption, focuses on data-theft extortion

A new message today from the operators of Babuk ransomware clarifies that the gang has decided to close the affiliate program and move to an extortion model that does not rely on encrypting victim computers. The explanation comes after yesterday the group posted and deleted two announcements about their plan to close the project and … Continue reading Babuk quits ransomware encryption, focuses on data-theft extortion