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04/03/2021

AP luidt noodklok voor toename in datadiefstal

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De Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens (AP) ontving in 2020 in totaal 1.173 meldingen over hacks waarbij persoonsgegevens zijn gestolen. Dat is een toename van dertig procent ten opzichte van het jaar ervoor. Daarentegen is het aantal datalekmeldingen afgenomen.

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03/03/2021

Poland's CD Projekt delays results due to cyber attack

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WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish video games maker CD Projekt posptoned the publication of its financial results for 2020 and the first quarter of 2021 as a result of a cyber attack that resulted in restricted access to its systems, the company said on Friday.

The cyber attack earlier this month compromised some of CD Projekt’s internal systems, including the source code to Cyberpunk 2077 and resulted in delaying the release of a patch for the game until the second half of March.

The company said on Friday it had moved the date of publication of its 2020 results to April 19 from March 30. The results for the first quarter of 2021 will be published on May 27, two days later than initially planned.

Shares in the company, which rose to fame on the back of the success of its medieval fantasy Witcher series, plunged at the end of last year due to Cyberpunk roll-out problems, after hitting a record high of 464.2 zlotys. They recovered some losses after a social media campaign against short sellers led some to close their positions.

Shares have lost almost 10% since the postponement of Cyberpunk’s patch earlier this week.

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02/03/2021

Gootkit RAT Using SEO to Distribute Malware Through Compromised Sites

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A framework notorious for delivering a banking Trojan has received a facelift to deploy a wider range of malware, including ransomware payloads.

"The Gootkit malware family has been around more than half a decade – a mature Trojan with functionality centered around banking credential theft," Sophos researchers Gabor Szappanos and Andrew Brandt said in a write-up published today.

"In recent years, almost as much effort has gone into improvement of its delivery method as has gone into the NodeJS-based malware itself."

Dubbed "Gootloader," the expanded malware delivery system comes amid a surge in the number of infections targeting users in France, Germany, South Korea, and the U.S.

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