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Ransomware Recovery Expert Scams Victims and Turns Out to be Nothing More than a Bitcoin Middleman

Organizations falling victim to ransomware look for any way to ensure they get their files back. One Belasurian businessman promises decryption but is merely conning victims out of more ...
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Ransomware is a Growing Threat to Every Industry

Ransomware is a global problem that is only getting worse, as evinced by Datto’s 2018 Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report. The report surveyed more than 2,400 IT professionals, ...
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Ransomware Remains the Largest Source of Cyber Claims and Downtime

Details shared from Canadian insurer CFC Underwriting highlight the realities of ransomware attacks, and just how negatively impactful the aftermath is on business.
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[Scam Of The Week] New Sextortion Attacks Take A Dark Turn And Infect People With GandCrab Ransomware

Our friends at Proofpoint reported that last week employees in the United States have been bombarded by a spam attack that pushed a double-whammy of a sextortion attempt combined with a ...
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MSPs: Ransomware Downtime Costs SMBs 10x the Ransom

With 79% of MSPs indicating their clients have experienced ransomware attacks, every organization need to take the financial impact of ransomware seriously.
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"Quebec is an embarrassment": Province urged to do more on cybersecurity

MONTREAL — On Sept. 10, municipal employees in a region between Montreal and Quebec City arrived at work to discover a threatening message on their computers notifying them they were ...
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New Study: Ransomware Attacks Surge 500% on Apple Operating Systems

This staggering growth in attacks on the MacOS signals that Macs are no longer safe.
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New Hybrid Ransomware Strain Evades Detection by All but One Antivirus Engine

IBM at their SecurityIntelligence blog reported something troubling.
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New Ransomware Gang Pays Affiliates Up To 70% Of The Loot

A growing Ransomware-as-a-Service model uses affiliate attackers with proven track records to spread the malware, offering a percentage of the ransom.
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More Untrustworthy Ransomware is Bad News for SMBs

The latest from UK insurer Beazley‘s Breach Response Services division shows an increase in ransomware from attackers with little ability to decrypt ransomed data.
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Ransomware And RDP: A Dangerous Combination

A new variant of ransomware, CommonRansom, is asking for RDP access to the victim’s computer in order to decrypt files. CommonRansom is the latest attempt to extend the ransomware attack ...
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Everything is Negotiable… Including Ransomware Payments

Should you find yourself in the situation where paying the ransom is your only out, it’s important to know how to navigate – and minimize – the payment. Cyber attacks are the new reality ...
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Clueless: 64% of Working Adults Don’t Know What Ransomware Is

Ransomware is one of the new scourges of the net and every IT pro is fighting to protect users from attacks. However, a new study shows that the majority of working adults don’t know what ...
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Ransomware Attacks Are Not Slowing Down

Annual ransomware-induced costs are projected to exceed $11.5 billion by 2019, according to Veeam. Defined by the Department of Justice as “a new model of cybercrime with a potential to ...
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British Government: "The Russian GRU Is Responsible For BadRabbit Ransomware And Many Other Cyber Crimes"

October 4th, 2018.  Announced by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the UK and its allies exposed a ransomware campaign by the GRU, the Russian military intelligence service, ...
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Don’t Pay Hackers Ransom: It Only Encourages Them

S mall and medium business owners often a ssume they're not a likely target of cybercrime. This is a dangerous mistake for to make. Cyber attacks on smaller organizations can be ...
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Brand-New Ransomware Simulator Tool Now with Cryptomining Scenario

Bad guys are constantly coming out with new malware versions to evade detection. That’s why we’ve updated our Ransomware Simulated tool “RanSim” to include a new cryptomining scenario! ...
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Hostage crisis? Ransomware is a threat that demands disaster planning

According to new research from Marshall University on considering the growing threat of ransomware in healthcare, organizations need to plan for the day their data become hostages.
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Samsam Ransomware infected thousands of LabCorp systems via brute force RDP

LabCorp contained the attack within 50 minutes, says they're at about 90-percent operational capacity
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Can We Ever Truly Stop Ransomware?

A recent Class-Action lawsuit against EHR vendor Allscripts raises the question of where fault should lie when ransomware attacks are successful.
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