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Keeping you updated on the latest ransomware attack vectors, strains, decryptors, families and trends to help you avoid becoming infected.

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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Ransomware Mid-Year Update: It’s Worse Than Ever

We’re finally getting a look at how much ransomware attacks have been seen in the wild in the first half of 2018 – and the numbers are astounding.
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Don’t Catch a Case of the (Gand)Crabs!

As irritating as a real case of the crabs can be, organizations now have to deal with GandCrab v4 – a more dangerous and invasive newly released strain of the notorious ransomware. If you ...
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When Ransomware Attacks Triple, You Need to Pay Attention!

Security vendor SonicWall just released their latest report on cyberattack volumes… and the numbers are staggering.
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New Sleeper Strain of SamSam Ransomware Bypasses AV And Stays Hidden On Your Network

The ransomware strain that crippled several cities and school districts in the U.S. earlier this year is back with more tricks up its sleeve to avoid detection. If you haven’t heard of ...
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[Heads-up] Ransomware Insurance Expert: "Bad Guys Do More Damage Than They Used To"

The ransomware plague is not letting up and rapidly getting more technically sophisticated. New strains are popping up every month, using innovative methods to spread. Worse, the ransom ...
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Satan Ransomware Spawns New And Innovative Methods to Spread

It’s a worrying trend that ransomware isn’t going away. Worse, it's constantly adapting to include brand new exploits/techniques and spreads in more innovative and successful ways. Today, ...
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Why is Windows 10 Rapidly Gaining Ground in The Enterprise While Win7 Gets Ditched?

Duo Security is a provider of secure login/access tools, and they just released their yearly Trusted Access Report with some very interesting data. Here Is The Summary Stats gathered from ...
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