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

New Ransomware Attack Reboots Systems into Safe Mode to Bypass Antivirus!

The latest strain of Snatch ransomware performs a devious task to ensure tools designed to protect against ransomware are nowhere to be found during encryption.
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Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices

A Colorado company that specializes in providing IT services to dental offices suffered a ransomware attack this week that is disrupting operations for more than 100 dentistry practices, ...
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5 Harsh Truths About Ransomware Attacks At LAW.COM

Frank Ready at LAW.COM wrote this very clear article with great budget ammo. I suggest you forward the link at the bottom to your Legal team, with a cc to your C-level executive who own ...
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Pervasive Ransomware Infection Cost German Software Company Pilz Tens Of Millions Of Euros

A pervasive ransomware infection cost the German automation company Pilz an estimated tens of millions of euros, says Jan Tournois, director of the Dutch department of the multinational.
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‘Professional’ ransomware gang targets 1,800 large organizations worldwide, Dutch investigators find

Filip Truta at Bitdefender blogged: "A confidential report from the Netherlands’ National Cyber ​​Security Center warns that ransomware operators are targeting at least 1,800 large ...
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The Top Lesson From The Recent Louisiana 2,000-server Ransomware Infection: "User Education, User Education, User Education"

Louisiana suffered a ransomware attack last week that took down more than two thousand of the state’s computers and servers. The ransomware apparently entered the network after a user ...
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110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

Brian Krebs reported: "A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes ...
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Ransomware Claims Are Up 50% in 2019 With Attacks Outpacing the Previous Five Years

According to cyber insurer Chubb, ransomware attacks are shifting industry focus and are becoming both more frequent and more expensive to address.
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[Heads-up. This Is Ugly] After Refusing The Maze Ransomware Payment, Their Stolen Data Was Leaked

After a deadline was missed for receiving a ransom payment, the group behind Maze Ransomware has published almost 700 MB worth of data and files stolen from a security staffing firm. Our ...
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French Hospital Crippled by Ransomware

Patient care at a large hospital in northern France has suffered considerably after a major ransomware attack at the weekend, according to local reports. The University Hospital Center ...
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Ransomware Attack Hits Louisiana State Servers

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday revealed that a ransomware attack hit state servers, prompting a response from the state’s cyber-security team. The incident appears to have ...
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IT Budgets Are on the Rise in Part Due to Organizational Concerns for Security

Security remains a primary driver as organizations work to establish budgets that keep IT cutting edge, competitive, and secure, according to new data from Spiceworks.
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Don't Worry About Ransomware

Ransomware has been on the rise for a couple of years. It’s not just the volume of ransomware attacks which continue to rise, but some attackers have been focusing on specific targets ...
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Mexican Oil Company Pemex Dodges $5M Ransomware Bullet

Mexican state-owned oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) on Sunday suffered a ransomware attack that took down parts of its network.
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[Heads Up] This New, Unusual Ransomware Strain Goes Exclusively After Servers

Danny Palmer at ZDnet alerted on the following: "An unconventional form of ransomware is being deployed in targeted attacks against enterprise servers – and it appears to have links to ...
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Ransomware Attack Blocks Hundreds Of Law Firms From Their Trial Records

I could not come up with a better scenario to get sued by a pack of angry lawyers. Reams of digital legal documents have been held hostage under a ransomware threat to TrialWorks, a ...
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Ransomware Attack Causes School 'District-Wide Shutdown'

A ransomware attack hitting Las Cruces Public Schools forced the district to shut down the entire computer system to contain the infection.
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Shipping giant Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware

TechCrunch reported that shipping tech giant Pitney Bowes has confirmed a cyberattack on its systems.
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A Lawyer's Look at "Big Game Phishing"

Ransomware attacks have increasingly been going after high-value data in order to extract larger ransoms from victims, according to the well-known law firm Cooley. This trend was ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Cost of Ransomware Related Downtime Increased More Than 200 Percent, an Amount 23 Times Greater Than the Ransom Request

Datto, a leading global provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs), announced its fourth annual Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report. The survey ...
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