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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 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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1 in 10 healthcare organizations paid off ransomware within the last year

More than one in three healthcare organizations have suffered a cyberattack within the last year, while almost one in 10 have paid a ransom or extortion fee, according to Imperva.
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Lawyer: GDPR Will Affect Ransomware Reporting In U.S.

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation will affect how U.S. companies deal with the rising threat of ransomware attacks, according to a leading privacy lawyer, by ...
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What Is The Reason Why The Ransomware Threat Is Not Going Away Any Time Soon?

It's KnowBe4's general policy to not mix business with politics or religion. However, sometimes geopolitics—which focuses on political power in relation to geographic space—is the only ...
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Police Dept Loses 10 Months of Work to Ransomware. Gets Infected a Second Time!

Bleepingcomputer reported: "Ransomware has infected the servers of the Riverside Fire and Police department for the second time in a month. The first ransomware infection took place on ...
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[Breaking] New BitKangoroo Ransomware Deletes Your Files If You Do not Pay

Our friend Larry Abrams at Bleepingcomputer said: "I am trying something new where I will post in brief articles about new ransomware as they are released. Many of these ransomware ...
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Are Bad Guys Swapping TeamViewer For AnyDesk to install Blackheart Ransomware?

According to Trend Micro researchers a new ransomware strain called Blackheart drops its payload alongside the perfectly legitimate AnyDesk remote desktop tool, highly likely as a way to ...
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