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Two of the Most Common and Successful Ransomware Attack Methods are Exposed

Researchers at Coveware recently analyzed ransomware attacks during Q2 of this year and noticed a similar trend in ransomware attack methods by cybercriminals.
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Ransomware Attacks This Year Are Already Higher Than 2020

According to the 2021 Cyber Threat Report by SonicWall, 304.7 million ransomware attacks occured in the first half of 2021, already surpassing the total number of ransomware attacks for ...
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Over 700 Ransomware Victim Organizations are Named on Data Leak Sites in Q2

This massive increase in the number of victim organizations being named demonstrates the harsh reality of how far ransomware threat actors will actually go if ransoms aren’t paid.
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Warning: A New Ransomware Cartel Has Formed Sharing Techniques, Code, and Infrastructure

In a new twist, security researchers at Analyst1 have identified four Russian ransomware gangs that actively work together to coordinate attacks, data leaks, and more.
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77% of Organizations Are Unable to Access Systems or Networks Post-Ransomware Attack

The fallout after a ransomware attack is more devastating than previously thought. New data spells out what you should really expect after being hit with ransomware.
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Updated Ransomware Simulator Now With 23 Latest Infection Scenarios

As ransomware techniques continue to evolve, two new ransomware strains, DearCry and Black Kingdom, were blamed for the huge Microsoft Exchange server attacks earlier this year, which ...
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84% of Organizations Experienced Ransomware and Phishing-Related Security Events in the Last 12 Months

New research from Trend Micro and Osterman Research highlights where organizations are strongest and weakest at stopping phishing attacks resulting in ransomware.
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CISA Publishes Darkside Malware Analysis Report and Updated Best Practice Guidance Against Ransomware

New details provide valuable insight into exactly how Darkside works to compromise and encrypt systems, with valuable guidance to avoid becoming a victim of ransomware.
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New York Department of Financial Services Issues New Guidance to Financial Services Orgs to Counter Ransomware

NYDFS offers up sound best practices in addition to their recently released Cyber Insurance Risk Framework based on recent attack investigations, finding repeated use of “the same handful ...
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Ransomware Attacks Put Singapore Organizations at Risk of Violation of the Personal Data Protection Act

A new court decision sets precedence for all Singapore organizations where ransomware attacks – even without data exfiltration – may be subject to financial noncompliance penalties.
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Counterterrorism Strategies Could Be the Key to Stopping Ransomware

With ransomware players, sophistication, effectiveness, and cost all on the rise, it may be time for us to take a page from counterterrorism to make it more difficult for cybercriminal ...
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Phishbait Follows Current Events

Crisis draws opportunistic criminals, and the Kaseya ransomware incident is no different. Kaseya’s updates on the incident have included repeated warnings not to be taken in by emails or ...
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How to Defeat REvil Ransomware

The REvil ransomware gang is in the news again! This time for a supply chain attack and the largest public extortion demand ever – $70 million dollars.
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How REvil Works: A Look Inside the World’s Most Famous Ransomware-as-a-Service

With well-known companies impacted by REvil in every sector, including tech, it’s time to get a better understanding of who they are and what makes their ransomware so successful.
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It Was Only a Matter of Time: The Ransomware Ecosystem Has Given Birth to VC Investors

Security firm LIFARS confirms that cybercriminals are acting like venture capital investors, funding startup cybercriminal organizations, such as Darkside Ransomware.
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Important Kaseya Notice! Turn VSA Off. Now. Ransomware. Updated

Saturday morning July 3: They were hit with a REvil ransomware attack it looks like.  Friday July 2 at 11pm they said:
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[HEADS UP] Over 400% Increase in Ransomware Victims

According to a recent report by OODA Loop, "Mandiant claims to have detected a 422% increase in victim organizations announced by ransomware groups via their leak sites year-on-year ...
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ADATA Ransomware Attack Results in the Publishing of 700GB of Data Stolen

The headline alone sounds the warning that ransomware gangs aren’t just threatening to release exfiltrated data; they’re full out retaliating when they don’t get their ransoms paid.
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80% of Ransomware Victim Organizations Experience a Second Attack

The impact of ransomware attacks is much more than just the sensationalized cost of ransoms. New data spells out how victim organizations have suffered at the hands of ransomware.
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Understanding Ransomware’s True Costs

We all know ransomware is pretty bad, but if you are a cybersecurity risk manager trying to justify the latest purchase to mitigate it, nailing down real numbers can be pretty hard. There ...
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