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FBI: US Defense Industry Organizations Targeted with USB-Based Ransomware Attacks

Using mailed out “BadUSB” drives as the initial attack vector, cybercriminals are attempting to infiltrate sensitive networks and infect them with BlackMatter or REvil ransomware strains.
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Ransomware Attacks are Growing in Number, But Not in Sophistication

As organizations work to protect against the relentless series of ransomware attacks that have plagued businesses large and small, the methods of attack seem to be leveling out.
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Half of All Organizations Hit by Ransomware Experience Productivity Loss

According to new data, ransomware is expected to be a larger and more likely threat in the next year, making the impacts felt today very relevant as the impetus for improved cybersecurity.
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Nuclear Ransomware 3.0: We Thought It Was Bad and Then It Got Even Worse

We thought it was bad enough when traditional ransomware started to steal data in its second generation of evolution, now dubbed "double extortion". The third stage of ransomware is ...
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Over 200 Ransomware Strains Detected in Last Part of 2021

With the news focused on just a few key ransomware strains, it’s understandable to think you’ll never be a target. But newly-released data shows who’s doing the attacking and who’s being ...
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Ransomware Attacks Could Result in Higher Cybersecurity Stocks

Ransomware attacks have been dominant for hackers. And according to Investor's recent article, this means good news for cybersecurity stocks.
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Hive Ransomware-as-a-Service Races to the Top as Affiliates Breach 350 Organizations in Just 4 Months

A mere blip on the ransomware radar a quarter ago, the massive onslaught of attacks using Hive Ransomware demonstrates how dangerous the “as-a-Service” model really is.
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New “Karakurt” Threat Group is Gaining Attention Through Multiple and Frequent Extortion Attacks

A new warning from Accenture Security highlights this new cybercriminal group making waves that focuses on a "data breach and extortion” MO rather than relying on ransomware.
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Conti Ransomware Affiliate Attacks Australian Utilities Giant's Corporate Network

While news reports indicate no impact to the utilities company’s ability to deliver electricity to its’ customers, this could be the start of attacks on critical infrastructure in ...
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Canadian Government Urges Organizations to Take Additional Steps to Protect Against Ransomware Attacks

Citing upticks in attacks, Canada’s Centre for Cyber Security asks organizations to step up protective measures, offering guidance and a playbook to improve security.
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Double Extortion Ransomware Attacks That Publish Victim Data Increase 935%

According to new data, the number of victim companies impacted by double extortion has jumped from 229 by the first half of 2020 to nearly 2400 by the first half of 2021.
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Half of All Organizations Have Had Employees Approached to Aid in Ransomware Attacks

Partially due to the shift to working remotely, cybercriminals are finding some resemblance of success in getting internal assistance, begging the question of what to do about it.
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FBI: Cyber Attacks Target Organizations Involved in Mergers and Acquisitions

A new notification from the FBI warns organizations of attacks at the perfect time when organizations are spending money, new people are being introduced, and operations are in flux.
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Planning on Relaxing During the Holiday? Think Again – Ransomware Attacks May Have You Working Over a Holiday Break!

New data shows a majority of organizations experience ransomware attacks during holiday breaks, disrupting operations and your time away from work!
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'Fake Ransomware' as a Form of Social Engineering

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in a WordPress plugin to deface several hundred websites with phony warnings of ransomware, the Record reports. Researchers at Sucuri found that ...
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Ransomware Gangs Now Have Enough Money to Afford Zero-Day Exploits

Normally so expensive that they are only associated with nation-states, zero-day vulnerabilities are now within reach of ransomware gangs that have amassed fortunes to continue attacks.
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Use of Ransomware Data Leak Sites Begin to Slow Down?

New analysis of ransomware attacks by security vendor Digital Shadows in their Ransomware Q3 Roll Up highlights the current state of data leak site use with a peek into what may be to ...
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Median Ransomware Payment Jumps 50% as Mid-Market Becomes More Targeted

Changes in attack tactics in the last quarter alone demonstrate a shift in focus for ransomware gangs, as the number of companies attacked with 100 to 1,000 employees grows.
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FBI Warns that Financial Events are Occasions for Extortion

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned that ransomware operators are targeting companies that are going through financial events. The timing is designed to elicit and ...
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Nuclear Ransomware 3.0: It Is About To Get Much Worse

If you think ransomware is bad, it is about to get much, much worse. What will ransomware gangs do? Just everything.
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