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

Cyberattacks Involving Both Data Exfiltration and Ransomware to Ensure Ransom Payment Increase 152%

Ransomware authors are realizing the benefit of either stealing data or just implying they have and threatening to publish the data publicly in order to increase their chances of being ...
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Ransomware Payments Increase by a Massive 60% as Email Phishing Rises in Frequency as Primary Attack Vector

The newest ransomware data paints a pretty bleak picture for organizations with “big game” attacks and six- and seven-figure ransom demands becoming the norm.
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Five Reasons Why Ransomware Attacks Should Be Your Biggest Worry and Aren’t Going Anywhere

No other cyberattack has evolved like ransomware. Today’s attacks are more pervasive, invasive, impactful, damaging, and costly. Learn why and what to do about it.
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[Interpol Alert] LockBit Ransomware Attacks Affect American SMB's

If you thought LockBit ransomware has gone away, think again. According to a recent report from Interpol, the impact of COVID-19 on cybercrime has taken shape and LockBit operators are ...
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New CONTI Ransomware Family Touts Faster Encryption, Better Obfuscation, More Control

Just when you thought ransomware couldn’t sport something new, the latest family discovered by VMware’s Threat Analysis Unit shows significant advances in capabilities and execution.
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REvil Criminal Ransomware Syndicate Attacks Spanish State-Owned Railway Operator Again!

As world-wide concern continues to grow over the threat of potential attacks on critical infrastructure, REvil goes after and bites a Railway Operator once again!  The Daly Swig reports ...
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[Heads up]  CISA And NSA Urge “Immediate Action” To Secure National Critical Infrastructure

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) have issued a joint advisory warning that foreign hackers are targeting systems that ...
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Argentinian Telecom Company is the Latest Victim of REvil Ransomware, with 18,000 Endpoints Infected

The ransom in excess of $7.5 Million is only one of many remediation issues Argentina’s largest ISP has to address, with it appearing that the entire network was compromised in the ...
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Phorpiex Botnet Attacks Spike So High in June, 2% of *All* Organizations Were Hit

The rise in the use of this dangerous botnet, notorious for distributing malware via phishing campaigns and responsible for fueling Sextortion scams, should put organizations on edge.
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Expect to See Data Theft as Part of More Ransomware Attacks in the Future

With data theft currently experienced in 10% of ransomware attacks, experts predict this trend to increase as cyber criminals look for ways to ensure ransom payment.
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SEC Issues Warning on Increased Ransomware Attacks

The Securities and Exchange Commission, through its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), issued a warning to advisors and broker-dealers to “immediately” review their ...
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[ALERT] More Than 10% of Ransomware Attacks Now Involve Data Theft / Data Breach

Research into recent ransomware submissions from TripWire revealed that more than a tenth of crypto-malware infections now involve some element of data theft.
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Ragnar Locker Ransomware Attacks Energy Company, Potentially Stealing 10TB in Data

In a letter to customers, EDP Renewables North America CEO acknowledges the attack occurred back in April of this year, but claims “no evidence” of data theft exists.
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Thanos Ransomware Attacks Now Disable Backups, Avoid Detection, and Impersonate the OS

Recent updates to the well-known Ransomware-as-a-Service – including the addition of RIPlace – make Thanos a formidable challenge for even well-secured organizations.
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Ransomware Attacks on Manufacturing Yield an Average Payout of $271K

New data shows just how much major industries are paying out to remediate successful ransomware attacks, despite guidance to never pay the ransom.
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[On-Demand Webinar] Hackers Exposed: Kevin Mitnick Shares His Tradecraft and Tools to Help You Hack Proof Your Network

Months of quarantine, transitioning to work from home, economic uncertainty, social and political turmoil… it’s easy to see why your employees are amped up, tense and distracted. And the ...
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More Companies Start Reporting Their Ransomware Infections As The Expensive Data Breaches They Are

Larry Abrams at Bleepingcomputer correctly observed: "Corporate victims are finally starting to realize that ransomware attacks are data breaches and have begun to notify employees and ...
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New ‘WastedLocker’ Ransomware Released by Evil Corp

The group associated with the Zeus trojan, Locky and BitPaymer looks to have debuted a new ransomware and have already seen massive distribution of it in the wild.
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Hit Them When They're Down: Two Cyberattacks Leave Operations Halted with a Ransom to Pay

A recent cyberattack on Australian beverage manufacturer Lion demonstrates how even a modicum of precaution after an attack can spell doom for operations.
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Work From Home in America Sets Major Target for Russian Hackers

A Russian ransomware group named "Evil Corp" who was indicted by the Justice Department in December is now targeting employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and ...
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