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Hostage crisis? Ransomware is a threat that demands disaster planning

According to new research from Marshall University on considering the growing threat of ransomware in healthcare, organizations need to plan for the day their data become hostages.
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Samsam Ransomware infected thousands of LabCorp systems via brute force RDP

LabCorp contained the attack within 50 minutes, says they're at about 90-percent operational capacity
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Can We Ever Truly Stop Ransomware?

A recent Class-Action lawsuit against EHR vendor Allscripts raises the question of where fault should lie when ransomware attacks are successful.
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Ransomware Mid-Year Update: It’s Worse Than Ever

We’re finally getting a look at how much ransomware attacks have been seen in the wild in the first half of 2018 – and the numbers are astounding.
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Don’t Catch a Case of the (Gand)Crabs!

As irritating as a real case of the crabs can be, organizations now have to deal with GandCrab v4 – a more dangerous and invasive newly released strain of the notorious ransomware. If you ...
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When Ransomware Attacks Triple, You Need to Pay Attention!

Security vendor SonicWall just released their latest report on cyberattack volumes… and the numbers are staggering.
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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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Massachusetts School District Pays $10K to Ransomware Attackers

"A school district located in Massachusetts paid attackers $10,000 after they infected its computer network with crypto-ransomware.  Officials at Leominster Public Schools decided to meet ...
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Ransomware up 350% says 2018 Global Threat Intelligence Report

NTT Security 2018 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR): Ransomware up 350% and spyware ranks first in volume of malware at 26% reflecting attackers' desire for long-term presence for ...
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Center for Orthopaedic Specialists notifies 85,000 patients of ransomware infection

Another indicator that a ransomware infection is seen as a HIPAA data breach and needs to be reported. The Center for Orthopaedic Specialists (COS) in California has three locations in ...
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Ransomware Attack Costs Dutch Builder 60,000 Euros

A ransomware infection has cost Dutch builder Almi Machinebouwers at least 60,000 euros. That is what director Frank Landhuis said in an interview with Sprout. Due to the infection, ...
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