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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 Malware Upgrade Steals Browser and Email Client Credentials

Nothing is safe anymore. While tricking users into giving up their credentials still seems pretty impressive, new updates to the FTCode ransomware target the IDs and passwords on your ...
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[Heads-up] Will Proposed New Laws *Ban* Making Ransomware Payments?

The ransomware scourge has become much worse the last 12 months. Highly organized cybercrime gangs have iterated their attacks into a massive extortion racket.
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Ransomware Costs Double as Attacks Increase in Downtime and Sophistication

With payouts as much as $780,000, new data shows ransomware threat actors are going after every sized organization doing more damage and asking for more money.
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New EFS Ransomware Attack Uses Windows Encrypting File System Against Itself

The newly-spotted form of ransomware takes advantage of encryption capabilities built into Windows making it difficult for AV vendors to stop it.
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FDIC Warns U.S. Financial Institutions of Elevated Risk of Cyberattack

Citing “increased geopolitical tension”, banks are warned to immediately reevaluate to shore up cybersecurity controls and technology safeguards against ransomware and malware attacks.
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The Great Crimeware Awakening

The bad guys are taking advantage of their new digital bounty. Ransomware is just the beginning to show us how bad it is soon going to be. We really had no idea how bad it was going to ...
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Now That Ransomware Has Gone Nuclear, How Can You Avoid Becoming the Next Victim?

There is a reason more than half of today’s ransomware victims end up paying the ransom. Cyber-criminals have become thoughtful; taking time to maximize your organization’s potential ...
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Leaving Windows 7 in Production Puts You at High Risk of Ransomware Attack

Microsoft end-of-support for Windows 7 means systems will remain unpatched, creating an opportunity for future ransomware attacks to wreak havoc.
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Defending Against Ransomware is a Team Effort

Ransomware operators have grown very skilled in targeting exactly what will compel an organization to pay up, according to Andrew Brandt, principal researcher at Sophos. On the ...
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[Heads-up] The Evil Ryuk Ransomware Strain Now Uses Wake-on-Lan To Encrypt Your *Offline* Devices

You must have heard of RYUK before. It's one of the most nasty, evil ransomware strains attributed to the North Korean state sponsored cyber criminals. They are an APT—Advanced Persistent ...
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Nemty Ransomware Creators Plan to Post Stolen Data of Non-Payors to Blog

In a twist to the newest ransomware tactic where data is stolen and then encrypted, the folks behind Nemty are going to use a blog to publish victims data if they don’t pay.
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You Should Be Scared of the Latest Strains of Phobos Ransomware

In an unusual twist, it’s not actually the ransomware itself that makes the newer forms of Phobos so frightening; it’s the people behind the attacks that will have you worried.
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Travelex Warns Customers: Watch Out For Phishing Or Telephone Scams In Aftermath of Ransomware Attack

A little more than two weeks ago on New Year’s Eve, Foreign Currency services supplier Travelex was hit by a Sodinokibi (REvil)  Ransomware attack.  It has yet to recover and its web ...
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[New Ransomware Threat] Now Cyber Criminals Demand Ransom From The PATIENTS After A Plastic Surgery Clinic Data Breach

Just when you thought it could not get any worse... it did. Criminal hackers are now demanding that all the patients of Florida provider Richard Davis, MD pay a ransom to prevent the ...
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Auto Dealership Becomes Latest Victim of Ransomware Attack Costing Up to $500,000

The opening of a seemingly benign email from a coworker by an unsuspecting employee set in motion an attack that brought operations to a halt and resulted in some costly remediation. The ...
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REvil Ransomware: "Pay Us One Way Or The Other!"

The Wall Street Journal and Bleeping Computer reported that Travelex, a foreign-currency exchange company, was hit by the ReVil/Sodinokibi actors on New Year's Eve and that its network ...
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The Top 5 Eyeopener Strategies To Improve Your IT Defenses And Keep Bad Guys Out Of Your Network

Last year, in 2019 according to CVEdetails, there were 12,174 new, publicly announced vulnerabilities. If that sounds like a high number, it’s a lot less than the previous two years. We ...
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Encryption Isn’t Your Only Ransomware Problem - There Are Some Other Nasty Issues

Ransomware has become one of the most dreaded problems in the cyber world and it’s only getting worse. Much worse!
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Ransomware Attacks Step Up their Game and Now Look for NAS Devices

It used to be that ransomware just looked for office files. Then backups became a secondary victim. New data from Kaspersky shows NAS devices are being added as targets.
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More Fake Windows 10 Updates Spell Hefty Ransoms for Victims

With Windows 7 ending support this month, organizations moving to or already on Windows 10 need to be wary of “update” phishing scams intent on installing ransomware.
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