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June 20, 2017

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South Korean hosting co. pays $1m ransom to end eight-day outage

Talked scum down from $4.4m after they waltzed through unpatched legacy mess

You can read more to the following link from theregister.co.uk:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/20/south_korean_webhost_nayana_pays_ransom/

 

June 7, 2017

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British businesses 'will pay thousands' to beat ransomware

InfoSec 2017 - Citrix research reveals companies are prepared to pay big to ransomware attackers.

You can read more to the following link from itproportal.com:

http://www.itproportal.com/news/british-businesses-will-pay-thousands-to-beat-ransomware/

 

June 6, 2017

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Japanese cops arrest their first ransomware-slinging menace – er, a 14-year-old school boy

Bet his mum's going to be livid

You can read more to the following link from theregister.co.uk:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/06/cops_cuff_ransomware_maker_after_school/

 

June 2, 2017

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PayThink Employee training's not enough to stop ransomware

A ransomware attack can be a reputation killer

You can read more to the following link from paymentssource.com:

https://www.paymentssource.com/opinion/employee-trainings-not-enough-to-stop-ransomware

 

May 24, 2017

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Feeling Locky, punk? Ransomware grew eight-fold last year

Days of future past

You can read more to the following link from theregister.co.uk:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/24/ransomware_trends/

 

May 16, 2017

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WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack 'may have N Korea link'

Who was behind the huge global cyber-attack?

You can read more to the following link from bbc.com:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39931635

 

May 13, 2017

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Global Cyberattack in Brief: Ransomware, a Vision of Future?, Seeking Culprits

Ransomware Attack Could Herald Future Problems

You can read more to the following link from voanews.com:

https://www.voanews.com/a/cyberattack-ransomware-tech-staffs-new-attacks/3850840.html

 

May 8, 2017

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Why SMBs are at high risk for ransomware attacks, and how they can protect themselves

Ransomware cost businesses more than $1B last year, and SMBs are particularly susceptible to attack. Here are some tips and best practices for keeping your company safe.

You can read more to the following link from techrepublic.com:

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/why-smbs-are-at-high-risk-for-ransomware-attacks-and-how-they-can-protect-themselves/

 

May 7, 2017

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Bitcoin Ransomware Education – AutoDecrypt

The number of different types of Bitcoin ransomware continues to grow at an alarming rate

You can read more to the following link from themerkle.com:

https://themerkle.com/bitcoin-ransomware-education-autodecrypt/

 

April 28, 2017

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Ransomware attacks around the world grow by 50%

Email is still the preferred attack tool of cyber-thieves

You can read more to the following link from bbc.com:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39730407

 

 April 25, 2017

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Ransomware hidden inside a Word document that’s hidden inside a PDF

The ransomware in this case appears to be a variant of Locky.

You can read more to the following link from nakedsecurity.sophos.com:

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/04/24/ransomware-hidden-inside-a-word-document-thats-hidden-inside-a-pdf/

 

April 13, 2017

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Dridex Campaigns Hitting Millions of Recipients Using Unpatched Microsoft Zero-Day

This weekend saw multiple reports of a new zero-day vulnerability that affected all versions of Microsoft Word

You can read more to the following link from proofpoint.com:

https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/dridex-campaigns-millions-recipients-unpatched-microsoft-zero-day

  

April 4, 2017

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Ransomware is not only file encryption

Ransomware is an ever-increasing threat worldwide

You can read more to the following link from it-online.co.za:

http://it-online.co.za/2017/04/04/ransomware-is-not-only-file-encryption/

 

March 29, 2017

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The evolution of ransomware: How a nuisance turned into a business menace

As ransomware rapidly evolves, defenders look for help keeping up

You can read more to the following link from theregister.co.uk:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/03/29/the_evolution_of_ransomware_how_a_nuisance_turned_into_a_business_menace/

 

March 27, 2017

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How ransomware can flatline healthcare organisations

Connected healthcare systems today are collecting huge amounts of data which is making them attractive targets for cybercrime

You can read more to the following link from techseen.com:

http://techseen.com/2017/03/27/ransomware-healthcare-eset/

 

March 27, 2017

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Researchers Say Office of Personnel Management Hack Leads to Ransomware

The question, of course, is why did the hackers focus on this information?

You can read more to the following link from bloggernews.net:

http://www.bloggernews.net/139378

 

 

March 20, 2017

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Star Trek-themed Kirk ransomware has Spock decryptor, demands ransom be paid in Monero

Kirk ransomware, doesn’t want the ransom to be paid in bitcoin

You can read more to the following link from networkworld.com:

http://www.networkworld.com/article/3182415/security/star-trek-themed-kirk-ransomware-has-spock-decryptor-demands-ransom-be-paid-in-monero.html

 

March 17, 2017

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Ransomware-As-A-Service:

The Next Great Cyber Threat?

You can read more to the following link from forbes.com:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/03/17/ransomware-as-a-service-the-next-great-cyber-threat/#10cd691c4123

 

March 15, 2017

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Report: Ransomware attacks grew 600% in 2016, costing businesses $1B

Ransomware experienced explosive growth last year, with businesses and individuals losing more than $1 billion to retrieve their encrypted information.

You can read more to the following link from techrepublic.com:

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/report-ransomware-attacks-grew-600-in-2016-costing-businesses-1b/

 

 March 13, 2017

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Embittered Enjey Ransomware Developer Launches DDoS Attack on ID Ransomware

Over the last two days, the ID Ransomware service was hit by two DDoS attacks...

You can read more to the following link from bleepingcomputer.com:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/embittered-enjey-ransomware-developer-launches-ddos-attack-on-id-ransomware/

 

March 9, 2017

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New Ransomware-as-a-service Program Will Cause a Spike in Malware Infections

Not a day goes by without a new form of malware making quite an impact

You can read more to the following link from themercle.com:

https://themerkle.com/new-ransomware-as-a-service-program-will-cause-a-spike-in-malware-infections/

 

March 5, 2017

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Pennsylvania Democrats' computers hit by ransomware cyberattack 

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus computers are down.

You can read more to the following link from the CNN.com:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/04/us/pennsylvania-democrats-ransomware/

 

February 27, 2017

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The real cost of ransomware: Attacks take most victims offline for at least a week.

Lack of coherent strategies about what to do when attacked by ransomware is costing organisations dear

You can read more to the following link from the ZDNet.com:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-real-cost-of-ransomware-attacks-take-most-victims-offline-for-at-least-a-week/

 

February 20, 2017

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Companies storing bitcoins to meet cyber ransom demands

Thousands of U.S. companies had prepared strategies for dealing with hacker extortion demands...

You can read more to the following link from the Detroitnews.com:

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/2017/02/20/cyber-extortion/98175376/

 

February 13, 2017

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Experts worried about ransomware hitting critical infrastructure

Ransomware continues to be an epidemic for businesses, security experts warn...

You can read more to the following link from the csononline.com:

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3169584/security/experts-worried-about-ransomware-hitting-critical-infrastructure.html

 

February 7, 2017

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Erebus Ransomware Utilizes a UAC Bypass and Request a $90 Ransom Payment

You can read more to the following link from bleepingcomputer.com:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/erebus-ransomware-utilizes-a-uac-bypass-and-request-a-90-ransom-payment/

 

 February 1, 2017

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Cerber tops Windows 10 ransomware charts

Crims aimed for a Christmas Number One and scored

You can read more to the following link from theregister.co.uk:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/01/cerber_windows_10/

 

January 30, 2017

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Ransomware killed 70% of Washington DC CCTV ahead of inauguration

Huge ransomware. The best ransomware. Ransomware fixed with a wipe-and-restore...

You can read more to the following link from theregister.co.uk:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/30/ransomware_killed_70_of_washington_dc_cctv_ahead_of_inauguration/

 

January 24, 2017

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Report: Half of ransomware's SMB victims pay up

More than 50 percent of small and midsized businesses have fallen victim to ransomware, and of those,

48 percent paid a ransom...

You can read more to the following link from the csononline.com:

http://www.csoonline.com/article/3160905/backup-recovery/report-half-of-ransomwares-smb-victims-pay-up.html

 

 

January 17, 2017

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Locky Ransomware Activity Goes Down by 81%

For more than four weeks, the only source of Locky ransomware infections has been through spam campaigns....

You can read more to the following link from the bleepingcomputer.com:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/locky-ransomware-activity-goes-down-by-81-percent/

 

January 5, 2017

https://regmedia.co.uk/2015/11/09/security_675646345634563456.jpg?x=648&y=348&crop=1

Ransomware scum: 'I believe I'm a good fit. See attachments': 

HR staffers, crap corporate spam filters, in VXer sights...

You can read more to the following link from theregister.co.uk:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/05/ransomware_scum_i_believe_im_a_good_fit_see_attachments/

 

December 5, 2016

Ransomware as a Service fuels explosive growth: 

The ease and minimal expense of launching a ransomware “career” means that just about anyone, including those with little or no IT

experience, can become a successful cyber criminal...You can read more to the following link from IT NEWS

http://www.itnews.com/article/3146537/security/ransomware-as-a-service-fuels-explosive-growth.html

 

November 2016

 RansomWareLinkedIn

Please log into your Linkedin account before visiting the link below:

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/how-protect-your-computer-from-ransomware-synergy-usa-llc?trk=prof-post

 

October 2016

 

First it was Locky, then it morphed into Zepto, and now it’s become Odin.That’s the latest reinvention of the Locky-turned-Zepto strain of ransomware...You can read more to the following link from naked security site:
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/10/06/odin-ransomware-takes-over-from-zepto-and-locky/

 

October 12, 2016

Oz infosec spooks: ease back on the “cybers”, this is serious

You can read more to the following link from theregister.co.uk:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/12/oz_infosec_spooks_ease_back_on_the_cybers_this_is_serious/

 

September 2016

Cerber ransomware group seem to have a new affiliate. Now hitting around 80,000 infections per day compared to only 6,000/day last month...

You can read more to the link below from bleepingcomputer.com:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-september-23-2016-cerber-stampado-fabiansomware-fenixlocker-and-more/

 

August 2016

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Ransomware threat on the rise as 'almost 40% of businesses attacked'

You can read more to the link below from The GURDIAN the gurdian.com:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/03/ransomware-threat-on-the-rise-as-40-of-businesses-attacked

 

July 2016

RANSOM7

Your Money or Your PHI: New Guidance on Ransomware

You can read more to the link below from from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services hhs.gov

https://www.hhs.gov/blog/2016/07/11/your-money-or-your-phi.html

 

June 2016

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'Ransomware' cyberattack highlights vulnerability of universities...

You can read more to the link below from nature.com:

http://www.nature.com/news/ransomware-cyberattack-highlights-vulnerability-of-universities-1.20111

 

May 2016

 

Insure against a cyberwhat now? How the heck do we crunch those numbers?

You can read more to the link below from theregister.co.uk:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/24/insurers_push_cyber_attack_database_scheme/