Yet another good reason to not pay ransomware. Cybercriminals are not trustworthy and they are not your friend. They are looking for easy targets and victims that pay. If you do pay, you are on the preferred list and become a target to every ransomwa
Ransomware risks are skyrocketing with increasing costs, more attacks, and greater impacts that are expanding to affect everyone!
It is a growing threat to organizations and national critical infrastructures connected to the Internet. Ransomware puts
Ransomware is a growing problem that must be STOPPED! Cybercriminals are accumulating fortunes by impacting individuals, businesses, critical systems, and digital services. Some victims are paying ransoms in the tens of millions of dollars.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) when infected with encrypts all the important files such as documents, pictures, movie file etc with a virtually unbreakable encryption key. Here we have compiled some of the Good-reads blogs, ar
Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts everything on your system with a cryptographic algorithm and holds that encrypted data hostage for ransom. It demands the user to pay for the decryption key. There are two types of ransomware. The first t
The new Spora ransomware strain has now been dissected by more malware researchers and the team from G Data discovered that Spora uses an "innovative" way to spread itself via USB sticks. This strain is highly sophisticated and could become the "New
Last year, cybercriminals attacked the California-based Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, encrypting files crucial in running the hospital’s operating systems and demanding a ransome to restore them to working order. The scam worked – after 10 d
Before you go all torches and pitchforks on me, hear me out.
I hated writing this article. Truly. My industry is, at its core, a service industry. Overwhelmingly I meet people who go into IT service, support and cybersecurity that have a real desire t
The scary truth
It's one of the biggest fears for an IT department. You have anti-malware agents on your desktops, you have scanning engines for incoming email, you have IPS/IDS systems, and you have even locke
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One is not exactly channeling Nostradamus to predict that ransomware attacks will hit Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The importance of a reliable, high integrity backup and ability to recover in an acceptable timeframe is the same for ICS and ente
A large enterprise cognizant has released a notification regarding the maze ransomware attack. The team is working on various aspects to contain the incident. However, this puts us in a shocking position to understand how vulnerable major companies a
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We are in the beginning of Year 2017 and 2016 has been a year of ransomware attacks. This is expected to g
This malware is a threat to any system using PHP. It can be used remotely by someone to carry on malicious activities. It is capable of executing shell level (OS) commands and send it back to remote executioner. It also scans systems a
Microsoft and partners have taken down the Trickbot ransomware infrastructure. That is a temporary relief, as the cybercriminals will soon adapt. The bigger picture is how the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) has created a template and partnership
Security experts say don't pay ransomware, but now the U.S. Treasury Department is now declaring it illegal! Every company on the Internet must deal with the threat and emerging regulations.
Ransomware continues to be a growing problem because vict
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