Tag: ransomware

The Rapid Spread of WannaCry Ransomware

On Friday May 12, 2017, several countries reported that their critical infrastructure had been hit - and in certain case badly affected - by a new strain of Ransomware. As of May 16, 2017, there are...

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Ransomware and HIPAA- What You Need to Know to Stay Secure

Ransomware attacks have continued to steadily increase over the past couple of years. According to a recent U.S Government interagency report since early 2016, around four thousand ransomware attacks...

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Nearly 50% of Organizations are Victims of Ransomware Attacks

A new study has revealed that ransomware attacks targeting organizations continue to be one the rise, with 47% of organizations revealing that they have been victims of a ransomware attack over the...

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‘Fatboy’ Ransomware Extorts Money Based on Victims' Countries

Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new variant of ransomware that automatically adjusts its ransom demand from victims based on their location. Targets in wealthier countries will be forced...

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Mac Malware Rises as Ransomware Extortionists Target Apple Users

A survey by security software firm Malwarebytes’ analysis of malware and cybercrime in the first quarter of 2017 has revealed an increasing number of attacks targeting Apple users using...

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The Effects of Ransomware on Small and Midsize Businesses

A recent surge of Ransomware attacks on Small to Midsize businesses has caused many enterprises to re-evaluate their disaster recovery and security strategies. The reason these organizations have...

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Pennsylvania Democrats Refuse to Pay Ransom After Cyberattack

A ransomware cyberattack targeting the computers and network of the Pennsylvania State Senate Democratic Caucus after a server compromise has led to an FBI investigation. The Senate Democrats have...

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Russian Hackers Behind Ransomware Targeting U.S. Police, Says Acronis

According to data-protection specialist Acronis International, Russian hackers are likely to be behind a new strain of ransomware that recently targeted and attacked a Texas police department. Named...

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Disk-Wiping Malware KillDisk Now Targets Linux Systems

Infamous disk-wiping malware KillDisk gains an update which sees it compromise Linux systems alongside Windows machines. The malware, known to be used in hacking attacks during espionage operations...

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Ransomware Raked in $1 Billion in 2016

An anonymous security expert has suggested that ransomware cybercriminals have made about a billion dollars in ill-gotten gains in 2016. A report in Network World has highlighted insights from an...

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