Tag: ransomware

26% of Ransomware Attacks Target Corporate Businesses

New research from Kaspersky Lab has revealed that the number of ransomware attacks targeting businesses have risen to 26% this year. An unprecedented outbreak of ransomware led by three major strains...

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Ransomware Payments to Hit a Record $2 Billion in 2017: Research

According to new research from a cybersecurity firm, ransomware payments will hit a high of $2 billion in 2017. 2017 will officially become the most expensive year ever for ransomware victims,...

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UK Govt Blames North Korea for WannaCry Ransomware CyberAttack

  The UK government has blamed North Korea for WannaCry - the comprehensive ransomware cyberattack that struck countries around the world. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today” program, UK...

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Russian News Outlets Hacked to Launch Global Ransomware Attack

Hackers have reportedly borrowed code from the Petya ransomware again to target global organizations with compromised Russian news media outlets. A new ransomware, dubbed Bad Rabbit, is being spread...

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Paradise Ransomware Uses RSA Encryption to Attack Computers

A newly discovered ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) program called Paradise is attempting to infect computers via hijacked Remote Desktop services. An RaaS is where the developer of ransomware manages...

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Los Angeles Hospital Targeted by Ransomware Attack

The Pacific Alliance Medical Center in Los Angeles has revealed it is the victim of a ransomware attack where attackers could have potentially breached health information of its patients. In a...

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Petya Ransomware Outbreak is Wrecking Havoc Across the World

A new ransomware strain similar to WannaCry has been spreading across Europe today, hitting a number of large companies and installations in countries including Russia, the UK, Ukraine, India, Spain,...

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Researchers Find Link Between WannaCry Ransomware and China

Security researchers at Flashpoint have revealed a linguistic analysis of the ransom notes delivered to tens of thousands of WannaCry’s victims around the world. While a portion of the...

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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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