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25 April, 2024

Romanian Healthcare System Laid Low by Attack on Shared Software Platform

Cybercriminals, it is widely observed, have a fondness for weekends. This is not by chance—at weekends organizations are short-staffed, making this the best time to launch a cyberattack. It
John E. Dunn
16 April, 2024

As Ransomware Attacks Surge Again, What’s Ahead for 2024?

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before but ransomware is undergoing another one of its periodic surges. Granted, cybercrime always seems to be on the up—does the media ever report drops
John E. Dunn
11 April, 2024

Ransomware Groups Experiment with a New Tactic: Re-Extortion

As we regularly observe in this blog, ransomware is devious and endlessly inventive. It’s this ability to find new variations on the same basic extortion template that has made it the most
John E. Dunn
09 April, 2024

AI Will Power a New Generation of Ransomware, Predicts Britain’s NCSC

How will the sudden emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) platforms such as ChatGPT influence future ransomware attacks? Right now, there are so many pessimistic answers to this question
John E. Dunn
28 February, 2024

Police Dismember LockBit in Historic Ransomware Takedown

The most extraordinary week in ransomware history anyone can remember began on Feb. 19 with an historic takedown of the infrastructure used by notorious ransomware group, LockBit. Industry wa
John E. Dunn
15 February, 2024

Why Are Ransomware Attacks Becoming More Dangerous? The British Library Attack Gives Us Some Clues

The 1980s brutalism of the British Library in London has been likened to an unwelcoming fortress, and yet the intimidating appearance was no help when ransomware attackers decided to pay it a
John E. Dunn
07 February, 2024

After DOJ Takedown, the Notorious ALPHV Ransomware Group Fights Back

Has the digital reign of terror from the world’s second most active ransomware group, ALPHV (BlackCat), come to an end, or hasn’t it? If you ask the coalition of global police forces that
John E. Dunn
24 January, 2024

Is the Relationship Between Journalists and Ransomware Gangs Healthy?

One of the most unexpected trends of recent years is the way ransomware has turned high-impact cybercrime incidents into a public spectacle. For ransomware criminals, the more public the bett
John E. Dunn
19 December, 2023

Europol Makes New Ransomware Arrests. But Will It Make Any Difference?

In the relatively short history of ransomware crime, very few of the professional criminals behind these attacks have ever been brought to justice. So many crimes, so few arrests, and there�
John E. Dunn
08 December, 2023

Unsecure Log Files Are the Most Ignored Weakness That Helps Ransomware

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” said philosopher George Santayana in one of the most widely quoted aphorisms of the 20th century. According to a report fr
John E. Dunn
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