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January 24, 2022
4 Reasons Why Ransomware Organizations Target Local Active Directory

It is important to remember that most ransomware threat actors are incentivized by money and greed. While some state-sponsored attacks may be implemented for non-monetary reasons, ransomware for the most part is a business, albeit a highly unreputable one. It is also a game of analytics–ransomware organizations know from experience that they can expect a […]

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January 21, 2022
REvil Members Arrested–Is it a Turning Point?

In a rare piece of cybersecurity good news, in mid-January 2022 Russian security services announced the arrest in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Lipetsk of 14 alleged members of the world’s most notorious ransomware group, REvil (pronounced AreEvil).As cybercriminal busts go, this one confirmed every stereotype of the hacking underworld. Video released on the Russian VK […]

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January 20, 2022
Linux Ransomware Gangs Wasting No Time in 2022

The volume of malware targeting Linux devices grew 35% over the course of 2021. Some malware families stood out among the rest. For instance, XorDDoS, Mirai, and Mozi accounted for 22% of attacks against Linux systems, reported Bleeping Computer. That’s not surprising, given the fact that there were 10 times as many Mozi samples circulating […]

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January 19, 2022
What To Do If You Get the Dreaded Ransomware ‘Victim Notification’

Victim notifications are exactly what they sound like—a notification that you have fallen victim to something. In the ever-changing world of cybersecurity, victim notifications happen more frequently as better detections and collaborations in the security industry lead to vulnerabilities either privately being disclosed to a product company or publicly being highlighted for the community. Victim notifications […]

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January 18, 2022
John Oliver Is Talking About Ransomware

Ransomware used to be mainly on the radar of people who worked in IT security. That is no longer the case. Even John Oliver knows about it now, and is talking about it, leading to his viral video. It’s easy to see why, as these attacks are now arguably the single-biggest threat prowling the Internet […]

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January 14, 2022
Running a Ransomware Tabletop Exercise

If you ever played tabletop role-playing games, you can think about a tabletop exercise as an IT version of Dungeons & Dragons. Pretend an attack is underway, then your team role-plays through how they will perform your incident response (IR) and disaster recovery (DR) plans. It’s an excellent tool for practicing and testing your plans.Example […]

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