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September 23, 2022
STOP/DJVU Ransomware: What You Need To Know

When 2017's WannaCry ransomware attacks made mainstream headline news, it might have seemed like ransomware was a problem mainly for organizations behind in their patching. However, the landscape has dramatically shifted, and ransomware is now an “everyone, all the time” problem. As a result, ransomware groups have cropped up that primarily target individuals. STOP ransomware […]

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September 22, 2022
Why Ransomware’s Next Target Could Be Entire Countries

Even by its own grim standards, the last two years have been a remarkable time for the ransomware industry. Incidents have become ever more spectacular, while the ransoms being demanded have grown larger, sometimes to almost incredible levels. Innovations, meanwhile, have come thick and fast, including targeting critical infrastructure on a significant scale and encrypting […]

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September 20, 2022
Interview with an Access Broker: ‘I Took Everything from GitHub’

Earlier this year, the FBI released data which was interpreted by many in the tech press as saying phishing attacks were significantly more costly to organizations than ransomware. This conclusion has been challenged, and there's now something of a counter-narrative available. (Note that this is an uncensored interview and contains language that's likely to be […]

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September 19, 2022
Back to School Season Means Ransomware Attacks on Education

In a joint cybersecurity advisory, several US government agencies warned that ransomware attacks on schools would likely increase in September. This might have been slightly more helpful if the advice came before the massive attack on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), not after. Oops. But it’s not likely to surprise anyone that schools […]

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September 16, 2022
Protecting Your Virtual Machine Content from Ransomware

We’ve explored what you can do to try to reduce the risk of a ransomware attack in your VMware environment, but sometimes despite our best efforts environments are still compromised. Let’s explore what you can do to get ahead of things and protect your environment so you can recover after an attack. There are two things […]

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September 15, 2022
The Humble VoIP Phone System Is Now a Big Ransomware Target

How do today’s ransomware attackers find a way in? In truth, there are numerous routes, some more obvious than others. The key for ransomware attackers is to find an initial staging post. Often this is an employee—or more specifically, the employee’s network credentials—grabbed after a phishing attack. In other cases, it’s about finding an external […]

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