Ransomware

The practical guide to fighting ransomware
2017-09-20
Close your eyes for a second. Imagine you are in charge of an IT security team in an enterprise, where the headcount is measured in the thousands. Or, you're the single security engineer in a startup that just hired its 100th employee. Either way, you ...

The Shark CryptoMix Ransomware Variant Smells Blood in the Water
2017-09-20
Today, I discovered a new variant of the CryptoMix ransomware that is appending the .SHARK extension to encrypted file names. This family of ransomware usually releases a new version almost every week, if not sooner, so it is a bit surprising to see ...

Too noisy, low-level and unethical: Why some cybercriminals hate ...
2017-09-20
"We are digging our own grave," warn some online criminals who are worried how high-profile ransomware attacks like WannaCry are boosting awareness and ...Cyber crime a significant risk to individuals and organisationsComputerWeekly.comall 2 news articles »

New Locky variant ransomware attack hits 20M attacks in one day
2017-09-20
A new ransomware threat, discovered by researchers at the Barracuda Advanced Technology Group, has launched some 20 million attacks in a single day, according to a Tuesday blog post from Barracuda Labs. And the 20 million is just the start, at the post ...New ransomware attack sweeping around the worldAxiosall 2 news articles »

​Ransomware and cyber-attacks: We need a defence plan, says Europe
2017-09-20
The European Union (EU) has detailed how it intends to improve its cyber defences in the face of rising ransomware attacks, cyber-crime and online meddling by other nations. "With the recent ransomware attacks, a dramatic rise in cyber-criminal ...and more »

Ransomware attack impacts probate offices in Montgomery County
2017-09-19
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Montgomery County officials are working with the FBI to combat a ransomware attack that is impacting county services. No employee or public information has been stolen. However, the attack has caused the county's system to ...Ransomware attack on Montgomery County government computers ...WSFAInvestigation of Ransomware Attack on Montgomery County ...Alabama News Network (press release)Montgomery County falls victim to cyber attackMontgomery Advertiserall 7 news articles »

Double trouble: This ransomware campaign could infect your PC ...
2017-09-19
Victims of the campaign could find their systems infected with two types of ransomware. Image: iStock. Being infected by one form of ransomware is bad enough, ...New rotating Locky ransomware campaign can infect networks twice ...Healthcare IT NewsNeowin - New spam campaign distributes two ransomware variantsNeowinLocky And FakeGlobe Ransomware Duo Seeks Maximum Damage ...Hot HardwareInternational Business Times UK -Trend Micro Blogsall 6 news articles »

10 Approaches You Can Take To Shield Yourself Against Ransomware Attacks
2017-09-18
But while this particular ransomware attack gained a lot of press, it wasn't the first of its kind. To prepare for the worst, a number of companies in the United Kingdom are stockpiling bitcoins in order to make sure they have a surplus to pay off ...and more »

Troll, ransomware, alt-right added to dictionary
2017-09-18
Other tech-related new additions included troll, the online-harasser version, not the fishing action or monster-under-the-bridge meaning, and ransomware, malware from those nasty scammers who seize your data, then demand money to set it free. Alt-right ...Merriam-Webster adds alt-right, froyo and 250 words to the ...Business InsiderMerriam-Webster adds more than 250 words like"word salad" and "sriracha"WTVY, DothanNew entries: Merriam-Webster stuffs itself with sriracha, froyo and bibimbapWCVB BostonMerriam-Webster -Merriam-Webster -Merriam-Webster -Merriam-Websterall 95 news articles »