Blog Posts Tagged with "Ransomware"

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WannaCry and Jaff: Two Different Malware Attacks with A Common Goal

June 02, 2017 Added by:Sean Tierney

On Friday, May 12, two separate ransomware attacks were unfolding, each both using different distribution capabilities and malware.

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WannaCry Shows World the Need for Endpoint Security

May 24, 2017 Added by:Amir Geri

Ransomware attacks will continue to become more sophisticated and effective as the year goes on. It is now imperative that organizations prepare their networks and devices for a ransomware attack.

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What Is Your Security Canary?

April 13, 2017 Added by:Jesse McKenna

Although traditional anti-malware approaches tend to focus on looking deep within each endpoint for suspicious activity, in the case of ransomware particularly, this equates to monitoring the coal miners and when an event happens, you’ve just lost a miner.

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Bracing for the Future of Information Security Threats

April 04, 2017 Added by:Steve Durbin

New attacks will impact both business reputation and shareholder value, and cyber risk exists in every aspect of the enterprise. Here are the top nine threats to information security over the next two years.

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When Ransomware Strikes: Does Your Company Have a Data Disaster Recovery Plan?

February 16, 2017 Added by:Jeff Erramouspe

Ransomware is rampant and those who commit the attacks aren’t discriminating against any industry, company size, or company location.

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DynA-Crypt Ransomware Steals and Deletes User Data

February 11, 2017 Added by:Ionut Arghire

A newly observed piece of ransomware doesn’t merely focus on encrypting user’s files, but also attempts to steal data from the infected machine, and to delete files, researchers warn.

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2017 Cybersecurity Trends Already in Action

February 08, 2017 Added by:Nathan Burke

With each passing year, it seems that newly-uncovered hacks and the number of users impacted grow larger and larger. One big prediction for 2017 that we haven’t seen come true yet is that we'll have a new major breach.

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What We’re Learning about Ransomware, and How Security Is Stepping Up to the Task

November 08, 2016 Added by:Slawek Ligier

If anything is certain about the latest ransomware trends we’ve been tracking, it’s that no one is immune to an attack. Ransomware attackers don’t discriminate.

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Don’t Be a Victim – Fight Ransomware Attacks with These Proven Steps

July 27, 2016 Added by:Slawek Ligier

There is certainly no shortage of cyber-attacks in the headlines, and none more prevalent than ransomware attacks. These bold attacks encrypt user files, then demand a ransom in exchange for decrypting the files and restoring access to the original owner.

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BadBlock Ransomware Encrypts Windows System Files

June 06, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Dubbed BadBlock, a new ransomware doesn’t stop at encrypting the user’s photos, videos, and images, but does the same for Windows system files as well, which ultimately results in the computer being no longer usable.

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Avoiding Ransomware with Strong Endpoint Security

May 26, 2016 Added by:Dean Dyche

Ransomware attacks are growing in volume and sophistication. To best defend against ransomware, users must ensure that their machines remain up to date with the latest patches and security updates.

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Nemucod Malware Downloader Evolves into Ransomware

April 26, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Nemucod, a previously known JavaScript malware family designed to download additional malicious software onto the compromised computers, has evolved into ransomware and is now using 7-Zip to encrypt its victims’ files.

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U.S. and Canada Issue Joint Alert on Ransomware

April 06, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Ransomware has recently become one of the biggest cyber threats to both end users and enterprises, and the United States DHS and the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) have released a joint alert on ransomware threats.

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Protecting Yourself (and Your Organization) from Ransomware

April 04, 2016 Added by:Dan Lohrmann

While media attention has focused on global terrorist incidents and the presidential primaries, a growing number of business emergencies caused by ransomware are sweeping the world. The risk of this situation escalating into a significant public- or private-sector crisis is growing.

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Security Pros Not Confident in Ability to Fight Ransomware

April 03, 2016 Added by:Ionut Arghire

Only 38 percent of security professionals are "very confident" in their company’s ability to successfully deal with the increasing ransomware threat, a new survey reveals.

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OSX Ransomware Offered for Sale in the Underground

February 10, 2016 Added by:Idan Aharoni

Inteller has identified a new Ransomware malware being offered for sale in the underground, dubbed "GinX", which encrypts important and sensitive files on the victim's computer and which targets not only Windows operating systems, but MacBook's OSX as well.

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