Ransomware

January 27, 2021

Even dead employees pose a security risk when their accounts are still active

Ransomware attackers compromised deceased employee's account to access a domain admin account. The incident is a sad reminder of some cyber hygiene standards too often overlooked.

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January 27, 2021

Law enforcement strikes back at Emotet, one of the world’s most popular ransomware loaders

The voluntary, collaborative posture taken by different private and public stakeholders is what sets this takedown apart from others.

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January 27, 2021

Law enforcement strikes back at Emotet, one of the world’s most popular ransomware loaders

The voluntary, collaborative posture taken by different private and public stakeholders is what sets this takedown apart from others.

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January 23, 2021

SonicWall network attacked via zero days in its VPN and secure access solutions

Cybersecurity firm SonicWall disclosed Friday night that hackers attacked the company’s internal networks by first exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities in its very own secure remote access products. SC Media received an anonymous tip Friday that SonicWall had suffered an attack, but did not get confirmation ahead of the disclosure by the company. SonicWall, whose product line…

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January 21, 2021

CISA launches ransomware education program

The effort encourages governments, schools and private companies to take steps to protect their systems and data from ransomware.

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January 20, 2021

CISO lends voice to MSPs and their small-biz clients in ransomware battle

Ryan Weeks is CISO at Datto, a founding member of the Institute for Security and Technology's new anti-ransomware initiative. He spoke to SC Media about the segment of the business community that he believes to be underserved by efforts to counter ransomware.

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January 16, 2021

FIN11 e-crime group shifted to CL0P ransomware and big game hunting

FIN11 has increasingly factored CL0P ransomware into its operations, and its clear they also put a substantial amount of effort into each follow-up compromise.

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January 15, 2021

Intel unveils ransomware-fighting CPUs

The capability is an easy win for CISOs, which can benefit with limited tweaks to machines.

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January 11, 2021

DarkSide decryptor unlocks systems without ransom payment – for now

The decryptor works for all current DarkSide infections, but that will likely change soon as the group reacts and adapts to the disclosure.

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