Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid.

#Ransomware: What #SMBs Should Know

Source: Council Post: Ransomware: What SMBs Should Know. It helps to have some planning in place for contingencies in the event that an attack disrupts your normal business operations. According to an April survey conducted by AppRiver (via Silicon U.K.), 55% of executives “at small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) state they would pay hackers to recover […]

#Cloud Hosting And IT Service Synoptek Suffered #Ransomware #Attack

Source: Cloud Hosting And IT Service Synoptek Suffered Ransomware Attack. The ending of 2019 also brought trouble for a number of businesses in terms of cybersecurity. Before the year-end, another ransomware attack affected IT service provider Synoptek. Synoptek Faced Cyber Attack Reportedly, the California-based cloud management and IT service provider Synoptek has fallen prey to a […]

#DeathRansom #Ransomware Can Actually Encrypt Files Now

#DeathRansom #Ransomware Can Actually Encrypt Files Now

Source: DeathRansom Ransomware Can Actually Encrypt Files Now. DeathRansom ransomware was first reported in November 2019 but it was considered a joke until recently. According to cyber-security firm Fortinet, DeathRansom is now capable of encrypting files using a solid encryption scheme. Previously, DeathRansom could only pretend to be ransomware without actually encrypting any users’ files. The […]

High-Impact #Windows 10 #Security #Threat Revealed As App-Killing #Malware Evolves

High-Impact #Windows 10 #Security #Threat Revealed As App-Killing #Malware Evolves

Source: High-Impact Windows 10 Security Threat Revealed As App-Killing Malware Evolves. This evolving Windows 10 malware threat will terminate applications ranging from Acrobat to Word. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a high-impact threat warning to U.S. businesses and organizations on October 2, 2019. That threat was ransomware, and the FBI warned that cybercriminals “upgrade […]

80K #Patients Impacted by Minnesota #Provider’s #Ransomware #Attack

80K #Patients Impacted by Minnesota #Provider’s #Ransomware #Attack

Source: 80K Patients Impacted by Minnesota Provider’s Ransomware Attack. About 80,000 Southeastern Minnesota Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (SEMOMS) patients are being notified after a ransomware attack potentially caused an “inadvertent exposure” of protected health information. On September 23, the ransomware attack was first discovered on one of the specialist’s servers. According to the notice, SEMOMS’ IT […]

#Beware #RedAlert: New #SIM Card Flaw Lets #Hackers Hijack Any #Phone Just By Sending #SMS

#Beware #RedAlert: New #SIM Card Flaw Lets #Hackers Hijack Any #Phone Just By Sending #SMS

Source: #Beware #RedAlert: New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS. Cybersecurity researchers today revealed the existence of a new and previously undetected critical vulnerability in SIM cards that could allow remote attackers to compromise targeted mobile phones and spy on victims just by sending an SMS. Dubbed “SimJacker,” the vulnerability […]

What are #Living Off The #Land #attacks? How to stay #safe?

What are #Living Off The #Land #attacks? How to stay #safe?

Source: What are Living Off The Land attacks? How to stay safe? What are Living Off The Land attacks that use fileless malware techniques? How do these attacks work, how can you avoid these attacks & secure your system? For a long time, we’ve been covering different methods by which, the bad guys access your data, […]

Report: #Ransomware group behind #Pensacola #cyberattack releases files

Report: #Ransomware group behind #Pensacola #cyberattack releases files

Source: Report: Ransomware group behind Pensacola cyberattack releases files | WEAR. The group claiming responsibility for the cyberattack on the City of Pensacola says it’s already posting stolen data online. StateScoop.com reported the Maze Group posted two files it claims belongs to the city. One of the items appears to be an employee’s timesheet and the […]

Just Paid the #Ransom? Here’s How to Prevent It From Happening Again

Just Paid the #Ransom? Here’s How to Prevent It From Happening Again

Source: Just Paid the Ransom? Here’s How to Prevent It From Happening Again | 2019-12-23 | Security Magazine. Hackers can be relentless with their cyberattacks. While organizations can be vulnerable to many security threats, ransomware is especially ruthless since its attacks are completely automated. It doesn’t matter what industry or business you are in – hackers […]

#Ransomware #attacks are more mob #shakedown and computer #hack

Source: Ransomware attacks are more mob shakedown and computer hack | PaymentsSource. The first line of defense is to not pay the ransom. Then a layered approach to security and recovery plan can ward off the crooks, says Nominet’s Stuart Reed. I remember when “ransomware” wasn’t even in the lexicon. Today, from a medical center in […]