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Ransomware, Automation, and IoT Bots, Oh My!

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Happy New Year to all our readers! In 2017, we conducted several studies and wrote several reports on the state of cyber security.  Let’s take a look at how 2017 shaped up: How Lucrative is Confidential Data? Prime Bounty for Hackers, Top Concern for Businesses Radware’s annual Global Application & Network Security Report combines a […]

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Report KSN: il Ransomware nel periodo 2016-2017

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Il presente report è stato preparato utilizzando dati spersonalizzati, raccolti ed elaborati in forma anonima tramite il Kaspersky Security Network (KSN). I parametri in esso contenuti si basano sul numero di utenti unici dei prodotti Kaspersky Lab, con funzione KSN abilitata, che nel periodo sopra indicato si sono imbattuti, perlomeno una volta, in programmi ransomware; […]

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Errori in WannaCry che consentono di ripristinare i file dopo l’infezione

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Talvolta, gli sviluppatori di programmi ransomware commettono degli errori, a livello di codice. Errori del genere possono consentire alle vittime di ottenere nuovamente l’accesso ai propri file originali, dopo l’infezione causata dal ransomware. Nel presente articolo verranno descritti, in breve, vari errori commessi dai virus writer che hanno sviluppato il famigerato ransomware WannaCry. Errori nella […]

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Security News This Week: Hoo-Boy, Mar-a-Lago’s Internet Is Insecure

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For anyone growing weary of the constant focus on Russian and President Donald Trump’s campaign, good news! A fresh horror took the spotlight late last week in the form of WannaCry, a vicious ransomware whose creators appear not to have been all that smart. WannaCry, we learned, features a built-in “kill switch” that security researchers […]

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Another Ransomware Nightmare Could Be Brewing in Ukraine

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Just as the reverberations from last week’s WannaCry ransomware outbreak have started to slow, a new threat has already cropped up. A virulent ransomware strain called XData has gained momentum in Ukraine, so far leading to about three times as many infections as WannaCry did in the country. That XData appears to target Ukraine specifically […]

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Hackers Are Trying to Reignite WannaCry With Nonstop Botnet Attacks

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Over the past year, two digital disasters have rocked the internet. The botnet known as Mirai knocked a swath of major sites off the web last September, including Spotify, Reddit, and The New York Times. And over the past week, the WannaCry ransomware outbreak crippled systems ranging from health care to transportation in 150 countries […]

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A WannaCry Flaw Could Help Some Windows XP Victims Get Files Back

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Since the WannaCry ransomware ripped through the internet late last week, infecting hundreds of thousands of machines and locking up critical systems from health care to transportation, cryptographers have searched for a cure. Finding a flaw in WannaCry’s encryption scheme, after all, could decrypt all those systems without any ransom. Now one French researcher says […]

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High-Profile Extortion Hacks Aren’t Paying Off

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This week, Disney CEO Bob Iger reportedly revealed to employees that a hacker claimed to have stolen the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and threatened to release it if the Mouse House doesn’t pay a hefty ransom. But Disney, which has enlisted the FBI’s help, says it won’t pay to keep its billion-dollar franchise […]

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5 Tools to Help Protect Yourself From Ransomware

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A devastating global cyberattack called WannaCry has alerted millions of people to the dangers of ransomware. Hospitals, utilities, businesses, and more were locked out of their computers, facing payment demands from anonymous hackers. And while it’s too late for over hundreds of thousands of devices across 150 countries that WannaCry hit, there are a few […]

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Why Governments Won’t Let Go of Secret Software Bugs

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It’s been three days since WannaCry ransomware attacks began rippling across the world, affecting more than 200,000 people and 10,000 organizations in 150 countries. And the threat of further infection still looms. The pervasiveness of WannaCry reveals just how insidious wide-scale ransomware attacks can be, endangering public infrastructure, commerce, and even human lives. But the implications of the incident […]