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The Origin of Ransomware and Its Impact on Businesses

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In previous articles we’ve mentioned how Ransomware has wreaked havoc, invading systems and putting organizations’ reputation and stability at stake. In this article, we’ll start with the basics and describe what ransomware is and how it is used by cybercriminals to attack tens of thousands of systems by taking advantage of system-vulnerabilities. [You might also […]

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Cities Paying Ransom: What Does It Mean for Taxpayers?

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On September 1, Ontario’s Municipal Offices experienced a cyberattack that left their computers inoperable when Malware entered its systems and rendered its servers useless. The municipality was faced with paying a ransom to the attackers or face the consequences of being locked out of its systems. Per the advice of a consultant, the city paid […]

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Rapporto KSN: Ransomware e cripto-minatori pericolosi 2016-2018

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I ransomware non rappresentano una minaccia sconosciuta. Negli ultimi anni si sono infatti rivelati un pericolo concreto per il mondo della sicurezza informatica, infettando e bloccando l’accesso a diversi file e dispositivi e richiedendo agli utenti il pagamento di un riscatto (di solito in Bitcoin o in un’altra criptovaluta diffusa a livello mondiale) per poter […]

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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 […]