Ransomware

Cybercriminals are feeding off of America's small businesses, new study shows

Businesses paid hundreds of millions of dollars to hackers last year, a new report shows.<p>A study released by data security solutions firm Datto, found that small-to-mid-sized businesses paid $301 million in ransomware – or malicious software that blocks access to a system until a ransom is paid – …

Business

HerbaLife Scam: Emails Disguised As Invoices Contain Ransomware

A new, widespread ransomware attack has started spreading through emails with malicious attachments—including some disguised to look like they came …

Security

The EU Wants to Beef Up Penalties for Cryptocurrency Crimes

The European Commission is gearing up to propose new penalties for cybercrimes involving cryptocurrencies.<p>In a release yesterday, the European …

Cryptocurrency

New ransomware attack sweeping around the world

In the past 24 hours there have been 20 million attempted ransomware attacks, according to analysis from Barracuda Networks. Most of the attacks have …

Security

Too noisy, low-level and unethical: Why some cyber criminals hate ransomware | ZDNet

"We are digging our own grave," warn some online criminals who are worried how high-profile ransomware attacks like WannaCry are boosting awareness …

Cybersecurity

This ransomware campaign could infect your PC with two types of file-locking malware

<i>— Anti-Corruption News Story Curated by Anti-Corruption Digest International Risk & Compliance News</i><p>Being infected by one form of ransomware is bad …

Security

WannaCry and Hollywood hospital ransomware attacks crossed a line for some cybercriminals

The ransomware infection that disrupted Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in 2016 and the worldwide WannaCry attack in 2017 caused an ethical and …

Cybersecurity

New Spam Campaign Literally Doubles Down on Ransomware

An upgraded spam campaign alternates Locky and FakeGlobe ransomware, forcing victims to pay twice or lose all their data.<p>Looks like you've hit your …

Cybersecurity

Cyber crime a significant risk to individuals and organisations

Business email compromise (BEC) is the top cyber criminal trend identified by the latest cyber crime report by security firm Secureworks.<p>BEC and …

Cybersecurity

Newest Locky Variant Uses Ykcol Extension for Encrypted Files

Upon execution, the ransomware gets to work scanning the infected computer for files it can encrypt. It alters the file name and appends the “.ykcol” …

Information Security

Ransomware 2017: New threats emerge

Ransomware continues to be a major threat. This slidedeck looks at the first six months of 2017, examines why enterprises are being increasingly impacted by ransomware, and reviews the effect of high-profile incidents such as WannaCry and Petya.<p>For more on this area, read Symantec Security …

Security

Alt-right, froyo, and ransomware are officially in the dictionary, along with these other words

Filed under: News, US, Art & Books<p>Merriam-Webster added more than 250 new words to its online dictionary on Monday, and "alt-right," "froyo," and "ransomware" all made the cut.<p>Here are some of the other new words Merriam-Webster added:<p>The 10 best books of 2017 so far, according to Amazon<br>• These …

AOL

SMBs Face IoT Security Issues, Ransomware Attacks

Many companies are concerned about IoT security, and mid-sized companies may just be at the head of the list.<p>The majority (73%) of mid-market …

Cybersecurity

10 Approaches You Can Take To Shield Yourself Against Ransomware Attacks

The WannaCry attack earlier this year is one of the more notable ransomware attacks in recent memory. The attack, which hit everything from home users to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, locked key data inside an encryption and then demanded bitcoins in exchange for the key to the …

Cybersecurity

Protect your business from ransomware robbers

<b>Promo</b> Two much-publicised ransomware attacks earlier this year, including one on the NHS, have raised the profile of the ransomware menace that hangs …

Security

Ransomware and electronic records access, healthcare's biggest threats

Of the varied threats facing healthcare provider organizations today, both external and internal, what rises to the top? Some cybersecurity experts …

Cybersecurity

Formula 1 'lucky' to have avoided a ransomware attack so far

Formula 1 has been "lucky" to avoid a serious ransomware attack, claims a leading computer expert who has become heavily involved in grand prix racing

Toro Rosso

Ransomware and IOT attacks spell trouble for transportation industry

The ransomware and IOT threat landscapes are merging into a greater threat for transportation sector.

Cybersecurity

The rise of ransomware

Ransomware is the fifth most common form of malware, and is expected to see a 300 percent increase this year, according to MWR …

Security

Remediation vs. prevention: How to place your bets

Building a security environment for businesses these days is a gamble: layer on too much and your programs may be canceling each other out or causing …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft: Ransomware Decline Reversed in March 2017

Researchers discovered 71 new ransomware families in the first half of 2017, when attacks picked up after several months of decline.<p>Ransomware …

Information Security

Defray Ransomware Targeting Education and Healthcare Organizations

“A single spear-phishing email carrying a slightly altered malware can bypass multi-million-dollar enterprise security solutions if an adversary …

Malware

Are All Ransom Attacks Considered Ransomware?

Ransomware has loomed large in the news of late. The untraceability of Bitcoin payments, coupled with new blackhat tools available to anyone at little (if any) cost, means extortion attempts will continue to grab headlines worldwide.<p>But is ransomware the only form of cybercrime extortion? People …

Cybersecurity

Keep your data safe from lockup malware flinging thieves

<b>Promo</b> Ransomware has become one of the most damaging threats on the internet. In recent years viruses have proliferated, spreading through spam …

Security

10% of Ransomware Attacks on SMBs Targeted IoT Devices

IoT ransomware attacks are expected to ramp up in the coming years, a new survey shows.<p>Some cybercriminals are leveraging the growing base of IoT …

Cybersecurity

Delaware ransomware attack affects 19,000

Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants, an eight-physician practice in Delaware, on July 7 learned it was the target of a ransomware attack that …

Security

Can ransomware hijack Mac backups? Yes, but...

Mac users have so far avoided the scourge of ransomware sweeping the Windows world, where it’s the fastest-growing category of malware due to its …

Security

Ransomware 1H 2017 review: Global outbreaks reinforce the value of security hygiene

In the first six months of 2017, ransomware threats reached new levels of sophistication. The same period also saw the reversal of a six-month …

Cybersecurity

Labor Day ransomware attacks wipe 26,000 MongoDB databases

Three sets of hackers were hard at work over the Labor Day weekend using ransomware to wipe about 26,000 MongoDB databases.<p>A "MongoDB ransacking" …

Labor Day

Don't fall for this 'missing font' scam spreading malware to Chrome and Firefox browsers

The warning reads 'HoeflerText font wasn't found'. Experts say never click it.<p>Hackers are now using a sneaky pop-up technique posing as a font update …

Malware