Ransomware

What is qkG ransomware? New self-replicating malware uses malicious macros to encrypt Word documents

Researchers said the ransomware appears to work slightly differently than other similar malicious malware.<p>Security researchers have discovered a new …

Microsoft Word

The Prevalence Of Ransomware Shows It Has Flown Under The Radar For Far Too Long | BCW

<b>With recent research predicting that global ransomware damage costs will exceed $5 billion in 2017 – a fifteen-fold increase in just 2 years – it is</b> …

Security

Can Uber trust the hackers who deleted the stolen data? Experts weigh in.

Uber quietly paid hackers $100,000 late last year to delete personal data the cyber criminals had stolen from 57 million riders and drivers - and the rideshare giant said it feels "assured" the hackers kept their word. But experts say it is impossible to know whether copies could exist.<p>In Oct. …

Business

Ransomware Damages Estimated to Cost the World $5 Billion in 2017 and $11.5 Billion in 2019

When you think of ransomware, you may think back to one of the largest cyberattacks this year, the WannaCry or WannaCrypt ransomware attack. In May …

Cybersecurity

3 Myths That Make You Vulnerable To Ransomware | BCW

<b>Ransomware is the fastest growing, and one of the most troubling, IT criminal enterprises attacking networks today. In fact, business models for</b> …

Cybersecurity

Ransomware damage costs predicted to hit $11.5B by 2019

Paying a ransom pales in comparison to the actual damage costs involved with a ransomware attack, which includes:<p>Damage and destruction (or loss) of …

Cybersecurity

0000 Cryptomix Ransomware Variant Released

Yesterday, MalwareHunterTeam discovered another variant of the CryptoMix ransomware, which puts it at two releases of new variants this week. This …

Encryption

The Week in Ransomware - November 17th 2017 - CryptoMix and Targeted Attacks

This week was for the most part only small variants released. Of particular interest is the release of two CryptoMix variants and a in-development …

Encryption

Ransomware via RDP – how to stay safe!

Microsoft’s RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) is a great way to look after your network remotely.<p>But a cottage industry of cybercriminals has sprung up …

Security

Global ransomware damage costs predicted to exceed $11.5 billion annually by 2019

Ransomware has reached epidemic proportions globally according to a report by Cybersecurity Ventures which revealed that damage costs are predicted …

Cybersecurity

Microsoft Security Webinar

As ransomware attacks continue to mature in both frequency and intensity, their impact on enterprise business had grown. Hackers are targeting …

Cybersecurity

5 Ways to Protect Against Ransomware

Anti-malware protection, software updates and properly tested backups are all ­important in the fight against ransomware. Here are five tips that can</b> …

Business Technology

Inside the Real-World Fight Against Ransomware

By Wylie WongThese novel security and data protection tools help businesses avoid cyberextortion.

Cybersecurity

Ordinypt Malware: A New Wiper Disguised as Ransomware

Ordinypt malware is currently being used in targeted attacks on companies in Germany. While Ordinypt malware appears to victims to be ransomware, the …

Security

From ransomware to Web miners

No longer just the province of geeks, cryptocurrencies are starting to affect the lives of ordinary people much more than many ordinary people are …

Kaspersky Lab

New ransomware scammers breed is coming to the scene - Alert Engine

We recently were conducting some security consulting for some clients when we caught a new breed of ransomware scammers coming in the scene.<br>This …

Microsoft Word

Rise and evolution of ransomware attacks

Ransomware, malware that encrypts systems and then asks for a ransom to decrypt files and systems, has become more prevalent in recent years. In …

Security

Threat Brief: Why Ransomware Hurts So Much and Is So Hard to Stop

In our updated report on ransomware from Unit 42, “Ransomware: Unlocking the Lucrative Criminal Business Model,” Unit 42 researcher Bryan Lee notes: …

Security

IT leaders failing to prepare for cyber attacks, despite fears

Nearly half of 500 IT leaders in the UK, France, Germany and the US believe it is likely that their organisation will face a major, disruptive cyber …

Cybersecurity

10 Scariest Ransomware Attacks of 2017

A look back at WannaCry, NotPetya, Locky, and other destructive ransomware campaigns to infect the world this year.<p>Looks like you've hit your article …

Information Security

New Cobra Crysis Ransomware Variant Released

This week, ID-Ransomware's Michael Gillespie noticed what appeared to be a new variant of the Crysis/Dharma Ransomware uploaded to his ID-Ransomware …

Information Security

The Week in Ransomware - November 10th 2017 - Ordinypt & LockCrypt

Mostly small silly variants released this week, but we did have a few interesting stories. The bigger stories include a new variant from Crysis …

Security

Australian cloud-monitoring contender heads to US as businesses, service providers scramble to improve security visibility

As malicious attacks continue to morph and experts warn of a ransomware resurgence, growing demand for better visibility into network and cloud …

Cybersecurity

Ransomware Attacks Against SMBs On the Rise: Report

An estimated 5% of small businesses were victimized by ransomware attacks in the year between the second quarter of 2016 and the same period in 2017, …

Advertising Industry

Ransomware: A Hunting We Will Go

• The inner workings of ransomware groups including Petya and WannaCry<br>• How to follow the ransomware money trail<br>• Current ransomware case studies and what …

Information Security

LockCrypt Ransomware Spreading via RDP Brute-Force Attacks

We previously reported on SamSam ransomware charging high ransoms for infected servers. But SamSam isn’t the only ransomware out there charging …

Malware

Businesses switch to Gmail for ransomware and spear-phishing protection

IT security teams at Fortune 500, Global 2000 and mid-sized corporations spend way too much time combating spear-phishing and ransomware …

Cybersecurity

Ransomware Protection Market – Future Market with Current Trend Analysis upto 2025

Ransomware attacks have touched a new high in the 21st century and affected governments, corporates, and even the average citizen. Few are able to …

Market Research

Locky ransomware used to target hospitals evolves

The malware's authors have added a few new tricks to avoid detection.<p>Locky is one of the most prolific types of ransomware out there.<p>Joining the …

Security

When Ransomware Strikes: 7 Steps You Can Take Now to Prepare

Ransomware is still on the rise. These operational tips can help lessen the blow if you're hit.<p>If you walked into work tomorrow to find your company …

Information Security