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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on April 8, 2021

With attacks increasing by 140 percent between 2018 and 2019, the threat from ransomware was growing long before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Last year, however, thanks to a perfect storm of unfortunate circumstances, the trend line for ransomware growth has gone vertical.

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on April 2, 2021

Introduction

The developers of the Phobos ransomware have added new fileless and evasive techniques to their arsenal. Constantly keeping their attack up to date helps them bypass detection technologies through several distinct approaches, the latest of which we detail in this blog. 

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Posted by Matthew Delman on March 27, 2021

In this week’s edition of Security News in Review, there’s new stories about the ransomware attack that locked up Acer’s computer systems, insight into how many Microsoft Exchange servers remain unpatched, and some theorizing on whether takedowns of cybercrime networks are valuable. 

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Posted by Daniel Petrillo on March 24, 2021

Over 30 years ago, a disgruntled researcher unleashed the first noted ransomware virus, the “Aids Trojan.” Distributed on 20,000 floppy disks marked “AIDS Information — Introductory Diskettes'' using hijacked mail subscriber lists to the World Health Organization AIDS conference, the Aids Trojan encrypted hard drives and directed victims to post ransom money to a P.O. box located in Panama. However, the Aids Trojan had a design failure — it used simple symmetric cryptography, which meant that it was possible to extract the decryption key from the code of the Trojan. 

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Posted by Matthew Delman on March 13, 2021

In this week’s edition of our roundup of the cybersecurity news, you’ll find information on Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday in case you missed it, new insights into the Server hack, and information on the rise in K-12 cyberattacks among other important security news stories from the past week. 

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Posted by Matthew Delman on March 6, 2021

In this week’s edition of our roundup of the cybersecurity news, you’ll find reporting on a new trend of ransomware gangs turning to virtual machines, several high-severity vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel being resolved, and some new capabilities in the Ryuk ransomware

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on February 11, 2021

Introducing egregor ransomware

Egregor is considered to be one of the most prolific ransomware threat groups. Yet it gained this reputation in a very short time due to its uncompromising double extortion methodology.

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Posted by Matthew Delman on October 1, 2020

Increasing numbers of headline-grabbing ransomware attacks are a concerning trend. They also point to a strong possibility that many organizations are falling behind threat actors in the cybersecurity arms race. As they fail to reassess their approaches to cybersecurity, organizations open themselves up to attacks that can be devastating and, in some cases, life-threatening.

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Posted by Michael Gorelik on August 7, 2020

Garmin has confirmed that the recent outage its users experienced was indeed the result of a successful ransomware attack. However, the extent of the damage done is still unclear. The attack, which compromised Garmin’s servers for five days, impacted millions of users globally and will likely end up costing Garmin millions of dollars in lost productivity and reputation alone. While Garmin says that no customer data was leaked, Garmin's call centers, web site, and cloud-based services such as Garmin Connect and FlyGarmin (a commercial aviation navigation service) were either taken offline or negatively impacted as a result of the attack.

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Posted by Arnold Osipov on December 19, 2019

A whopping 186.4 million Americans shopped in stores and online between Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year, according to the National Retail Federation. On average, these shoppers spent $361.90 per person over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend.

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