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Archive for the ‘Ransomware’ Category

In 2017 alone, hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe have been affected by ransomware attacks; draining enterprises of millions of dollars. Those who have been affected all offer the same advice; protect yourself before it happens to you! While you may already be using anti-ransomware software, researchers have identified several new ransomware threats that your security software may not be equipped to fight with (Ovidly Stealer, Hackshit, Satan … Read more

Organizations around the world are still cleaning up the devastation left behind by Petya and the WannaCry ransomware, with damage ranging from minor inconvenience to complete shutdowns of company operations. Hackers are taking the lessons learned from Petya and WannaCry to create new variants that improve the ability to move undetected between devices using the EternalBlue exploit, or in other words, the vulnerability in the Server Message Block (SMB) 1.0 … Read more

If you’re reading this, you’ve either already become the victim of a ransomware attack or you’re interested in finding out what your options are should it happen to you. So, in this article we’re going to discuss what a ransomware attack does and how best to react to one. What does a ransomware attack look like? Ransomware attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the ultimate goal is to … Read more

The world woke up on the 28th June to the news of a second global ransomware attack following the WannaCry attack that took place less than six weeks ago, and affected over 230,000 computers in 150 countries; including the UK’s National Health Service. We will refer to this attack as the ‘Petya’ ransomware attack as very little is known about it at this point besides its slight resemblance to an … Read more