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The 6 biggest ransomware attacks of the last 5 years

The biggest ransomware attacks illustrate how this particularly nasty genre of attack software has grown from a curiosity and an annoyance to a major crisis. Malware that holds data for ransom

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Weighing the options: The role of cyber insurance in ransomware attacks

The Norsk Hydro cyberattack is a real-time case study of what an international company goes through when a ransomware attack is successful. Over the last week, we’ve witnessed a global manufacturing giant

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How To Get In Shape For Today’s Security Challenges And Counter Ransomware Attack

Recently, I’ve been doing intensive exercise. Not to lose some pounds before the inevitable post-Christmas weight gain, but because I’m getting ready for an XLETIX obstacle course in Munich. It

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Phishing: The future is zero tolerance

Phishing has long been the proverbial thorn in an organization’s side. It doesn’t have the glitz and glamor of many other headline-grabbing hacks, such as the latest zero-day or ransomware

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SamSam and GandCrab Illustrate Evolution of Ransomware

2018 has seen a major divergence in the operation of ransomware: targeted versus ransomware as a service (RaaS). Two particular malware families have dominated each branch: SamSam (targeted) and GandCrab

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Taken by Ransomware? Certain Skills Required.

Skull and crossbones adorning a pair of Alexander McQueen boots, um yes, please. Skull and crossbones flashing across my PC, uh no, thanks. While the former speaks of swashbuckling ready-to-wear,

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Cryptominers displace ransomware as the number one threat

During the first three months of 2018, cryptominers surged to the top of detected malware incidents, displacing ransomware as the number one threat, Comodo’s Global Malware Report Q1 2018 has