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Most citizens are against local governments paying ransomware attackers

Nearly 80% of US citizens are increasingly worried about ransomware attacks on cities – yet more than half are still hesitant to have city governments put forth the funds to fight off

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Ransomware attacks hit 1 in 5 Americans

Anomali announced the results of a survey conducted by The Harris Poll. It includes responses from more than 2,000 American adults and reveals how Americans believe business and government organizations

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Ransomware Disrupts Worldwide Production for Belgian Aircraft Parts Maker

ASCO Industries, a manufacturer of aerospace components with headquarters in Zaventem, Belgium, has been hit with ransomware, which ended up disrupting its production around the world. The attack reportedly started

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Unclassified Data Creates Security Blind Spots for most Companies

Global businesses continue to house ‘dark data’ within their organizations, creating a honeypot for cybercriminals, finds research from Veritas Technologies. The Value of Data study, conducted by Vanson Bourne for

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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,