April 26, 2018
The 9 best ransomware tools and resources money can’t buy…because they’re free
Ransomware attackers are the schoolyard bullies of cyberspace, and they’re unrelenting in their hunt for your “milk money.” Get caught unprepared, and you’ll be forced to choose between rewarding the cyber extortionist with bitcoins—or weathering the financial burden that naturally results from data loss and downtime. Well, we think that stinks. To that end, we’ve...

Ransomware attackers are the schoolyard bullies of cyberspace, and they’re unrelenting in their hunt for your “milk money.” Get caught unprepared, and you’ll be forced to choose between rewarding the cyber extortionist with bitcoins—or weathering the financial burden that naturally results from data loss and downtime. Well, we think that stinks. To that end, we’ve…

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April 24, 2018
Are ransomware payments ever a good idea? The answer: It depends
Cybercriminals are fueling near continuous news coverage of governments, universities, healthcare systems, and businesses brought to a screeching halt by ransomware. Caught unprepared, these organizations are then forced into an uncomfortable cost-benefit analysis: Cough up the ransomware payment or endure the damaging impacts of downtime and data loss. It’s not always an easy choice. But...

Cybercriminals are fueling near continuous news coverage of governments, universities, healthcare systems, and businesses brought to a screeching halt by ransomware. Caught unprepared, these organizations are then forced into an uncomfortable cost-benefit analysis: Cough up the ransomware payment or endure the damaging impacts of downtime and data loss. It’s not always an easy choice. But…

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April 19, 2018
The 2018 ransomware trends that will keep you up at night
The art of the scam is nothing new. While ransomware attacks now fuel a continuous stream of breaking news, we only have to think back to the many distraught Nigerian princes—all who suffered the loss of their uncles and were desperate to find safe places to stash their unexpected inheritances—to remember how long these “spray...

The art of the scam is nothing new. While ransomware attacks now fuel a continuous stream of breaking news, we only have to think back to the many distraught Nigerian princes—all who suffered the loss of their uncles and were desperate to find safe places to stash their unexpected inheritances—to remember how long these “spray…

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April 5, 2018
Vulnerabilities in local government cyber security invite ransomware attacks
If the ransomware threat wasn’t already keeping you up at night, surely the attack on Atlanta has left you questioning the strength of your cyber defenses and disaster recovery. Now, it should be abundantly clear to all who work in local government that you are under attack. And, it’s up to you to ensure critical...

If the ransomware threat wasn’t already keeping you up at night, surely the attack on Atlanta has left you questioning the strength of your cyber defenses and disaster recovery. Now, it should be abundantly clear to all who work in local government that you are under attack. And, it’s up to you to ensure critical…

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March 23, 2018
The City of Atlanta falls victim to a ransomware attack
Once again, cyber attackers are proving no one is safe from a ransomware attack. This time, it’s the City of Atlanta that has fallen victim. So, what do we know? Experts suggest Atlanta may have been infected by a variant of SamSam ransomware; the same family deployed against governments and hospitals since 2015. In this...

Once again, cyber attackers are proving no one is safe from a ransomware attack. This time, it’s the City of Atlanta that has fallen victim. So, what do we know? Experts suggest Atlanta may have been infected by a variant of SamSam ransomware; the same family deployed against governments and hospitals since 2015. In this…

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January 24, 2018
What is SamSam ransomware & how might it threaten your business?
Like a terrible foot fungus, and not nearly as pleasant, SamSam ransomware just won’t go away. This customized ransomware strain first entered the scene in 2016 and, today, it’s powering the types of targeted cyber attacks that should give all of us pause—especially those in the healthcare industry. Just consider this: In the past three...

Like a terrible foot fungus, and not nearly as pleasant, SamSam ransomware just won’t go away. This customized ransomware strain first entered the scene in 2016 and, today, it’s powering the types of targeted cyber attacks that should give all of us pause—especially those in the healthcare industry. Just consider this: In the past three…

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