July 21, 2017
LeakerLocker says pay up—or let the humiliation begin
A digital bully by the name of LeakerLocker just snuck its way into the Google Play Store. And, as this Android ransomware’s name might suggest, an infection is a little like getting body-slammed into the school lockers by a seething, foul-mouthed teen…who also happens to have that awful note you wrote about your trigonometry teacher....

A digital bully by the name of LeakerLocker just snuck its way into the Google Play Store. And, as this Android ransomware’s name might suggest, an infection is a little like getting body-slammed into the school lockers by a seething, foul-mouthed teen…who also happens to have that awful note you wrote about your trigonometry teacher….

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July 18, 2017
How the Next 30 Days May Change Your Company Forever
The New 23 NYCRR 500 Cyber Security Regulations and What it Means for You By Jarra Gruen, MDS In the light of recent global, crippling malware & ransomware attacks, it has never been so imperative to have a standard cyber security protocol in place. If you are a Financial Company operating in NY State, this is not only a...

The New 23 NYCRR 500 Cyber Security Regulations and What it Means for You By Jarra Gruen, MDS In the light of recent global, crippling malware & ransomware attacks, it has never been so imperative to have a standard cyber security protocol in place. If you are a Financial Company operating in NY State, this is not only a…

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coding ransomware for the dark web
July 13, 2017
Ransomware-as-a-service throws the door to cybercrime wide open
In 2016, we witnessed a staggering surge in ransomware attacks—from 30 million to over 260 million by the fourth quarter. And, that increase can be traced back to one trend in particular: The rise of ransomware-as-a-service. You know how ransomware works. What you might not know is that ransomware as a service, or RaaS, is...

In 2016, we witnessed a staggering surge in ransomware attacks—from 30 million to over 260 million by the fourth quarter. And, that increase can be traced back to one trend in particular: The rise of ransomware-as-a-service. You know how ransomware works. What you might not know is that ransomware as a service, or RaaS, is…

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July 12, 2017
How to secure your backup from ransomware
Securing your backups from ransomware is not always a one size fits all solution; there are numerous approaches to take. Here we outline the most effective methods in keeping your backups free from infection. Air gapping Air gapping is a security measure that involves isolating a computer or network and preventing it from establishing an...

Securing your backups from ransomware is not always a one size fits all solution; there are numerous approaches to take. Here we outline the most effective methods in keeping your backups free from infection. Air gapping Air gapping is a security measure that involves isolating a computer or network and preventing it from establishing an…

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ransomware targeting healthcare servers
July 11, 2017
Healthcare ransomware cripples hospitals and puts patients at risk
The explosive growth of healthcare ransomware should concern you—regardless of whether or not you work in the health services industry. To be blunt: When electronic health records are held hostage, a ransomware attack can have life and death consequences. Ransomware attacks on hospitals and clinics also create a public relations nightmare that can damage brands...

The explosive growth of healthcare ransomware should concern you—regardless of whether or not you work in the health services industry. To be blunt: When electronic health records are held hostage, a ransomware attack can have life and death consequences. Ransomware attacks on hospitals and clinics also create a public relations nightmare that can damage brands…

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July 10, 2017
Can ransomware infect Linux servers?
Customers and prospects have shared some interesting questions with us following our recent ransomware webcasts. Questions that suggest there’s some serious misinformation floating around about the security of Windows-based backup servers vs. Linux-based systems. So, to our question: Can ransomware infect Linux? The short answer is yes. Frankly, it makes no difference which operating system...

Customers and prospects have shared some interesting questions with us following our recent ransomware webcasts. Questions that suggest there’s some serious misinformation floating around about the security of Windows-based backup servers vs. Linux-based systems. So, to our question: Can ransomware infect Linux? The short answer is yes. Frankly, it makes no difference which operating system…

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