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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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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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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