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It’s no secret that the threat of ransomware attacks is ever-present and continuously increasing as we progress into 2020. It’s frequency of occurrence could be difficult to track as businesses or organizations don’t always report these cyberattacks to authorities, instead paying off ransoms to receive their files. This decision comes at a costly price, as payment never guarantees reaccess to encrypted files.Read More
Towards the end of November, Louisian’s state government experienced a ransomware infection caused by an unauthorized program downloaded onto a government owned computer. The cyberattack caused disruptions across several State offices, leaving employees unable to access the internet, email, or other necessary applications after a prompt server shutdown response by the Office of Technology Services.Read More
Businesses and government agencies aren’t the only target for cybercriminals. School is back in session this month, and school districts across the country are also affected by large scale ransomware attacks.Read More
On May 7th, Baltimore’s city government was faced with a ransomware attack by the “RobbinHood” strain that took most department systems offline. Emergency response systems were unaffected by this attack, but the city still faces extensive damage costs that have risen to a price of $18 million.Read More
Dharma ransomware had first made an appearance back in 2016 and is still out to target its next victims through another cyberattack method: this time posing as an anti-virus software to trick users into downloading malware onto their computers.Read More
As recently announced on May 14, Microsoft released a patch for its Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0798, to fix its older Windows versions XP and 2003. The vulnerability has the potential to be exploited by ransomware - particularly WannaCry - in which the malware could spread from one computer to the next, hence the term “wormable”.Read More
Ransomware attacks are far from over, and with more sophisticated attacks like Ryuk, Bitpaymer, and Dharma, encryption keys provided through ransom demands have gotten more expensive.Read More
Albany, NY was hit with a ransomware attack as made public by Mayor Kathy Sheehan via Twitter on Saturday. Several municipal services offered within the city were impacted after the cyberattack.Read More
Nowadays, any organization can be susceptible to a cyberattack, as sensitive data can end up in a hacker’s hands if a website has unpatched vulnerabilities.Read More
Phishing email messages are going around in an attempt to steal valuable login credentials from company officials.Read More
There’s a new strain of ransomware going around to entice victims into paying ransom. It’s called CryptoMix, and it utilizes a fictitious charity scheme that promises its victims they are helping a good cause.Read More
Data collected from MSPs show that ransomware attacks could likely increase upon small and medium-sized business in the upcoming 2019 year.Read More
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