ransomware attacks

Safe Computing Habits In The “Post Ransomware” Era

Ransomware is a type of computer virus was made infamous by WannaCry in 2017. Two years ago millions of victims paid ransom money to its creators just to desperately restore their encrypted files. The “business model” was very successful, WannaCry developers had estimated total revenue of $4 billion that year. Today in 2019, we saw

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Lake City Suffers ‘Triple Threat’ Ransomware Attack

The City of Lake City has confirmed that ransomware ‘Triple Threat’ attacked the functionality of some of its computer systems. According to its Facebook statement, the Florida municipality was attacked on 10 June 2019 by the Ransomware ‘Triple Threat’. It is believed that this malware combines three different attack vectors to attack the virus urban

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Ransomware Attack: Windows Server Hosting Provider Still Down

Ransomware attacks can cripple a company’s operation, as we have seen in many ransomware articles we have written here since 2017’s WannaCry. However, when a hosting provider becomes a victim of it, all its customers are affected, especially in a case where the file encryption was so severe to a point the only way to

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Ransomware In The Nutshell: What is Ransomware?

In this article, we give you a brief review of what is ransomware, the headache of all system administrators and people who work in IT support for years. Ransomware is a favorite cash cow of cyber criminals (aside from phishing), as reflected by how WannaCry, world-infamous ransomware which earned $4 billion for its authors. As

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Here’s A Warning To The Police: Ransomware Is The New Criminal

In the past, information used by the police department to investigate crimes came in the form of paper documents, resting in physical file folders, housed in a series of file cabinets. These days, not a ton has really changed, as police departments still store data in this type of antiquated, old-fashioned way. But as fields

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The Audacity Of WannaCry Ransomware Is A Warning Not To Ignore

If history is any indication, all you need to unleash a memorable and highly debilitating cyberattack is some government hacking tools, an unpatched system, and some devious North Korean operatives. And in the case of WannaCry Ransomware, which did precisely that, it is possible to effectively paralyze one of the most vital industries in the

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Hackers Now Use Their Own Admin Tools Against Company Networks

As if the threatscape couldn’t hold any more danger, IT teams must now add their favorite network administration tools as possible backdoor entry points for hackers. Hackers have found a way to abuse LDAP, Kerberos, and NTLM, take over WMI and DCE/RPC, two popular network admin tools, to get admin privileges. After an initial infection

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Battling a Ransomware on Your System the Right Way

Ransomware don’t discriminate between good guys and bad guys. Two Ontario-based non profit organization are the latest victims of a ransomware. In order to fight these kind of threats,we must first know the details regarding this ransomware. For the record, there were more than 7600 ransomware attacks reported to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)

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Experts Warn: Destructive Ransomware Is Headed This Way

Ransomware nowadays might seem to be silent, but it is still around, and more attacks using the file-encrypting malware are just waiting for the right timing. Famous malware like WannaCry,NotPetya and Bad Rabbit made ransomware out of limelight. WannaCry and NotPetya are both associated to be the work of nation states -former North Korea and

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Bet You Don’t Know How Autorun Can Save You From Ransomware

Horror fanatics know the consequences of an encounter with the evil doll Annabelle. People should similarly beware of the same-named ransomware, which possesses a bunch of evil tricks to wreak havoc on the computer. The developers of this ransomware want to showcase their programming skills. Though it is easily decryptable, this ransomware can prove it’s

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