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How ransomware negotiations work

Here's what experienced negotiators say your organization should expect if it ever needs to pay a ransomware demand.

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Survey: Hackers approach staff to assist in ransomware attacks

Cyberattackers have approached employees in 48% of organizations in North America to assist in ransomware attacks, according to a report by Pulse and Hitachi ID.

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Google disrupts major malware distribution network Glupteba

The botnet take-down is believed to be temporary as the criminal group has a backup command-and-control mechanism based on Bitcoin blockchain.

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U.S. Cyber Command’s actions against ransomware draw support and criticism

The actions, which temporarily took down REvil, raise questions about using the military to combat ransomware.

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Malware variability explained: Changing behavior for stealth and persistence

More malware is designed to be variable, choosing which computers to infect or even the type of attack to execute.

Ransomware  >  A masked criminal ransoms data for payment.

The worst and most notable ransomware: A quick guide for security pros

The ransomware gangs and their malware listed here have victimized millions of companies and caused billions of dollars in costs.

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9 tips for an effective ransomware negotiation

If you have no choice but to pay attackers to get critical data back, these best practices could put you in the best possible position to recover from a ransomware attack.

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The Kaseya ransomware attack: A timeline

REvil's ransomware attack on software provider Kaseya underscored the threats to supply chains that ransomware groups pose. Here is an up-to-date timeline of the attack.

Encryption  >  Encrypted data / hexadecimal code

Spike in encrypted malware poses dual challenge for CISOs

Faced with a surge in malware hidden in encrypted traffic, CISOs are being tasked with managing technical solutions while also adhering to privacy considerations.

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REvil ransomware explained: A widespread extortion operation

The REvil group, a.k.a. Sodinokibi, re-victimizes its targets by threatening to release stolen data even after the initial ransom demand is paid.

Cryptojacking  >  Binary skull, code and bitcoin symbols invade systems as malware

How to spot and block cryptominers on your network

Cryptominer malware is stealthy and drags down network and device performance. Some simple tasks and basic tools can minimize its impact.

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US DOJ recovers $6 million and indicts two REvil principals

The DOJ promises a whole of government approach to fighting ransomware groups no matter which country they operate from.

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SolarWinds CISO: Know your adversary, what they want, watch everything

The compromise of SolarWinds' Orion software changed the company's approach to security. Tim Brown shares some hard-won advice for how CISOs and software vendors should prepare for supply chain attacks.

Smishing, an SMS phishing attack / Vishing, a voice phishing attack by phone

Stealthy Trojan that roots Android devices makes its way on app stores

The criminals behind the Trojan have placed fully functional utilities that carry malicious code on the Google Play store in a way that evades detection.

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Conti ransomware explained: What you need to know about this aggressive criminal group

The Conti ransomware group is less likely to help victims restore encrypted files and more likely to leak exfiltrated data.

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White House international ransomware initiative outlines hopes and challenges

More than 30 nations discussed tactics for collaborating in the fight against ransomware, but it competes with a Russian-led UN initiative.

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Iranian APT targets aerospace and telecom firms with stealthy ShellClient Trojan

The MalKamak group has been running its Operation GhostShell campaign for at least three years unnoticed.

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APT29 targets Active Directory Federation Services with stealthy backdoor

The FoggyWeb post-exploitation backdoor is persistent and steals configuration databases and security token certificates.

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