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How to buy Bitcoin for ransomware payment (if you must)

Avoid paying ransom demands if at all possible. When you have no choice, follow this advice for acquiring cryptocurrencies and executing the transaction.

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How to protect backups from ransomware

Ransomware is getting smarter, attacking backups to prevent recovery. Prevent this from happening by taking a few simple steps.

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US Treasury Department ban on ransomware payments puts victims in tough position

The Treasury Department's advisory warns companies not to pay ransoms to sanctioned entities. The move complicates ransomware incident response and might encourage insurance carriers to drop ransomware coverage.

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Late-game election security: What to watch and watch out for

Despite disruption of the Trickbot botnet network, last-minute leaks of stolen documents and post-election undermining of trust in the election system remain big concerns.

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Financial crime group FIN11 pivots to ransomware and stolen data extortion

FIN11, believed to be Russia-based, follows a trend of cybercriminal groups expanding their operations beyond financial crime.

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WastedLocker explained: How this targeted ransomware extorts millions from victims

WastedLocker is sophisticated ransomware created by Evil Corp, a notorious cyber criminal group.

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Ransomware attacks growing in number, severity: Why experts believe it will get worse

Law enforcement and federal experts discuss recent ransomware trends and challenges of fighting the attacks.

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4 top vulnerabilities ransomware attackers exploited in 2020

As more employees work from home, attackers have more endpoints to target. These unpatched vulnerabilities in remote access tools and Windows makes their job easier.

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A history of ransomware: The motives and methods behind these evolving attacks

Ransomware was a novelty until Bitcoin emerged. Today, ransomware is big business as gangs keep innovating.

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How to protect Windows networks from ransomware attacks

Even large companies like Honda can fall victim to a targeted ransomware attack. Take these steps to harden your Windows network against them.

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Ransomware explained: How it works and how to remove it

Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts a victim's files. The attacker then demands a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data upon payment. 

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Ryuk ransomware explained: A targeted, devastatingly effective attack

Ryuk ransomware attacks are targeted to the most vulnerable, most likely to pay companies and are often paired with other malware such as TrickBot.

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How to prepare Microsoft Office and Windows for ransomware and email attacks

You've set up your remote workers during this COVID-19 crisis, but have you made the adjustments to be prepared for a cyber disaster like a ransomware attack?

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Dear future victim, please panic

I am the opportunistic infection, THE DORMANT CYBER PATHOGEN now awakes! While you're worried about COVID-19 infection, I'm already inside your networks!

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Deloitte: 8 things municipal governments can do about ransomware

Deloitte researchers explain why state and local governments are favored for ransomware attacks and how they can protect themselves with limited resources.

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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2020

From malware trends to budget shifts, we have the latest figures that quantify the state of the industry.

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What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

A cyber attack is an attack launched from one or more computers against another computer, multiple computers or networks. Here are some of the major recent cyber attacks and what we can learn from them.

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Recent ransomware attacks define the malware's new age

By 2018, the ransomware boom seemed to have peaked. But over the past 24 months, shifts in hacker tactics have resulted in a resurgence of ransomware attacks.

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