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Yes, the FBI held back REvil ransomware keys

The ransomware keys might have been acquired by an ally, which would invoke the third-party doctrine where the decision to release was not the FBI's alone.

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US cryptocurrency exchange sanctions over ransomware likely not the last

The sanctions are aimed to cut ransomware gangs off from their revenue. Advisory on sanctions risks regarding ransomware payments also updated.

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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.

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Biden sanctions Suex cryptocurrency exchange to stifle ransomware payments

In the wake of significant ransomware attacks, President Biden has sanctioned cryptocurrency exchange Suex in a clear attempt to prevent ransomware payments.

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7 unexpected ransomware costs

Indirect costs related to a ransomware attack can add up over time. These are the expenses and financial risks that CISOs should be aware of.

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How ransomware runs the underground economy

Ransomware gangs are adopting all the core elements of legitimate businesses—including defined staff roles, marketing plans, partner ecosystems, and even venture capital investments—and some hallmarks of more traditional criminal...

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LockFile ransomware uses intermittent encryption to evade detection

This newly discovered ransomware works fast, has multiple ways to avoid detection, and preys on Windows systems with known vulnerabilities.

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CSO's guide to the worst and most notable ransomware

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

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OnePercent ransomware group hits companies via IceID banking Trojan

This new, aggressive ransomware group also uses Cobalt Strike to move laterally across the network.

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4 most dangerous emerging ransomware threat groups to watch

New research identifies four emerging ransomware groups currently affecting organizations and that show signs of becoming bigger threats in the future.

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7 steps to protect against ransomware-related lawsuits

How a CISO prepares for and responds to a ransomware attack can have huge consequences should customers or partners decide to sue.

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CISOs’ 15 top strategic priorities for 2021

Mitigating third-party risk, baking security into the development process, defending against ransomware attacks, keeping pace with digital transformation efforts—these are just a few things that are top-of-mind for CISOs today.

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Ransomware recovery: 8 steps to successfully restore from backup

The best way to recover from a ransomware attack is to have a reliable and fast backup process. Here's how to do it.

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CISA unveils Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative with tech heavyweights as first private partners

The new initiative aims to provide organizations with unprecedented levels of information and context with an initial focus on ransomware and incident response for cloud providers.

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How to prepare your Windows network for a ransomware attack

Removing barriers to hardening your Windows network and planning your response will minimize disruption from a ransomware attack.

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CSO Global Intelligence Report: The State of Cybersecurity in 2021

The message is clear in a fresh survey of 2,741 security, IT, and business professionals around the world: The damage from attacks is widespread and organizations are increasing security budgets to fend off further impact.

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EU takes aim at ransomware with plans to make Bitcoin traceable, prohibit anonymity

The European Commission has set out new legislative proposals to make crypto transfers more traceable. While the plans will close some existing loopholes, the impact on cybercrime is likely to be minimal, experts say.

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Biden administration, US allies condemn China's malicious hacking, espionage actions

Global coalition calls on China to curtail its cyber activities. For the first time, the US blames China directly for ransomware attacks.

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