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Top cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2018

Looking for hard numbers to back up your sense of what's happening in the cybersecurity world? We dug into studies and surveys of the industry's landscape to get a sense of the lay of the land—both in terms of what's happening and how...

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Recipe Unlimited denies ransomware attack, despite alleged ransom note

Recipe Unlimited denies a ransomware attack impacted nine restaurant brands, despite an alleged ransom note that shows the bitcoin ransom demand ticking up daily.

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Brewery became victim of targeted ransomware attack via job vacancy ad

Hackers took a job ad on the Arran Brewery website and posted it on international recruitment sites. One of the resumes submitted as a result had a Dharma Bip ransomware payload.

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Ransomware hits UK's Bristol Airport, affects flight information screens

Ransomware is being blamed for non-working flight information screens at Bristol Airport in the UK over the weekend.

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New GandCrab ransomware variant hammers Florida school district

A GandCrab ransomware attack, combined with a Comcast outage, caused a Florida Keys school district’s computer system to be down for a week.

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What is WannaCry ransomware, how does it infect, and who was responsible?

Stolen government hacking tools, unpatched Windows systems, and shadowy North Korean operatives made WannaCry a perfect ransomware storm.

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Mastering email security with DMARC, SPF and DKIM

The three main email security protocols complement one another, so implementing them all provides the best protection. That’s easier said than done, but these tips can help.

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Here I am, hack me

Bad actors are constantly trying to find ways to penetrate our networks. Recent attacks at LabCorp and the City of Atlanta demonstrate, however, that we are putting the welcome mat out for hackers by leaving key network ports open. ...

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What is malware? Viruses, worms, trojans, and beyond

Malware is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs hackers use it to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. Learn what malware does and how you can remove it—or prevent it.

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Samsam infected thousands of LabCorp systems via brute force RDP

LabCorp, one of the largest clinical labs in the U.S., said the Samsam ransomware attack that forced their systems offline was contained quickly and didn't result in a data breach. However, in the brief time between detection and...

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10 ways to prevent, detect and recover from ransomware and zeroday threats

As ransomware runs rife the threat of extortion and disruption looms large. Find out what practical steps you can take to prevent ransomware from gaining a foothold and to detect it when your defenses fail.

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Akamai: DDoS attacks on the rise, become more specialized

Akamai's new State of the Internet/Security: Web Attack report says DDoS attacks increased 16% since 2017. It also says China and Russia launch the most credential abuse attacks on the hospitality industry.

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What does a ransomware attack cost? Beware the hidden expenses

The ransom is only a tiny portion of the total cost of a ransomware attack. Consider these associated costs when estimating the total damage.

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Preventing ransomware attacks the right way

Ransomware attacks continue to be a major threat with no sign of slowing down. Here are some lessons organizations can learn from federal agencies to better prevent them.

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2018 – the year of the targeted attack?

There is a definite increase in sophisticated bad actor groups focusing on specific, high value targets.

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Atlanta's recovery highlights the costly mistake of being unprepared

The Samsam attack against the city of Atlanta in March was chaotic and crippling. The ransomware, named for the group responsible for development and deployment, left the city scrambling to deal with critical systems that were forced...

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Another night at the information security museum

Firms need to put fundamental information security processes in place to ensure they don’t become ransomware victims. It’s not that difficult, people.

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SamSam explained: Everything you need to know about this opportunistic group of threat actors

The group behind the SamSam family of ransomware is known for recent attacks on healthcare organizations, but that's not its only target.

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