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US government indicts Iranian nationals for ransomware and other cybercrimes

The Department of Justice and FBI claim three Iranian citizens conducted a global cybercrime operation while separately the US Treasury sanctions Iran.

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Ransomware attacks on retailers rose 75% in 2021

Securing cyberinsurance coverage for retail organizations has become difficult because of the increasing number of attacks.

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Global companies say supply chain partners expose them to ransomware

A Trend Micro report reveals that 52% of global organizations have a supply chain partner that was hit by ransomware.

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Ragnar Locker continues trend of ransomware targeting energy sector

Ransomware gangs seem to be exploiting concerns over disruptions in the energy and other critical infrastructure sectors.

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WannaCry explained: A perfect ransomware storm

WannaCry is a virulent ransomware attack that was designed by a North Korean hacker gang and takes advantage of a Windows vulnerability that remains unpatched on too many computers.


New ransomware HavanaCrypt poses as Google software update

The HavanaCrypt ransomware has data exfiltration capabilities and goes to great lengths to avoid analysis.


Ransomware safeguards for small- to medium-sized businesses

Following these 40 safeguards from the Institute for Security and Technology will help protect SMBs from ransomware and other malware attacks.

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Black Basta: New ransomware threat aiming for the big league

The Black Basta ransomware gang has reached a high level of success in a short time and is possibly an offshoot of Conti and REvil.


Ransomware, email compromise are top security threats, but deepfakes increase

While ransomware and business email compromise are leading causes of cybersecurity threats, geopolitics and deepfakes play an increasing role, according to reports from VMware and Palo Alto.

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Ransomware attacks slowing as 2022 wears on

A welcome slowdown in the pace of ransomware attacks took place in the second quarter of 2022, as Lockbit rose in prominence and Conti faded.

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10 tasks for a mid-year Microsoft network security review

Are your settings, policies and processes keeping up with the changing threat landscape? Review your network to make sure.

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Catalogic Software adds newer detection and backup capabilities

The new edition of the company’s data protection software DPX 4.8.1 adds backup for Microsoft 365 and other open virtualization platforms, including RedHat, Oracle, XenServer and KVM.

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Feds wave red flag over Maui ransomware

Malware with manual twist and North Korean connection poses threat to healthcare providers.

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LockBit explained: How it has become the most popular ransomware

Criminal use of the LockBit ransomware as a service is growing rapidly thanks to updates to the malware and the decline of other ransomware gangs.


How Microsoft Purview can help with ransomware regulatory compliance

Microsoft's renamed compliance portal provides guidance and rule-setting capability to help comply with ransomware and other security and privacy requirements.

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Cato Networks offers new capability for network-based ransomware protection

New machine learning algorithms scan server traffic to detect and eliminate ransomware attacks across Cato's customer network.

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Ransomware could target OneDrive and SharePoint files by abusing versioning configurations

A proof-of-concept exploit could make Office 365 or Microsoft 365 documents stored on OneDrive or SharePoint inaccessible.

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Nebulon bakes bare-metal Linux ransomware protection into the bootloader

The newest releases of Nebulon’s ImmutableBoot and TimeJump backup systems boast 'reboot-to-recover' functionality for Linux systems.

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