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Task force proposes framework for combatting ransomware

A diverse coalition of experts from business and the public sector present 48 recommendations for solving the ransomware crisis, including international cooperation and regulating cryptocurrencies.

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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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5 reasons why the cost of ransomware attacks is rising

The ransom is still a tiny portion of the total cost of a ransomware attack, but associated costs are increasing.

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Egregor ransomware group explained: And how to defend against it

Egregor is one of the most rapidly growing ransomware families. It employs "double ransom" techniques to threaten reputational damage and increase pressure to pay.

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Egregor ransomware takes a hit after arrests in Ukraine

Ukrainian, French and US operation targets ransomware group members and takes down its infrastructure.

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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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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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Sprite Spider emerging as one of the most destructive ransomware threat actors

Having flown under the radar for several years, the Sprite Spider group is using a ransomware code suite that is effective and hard to detect.

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Law enforcement takes over Emotet, one of the biggest botnets

Multi-national cooperation removes this key malware delivery service as a threat, at least temporarily.

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New Intel CPU-level threat detection capabilities target ransomware

The new capabilities in the Intel mobile processors will make it harder for ransomware to avoid detection.

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6 board of directors security concerns every CISO should be prepared to address

The COVID pandemic and spike in cybercriminal activity has raised interest in security among corporate boards. These are the concerns and questions CISOs say they are now hearing from them.

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TrickBot explained: A multi-purpose crimeware tool that haunted businesses for years

TrickBot is one of the longest-lived botnets on the internet and represents a major threat to businesses and other organizations because it serves as a distribution platform for the infamous Ryuk ransomware and other threat actors.

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Publicly known support credentials expose GE Healthcare imaging devices to hacking

The vulnerability gives hackers a means to access sensitive data, execute malicious code on devices and impact their operation.

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Top 4 security trends to watch for 2021

Bad news: Ransomware becomes a bigger threat, and it becomes harder to find security talent. Good news: CISOs gain clout, and security infrastructure will improve.

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7 dumb ways to be a ransomware victim, and how to avoid them

Don't make it easy for ransomware attackers. Review your Windows network for these weaknesses now. You might be surprised by what you find.

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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.

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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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