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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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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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