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SamSam ransomware attacks have earned nearly $850,000

First emerging in late 2015, the group believed to be responsible for the SamSam ransomware family has targeted small and large businesses, healthcare, governments, and education. To date, the group has made nearly $850,000 USD

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Symantec: Diverse threats remain a consistent problem online

A report published this evening by Symantec outlines the rocky year consumers and business owners had online in 2017, covering everything from coin mining attacks, problems in the supply chain, ransomware, BEC attacks, and more.

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8 hot cyber security trends (and 4 going cold)

What trends do security pros have their eyes on? Their answers run the gamut from tools and technologies to threats, tactics, and training.

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5 biggest healthcare security threats for 2018

Healthcare continues to be a popular target for ransomware, cryptomining, data theft, phishing, and insider threats.

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What is a cyber attack? Recent examples show disturbing trends

From virtual bank heists to semi-open attacks from nation-states, the last couple of years has been rough on IT security. Here are some of the major cyber attacks of 2017-2018 and what we can learn from them.

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5 tips to help you block ransomware

Learn about best practices to combat the threat of ransomware.

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New cryptocurrencies offer better anonymity, new security challenges

Anonymous cryptocurrencies like Monero and Zcash help cybercriminals evade detection and make cryptojacking more profitable.

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Ransomware prevention is insider threat mitigation

Addressing the insider threat to help deter exposure to ransomware.

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Experts are predicting automated lateralization attacks against Windows domains

Here’s how to prepare...

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Hackers lure victims with fake cryptocurrency SpriteCoin

Beware of the SpriteCoin double whammy: The fake cryptocurrency installs ransomware and more malware if the ransom is paid.

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Allscripts recovering from ransomware attack that has kept key tools offline

Allscripts, the billion-dollar electronic health record (EHR) company headquartered in Chicago, IL said they were still working to recover from a ransomware attack that left several applications offline after data centers in Raleigh...

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Intel’s chip vulnerabilities don’t bode well for the spread of ransomware

Traditionally, ransomware security was based on matching viruses to a database of known malware. AI offers a more dynamic approach.

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More cybersecurity drama, but some hope for defenders in 2018

And this for the short descriptive sentence: From fileless malware attacks to attack attribution becoming more complex, 2018 won't offer less security drama. But there's still good reason for security professionals to be optimistic...

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North Korea to blame for WannaCry, Trump administration says

On Monday evening, the Trump administration blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware attacks back in May. Homeland security advisor, Thomas P. Bossert, published the administration's conclusions in an Op-Ed for the Wall Street...

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8 cybersecurity trends to watch for 2018

New challenges and threats will face IT departments in the year ahead.

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Salted Hash Ep 8: What keeps IT administrators up at night?

This week's episode of Salted Hash takes a quick look at things that frighten administrators. We're joined by CSO's Michael Nadeau, who shares his take on the matter. As expected, some of the topics include ransomware, insider...

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Ransomware damage costs predicted to hit $11.5B by 2019

The rising ransomware costs are driven by an uptick in the frequency of attacks, which is expected to rise to an attack every 14 seconds.

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Salted Hash Ep 6: Ransomware marketplaces and the future of malware

Would you give up a customer's data or credentials if that was the demand in a ransomware attack? No financial payment, just a password, or a document. That's a nightmare scenario, and it's just one of the few that Steve Ragan and...

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What is ransomware? How it works and how to remove it

Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) that, once it's taken over your computer, threatens you with harm, usually by denying you access to your data. The attacker demands a ransom from the victim, promising — not...

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How K-12 schools can protect against ransomware attacks

Six things K-12 schools must do to protect themselves from ransomware attacks.

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