Good news for many victims of WannaCry: Free tools developed by a trio of French security researchers can be used to decrypt some PCs that were forcibly encrypted by the ransomware, if the prime numbers used to build the crypto keys remain in Windows memory.
WannaCry ransomware victims who haven't backed up their files have a tough choice: take a risk paying the ransom or just accept the loss. But there's a slim glimmer of hope: French researchers have figured out a way to decrypt files without paying, although their tools won't work for everyone.
Phishing and ransomware are increasing at the rate of several hundred percent per quarter, a trend that Osterman Research believes will continue for at least the next 18 to 24 months. However, organizations can address the threat through a variety of means: user education, security solutions, vulnerability analysis,...
The best approach to building a security policy is by using a comprehensive, layered approach that covers all threats (both new and known). This policy needs to leverage real-time threat intelligence by addressing all threat vectors and all platform types as workloads migrate from physical to virtual to...
When confronted with a scenario where backup have failed and weeks of work may be lost due to ransomware, does your organization know how to respond:
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What IT professionals rank as the most effective way to prevent ransomware;
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The drop in value of stolen payment cards caused cyber criminals to adopt new tools, foremost among them ransomware. Having already caused a financial drain of $209,000,000 in just one quarter, organizations of all sizes are at risk.
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Brand and professional reputations can be damaged beyond repair by a successful ransomware or phishing attack. So how can organizations stay protected from advanced persistent cyber threats?
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When Hayward Tyler, a UK-based global manufacturing firm, suffered a Cryptolocker ransomware attack, the company had contracts still in negotiation, confidential customer data and trade secrets encrypted by cyber criminals. However, within just one hour of discovering the ransomware, they were able to identify all the...
"No More Ransom," a coalition made up of the Dutch High Tech Crime police, Europol's Cybercrime Centre, and a growing number of cyber security companies, was formed to address the rapid growth of cybercrime conducted through ransomware.
The coalition knew their website would be an irresistible target for cyber...
A recent U.S. Government interagency report indicates that, on average, there have been 4,000 daily ransomware attacks since early 2016 - a 300% increase over the 1,000 daily ransomware attacks reported in 2015.
What does this mean for small to medium-sized businesses? In order to protect your organisation, you...
Emerging insider threats have quickly proven that the proverbial "walled garden" is not so walled after all, and without true end-to-end encryption, insiders and outsiders can compromise sensitive data, says Dr. Phillip Hallam-Baker of Comodo Group.
The website of Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. has been hijacked by hackers, according to Arctos Threat Research Co. Arctos claims it discovered that HPCL's website was infected with Cerber ransomware. But HPCL is awaiting the results of CERT-In's investigation into whether the website, indeed, is infected.
The KillDisk disk-wiping malware, previously tied to espionage operations, has been updated with crypto-locking capabilities and now targets Linux as well as Windows systems. But security experts warn that attackers using the Linux variant have no way to furnish a decryption key.
Far too many healthcare organizations and their business associates are still neglecting to address some data security basics, says privacy and security expert Rebecca Herold, who recommends they resolve to take three critical steps in the new year.
The ransomware-as-a-service operation known as Cerber is earning at least $200,000 per month via ransoms paid by victims, says Check Point Software Technologies' Gadi Naveh. In an audio interview, he explains that bitcoins and high levels of automation are key to the operation's success.