The Ragnar Locker ransomware operation has been threatening to dump victims' stolen data if they contact police, private investigators or professional negotiators before paying a ransom. But as one expert notes: "Perhaps the criminals watched too many TV shows, because this isn’t how the real world works."
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The most sought-after type of victim for ransomware-wielding attackers is a large, U.S.-based business with at least $100 million in revenue, not operating in the healthcare or education sector, with remote access available via remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials, threat intelligence firm Kela reports.
Healthcare organizations need to take several critical steps to help mitigate the risk of ransomware attacks, including implementing EDR software and regularly testing the integrity of their backups, says Mitch Parker, CISO of Indiana University Health.
Australian spies should be allowed to take offensive action against some of the world's most prominent ransomware gangs, says Tim Watts, a member of Australia's Parliament who says the move, proposed under the Labor Party's push for a national ransomware strategy, would deter attackers.
This guide offers examples, recommendations and advice to ensure you stay unaffected by the constantly evolving ransomware menace.
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Planning for a ransomware incident;
Responding to a ransomware incident;
Prevention: reducing your attack surface.
Today's credential based threats
are complex, often touching many systems, using
multiple log-ins, and spanning a period of several
months. These insider threats involve the legitimate
credentials and access privileges of real users,
making them challenging for legacy security solutions
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comprehensive, preventative approach to protecting all
of the endpoints in your organization, whether officebased
or remote. Enabling least privilege and allowing
pragmatic application control are often overlooked but are
crucial to achieving complete endpoint...
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