State of Ransomware in the U.S.: 2019 Report for Q1 to Q3

A report on publicly disclosed ransomware attacks on public entities, healthcare providers, law enforcement agencies and schools between Q1 and Q3 2019. The post State of Ransomware in the U.S.: 2019 Report ...

Ransomware wreaks havoc in the South, generates $1 million for hackers

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Hackers have combined three deadly malware strains to carry out devastating ransomware attacks on cities across the southern states in the US. Learn how these attacks work. The post Ransomware wreaks havoc ...
Notable increase in Bitcoin price after WannaCry attack. Chart courtesy of CoinMarketCap.

Is ransomware driving up the price of Bitcoin?

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Cybercriminals may be partially responsible for driving up the price of Bitcoin. The post Is ransomware driving up the price of Bitcoin? appeared first on Emsisoft | Security Blog ...

The Extortion Economy: How Insurance Companies Are Fueling a Rise in Ransomware Attacks

Even when public agencies and companies hit by ransomware could recover their files on their own, insurers prefer to pay the ransom. Why? The attacks are good for business. The post The ...

To pay or not to pay ransomware: A cost-benefit analysis of paying the ransom

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An in-depth look at the direct and indirect costs of ransomware and what organizations need to consider before paying the ransom. The post To pay or not to pay ransomware: A cost-benefit ...

Sting Catches Another Ransomware Firm — Red Mosquito — Negotiating With “Hackers”

The latest exposé by ProPublica unmasking yet another ransomware recovery firms engaging in deceptive practices. The post Sting Catches Another Ransomware Firm — Red Mosquito — Negotiating With “Hackers” appeared first on ...
MonsterCloud's CEO Zohar Pinhasi interviews former deputy director of the FBI John Pistole

THE TRADE SECRET: Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers

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An exposé by ProPublica unmasking the deceptive practices of ransomware recovery firms. The post THE TRADE SECRET: Firms That Promised High-Tech Ransomware Solutions Almost Always Just Pay the Hackers appeared first on ...

Next generation antivirus: the future of malware protection or marketing hype?

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A lot of antivirus companies are marketing their products as “nextgen”, but have you ever stopped to wonder what this term actually means? Learn more about the differences between traditional and nextgen ...

PSA: Mueller report malware is on the way, probably

Could the Mueller report be used as bait in cyberattacks? Learn more about Mueller report malware and how you can protect your PC. The post PSA: Mueller report malware is on the ...

10 Internet security tips to make 2019 your most cyber secure year ever

The new year is here, and now is the perfect time to wipe the slate clean and start 2019 off on the right foot. While many people’s New Year’s resolutions will be ...
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