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Five Most Common Ransomware Strains

Even as cybercriminals get more sophisticated and try new methods, they’re not moving away from what’s tried and true. According to FortiGuard Labs’ analysis, 82% of financially motivated cybercrimes in 2022 included ...
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Definitive Guide to Ransomware: What It Is and How Your Organization Can Prevent, Detect, and Respond to a Ransomware Attack

Definitive Guide to Ransomware: What It Is and How Your Organization Can Prevent, Detect, and Respond to a Ransomware Attack

Understanding Ransomware Ransomware threats have become a relevant part of any organization’s risk landscape awareness in the past few years as threat actors and their TTPs become more advanced and take on ...
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Record High Ransomware Payouts in 2021 as Extortion Evolves 

Flush with cash from successful ransomware campaigns, cybercriminals are investing in more sophisticated technology and using new tactics to drive up ransomware payments even further, with the Conti ransomware group responsible for ...
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Who Wrote the ALPHV/BlackCat Ransomware Strain?

Who Wrote the ALPHV/BlackCat Ransomware Strain?

In December 2021, researchers discovered a new ransomware-as-a-service named ALPHV (a.k.a. "BlackCat"), considered to be the first professional cybercrime group to create and use a ransomware strain in the Rust programming language ...
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Ransomware as a Service: A Thriving Business for Hackers

Ransomware as a service has become quite a popular and profitable business for cybercriminals. These cybercriminals often collaborate with malware developers and carry out coordinated cyberattacks. This approach to a ransomware attack ...
‘Russian’ Wiper Malware: ‘Prelude to war’ in Ukraine

‘Russian’ Wiper Malware: ‘Prelude to war’ in Ukraine

Ukraine is again under malware attack. And the tactics look strikingly similar to 2017’s NotPetya hack by the Russian GRU ...
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At Request of U.S., Russia Rounds Up 14 REvil Ransomware Affiliates

At Request of U.S., Russia Rounds Up 14 REvil Ransomware Affiliates

The Russian government said today it arrested 14 people accused of working for "REvil," a particularly aggressive ransomware group that has extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from victim organizations. The Russian ...
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Russia’s FSB Arrests REvil Players at US Request

The morning of January 14, 2022, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) issued a statement that announced the demise of the hacker group REvil. The FSB, in a joint effort with the ...
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Ransomware Whack-a-Mole

Ransomware Whack-a-Mole

Pretty much everyone is familiar with the carnival game Whack-a-Mole. No matter how many moles you bash with the mallet, it seems like two more pop up in its place. It’s commonly ...
REvil Perps: Arrests for Some, $10M Bounties on Others

REvil Perps: Arrests for Some, $10M Bounties on Others

Alleged REvil ransomware hackers have been arrested, with additional suspects charged, and a bounty on the rest ...
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