Freedom of Information requests sent to 430 U.K. local government councils by Barracuda Networks found that at least 27 percent of councils have suffered ransomware outbreaks. Thankfully, almost none have paid ransoms, and good backup practices appear widespread.
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In cryptocurrency we trust: The government of North Korea has been turning to bitcoin exchange heists and cryptocurrency mining - potentially using malware installed on other countries' systems - to evade sanctions and fund the regime, security experts say.
CISOs have plenty to keep them up at night. With data breaches, ransomware incidents and system compromises, security leaders are forced to find ways to beat threats without slowing their pace of business. If they fail to effectively manage those risks, their organizations can face huge consequences.
When it comes to ransomware defense, "backup, backup, backup" is the go-to strategy. But are organizations backing up the right data at the right time to enable the best ransomware recovery? Ali Mahmoud of SolarWinds MSP shares new insight on secure backup.
PrincessLocker ransomware is back, although it's less demanding than it used to be, with attackers decreasing the quantity of bitcoins they require to unlock forcibly encrypted files. Unusually, the ransomware is being spread by the RIG exploit kit.
A massive Locky ransomware campaign has been infecting devices via malware-laced spam messages as well as through fake Dropbox phishing pages. More than 23 million Locky spam email have been seen in just one 24-hour period.
Hospitals in Lanarkshire, Scotland, are continuing to recover following an outbreak involving a new variant of Bitpaymer ransomware. Security experts say the malware often gets spread via brute-force attacks against endpoints running remote desktop protocol software.
Ransomware attackers are implementing new, innovative techniques that employ unknown binaries and non-malware tactics to evade and bypass traditional defenses. Their encryption techniques go beyond simple files and shares to make it even harder to restore using backups. And their primary targets are increasingly...
The never-ending stream of bad information security news is fueling a virtual gold rush for companies offering protection. A new report from Forrester predicts a healthy growth rate over the next five years, with some specific technologies expected to see double-digit growth.
Contrary to common assumption, "advanced malware" is not a singular type of superior malicious code or harmful object that can that compromises systems, harvests data or damages corporate networks. Rather, this term describes sophisticated behavior and evasion capabilities that certain strands of malware possess which...
Finding an effective breach prevention provider is critical in order to safeguard an organization's assets. NSS Labs subjected nine cybersecurity market leaders to comprehensive, rigorous testing to determine how well each product handled current advanced threats and attack methods. All vendor products were evaluated...
A report claims British intelligence agency GCHQ knew in advance that the FBI planned to arrest WannaCry "hero" Marcus Hutchins when he visited the United States for the annual Black Hat and Def Con conferences last month. The information security community asks: Is that justice?
Locky is back. After falling off the radar last year, the ransomware is once again being distributed via massive spam campaigns - run by the Necurs botnet - in the form of two new variants named Diablo and Lukitus.