How a Defense-in-Depth Strategy Protects Businesses from Ransomware and other Cyberattacks

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The WannaCrypt Scare – Part 2 The global WannaCrypt ransomware attack that started on Friday, May 12, 2017 was unprecedented in scale.  It infected more than 230,000 computers in at least 150 countries.  It also caused concern for many other … Read More

Ransomware Prevention – Responding to WannaCrypt

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The WannaCrypt Scare – Part I The global WannaCrypt ransomware attack that hit over 230,000 victims in at least 150 countries on Friday 5/12/17 sparked concern about how businesses can best protect themselves from ransomware. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is … Read More

SECURITY ALERT: CryptoWall 4.0 – an Even Greater Threat than Previous Versions

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CryptoWall ransomware has evolved since it first appeared in 2014. The newest strain of CryptoWall has new features that make it an even greater threat than previous versions. What’s Different in this CryptoWall version? CryptoWall is a form of malware … Read More

Surprising Advice from the FBI to Victims of Ransomware: Pay the Ransom!

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Surprisingly, if your company is a victim of ransomware, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) now advises that you to pay the ransom! Why does the FBI recommend paying the ransom? Joseph Bonavolonta, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of … Read More

SECURITY ALERT: New Android Ransomware Poses as FBI Warning

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A new “FBI” malware is targeting Android users, locking their devices and demanding payment to restore their smartphones.  Cybercriminals have sent more than 15,000 spam emails over the past three days to distribute this ransomware.  Ransomware is malware that demands … Read More

Protecting Your Business from Hackers

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The Cybersecurity Unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released an outline of cybersecurity best practices.  The document discusses what to do before and after a cyber-incident.  The DOJ advises you to take specific steps before a cyber-intrusion or … Read More

SECURITY ALERT: Rombertik Malware Destroys Your Hard Drive If Detected

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A new form of spyware is making headlines.  Rombertik is designed to steal usernames and passwords, but if it finds that its actions are being monitored, it attacks the user’s hard drive. Like other malware including Dyre and Cryptolocker, Rombertik … Read More