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

Ransomware Strikes Again! This Time Through Remote Desktop and Terminal Services

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A new strain of ransomware has been discovered.  This one, called LowLevel04, is being circulated by targeted Remote Desktop or Terminal Services hacks. Unlike ransomware in the Cryptolocker family which encrypts the files on a computer when its user clicks … Read More

SECURITY ALERT: Beware of Windows 10 Upgrade Scams

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Scammers are taking advantage of the confusion in the wake of Microsoft’s Operating System upgrade to trick users through phishing campaigns that install ransomware and fraudulent call centers that demand payment. Windows 10 Upgrade Scams Windows users, who may not … Read More

SECURITY ALERT: New CryptoWall Scam uses Zipped Resume and Compromised Websites

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Hiring?  If you’re looking at resumes, beware of this newest CyrptoWall scam!  The attacker sends a zip file “resume” attachment which infects your computer with malware that encrypts your files.  There has been an increase in this type of malicious … 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