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FBI, others crush REvil using ransomware gang’s favorite tactic against it

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Four days ago, the REvil ransomware gang’s leak site, known as the “Happy Blog,” went offline. Cybersecurity experts wondered aloud what…

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What Is RansomCloud, And How Do You Protect Yourself?

RansomCloud is ransomware designed to infiltrate and encrypt cloud storage. Responsibility for the security of your data isn’t as straightforward as you might think. We…

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Free decryption tool to remove REvil ransomware is available

One of the worst types of malicious software that computer users worldwide are plagued with is ransomware. This type of malware encrypts the contents of…

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A Complete Guide to Not Getting Hacked

As safe as you might feel sitting at your laptop, happily typing and posting and scrolling, we all know the truth: the internet is actually…

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One of the Most Prolific Ransomware Viruses Can Now Be Unlocked Easily

Kaseya, an IT management software firm, says that it’s obtained the REvil universal decryption key through a “trusted third party.” This should help Kaseya recover…

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Microsoft warns users to beware of a new ransomware trick

In recent months multiple high-profile large companies in the US have fallen victim to ransomware attacks. In at least two high-profile cases, the company has…

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Meat supplier JBS paid $11 million to its ransomware attackers

JBS says that backups got its meat processing plants operating again, but it paid $11 million to ransomware attackers to “mitigate any unforeseen issues.” Source:…

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Ransomware attacks ‘are here to stay,’ Commerce secretary says

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Sunday that ransomware attacks “are here to stay,” and that businesses should plan accordingly. “The first thing we have to…

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DOJ to Treat Ransomware Hacks Like Terrorism Now: Here’s the Full Memo

The U.S. Department of Justice plans to take a much harsher tack when pursuing cybercriminals involved in ransomware attacks—and will investigate them using similar strategies…

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US meatpacking plants get back on stream after crippling cyber-attack

Experts warn ‘no one is out of bounds’ after ransomware attack halts production at JBS, which supplies more than fifth of US beef Meat-processing factories…

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The SolarWinds hackers aren’t back—they never went away

Enlarge / “And people reliably click on these emails? Really?” (credit: Kremlin official photo) The Russian hackers who breached SolarWinds IT management software to compromise…

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It’s ransomware, or maybe a disk wiper, and it’s striking targets in Israel

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Researchers say they’ve uncovered never-before-seen disk-wiping malware that’s disguising itself as ransomware as it unleashes destructive attacks on Israeli targets. Apostle,…

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What is Typosquatting and How Do Scammers Use it?

One typing mistake and the typosquatters might catch you. It might sound like a cyberpunk thriller but it’s a real cybersecurity threat. We explain what…

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Ireland’s health care system taken down after ransomware attack

Enlarge / St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. (credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images) Ireland has shut down most of the major IT systems running…

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Biden signs cybersecurity executive order in the wake of pipeline shutdown

A new executive order from the White House is supposed to help prevent future incidents like the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. Source: https://www.engadget.com/white-house-eo-network-security-010757835.html Proactive Computing…

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Ransomware crooks threaten to ID informants if cops don’t pay up

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Ransomware operators have delivered a stunning ultimatum to Washington, DC’s Metropolitan Police Department: pay them $50 million or they’ll leak the…

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Ransomware operators are piling on already hacked Exchange servers

(credit: Aurich Lawson / Ars Technica) Microsoft Exchange servers compromised in a first round of attacks are getting infected for a second time by a…

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Ripe for extortion? Navajo Nation hospital targeted by large-scale ransomware hack

Publicly available details about the hack are scarce but the attack highlights how hospital staff are often caught in the middle of ransomware attacks. Source:…

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A ransomware attack has shut down Baltimore’s public schools

Students in the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) system have suddenly found themselves with an extra day off for the Thanksgiving holiday, but it wasn’t…

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FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

Federal agencies say cybercriminals are unleashing a major ransomware assault against the U.S. healthcare system Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/fbi-warns-ransomware-assault-threatens-us-healthcare-system-us-fbi-ransomware-patient-care-cases-b1412870.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it…

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Ransomware attack on a healthcare firm slowed clinical trials

Cyberattacks on the healthcare industry are causing more headaches. The New York Times reports that clinical trials slowed down after healthcare software provider eResearchTechnology suffered…

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Paying ransomware demands could land you in hot water with the feds

(credit: Aurich Lawson) Businesses, governments, and organizations that are hit by crippling ransomware attacks now have a new worry to contend with—big fines from the…

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