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Insurer against ransom payments gets hit with ransomware

Avaddon ransomware group targeted Asia-based insurer AXA with DDoS attacks and ransomware just a week after the insurance company announced it was dropping support for ransomware payments in France.

May 21, 2021 8:34:00 PM min read

MedusaLocker ransomware freezes files around the world

perex__ Plus, authorities bust a €10M BEC scam, hackers prove that Alexa and Google Home are vulnerable, and a cybercrook who compromised the Superior Court system gets sentenced.

Plus, authorities bust a €10M BEC scam, hackers prove that Alexa and Google Home are vulnerable, and a cybercrook who compromised the Superior Court system gets sentenced.

Oct 25, 2019 3:00:00 PM min read

U.S. sanctions North Korean hackers behind WannaCry

perex__ Can threats to freeze assets be effective against groups backed by a foreign government?

Can threats to freeze assets be effective against groups backed by a foreign government?

Sep 14, 2019 8:35:07 PM min read

419M Facebook user records leaked in data breach

perex__ Plus, ransomware hits yet another NY school district, a phishing scheme uses hacked SharePoint accounts, and a unique RAT targets Brazilian Android users.

Plus, ransomware hits yet another NY school district, a phishing scheme uses hacked SharePoint accounts, and a unique RAT targets Brazilian Android users.

Sep 6, 2019 6:19:58 PM min read
Viewpoints

How ransomware rose to become an enduring scourge

perex__ {value=Poorly defended cities are getting devastated by cyber blackmail shutdowns; companies relying on MSPs likely are the next big targets }

Poorly defended cities are getting devastated by cyber blackmail shutdowns; companies relying on MSPs likely are the next big targets

Aug 6, 2019 10:48:39 PM min read

Ransomware strain Troldesh spikes again – Avast tracks new attacks

perex__ {value=Avast software has blocked more than 100,000 attacks by the ransomware strain this year, and recently shows the highest prevalence of it since January}

Avast software has blocked more than 100,000 attacks by the ransomware strain this year, and recently shows the highest prevalence of it since January

Jun 25, 2019 8:25:12 PM min read

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Small Florida city pays ransomware hackers $600,000

perex__ Riviera Beach officials felt they had no choice but to pay a huge ransom to recover data – many experts disagree

Riviera Beach officials felt they had no choice but to pay a huge ransom to recover data – many experts disagree

Jun 22, 2019 4:00:00 PM min read
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The Supply Chain; aka the Hacker Food Chain

perex__ Could you be the weak link for hackers?

Could you be the weak link for hackers?

May 13, 2019 8:41:24 PM min read

Cyber-extortion is spreading

perex__ Users are pressured to pay up or get hit by WannaCry ransomware and a DDoS attack. Don’t fall for this extortion email scam this tax season.

Users are pressured to pay up or get hit by WannaCry ransomware and a DDoS attack. Don’t fall for this extortion email scam this tax season.

Apr 11, 2019 6:47:34 PM min read
business security

Web threats affecting SMBs in 2019

perex__ Learn more about how web threats are evolving and becoming more intelligent.

Learn more about how web threats are evolving and becoming more intelligent.

Apr 10, 2019 3:00:00 PM min read

Winter is malware-infected, and more news of the week

perex__ Beware Game of Thrones pirated episodes and a new malware called Xwo, Georgia Tech students are exposed in a breach, and AriZona Iced Tea suffers a steep cyberattack.

Beware Game of Thrones pirated episodes and a new malware called Xwo, Georgia Tech students are exposed in a breach, and AriZona Iced Tea suffers a steep cyberattack.

Apr 5, 2019 3:00:00 PM min read

Your kids’ info for sale and more news

perex__ Children’s personal data is the new holy grail of identity theft, one extreme PewDiePie fan creates strange ransomware, and UC Browser apps have weak security.

Children’s personal data is the new holy grail of identity theft, one extreme PewDiePie fan creates strange ransomware, and UC Browser apps have weak security.

Mar 29, 2019 7:36:32 PM min read