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Ransomware Took Heavy Toll on US in 2020: Researchers

Ransomware attacks took a heavy toll on the United States last year with more than 2,000 victims in government, education and health care, security researchers say in a new report. The study released Monday by the security firm Emsisoft said ransomware attacks -- which encrypt and disable computer systems while demanding a ransom -- affected 113 federal, st
Publish At:2021-01-20 11:23 | Read:164 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Malware Cybercrime ransomware

IObit forums hacked in widespread DeroHE ransomware attack

Windows utility developer IObit was hacked over the weekend to perform a widespread attack to distribute the strange DeroHE ransomware to its forum members.IObit is a software developer known for Windows system optimization and anti-malware programs, such as Advanced SystemCare.Over the weekend, IObit forum members began receiving emails claiming to be from
Publish At:2021-01-18 18:07 | Read:138 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware hack

Researchers Estimate Ryuk Ransomware Operations to Be Worth $150 Million

The Ryuk ransomware criminal enterprise is estimated to be worth more than $150,000,000, security researchers say.Initially detailed in 2018 and believed to be operated by Russian cybercriminals, Ryuk has become one of the most prevalent malware families, being used in various high-profile attacks, such as the targeting of Pennsylvania-based UHS and Alabama
Publish At:2021-01-18 16:29 | Read:135 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Fr

Environmental Regulator Suffers Ransomware Blow

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has warned that it could take a “significant period” of time before systems and services are fully restored after it was hit by ransomware on Christmas Eve.In a lengthy update late last week, the agency claimed that “a number” of its IT systems will remain “badly affected for som
Publish At:2021-01-18 07:38 | Read:127 | Comments:0 | Tags: ransomware

The Week in Ransomware - January 15th 2021 - Locking you up

It has been another quiet week for ransomware, though we did have some interesting stories come out this week.By far, the most interesting is the news about ChastityLocker - ransomware that exploits vulnerabilities in men's chastity belts (not joking) so that they can't unlock them.Other interesting news is Intel's announcement that their new vPro
Publish At:2021-01-15 19:55 | Read:170 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Scotland environmental regulator hit by ‘ongoing’ ransomware attack

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) confirmed on Thursday that some of its contact center, internal systems, processes and internal communications were affected following a ransomware attack that took place on Christmas Eve."SEPA confirms ongoing ransomware attack likely to be by international serious and organised cyber-crime groups
Publish At:2021-01-15 16:01 | Read:129 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

CAPCOM: 390,000 people impacted in the recent ransomware Attack

Capcom revealed that the recent ransomware attack has potentially impacted 390,000 people, an increase of approximately 40,000 people from the previous report. In November, Japanese game developer Capcom admitted to have suffered a cyberattack that is impacting business operations. The company has developed multiple multi-million-selling game franchise
Publish At:2021-01-14 12:55 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Malware Capcom Gaming

Capcom Says Personal Data of Thousands More Stolen in Ransomware Attack

Video game giant Capcom this week revealed that thousands more people than initially believed had their personal information stolen in a ransomware attack in November 2020.Known for video games such as Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Ace Attorney and Mega Man, the Japanese company has operations in Asia, Europe, and the United S
Publish At:2021-01-14 11:05 | Read:165 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Incident Response Cybercrime Management

Maze Ransomware is Dead. Or is it?

“It’s definitely dead,” says Tyler Moffitt, security analyst at Carbonite + Webroot, OpenText companies. “At least,” he amends, “for now.” Maze ransomware, which made our top 10 list for Nastiest Malware of 2020 (not to mention numerous headlines throughout the last year), was officially shut down in November of 2020. The ransomware group behind it issued
Publish At:2021-01-13 16:35 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel Threat Lab ransomware

Cybereason to Adopt Intel’s PC Hardware Ransomware Solution

Cybereason has announced a new partnership with Intel to add new ransomware protections to its multi-layered defense platform.Under the agreement, Cybereason will adopt Intel’s Hardware Shield protections for ransomware that are available on the 11th Gen Intel Core vPro mobile platforms. As a result, it can leverage Intel’s threat detection techn
Publish At:2021-01-13 06:44 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags: cyber ransomware

Capcom: 390,000 people may be affected by ransomware data breach

Capcom has released a new update for their data breach investigation and state that up to 390,000 people may now be affected by their November ransomware attack.On November 2nd, Capcom suffered a cyberattack by the Ragnar Locker ransomware operation who stated they stole 1TB of data from the company. The ransomware operation demanded an $11 million
Publish At:2021-01-12 17:49 | Read:154 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Best Practices for Working from Home

Best Practices for Working from Home January 12th, 2021 No Comments anti-phishing, antivirus, Data Protection, Online Privacy, Online Safety, PC security, Ransomware, remote work Working from home has become a new reality for many workers across the
Publish At:2021-01-12 16:06 | Read:230 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing antivirus Data Protection Online Privacy Onlin

Intel Packs Ransomware Detection Directly Into vPro Platform

At the virtual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Monday, chipmaker Intel announced CPU-based ransomware detection capabilities has been fitted directly into the Intel vPro platform.  Increasingly targeting businesses, ransomware has become the most prominent threat to enterprises, requiring advanced solutions to keep their data and the data of the
Publish At:2021-01-12 12:17 | Read:188 | Comments:0 | Tags:Disaster Recovery Endpoint Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Appl

Bitdefender releases free decrypter for Darkside ransomware

Security firm Bitdefender released a tool that allows victims of the Darkside ransomware to recover their files without paying the ransom. Good news for the victims of the Darkside ransomware, they could recover their files for free using a tool that was released by the security firm Bitdefender. The decrypter seems to work for all recent versions of the
Publish At:2021-01-12 05:48 | Read:148 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware darkside ransomware Hacking hacking ne

Intel adds hardware-based ransomware detection to 11th gen CPUs

Intel announced today at CES 2021 that they have added hardware-based ransomware detection to their newly announced 11th generation Core vPro business-class processors.These hardware-based detections are accomplished using Intel Threat Detection Technology (Intel TDT) and Hardware Shield that run directly on the CPU underneath the operating system and firmwa
Publish At:2021-01-12 02:13 | Read:134 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hardware ransomware

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