Radiohead’s ransom response shows novel approach for ransomware victims

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:20:30 +0000

Last week, British rock bank Radiohead thwarted an attempted digital ransom, in which unnamed hackers stole roughly 18 hours of unreleased music dating back to the band’s recording of its studio album OK, Computer, revealing some less-than-ok computer security (sorry).

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MegaCortex continues trend of targeted ransomware attacks

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:03:25 +0000

In this threat spotlight, we feature MegaCortex, another custom ransomware designed for targeted attacks on enterprises. Will this Matrix-inspired malware strike again?

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Threat spotlight: CrySIS, aka Dharma ransomware, causing a crisis for businesses

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 16:02:13 +0000

CrySIS, aka Dharma, is a ransomware family making waves over the last two months, often being used in targeted attacks through RDP access. What other tricks are up its sleeve?

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A week in security (January 7 – 13)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:45:37 +0000

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 18:00:00 +0000

Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?

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Ryuk ransomware attacks businesses over the holidays

Credit to Author: Adam Kujawa| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 19:49:45 +0000

Over the holiday, a little-known ransomware family called Ryuk caused serious damage to numerous organizations. The attacks leave a lot of questions unanswered. What do we know so far?

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Two major Canadian banks blackmailed after alleged data breach

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 19:52:26 +0000

The information of close to 90,000 customers from Simplii Financial and Bank of Montreal has reportedly been stolen by a group of hackers.

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SamSam ransomware: what you need to know

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 01 May 2018 15:54:54 +0000

We take a look at SamSam ransomware, the malware that messed with Atlanta, and tell you how it works and what you can do to combat it.

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