Ransomware groups continue to target healthcare, critical services; here’s how to reduce risk

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 16:00:49 +0000

Multiple ransomware groups that have been accumulating access and maintaining persistence on target networks for several months activated dozens of ransomware deployments in the first two weeks of April 2020.

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Secured-core PCs: A brief showcase of chip-to-cloud security against kernel attacks

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:00:49 +0000

Secured-core PCs combine virtualization, operating system, and hardware and firmware protection. Along with Microsoft Defender ATP, Secured-core PCs provide end-to-end protection against advanced attacks that leverage driver vulnerabilities to gain kernel privileges.

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Threat spotlight: RobbinHood ransomware takes the driver’s seat

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:09:03 +0000

RobbinHood a is a ransomware family that specifically targets organizations using a vulnerable kernel driver to prepare systems for encryption. Learn how to protect against it.

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A week in security (February 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020 16:40:45 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, including Malwarebytes’ release of the 2020 State of Malware Report, online dating woes, Emotet infection vectors, ransomware attacks, and more.

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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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Ransomware isn’t just a big city problem

Credit to Author: Adam Kujawa| Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 15:00:00 +0000

The city of Baltimore has experienced a very public ransomware attack. But in a season of increasing ransomware detections among organizations, they’re not alone. See which cites have been most impacted by ransomware and what organizations can do to develop resilience against attacks.

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