Healthcare security update: death by ransomware, what’s next?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0000

Cybersecurity in the healthcare industry has always been a pain point. With a ransomware attack leading to a fatal victim we have reached a new low. What can we do to cure this problem?

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Attacks Aimed at Disrupting the Trickbot Botnet

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 18:20:26 +0000

Over the past 10 days, someone has been launching a series of coordinated attacks designed to disrupt Trickbot, an enormous collection of more than two million malware-infected Windows PCs that are constantly being harvested for financial data and are often used as the entry point for deploying ransomware within compromised organizations.

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Human-operated ransomware attacks: A preventable disaster

Credit to Author: Eric Avena| Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2020 17:00:31 +0000

In human-operated ransomware attacks, adversaries exhibit extensive knowledge of systems administration and common network security misconfigurations, perform thorough reconnaissance, and adapt to what they discover in a compromised network.

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Malwarebytes Labs releases 2020 State of Malware Report

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:01:00 +0000

The 2020 State of Malware Report reveals how cybercriminals upped the ante on businesses, Mac threats outpaced PCs, and ransomware continued its targeted, deadly assault with new families in 2019. Learn all this and more in the full report, linked in our blog.

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Tampa Bay Times hit with Ryuk ransomware attack

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:11:10 +0000

Florida newspaper The Tampa Bay Times suffered a Ryuk ransomware attack Thursday, making it the latest major victim of the notorious ransomware family that continues to rise in popularity.

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The Hidden Cost of Ransomware: Wholesale Password Theft

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2020 18:17:21 +0000

Organizations in the throes of cleaning up after a ransomware outbreak typically will change passwords for all user accounts that have access to any email systems, servers and desktop workstations within their network. But all too often, ransomware victims fail to grasp that the crooks behind these attacks can and frequently do siphon every single password stored on each infected endpoint. The result of this oversight may offer attackers a way back into the affected organization, access to financial and healthcare accounts, or — worse yet — key tools for attacking the victim’s various business partners and clients.

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A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 18:03:33 +0000

As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.

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A week in security (December 9 – 15)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 17:08:30 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 9 – 15, including smart doorbell concerns, a new credit card skimmer vulnerability, and a deep dive into Ryuk ransomware.

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