Ransomware

WTF, EFS? Experts warn Windows encryption could spawn nasty new ransomware

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/21/efs_ransomware_poc/

16 hrs ago

Redmond's own security tools could be abused by hard-to-block file-scrambling software nasties

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That Pulse Secure VPN you're using to protect your data? Better get it patched – or it's going to be ransomware time

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/01/07/pulse_secure_attacks/

2 weeks ago

Plug this security bypass... if you can even find the boxes running it

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BOFH: Twas' the night before Christmas, and the ransomware struck

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/24/bofh_2019_episode_13/

4 weeks ago

If you don't cough the money, you're well out of luck

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Don't pay off Ryuk ransomware, warn infoseccers: Its creators borked the decryptor

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/10/ryuk_decryptor_broken_latest_strain/

a month ago

Oracle DBs particularly vulnerable to fake decryptions, say researchers

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Ad network ransomware crook to flog £5k Rolex after court confiscates £270k in ill-gotten gains

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/09/zain_qaiser_confiscation_order_270k/

a month ago

Next thing she's wearing my Casio

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Ransomware attack hits major US data center provider

https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-attack-hits-major-us-data-center-provider/

2 months ago

CyrusOne data centers infected by REvil (Sodinokibi) ransomware.

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Avoid ransomware by moving to the cloud, says AWS Public Sector boss

https://www.zdnet.com/article/avoid-ransomware-by-moving-to-the-cloud-says-aws-public-sector-boss/

2 months ago

AWS has also used re:Invent to launch an open source catalogue for its government customers to share and consume best practices when operating in the cloud.

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Pemex hit by ransomware, US Postal Service gets a copycat and new WhatsApp bugs

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/18/security_roundup_15_november/

2 months ago

Plus, 1Password gets a boatload of cash

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Try as they might, ransomware crooks can't hide their tells when playing hands

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/15/sophos_ransomware_analysis/

2 months ago

Sophos sees common behavior across various infections

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If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is: Nobody can decrypt the Dharma ransomware

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/11/dharma_decryption_promises_data_recovery/

2 months ago

Not even data recovery companies

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Major ASP.NET hosting provider infected by ransomware

https://www.zdnet.com/article/major-asp-net-hosting-provider-infected-by-ransomware/

2 months ago

SmarterASP.NET, a company with more than 440,000 customers, said it's been hit by ransomware over the weekend.

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Deepfakes, quantum computing cracking codes, ransomware... Find out what's really freaking out Uncle Sam

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/23/homeland_security_ai/

3 months ago

Vid We sat through this 90-minute committee hearing so you didn't have to

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FBI softens stance on ransomware: it's (sort of) okay to pay off crims to get your data back

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/03/fbi_softens_stance_on_ransomware/

4 months ago

Feds OK that some companies are opening the checkbook

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Massachusetts city tells ransomware scumbags to RYUK off, our IT staff will handle this easily

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/06/ryuk_bedford_recovery/

5 months ago

Oh, so you can just do that? That's possible? Restoring from clean, good backups after an infection? Who knew?

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Hacktivist skids nip at Mounties' ankles, Emotet ransomware rides again, and more

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/26/security_roundup/

5 months ago

Ransomware

How to enable Ransomware Protection in Windows Defender and add custom folders to it

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/08/15/how-to-enable-ransomware-protection-in-windows-defender/

5 months ago

Windows Defender has been gaining a foothold steadily for the past few years. But there is one flaw in the antivirus that ships with Windows 10. The option for Ransomware Protection is […]

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iNSYNQ Ransomware Attack Started With Phishing Email: Report

https://www.crn.com/news/cloud/news/cloud/insynq-ransomware-attack-started-with-phishing-email-report

5 months ago

by Donna Goodison 'It also looks like the intruders spent roughly 10 days rooting around iNSYNQs internal network to properly stage things before unleashing the ransomware, Brian Krebs, who reports on cybercrime, writes in a post on his Krebs on Security blog. 'iNSYNQ ultimately declined to pay the ransom demand, and it is still working to completely restore customer access to files.'

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Ransomware attackers have gone from 'spray and pray' to 'slayin' prey'

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/08/blackhat_malwarebytes_ransomware_report/

6 months ago

Black Hat Don't believe the numbers, say security watchers, it's worse than ever

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