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Ransomware: To Pay or Not to Pay?

2 May 2024 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

  The Cybersecurity Vault — episode 32, with guest Ian Thornton Trump. In this episode, we discuss one of the most divisive and contentious topics in cybersecurity — should victims of ransomware be allowed to pay the cybercriminals? With the continui...

Is that website you're visiting secured??

2 May 2024 2 minute read 1 comment Cyril Osagie

Originally posted on my medium: There are different ways to detect a website that is not secured. In this article, I've outlined some of the ways a secured websi...

Cybersecurity Awareness is a Gold Skill

28 Dec 2023 2 minute read 5 comments Debesh Choudhury

Last year (2022), a friend connected with the health fraternity of AIIMS, New Delhi, India, asked for my comments about the news of the ransomware attack on the hospital's servers. Incidentally, I scheduled a podcast on "Everyday Cybersecurity" with...

Law Enforcement ALPHV Ransomware Takedown

22 Dec 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Law enforcement scores a win against one of the most prolific ransomware criminal groups, ALPHV/BlackCat! This truly is a cybersecurity holiday gift for everyone across the digital world!   Such takedowns don’t solve ransomware, but targeting the at...

Are Your Crypto Funds Safe? Top Cybercrime Stories

25 Sep 2023 1 minute read 3 comments Cryptofab

I read today that exchanges like Binance are strengthening their relationships with some countries. One of the reasons is the risk of cybercrime. From billionaires to exchanges, no one seems safe from crypto hacks and attacks. Let's take a look at so...

National Cybersecurity Plan Fails to Address Ransomware

18 Jul 2023 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The US National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan fails to address ransomware. There is a real opportunity for the government to make significant progress in crushing the growing scourge of ransomware attacks which threaten businesses, indi...

ChatGPT Seems to Help Criminals

22 Jun 2023 2 minute read 2 comments Debesh Choudhury

Artificial intelligence is opening exciting avenues. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been in STEM research worldwide for many years. All research groups, be it in academia or research labs, pursuing something in developing AI algorithms got some...

Is the MSI Hack an IT Supply Chain Attack?

25 Apr 2023 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

When I heard of the MSI compromise, I had similar fears of an IT supply chain attack. However, after walking the logic and high-level details I felt that the current attack was unlikely a sophisticated play to compromise downstream consumers of MSI...

Say No To Cybercrime

13 Apr 2023 1 minute read 1 comment stbrians

Crime is crime and we say no to cybercrime. Crime does not with pocket finance do rhyme. We negate in the strongest terms. It is against our norms. You have stolen us creaking dry. All our finances you did fry. Now we are dry bones. We crack like the...

Virus, Malware, and Ransomware are Allies in Cybercrime

3 Nov 2022 3 minute read 2 comments Debesh Choudhury

When you have an asset, there is always a threat. The world of people moves around money and wealth. Who doesn't need money? If I see a valuable asset, the first thing that comes to my mind is how the asset is protected from theft. When I see jewelr...