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Bitcoin Ransomware Attacks: News & Protection

14 Apr 2021 5 minute read 6 comments MintDice.com

When the government, especially the US government, discusses the crime associated with Bitcoin, they usually talk about terrorism and illegal substances. But the truth is, the greatest dangers from crime associated to Bitcoin have nothing to do with...

An overview of Crypto crime in 2020

24 Feb 2021 4 minute read 9 comments fklivestolearn

Although Darknet markets revenue dominated, Ransomware & DeFi hacks were the bigger story that emerged last year 2020was a record-breaking year for cryptocurrencies, led by Bitcoin. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on the lives of people,...

Ransomware Explained - Increasing Costs and Impact

15 Jun 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Matthew Rosenquist

Ransomware risks are skyrocketing with increasing costs, more attacks, and greater impacts that are expanding to affect everyone! It is a growing threat to organizations and national critical infrastructures connected to the Internet.  Ransomware put...

Paying Ransomware Should be Illegal

27 May 2021 1 minute read 16 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Ransomware is a growing problem that must be STOPPED! Cybercriminals are accumulating fortunes by impacting individuals, businesses, critical systems, and digital services. Some victims are paying ransoms in the tens of millions of dollars. In today...

Cautious Optimism and Grave Concerns as Intel Integrates Cybereason into Chips

27 Jan 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Intel and Cybereason just announced that they are working to integrate Cybereason to collect data from hardware to software levels, with the goal of protecting users from ransomware. This is an opportunity for better cybersecurity, but also could be...

Not Paying Ransomware is the Only Way We All Win

22 Feb 2021 1 minute read 9 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Ransomware is on the rise because cybercriminals are being rewarded. Those who are impacted have been paying the ransoms, thereby funding and encouraging attackers to expand and target others. The right path forward, to crush ransomware attacks, is...

Stopping the Runaway Ransomware Epidemic

6 Apr 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

How do governments effectively blunt the growth of ransomware?  There is a path, but it does not involve outlawing cryptocurrency! I see many government politicians positioning a ban of cryptocurrency as a solution for ransomware.  That would simply...

Ransomware Explained Video Series

9 Jun 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Ransomware is a rising threat to every organization, device, and person connected to the Internet.  All the products, services, and critical infrastructures are at risk of being victimized.  We are all being impacted by this type of cybercrime and i...

The Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack Might be Good for America

17 May 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, that caused fear of fuel shortages on the US East Coast, might be exactly what the nation needed to improve Critical Infrastructure security! In this week’s video, I discuss why the attack was a much-needed w...

Ransomware Explained - Understanding the Attackers

23 Jun 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Matthew Rosenquist

Understanding the attackers is the first step in identifying an effective, efficient, and sustainable paths to mitigating the risks of ransomware. The root cause of ransomware resides with the people behind the attacks.  Recognizing threat agent’s...