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Task Force Gives Terrible Advice About Ransomware

17 Apr 2024 1 minute read 6 comments Matthew Rosenquist

I couldn’t help myself, I had to rant about this! A ‘security research’ group is recommending against banning ransomware payments, which would eradicate these attacks from occurring, and instead want money to be spent on communications campaigns, ga...

Historical Hacks: WannaCry

12 Feb 2024 5 minute read 1 comment Investigator515

If you’ve read for a while, you might have figured out by now that we enjoy looking at cyber attacks, ransomware, and other noteworthy scenarios of interest that were integral to turning the internet into what it is today. However, in the broad lands...

Historical Hacks: NotPetya (2017)

22 Jan 2024 6 minute read 0 comments Investigator515

State-sponsored ransomware has gotten far worse over the years. As we’ve explored notable cybersecurity hacks, we’ve looked at everything from worms made for research purposes to the application of Zero Day hacks by government hackers. In today’s art...

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...

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...

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...

Ransomware is Funding Russian Aggression

1 May 2022 1 minute read 9 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Ransomware attacks and payments are increasing, with most revenue going to Russian attackers. It is time to revisit outlawing Ransomware payments. Some stats to hammer the situation home: Sophos ransomware report indicates: - Ransom attacks are more...

Deadbolt, new ransomware attacking QNAP's products

27 Jan 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Aldeneer

"DeadBolt has been widely targeting all NAS exposed to the Internet without any protection and encrypting users’ data for Bitcoin ransom."   This ransomware wants to pay us 0.3BTC to unlock our data. Attackers say that they used some kind of 0day and...

Illicit Crypto transactions hit an all-time high in 2021

15 Jan 2022 2 minute read 0 comments fklivestolearn

This, however, doesn't tell the full story as the roaring adoption far outstripped the volume of the crypto crime One of the biggest criticisms that digital assets face by the nay-sayers is that they are widely used in illicit and illegal activities....

Protect Your Data from Ransomware with Pure Storage

10 Jan 2022 6 minute read 0 comments Keith Thuerk

Protect Your Data from Ransomware with Pure Storage   Ransomware Ransomware has been around for more than a decade, however, it has really taken its toll on the US Critical Infrastructure this year (Oil and Gas delivery and Food Industry are just a...