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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...

Preparing for Ransomware in 2024: Testing Your Backup Recovery Plan

2 May 2024 5 minute read 0 comments alextray

Ransomware has become one of the most pervasive and damaging cyber threats in recent years, targeting businesses and individuals alike with increasing sophistication. In 2024, the stakes are higher than ever, as attackers refine their tactics to bypa...

How SaaS Companies Can Recover from a Ransomware Attack

24 Apr 2024 5 minute read 1 comment alextray

Ransomware attacks are a formidable threat to businesses across all sectors, but for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies, the stakes are uniquely high. These attacks not only disrupt service delivery but also compromise sensitive customer data, po...

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...