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Joe Biden Directs US Intelligence to Investigate Latest Ransonware Attacks

5 Jul 2021 1 minute read 1 comment LightBlocks News

After hackers hijacked the software of the Miami IT provider Kaseya, the president of America, Joe Biden wants to take action against ransomware attacks. The attacker got access to encrypted files of around 200 customers with hundreds of US companies...

Ransomware Cybersecurity Fireside Chat

29 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

In today’s fireside chat, we discuss the relevance, proactive, and reactive considerations every organization should consider as they face Ransomware.  I am joined by Alex Rayter, Principal at Phoenix 2.0, and Justin Daniels, Corporate Cybersecurity...

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...

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...

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...

Forget the FUD...Secure your Crypto.

9 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments atomio

Three simple steps to secure your crypto... So how did the FBI, and Homeland Security recover BTC from the recent ransomware on the oil companies? was a setup, or entrapment. Crypto accounts are virtually impenetrable. Use care when setti...

'Majority' of Bitcoin paid by Colonial Pipeline after ransomware attack has been recovered

8 Jun 2021 2 minute read 5 comments Lukros76

As the title suggests,  the US Dep. of Justice announced today that they successfully recovered a large amount of what was paid to the ransomware attackers, in BTC fund of all things. Most of you likely know that in early May Colonial Pipeline was hi...

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...

Official: Wall Street Journal Bans Bitcoin Forever! Satire

25 May 2021 3 minute read 8 comments BitcoinGordon

I refuse to link to Lee's article, because it doesn't deserve the time you might take reading it. I give. Did it anyway. But only because I can quote this: "Mr. Reiners is executive director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law." Don't...

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...