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Why REvil Ransomware Group Suddenly Disappeared

20 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The notorious REvil ransomware cybercriminal group suddenly disappeared without explanation, spurring lots of speculation in the cybersecurity community. In this week’s video, we go over the results of a recent poll among security professionals that...

Ransomware Explained - Ending Ransomware

14 Jul 2021 1 minute read 4 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Stopping ransomware from being an impactful menace is the grand goal, but what are the specific criteria for success we should be striving for? Without clear objectives, we are often consumed with trivial aspects and never attain the desired end-sta...

Ransomware Explained - 3 Fundamental Ways to Stop Cyberattacks

6 Jul 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

There are only 3 fundamental ways to stop attacks from motivated and intelligent adversaries. Let’s identify and explore those options, and discuss how they may be applied to undermine Ransomware.   This video is the latest installment of a multi-pa...

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...