Windows 10 Adds Anti-Ransomware Feature in Fall Update

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Microsoft thinks it has a way to prevent ransomware from extorting money from Windows 10 users, and it’s called Controlled Folder Access.

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Bad Rabbit ransomware: Should you be scared?

Networks in Russia and Eastern Europe have been targeted by a new strain of ransomware dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit,’ a possible variant of the ‘Petya’ malware that hit computer systems earlier this year.

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The War Room: Experiential Security Planning


Ask any security practitioner about ransomware nowadays, and chances are good you’ll get an earful. Recent outbreaks like Petya and WannaCry have left organizations around the world reeling, and statistics show that ransomware is on the rise generally. For example, 62 percent of participants surveyed for ISACA’s recent “Global State of Cybersecurity” survey experienced a ransomware attack in 2016, and 53 percent had a formal process to deal with it. While ransomware is already a big deal, it is set to become an even bigger deal down the road.

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Petya's Ransomware Cloaking Device


Recent ransomware threats have escalated into a global crisis, and cybersecurity experts and government authorities have redoubled their investigative efforts. Of grave concern is the possibility that the recent Petya attack had more sinister motives than typical ransomware operations, and that state actors were involved behind the scenes. The Petya attack — which disrupted major government agencies, infrastructure sites, multinational companies and other organizations — actually used ransomware as a cover.

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The master decryption key for the Petya ransomware can't help NotPetya victims

A new master decryption key was released by the developer of the original Petya ransomware, but it’s incapable of helping NotPetya victims. It arrives after most Petya victims have paid the ransom or reformatted their PCs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/10/master-decryption-key-for-petya-ransomware-cant-help-notpetya-victims.html

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Petya Ransomware Sinks Global Businesses Into Chaos


A new ransomware exploit dubbed “Petya” struck major companies and infrastructure sites this week, following last month’s WannaCry ransomware attack, which wreaked havoc on more than 300,000 computers across the globe. Petya is believed to be linked to the same set of hacking tools as WannaCry. Petya already has taken thousands of computers hostage, impacting companies and installations ranging from Ukraine to the U.S. to India. It has impacted a Ukrainian international airport, and multinational shipping, legal and advertising firms.

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Huge 'Petya' ransomware attack hits Europe, sparks mass disruption

A new ransomware attack has hit organizations across Europe, sparking mass disruption, particularly in Ukraine.

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Ransomware attack costs South Korean company $1M, largest payment ever

Ransomware got a proverbial shot in the arm earlier this year following the WannaCry attacks and it looks as if hackers are getting more brazen with their requests as a result.Web hosting company Nayana, based in South Korea, was attacked with the Erebus ransomware on June 10. The company ultimately had to pay a fee of 397.6 Bitcoin (approximately $1 million), the largest ransomware paid ever.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/21/ransomware-attack-costs-south-korean-company-1m-largest-payment-ever.html

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North Korea, cyberattacks and 'Lazarus': What we really know

With the dust now settling after “WannaCry,” the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out, what can be done to protect computers from future breaches and, trickiest of all, who is to blame.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/north-korea-cyberattacks-and-lazarus-what-really-know.html

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Best Software for Malware Removal and Protection

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Now more than ever, our security is being threatened by malware. Ransomware and botnets are big business these days, and targeted attacks have become commonplace. In response, anti-malware apps are broadening in scope. And to help you pick, we’ve assembled six of the best anti-malware solutions on the market.

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Tech Q&A: Protect your business against ransomware

With all the hacking and ransomware attacks, I would like to know how you make sure your business does not become a victim. I need to take steps now before it’s too late.

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WannaCry ransomware attack: How average computer users contributed to global spread of malware

As cybersecurity experts clamored to contain and explain the massive global ransomware attack that infected several hundred thousand computers over the weekend in more than 150 countries, it’s the average computer user who should be concerned, multiple experts said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/15/wannacry-ransomware-attack-how-average-computer-users-contributed-to-global-spread-malware.html

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What is WannaCry ransomware?

The ransomware cyberattack known as WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of computers globally on Friday, but the malware was first detected in March and reported stolen from the United States National Security Agency a month later.

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NSA-Derived Ransomware Is So Serious, Microsoft Is Patching Old Windows Versions

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The WannaCrypt ransomware that struck on Friday is so risky, Microsoft has taken the highly unusual step of pushing security updates for operating systems well outside its support window. Unless you feel like paying out a hefty chunk of Bitcoin ransom, we recommend updating your OS, now.

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Ransomware: What is it?

The global “ransomware” cyberattack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers that run Britain’s hospital network, Germany’s national railway and other companies and government agencies worldwide in what may be the largest online extortion scheme ever.

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More victims expected in unprecedented cyberattack as users log on Monday

An unprecedented global “ransomware” attack has hit at least 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, Europe’s police agency said Sunday — and predicted that more damage may be seen Monday as people return to work and switch on their computers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/14/more-victims-expected-in-unprecedented-cyberattack-as-users-log-on-monday.html

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British Hospitals, FedEx Among Thousands Hit by Ransomware


Authorities are investigating a massive ransomware attack that reportedly hit more than 45,000 computers in 74 countries worldwide, including the UK’s NHS England national health service, international delivery service FedEx, and Spanish telecom firm Telefonica. Security experts have linked the exploit to an earlier leak by the Shadow Brokers, who allegedly accessed a trove of hacking tools from the NSA. Based on early information, a number of organizations reported that they were affected by a ransomware attack linked to the Wanna Decryptor.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84529.html?rss=1

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