Tag: Ransomware

Tech Tip: Protecting Yourself From Ransomware

Common sense and software can keep your system safer from security threats. Q. What kind of software should I use to protect my computer from ransomware? A. An up-to-date anti-malware program running on your computer is one way to help block ransomware …

NotPetya tops list of worst ransomware attacks

NotPetya, WannaCry and other ransomware have caused unprecedented damage to businesses, infrastructure and users, say threat researchers NotPetya tops the list of “nastiest” ransomware attacks in the past year, according to threat researchers at security firm Webroot. NotPetya was the most destructive ransomware of …

Bad Rabbit ransomware

On October 24th we observed notifications of mass attacks with ransomware called Bad Rabbit. It has been targeting organizations and consumers, mostly in Russia but there have also been reports of victims in Ukraine. Here’s what a ransom message looks …

Inside the thriving ransomware market

Researchers at Carbon Black examined the ransomware market and discovered some interesting facts about the booming criminal economy. Mirroring some of the legal technology markets, such as those for software development, the market for Ransomware is dominated by unique custom solutions …

What’s new in ransomware?

Ransomware attacks–and defenses against them–are evolving fast, but enterprises still struggle to keep up.  In June, South Korean hosting company Internet Nayana, Inc., was hit by a ransomware attack that took down its 153 Linux web servers — home to …