Ransomware Tag

[Ransomware Series Part 3] Authored by: Alexander Sevtsov This is the third installment of a multipart series on ransomware. While this segment stands on its own, the earlier posts offer additional details and information about ransomware and how it operates. Part 1: Ransomware Delivery Mechanisms Part 2: Ransomware: Too...

The media has widely covered the WannaCry ransomware attacks. It would be difficult to find anyone who hasn’t heard about WannaCry, even among those that don’t follow technology. One positive outcome of this publicity is a significant increase in awareness. That’s a good thing. There...

According to Gartner, the number of worldwide Internet-connected devices will grow to 11.4 billion by 2018. That’s an enormous number of new devices on our networks—and many, perhaps the majority of them, are extremely vulnerable to IoT malware attacks. Recently, self-propagating malware has infected IoT devices...

[Ransomware Series Part 2] Authored by: Alexander Sevtsov and Clemens Kolbitsch Find more details on this series in Part 1. Ransomware is holding a tight grip on its victims and their most valuable data. As we already covered in Part 1 of this blog series, this type of...

Authored by:  Alexander Sevtsov and Clemens Kolbitsch Ransomware has become one of the most serious security threats today. Practically every business, public organization (including local governments, healthcare institutions or public transport systems) or private company, and even individuals, are under attack. [caption id="attachment_2593" align="aligncenter" width="696"] Source: Lastline Knowledgebase[/caption] Regardless of...

There’s been a lot of freighting ransomware reports and statistics lately. But there is good news. At this year’s RSA security conference, Dr. Engin Kirda, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of Lastline, discussed the Achilles heel of ransomware, and how this dangerous malware can be detected...

As always, malware continues to grow in sophistication and power. Here’s another case in point. We’ve been closely following ransomware as it expands its primary focus from individuals to include businesses. Now we’re seeing the next evolution of this ugly form of crimeware. A recent wave...