Ransomware Tag

IQY files, perhaps one of the less known of the weaponizable Microsoft Office file formats, provide attackers with a simple way to infiltrate a network. We have intercepted a campaign that leverages this file type to deliver a new variant of the Paradise ransomware. IQY, or...

The current state of malware is a conflicted one. On the one hand, data breaches involving malware have become less frequent in recent years. In its 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), Verizon found that malware had been active in 28 percent of data breaches...

In 2018, cryptomining malware infected organizations roughly 10 times more than ransomware.  However, since then, ransomware has climbed back to the top of the cybercrime landscape. Europol witnessed this resurgence, prompting the law enforcement agency to name ransomware as the top threat in 2019. Although...

Ransomware attacks may no longer be a media darling since they’ve been around for some time, but they are still going strong, and account for nearly 24 percent of incidents where malware was used according to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report.  There’s been...

The security community has found an important application for machine learning (ML) in its ongoing fight against cybercriminals. Per Recorded Future, many of us are turning to ML-powered security solutions like Lastline that analyze network traffic for anomalous and suspicious activity. In turn, these ML...

As the value of cryptocurrency continues to rise, a new form of malware has grown in popularity: crypto-malware. Though "crypto" may seem like a buzzword that's popping up everywhere, it is very real when it comes to cyber threats. Crypto-malware is one of the latest...

With cryptomining taking the spotlight in recent months, ransomware has been out of the news. That doesn't mean ransomware has gone away, however; it just means that crypto-based threats are a hot topic. Ransomware is still one of the largest methods of cybercrime and one...

RSAC 2018, one of the largest cybersecurity conference events in the world, is almost here. More than any other, this is the place where leading security companies, researchers, CISOs, and their staffs from across the globe come together to talk, learn, present, and speculate about...