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...

The recent onslaught of ransomware should motivate all organizations to have effective backup procedures. But recent surveys indicate backups aren’t happening like they should, highlighting the importance for businesses to deploy strong ransomware protection. Within the last month or so, surveys from multiple vendors who provide...

There’s been a lot of news lately about a new variant of Cerber ransomware that evades malware detection products that rely on static machine learning. Like other forms of advanced malware, Cerber’s evasion tactics continue to evolve.  Cerber Ransomware Enhanced Cerber, one of, if not the most prevalent...

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...

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...