Trend Micro, ISMG Survey Reveals More Than Half of Organizations Were Victimized by Ransomware in 2016

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced results from the “Ransomware Response Study” of more than 225 U.S. organizations, which was conducted in partnership with Information Security Media Group (ISMG), a The…

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Ransomware Attacks On Small Businesses Eight Times Higher

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Following the news that Kaspersky recently released figures on ransomware attacks against SMBs, FalconStor’s UK & Ireland Managing Director commented below how to recover from an attack if businesses are caught out. Even though research from Kaspersky shows a rise The…

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TWO-THIRDS OF UNIVERSITIES HIT BY RANSOMWARE HACKERS

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Nearly two-thirds of universities in the U.K. have had their computer systems held up for ransom by hackers, according to a study. Freedom of Information requests sent by security firm SentinelOne revealed that 63 percent of 71 universities questioned have The…

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Symantec Sees Ransomware Hackers Getting More Advanced, Targeted

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers using software to block data and then demand money in return are relying on increasingly advanced techniques more commonly seen in cyber-espionage cases, the antivirus company Symantec Corp. said…. Read more on this. , valued at $ecting to http://finance.ya, finished…

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Ransomware customer service: Negotiation is always on the table

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cyberattackers running ransomware campaigns are usually willing to negotiate if it means exhorting any payment at all from victims, researchers claim. Ransomware is a particularly nasty breed of malware which, once downloaded and executed on a vulnerable system, will encrypt files…

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Hackers Selling FUD Stampado Ransomware for Just $39

HACKERS ARE SELLING STAMPADO RANSOMWARE ON THE DARK NET FOR JUST $39 — THEY CLAIM IT’S FUD (FULLY UNDETECTABLE)! The Dark Net is full of illegal products including drugs, fake id card, weapons, databases or even highly contemptible listings of child abuse images but now researchers have discovered complete ransomware…

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Companies increasingly yield to ransomware demands

Faced with few options, companies are increasingly giving in to cybercriminals who hold their data hostage and demand payment for its return, while law enforcement officials struggle to catch the nearly invisible perpetrators. The risks to organizations have become so severe that many simply pay their attackers to make them…

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