Ransomware

Detect and Respond to Malware Attacks
Kim Ellery
Detect and Respond to Malware Attacks

2017 has been a record-setting year for malware. Organizations and individuals around the world have been repeatedly under attack by aggressive, pervasive strains of malware, from WannaCry, Mamba and Petya to the most recent Locky strain, already pegged as the largest malware campaign of 2017, with over 23 million messages sent out in 24 hours on August 28, spiking just as US workers arrived at their offices to start the...

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Are Hacked Medical IoT Devices Ransomware’s Next Target?
Richard Henderson
Are Hacked Medical IoT Devices Ransomware’s Next Target?

Shortly after IoT became a mainstream topic, the idea of device access-control falling into the wrong hands also grabbed headlines. Was it possible? What would happen? These are particularly concerning questions for healthcare organizations who deal in life-saving devices. But the notion of hacked medical devices such as defibrillators, pacemakers and insulin machines seemed more science fiction than real risk – a few years ago. Today, we know hacked...

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WannaCry Again with Petya?
Richard Henderson
WannaCry Again with Petya?

Another massive ransomware outbreak is on the move and it seems few are immune but many more could be…if they would stay up to date on patching. In what appears to have started in Ukraine yesterday and then quickly spread throughout Europe and beyond, enterprises from virtually every industry are falling victim to another large scale ransomware attack. From oil refineries to banks, government agencies to ad agencies, no...

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3 Ways to Contain the Next Ransomware Attack
Absolute
3 Ways to Contain the Next Ransomware Attack

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack underscored the importance of better visibility into dark endpoints. Our own audit data found that as many as 20% of endpoints are “dark” and represent hidden security cracks.  Here are tips that can help your IT department contain the next ransomware attack…

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WannaCry: A Wake-Up Call for Early Detection, Hyper-Fast Responsiveness
Pam O'Neal
WannaCry: A Wake-Up Call for Early Detection, Hyper-Fast Responsiveness

The WannaCry ransomware attacks of 2017 were a global shock with 150 countries hit and hundreds of aftershocks as employees around the world logged on to infected devices to do their work in the days that followed. The attack, and other ransomware attacks before and since, highlighted just how large the endpoint blind spots are within global enterprises and government organizations…

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