Ransomware

Should You Pay Ransomware Demands?
Richard Henderson
Should You Pay Ransomware Demands?

The fact that the Indiana hospital system, Hancock Health was hacked recently isn’t big news these days. Sadly, healthcare security breaches happen all too frequently. What is surprising however is what the health network elected to do about it – they paid the hackers’ ransom demand of four Bitcoin, equal to approximately $50,000 at the time, and then, for reasons we can’t really know, they told people about it....

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Looking Ahead: 2018 Cybersecurity Forecast
Richard Henderson
Looking Ahead: 2018 Cybersecurity Forecast

From the WannaCry cyberattack on the operations of major multinational corporations, to the Equifax data breach that impacted 145.5 million customers in the U.S. and Canada, 2017 marked a shift in the cybersecurity landscape. Hackers upped their game—exploiting new vulnerabilities, leaking spy tools from U.S. intelligence agencies, and hacking political campaigns. As hackers gear up to unleash new and improved attacks in 2018, enterprises will need to be more...

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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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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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