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Biden urges private companies to protect against ransomware

The Biden administration Wednesday urged private U.S. companies to take five key steps to protect against ransomware. These are best practices most likely to reduce an organization’s risk of succumbing to a ransomware attack. Our clients are very familiar with these five steps. They are: Back up your data, system images, and configuration. Regularly test …

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Don’t plan on paying to recover from ransomware

Q: What’s worse than having your systems encrypted by ransomware? A: Discovering hackers used two different strains of ransomware, meaning your data is double-encrypted. Yes, this nightmare is out there, according to a recent Wired article. The article cites cases where combinations of  REvil and Netwalker malware, as well as MedusaLocker and GlobalImposter ransomware combinations, …

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Ransomware payments may add U.S. sanctions to your costs

Did you know – the U.S. Treasury Department has warned that making ransomware payments could bring sanctions on your organization. The warning also applies to banks and insurance companies, as well as firms negotiating the payments. This is because ransomware can come from a sanctioned country or bad actor. For example, one U.S. sanctioned country, …

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Ransomware: National security risk needs global approach

The rising scourge of ransomware needs a global approach to halt its devastation, a task force with government and corporate representatives announced last week. Ransomware is “a flourishing criminal industry” which “routinely imperils lives,” the task force organized by the non-profit Institute for Security and Technology wrote. Utilities, hospitals, schools, military posts, and municipalities all …

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You can’t afford to postpone investing cybersecurity in 2021

In 2021, complacency about your IT security is dangerous. Recent news about hidden, extensive breaches of state and federal government entities and private corporations shocked many in IT and cybersecurity. According to investigators, Russian agents spread espionage malware through updates from IT management firm SolarWinds. The list of victims continues to grow, and investigators believe …

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IT security measures are for everyone – including the CEO

A crook is making news for offering to sell hundreds of stolen C-level email user names and passwords. “The login information has been verified by cybersecurity teams and is for Office 365 and Microsoft accounts of CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, and other senior positions,” TechRepublic reported Wednesday. The email user name and password combinations are …

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Don’t pay ransom to cyber criminals, Microsoft advises

Don’t pay ransom – it only spurs more ransomware attacks, according to Microsoft. In a recent blog post by Microsoft’s Detection And Response Team, organizations are urged to maximize their security efforts instead. “Paying a ransom is often expensive, dangerous, and only refuels the attackers’ capacity to continue their operations,” the post says. “(B)ottom line, …

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Ransomware attacks: Likely to go “from bad to worse”

This year’s trends in ransomware attacks have left IT Security researchers worried about what’s coming in 2020. Dark Reading cites “growing collaboration between threat groups on ransomware campaigns; the use of more sophisticated evasion mechanisms; elaborate multi-phase attacks involving reconnaissance and network scoping; and human-guided automated attack techniques.” Hackers also have developed ways to research …

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