Posts Tagged ‘ransomware attacks’

Feds Warn of Ransomware Attacks Ahead of Labor Day

Feds Warn of Ransomware Attacks Ahead of Labor Day Though lots of people might be taking some time off over the Labor Day weekend, threat actors likely won’t — which means organizations should remain particularly vigilante about the potential for ransomware attacks, the federal government has warned. Citing historical precedence, the FBI and CISA put out […]

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Ransomware: What REALLY happens if you pay the crooks?

Governments and law enforcement hate it when ransomware victims pay the blackmail demands that almost always follow a ransomware attack, and you can understand why, given that today’s payments fund tomorrow’s cybercriminality. Of course, no one needs to be told that. Paying up hurts in any number of ways, whether you feel that hurt in your […]

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Dealing with ransomware attacks: What options do you have?

It might seem logical to try to negotiate the ransom demand down to an amount that isn’t going to break the bank but would still be enough to satiate cybercriminals’ thirst for cash. Unfortunately, this isn’t a good idea, because negotiations can backfire and even cause ransomware gangs to increase their ransom demands. This recently […]

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Small and medium‑sized businesses: Big targets for ransomware attacks

Why are small and medium-sized businesses a target for ransomware-wielding gangs and what can they do to protect themselves against cyber-extortion? According to a recent report by the Ponemon Institute, the biggest challenge faced by SMBs is a shortage of personnel to deal with cyber-risks, attacks, and vulnerabilities, while the second greatest problem revolves around […]

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