Ransomware

Teenagers are being encouraged to spread ransomware

Ransomware-as-a-service gang is on the prowl of teenagers who can act as distributors for malware. As law enforcement is tightening the noose around black hat hackers in all ways, ransomware spreading groups are now focusing more on luring teenagers into their business distribution stream. According to a study made by security software firm Avast, cybercriminals […]

Ransomware news headlines trending on Google

1.) In a study made recently, ransomware attacks on educational institutions are estimated to have crossed $3.58 billion in 2021. And the costs that stemmed were accounted as such from the downtime and recovery expenses incurred through cyber attacks. The file-encrypting malware attack is said to have affected over 1.3 million students at different schools […]

Microsoft uses AI to tackle Ransomware Attacks

As ransomware attacks are ever-evolving, they are hard to detect with human intelligence. So, Microsoft issued a press statement on Tuesday confirming the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to tackle ransomware attacks. In a tech post released on ‘Patch Tuesday’, the tech giant disclosed it is harnessing the power of AI in exploring the […]

Cyber Attack news headlines trending on Google

1) Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) has given an update that all those who are using Adobe products and services should be cautious, as hackers can easily hack their systems by exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in the software. According to CERT-In, the attacker can gain access to admin privileges, execute arbitrary codes and write arbitrary […]

Most of the cyber attacks in Canada are ransomware genre

According to a study conducted by Blake, Cassels Graydon LLP, most of the cyber attacks that were targeted on Canadian companies were of ransomware genre and alarmingly there was an increase in frequency and complexity of attacks. Coming to ransomware payments, there was a 25% increase in such attacks exceeding USD $1 million on average. […]

Lockbit 2.0 Ransomware targets Cybersecurity firm Mandiant

Mandiant, a globally renowned Cybersecurity firm was reportedly been targeted by LockBit 2.0 Ransomware attack in May this year. And reports are in that Lockbit is interested in releasing the stolen documents, as the IT staff of Mandiant was not responding positively to its ransom demands. On the other hand, the security firm denied any […]

CTOs n CISOs quitting jobs because of ransomware fear

We have seen ransomware attacks killing businesses and sometimes people, where a patient was killed in the United States as encrypted systems disallowed medical practitioners to treat a patient on time last year. But can you believe Ransomware fear is making CISOs quit their jobs, as they feel they are not in a position to […]

Healthcare providers prefer paying ransom in ransomware attacks

Healthcare providers are opting to pay a ransom in the event of ransomware attacks, instead of recovering it from data backups. The reason is as it is easy and guarantees 100% encrypted data return- Of course, as per their perspective! According to the data released by Sophos that was also commissioned by global market research […]

Ransomware news trending on Google

If you thought Windows 11 operating system machines were safe from Ransomware, then you better think twice before concluding. As information is out that those spreading Magniber Ransomware are after Windows 11 Machines and have targeted around a hundred by now. According to a research conducted by 360 Total Security, Magniber ransomware attacks have increased […]

Ransomware news headlines trending on Google

First is the news related to new ransomware dubbed Cheers that is seen targeting mainly Vmware ESXi Servers. As virtualization software allows cyber crooks to spread malware to many devices, it has become a soft target to criminal gangs spreading Lockbit, Hive, and RansomEXX. Technically, if a machine hosts a dozen virtual machines meant to […]

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