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STOP (Djvu) Ransomware: Ransom For Your Shady Habits!

With almost 200 extensions, STOP (djvu) ransomware can be said to be 2019’s most active and widespread ransomware. Although this ransomware was active a year before, it started its campaign aggressively in early 2019. To evade detection, it has been continuously changing its extensions and payloads. For earlier infections, data…

The Hidden Cost of Ransomware: Wholesale Password Theft

Organizations in the throes of cleaning up after a ransomware outbreak typically will change passwords for all user accounts that have access to any email systems, servers and desktop workstations within their network. But all too often, ransomware victims fail to grasp that the crooks behind these attacks can and frequently do siphon every single [...]

By |2020-01-06T13:17:21-05:00January 6th, 2020|A Little Sunshine, alex holden, Hold Security, Karen Christianson, Mark Schafer, ransomware, ryuk, SVA Consulting, The Coming Storm, VCPI|Comments Off on The Hidden Cost of Ransomware: Wholesale Password Theft

2020 Cybersecurity Trends to Watch

Mobile becomes a prime phishing attack vector, hackers will increasingly employ machine learning in attacks and cloud will increasingly be seen as fertile ground for compromise.

Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek

Synoptek, a California business that provides cloud hosting and IT management services to more than a thousand customer nationwide, suffered a ransomware attack this week that has disrupted operations for many of its clients, according to sources. The company has reportedly paid a ransom demand in a bid to restore operations as quickly as possible. [...]

By |2019-12-27T20:49:05-05:00December 27th, 2019|ransomware, rEvil, Sodinokibi, Synoptek|Comments Off on Ransomware at IT Services Provider Synoptek