Ransomware

Ransomware recap: Welcome to the never-ending nightmare

A new report confirms what many companies and individuals learned firsthand — ransomware was a nightmare in 2019. What does…

4 weeks ago

Spear-phishing email results in U.S. gas pipeline ransomware attack

A spear-phishing email has resulted in a U.S. gas pipeline ransomware attack. Making the attack worse: The IT and OT…

1 month ago

Maryland introduces bill to outlaw ransomware possession

While it may seem like a no-brainer, only a few U.S. states have passed laws to outlaw possession of ransomware.…

2 months ago

Hospital system pays ransomware hackers: Did it make the right choice?

After being hit by ransomware hackers, New Jersey’s biggest hospital health system paid the attackers to get their files back.…

3 months ago

NextCry: New ransomware encrypting Nextcloud files

A new ransomware known as NextCry has surfaced affecting NextCloud file-sharing software. The lesson yet again: beware — and back…

4 months ago

Texas governments hit by multiple ransomware attacks

Texas has become the latest victim of ransomware attacks targeting local governments or agencies. It’s unclear who’s behind this attack…

7 months ago

Lights out: Johannesburg City Power hit by ransomware attack

Cities and utilities are increasingly becoming victims of ransomware. Case-in-point: This attack on a South Africa power company.

8 months ago

PowerShell script obfuscation: Fight back against this growing threat

Malware authors are increasingly using PowerShell script obfuscation to try to hack your systems. But there are several ways you…

10 months ago

Shade ransomware expands target list to U.S., India, and Canada

Shade ransomware, a particularly nasty bit of malware that had focused on Russian targets, is now a problem for the…

10 months ago

10 endpoint security issues every SMB faces — and what to do about them

How can small and medium-sized businesses protect themselves against the onslaught of cyberthreats? Begin with endpoint security.

11 months ago