How to Prevent and Protect Against Ransomware

Whether it’s schools, hospitals, or even critical infrastructure, ransomware is causing destruction in almost every sector of the economy. With each passing year, ransomware is becoming more widespread and more dangerous. and knowing how to prevent ransomware attacks is becoming more essential. Making matters worse, a mistake by almost anyone in an organization can lead…

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Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack – Part One – Choosing a Victim

We’ve handled hundreds of cybersecurity attacks and found that a lack of cybersecurity understanding is at the root of most attacks. Many people simply don’t understand how and why ransomware attacks happen, so they’re not prepared when they do happen. We decided to develop a quick, go-to resource as a primer to help people from…

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The Sodinokibi gang is back, but there’s a new Sodinokibi decrypt tool for older encrypted files

Sodinokibi, also known as REvil, was one of the most persistent and dangerous ransomware variants throughout 2020 and 2021, having demanded ransoms as high as $70 million. It’s understandable that the cybersecurity community breathed a sigh of relief when Sodinokibi abruptly disappeared in July. Alas, just a few months later, in September of 2021, the…

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Blackmatter Ransomware: The Next Level of Ransomware

Major ransomware gangs, including Avaddon, DarkSide, and REvil, dissolved in Q2 2021, but the relief was short-lived. New and potentially more dangerous gangs quickly moved to take their place. Probably the most notable of these new threats is the BlackMatter ransomware gang. BlackMatter recently made headlines by compromising the networks of Japanese medical imaging giant…

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