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  • The Rise of Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)

    by Dr. Christine Izuakor | Jul 03, 2019
    • Ransomware
    2019 Has been an interesting year for Ransomware thus far. After plaguing countless victims with dreaded ransom notes and bringing some pretty large corporations to their knees, the attack method built a strong reputation for inflicting cyber terror on consumers and businesses.
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  • Four Misconceptions About Ransomware Addressed

    by Dr. Christine Izuakor | Jul 01, 2019
    • Ransomware
    Ransomware has been a hot topic within the cyber security industry for quite some time now. It’s an often-lucrative cyber-attack method with an attractive return on investment. The motivation behind Ransomware attacks tends to be primarily financial, as cyber criminals can’t resist such easy opportunities to achieve their malicious goals. Ransomware is effective given that almost every individual or organization owns or has access to digital assets which are valuable to them. In regaining access or protecting said assets, many are forced to implement exhaustive measures and/or make great sacrifices. Cyber attackers take advantage of this by blocking users’ access to their own resources and requesting a ransom be paid. This type of digital extortion is very real and has grown in popularity across the industry.
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  • A Quick Guide to Preventing, Detecting and Responding to Ransomware Attacks

    by Dr. Christine Izuakor | Jun 26, 2019
    • RansomSafe
    • Ransomware
    Despite a small decline in the total volume of ransomware attacks, assailants are increasingly leveraging the attack method as a targeted way to extort enterprises. This shift toward more selective targets is a typical trend within the Cyber Security industry. For example, at one point, mass phishing emails were all the rage. Attackers would send generic messages to hundreds or thousands of users, hoping that one naïve person would click on a link and help the attacker further their agenda. Today, cyber criminals prefer using spear phishing and whaling. These are more customized and targeted attacks that can help attackers achieve higher success rates.
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  • How to Protect Against a Ransomware Attack

    by Veriato | Sep 26, 2018
    • Ransomware protection
    • ransomware detection
    • Ransomware
    Ransomware is changing and evolving – and so are network security offerings. Here are a few things you need to know to protect your business against a ransomware attack.
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  • Don’t Be Held Hostage By Ransomware. Stop The Attack Before Critical Damage Is Done.

    by Mike Tierney | Mar 06, 2017
    • Attacks
    • Malware
    • Veriato RansomSafe
    • Ransomware
    • RansomSafe
    Ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts your critical files until money is paid, continues to wreak havoc on organizations worldwide.
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