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Are You Ready for a Ransomware Resurgence?

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b2ap3_thumbnail_RansomwareHazardSign_400.jpgRansomware attacks grew less common in both 2018 and thus far in 2019 when compared to 2017. Unfortunately, recent events have made it more likely that this trend will reverse in the near future. Why is that? Simple: some municipalities have set a precedent of paying up.

The Single Greatest Defense Against Ransomware

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b2ap3_thumbnail_ransomware_awareness_is_key_400.jpgIn 2017, ransomware became a huge threat for businesses, so when discussing how nefarious actors will be leveraging new ransomware streams in 2018, you have to do so with some urgency. Today we will provide some information on ransomware, the current trends, and some trends you have to be very mindful of going forward.

b2ap3_thumbnail_police_ransomware_issues_400.jpgSociety relies on law enforcement to enforce laws in a fair and just manner, but even the police have their work cut out for them when they are targeted by a cyberattack. A recent incident in Cockrell, Texas shows that not even the police are immune to the threats of ransomware--particularly the emerging brand of ransomware, Osiris.

b2ap3_thumbnail_halloween_computers_400.jpgHalloween is a time when we celebrate what scares us, like ghosts, goblins, ghouls, and the like. For adults, the holiday becomes more lighthearted with each passing year, due to the understanding that such monsters are fictional. Yet, there exists real monsters who know how to play on people’s fears, namely, hackers.

b2ap3_thumbnail_ransmoware_gets_even_worse_400_20160804-170209_1.jpgThe Petya ransomware, a particularly vicious monster of a threat, has reared its ugly head once again, only this time it’s not alone. Petya now comes bundled together with Mischa, yet another ransomware that works well alongside Petya. The ransomware is delivered via an inconspicuous email disguised as a job application, with a resume attached. Once the user downloads the file, Petya encrypts the files located on the device.

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