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GandCrab Ransomware Puts the Pinch on Europe

Chris Hartwig

Ransomware attacks continue to evolve in sophistication, and one of the latest variants is tearing through Europe with lightning speed. GandCrab ransomware has affected over 50,000 users in less than…

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SamSam Ransomware Continues Attacks on Vulnerable Hospitals and Health Systems

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NIST 800-63b Password Guidelines Surprises

Chris Hartwig

  NIST released new guidelines for user password requirements that are significantly different than those you may be used to following. For anyone keeping up with identity management guidelines over…

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What Usually Happens In a Ransomware Attack

Chris Hartwig

    So, you got hit with ransomware today. You know…. that thing you’ve been hearing about that encrypts your data and holds it for a bitcoin ransom? You were so sure ransomware would never infect…

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45 New Decryptors added to the Free Ransomware Decryptors

Chris Hartwig

Cybercriminals have been busy creating thousands of new ransomware variants over the past few months which they have used to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from unsuspecting companies all…

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WatchPoint Tip of the Week - Employee Ransomware Email Notice

Chris Hartwig

Ransomware attacks have beome a grave threat to businesses across the world. Cybercriminals use data encrypting ransomware to hold a companies data hostage until a ransom of hundreds or several…

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Death of Aaron Hernandez Exploited by Ransomware Cybercriminals

Chris Hartwig

Cybercriminals stooped to new lows this week after the death of Aaron Hernandez. It was reported yesterday that the former New England Patriots tight end and convicted murderer committed suicide in…

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Ransomware Targeting HR Departments

Chris Hartwig

Last year I wrote an article after I received an email that was intended to go to our Human Resources department. I noticed some red flags in the email and was able to conclude that it was a phishing…

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How Ransomware Stole Christmas

Chris Hartwig

We are all familiar with the story How the Grinch Stole Christmas! written by Dr. Seuss and published December 25th, 1956. A children’s story about a Grinch who attempts to end Christmas by stealing…

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