CryptoStopper FAQ

Chris Hartwig

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Using Group Policy to Disable Show Hidden Files

Chris Hartwig

There are thousands of hidden files on your workstation that were installed with your applications and operating system that you probably are not aware exist. Deleting these hidden files could be…

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RDP Brute Force Attack Detection and Blacklisting with Powershell

Chris Hartwig

Overview Monitoring systems provide great value because they alert us to unusual events. They allow us to check a box on our audit sheet, but really a monitoring system is just half of the equation.…

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CryptoStopper Bug List

Chris Hartwig

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Zero-Day Attack Examples

Jordan Kadlec

Updated August 2019  About 18 months ago, we discussed some great examples of zero-day exploits that were occurring at the time. Stuxnet, which is known as the world’s first cyber weapon, was used to…

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Ransomware Scapegoat

Greg Edwards

What happened during and after a Florida city paid a $460,000 ransom to the Russian eCrime group, Grim Spider: An interview with Brian Hawkins, ex-Head of IT for Lake City, Florida.

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Stop Paying The Ransom!

Jordan Kadlec

Throughout the last month, city governments have made headlines for the massive ransoms they have paid to cybercriminals after being infected with ransomware. Between two Florida cities, Riviera…

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106 Million People Affected in Capital One Data Breach

Jordan Kadlec

On Monday, July 29, Capital One announced a data breach that has exposed the personal information of 106 million people. The breach includes data such as transaction data, credit scores, payment…

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Florida City Counsel Votes to Pay $600,000 to Recover from Ransomware Attack

Jordan Kadlec

Riviera Beach, a Florida city of 35,000 people, suffered a ransomware attack nearly three weeks ago. On Monday (June 17th), the city council voted unanimously to pay the $600,000 ransom demanded to…

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