Security Breach Notification Laws

Jordan Kadlec

As of now, 48 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have implemented legislation that requires private or government entities to notify individuals if they have…

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Fileless Malware Demystified

Jordan Kadlec

In a recent webinar hosted by WatchPoint, CEO Greg Edwards and Chief Hacking Officer Nathan Studebaker explained fileless malware. Fileless malware is a tactic that we have seen professional hackers…

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Google Docs Phishing Scheme

Jordan Kadlec

A Google Docs phishing scheme is taking the internet by storm this week. A client of ours received an email from one of their colleagues similar to the screenshot below.

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April Ransomware in Review

Jordan Kadlec

April was an extremely busy month in the world of ransomware. There are several new ransomware variants that look like they are going to stay around for a while. Cerber has taken over the reigns as…

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Ransomware Decryptors Not Available for Most Ransomware Strains

Jordan Kadlec

At WatchPoint, we are proud to have the largest list of ransomware decryptors on the internet. However, it’s important to know that the majority of ransomware variants do not have a decryptor…

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Mole Ransomware: A New Variant of CryptoMix

Jordan Kadlec

A new ransomware called Mole has been found, and it appears to be a version of the CryptoMix family. Additionally, Mole has many similarities to the Revenge and CryptoShield variants which are also…

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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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Dharma Ransomware Has A New Extension

Jordan Kadlec

A new ransomware that appends .wallet to the end of encrypted files has appeared over the last couple of weeks. After further research, it has been determined that this is a newer variant of CrySiS…

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Healthcare Organizations are Biggest Targets for Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

In 2016, several hospitals and healthcare organizations were hit with ransomware attacks. In fact, between October 2016 and February 2017, 42.77% of cyberattacks targeted healthcare organizations.…

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