Cybersecurity Q&A with WatchPoint CEO, Greg Edwards

Jordan Kadlec

Cyberattacks, data breaches, malware, ransomware - these aren’t new to the headlines, yet the frequency of these incidents and the resultant focus on cybersecurity has dramatically increased.  Why…

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WannaCry- Fastest Spreading Ransomware Ever

Jordan Kadlec

Cyber criminals are using an exploit kit to distribute the fastest spreading ransomware to-date. The ransomware being distributed is WannaCry 2.0 but is also referenced to as WannaCrypt0r, Wanna…

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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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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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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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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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Advanced Persistent Threats and Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) and ransomware have been the most dreaded types of malware over the last couple of years. While there are clear and distinct differences between APTs and ransomware,…

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Zero-Day Attack Examples

Jordan Kadlec

Stuxnet is known as the world’s first cyber weapon.  Stuxnet was used to break Iran’s uranium enrichment centrifuges when it was feared they were producing chemical weapons. While there’s no proof as…

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Ransomware Definition

Jordan Kadlec

Ransomware is malicious malware that obstructs users from accessing their devices or encrypts a user’s files until the ransom is paid. There are different variations of ransomware; some variants are…

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BEWARE: You Can be Sued for Cybersecurity Negligence

Jordan Kadlec

In this day and age, it seems like you can sue or be sued for almost anything. Now, a company is being sued for cybersecurity negligence. That’s right; you can be sued for not having proper…

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