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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DynA-Crypt - Encrypts AND Steals Your Data

Jordan Kadlec

New variants of ransomware appear all the time. 2017 however, is spitting out new variants with characteristics the likes we have never seen before. In January, we saw Spora which has top-notch…

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PlayStation and Xbox Users Hacked

Jordan Kadlec

The personal details of over 2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox users has been hacked on PSP ISO and Xbox ISO forums. These forums aren’t directly linked to the distributors of the gaming counsels…

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January Ransomware in Review

Jordan Kadlec

2017 has arrived, and ransomware definitely isn’t going anywhere. In fact, ransomware attacks are expected to double compared to the numbers of 2016. While that doesn’t seem like a terrible increase,…

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Should I Worry About Getting Hit by Ransomware?

Jordan Kadlec

In 2016, ransomware attacks quadrupled in number over those in 2015. 2017 cybersecurity statistics for ransomware are projected to double again over the number of attacks in 2016. The threat from…

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New Phishing Campaign Targeting Gmail Users

Jordan Kadlec

A new phishing campaign has been discovered this week that targets even the most tech-savvy Gmail users. By posing as someone you may know, cybercriminals are gathering personally identifiable…

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Spora - The Ransomware of 2017

Jordan Kadlec

Spora, the Russian word for ‘spore’ is a new family of ransomware that appeared yesterday (Jan. 11). Spora is being compared to Locky and Cerber variants that were the most successful versions of…

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From Russia With Love - Cerber Ransomware-as-a-Service

Jordan Kadlec

The number one ransomware attack from 2016, Cerber, has been definitively tied back to Russian ransomware-as-a-service developers. It has been confirmed that Cerber is a Russian-based ransomware as…

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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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