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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March Ransomware in Review

Jordan Kadlec

March was a month where a lot of small ransomware variants appeared but never came to fruition. There was, however, an update on CryptoLocker making its return, Cerber added a couple of new features,…

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Matrix Ransomware - CryptoStopper Can Help!

Jordan Kadlec

We recently had an individual inquire about a form of ransomware named Matrix. Unfortunately, there is currently no way to decrypt files that are encrypted by the Matrix ransomware without paying the…

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Star Trek Themed Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

A new ransomware variant named ‘Kirk’ after popular Star Trek character James. T. Kirk recently hit the cybersecurity scene. Like most forms of ransomware, Kirk Ransomware immediately starts…

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Ransomware Decrypters | Where to Find the Antidote

Jordan Kadlec

While no one wants to be hit with ransomware, the fact is that one in two businesses will be infected with some type of ransomware in 2017. Knowing what to do and where to find a possible antidote or…

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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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