February Ransomware in Review

Jordan Kadlec

Although February was a short month, there certainly wasn’t a shortage of new ransomware variants. While there were several variants that will probably never make it into circulation, there was some…

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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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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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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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Cyber Ransom v. Ransomware

Jordan Kadlec

By now, we have all heard about ransomware as it has taken over the cybersecurity scene over the last couple of years. However, we want to make sure that everyone is clear about the difference…

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Satan Ransomware-As-A-Service

Jordan Kadlec

It’s no secret that 2016 was the ‘Year of Ransomware.’ While we don’t know for certain what 2017 holds, could it be the ‘Year of Ransomware-As-A-Service?’ Over the last two weeks, two…

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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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