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Ransomware Payments

US Government Cracks Down on Businesses That Make Ransomware Payments

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December 03, 2020

While businesses might be tempted to make ransomware payments to put a quick end to the nightmare of a ransomware attack, it’s one of the most dangerous decisions a business can make. Paying a ransom is no guarantee that a busines[...]
Emotet Malware

Emotet Malware Returns to Exploit a World on Edge

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October 09, 2020

Relatively silent for most of 2020, apart from a burst of activity in January, Emotet malware reemerged in July with a series of global attacks. It’s not surprising that Emotet went dormant for several months—this is their typical[...]

Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS): The Underground Business Operating in the Open

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March 19, 2020

Globally, ransomware damages hit a staggering $11.5 billion in 2019. MSPs in particular felt the wrath of ransomware, with attacks hitting high-profile MSP clients in government, healthcare, and other critical services. According [...]

Ransomware Examples: Recent Attacks and Distribution Methods

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February 27, 2020

Ransomware attacks are on the rise, with hackers shifting their focus from enterprises to MSPs and MSP clients. In Q3 of 2019 alone, ransomware attacks increased by 37 percent, 64 percent of attacks were reported by small business[...]

Ransomware Attacks: Why Email Is Still the #1 Delivery Method

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January 16, 2020

Ransomware attacks made a major comeback in 2019, but unlike previous years, hackers made the switch from enterprise targets to SMBs. According to Datto, one in five SMBs were hit with a ransomware attack in 2019. Attacks on US st[...]

4 Ways Hackers Use Phishing to Launch Ransomware Attacks

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September 12, 2019

MSPs have been on the receiving end of relentless ransomware attacks in 2019. In June, hackers infiltrated a number of MSPs via their Webroot management consoles. What followed was an all-out assault on MSPs and MSP client systems[...]

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