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Ransomware Is Getting Ugly

Modern ransomware has two dimensions: pay to get your data back, and pay not to have your data dumped on the Internet. The DC police are the victims of this ransomware, and the criminals have…

Irish health service shut down amid ransomware attack

Ireland’s health service has temporarily shut down its IT system after experiencing a “significant ransomware attack”. The incident has affected services across a range of hospitals. Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital has cancelled outpatient visits for everyone…

Ransomware Shuts Down US Pipeline

This is a major story: a probably Russian cybercrime group called DarkSide shut down the Colonial Pipeline in a ransomware attack. The pipeline supplies much of the East Coast. This is the new and improved…

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5 ways to improve your information security in…

Protecting your organisation against cyber attacks can sometimes feel like a never-ending game of security whack-a-mole. As soon as you’ve secured one weakness, another one appears. This can demoralise any organisation and make them believe…

Ransomware Profitability

Analyzing cryptocurrency data, a research group has estimated a lower-bound on 2020 ransomware revenue: $350 million, four times more than in 2019. Based on the company’s data, among last year’s top earners, there were groups…