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Posts Tagged: Ransomware

March 9, 2020Published by

A ransomware variant, DoppelPaymer is showing some interesting new features that have morphed it into what we call “extortionware.” It is infecting systems and performing not only data encryption for ransom, but also exfiltrating data back to the attackers to be potentially released to the public if payment for the ransom is not made.


March 3, 2020Published by

In my daily scan of the security news headlines, I’ve been noticing that more and more frequently, companies hit by ransomware are paying up. A more recent example is the City of Cartersville, Georgia, which paid a whopping $380K to its attackers. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Read on for 3 ways to avoid a ransomware lock down.


November 5, 2018Published by

Here at ControlScan, a big part of our day-to-day lifestyle is knocking down threats and cyberattacks for our customers’ businesses as well as our own. Cybersecurity is where we live, so sometimes we lose sight of the fact that none of this makes any sense to a non-technical person. One topic we field a lot of questions on is event correlation. Let’s take a look at what it is and how it positively impacts your cybersecurity efforts.


May 21, 2017Published by

Last week was a rough one in the IT world, as organizations around the globe scrambled to avoid being caught up in the WannaCry ransomware attack. If your organization was spared this round, it doesn’t mean you should pat yourself on the back and move on, business as usual. Fact is, most organizations aren’t at a state of security maturity that affords them this level of comfort.Read on for my list of 5 things any IT professional can learn from the WannaCry ransomware attack.


September 26, 2016Published by

Establishing a strong foundation of patient data security involves surrounding your healthcare organization with the right team of people. Here are five people you want on your side when it comes to fighting data breaches and ransomware.


April 4, 2016Published by

Ransomware continues to make news headlines.In response to the growing ransomware threat, government agencies are issuing business alerts to raise awareness and offer guidance. Some of these recent alerts include:United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) —  “Ransomware and Recent Variants” AlertFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) — “Ransomware on the Rise” PodcastAnd here is a […]

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