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White House wants a 30 country ransomware conference
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Address the threat of ransomware

The White House will convene a 30 country meeting this month to try to ramp up global efforts to address the threat of ransomware to economic and national security.

G7 asks Russia to reign in ransomware attacks
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It asked nicely

G7 member states have asked Russia and other countries to crack down on ransomware gangs operating within their borders.

Ransomware attacks to be treated as terrorism
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But KKK are still “good people”

The US Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cybercriminals.

Ransomware attacks evolving
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Tuesday, 30 March 2021 11:46

Ransomware attacks evolving


Ransomware 2.0 has opposable thumbs

Data-stealing ransomware attacks are evolving into data-stealing attacks, according to a new security update from F-Secure. 

Ransomware makers using Microsoft mail flaw
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Could be risky


Ransom-seeking hackers have begun taking advantage of a recently disclosed flaw in Microsoft’s widely used mail server software, a researcher said late Wednesday - a serious escalation that could portend widespread digital disruption.

Companies are paying ransoms
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Tuesday, 17 November 2020 11:48

Companies are paying ransoms


New report shows

 Cyber criminals are being paid by big corporations to free themselves from ransomware, according to the 2020 Veritas Technologies Ransomware Resiliency Report.

Garmin recalculates after ransomware attack
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At the first attack turn left

The American GPS and fitness-tracker company Garmin is dealing with the aftermath of a ransomware attack with owners of its products had been unable to use its services since Thursday.

New Mac ransomware is super smug
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Friday, 03 July 2020 10:41

New Mac ransomware is super smug


Users just can’t believe it is happening to them

While the writers of ransomware tend to leave Apple Macs alone due to the fact they have no need to threaten someone’s Coldplay collection, a new example has just appeared and appears to be gaining some traction.

Unconventional form of ransomware seen in the wild
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For wealthy cybercriminals who want a special service

Researchers at Intezer and IBM X-Force have detected an unconventional form of ransomware that's being deployed in targeted attacks against enterprise servers.

US mayors agree to stop paying ransomware demands
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It only encourages them

The US Conference of Mayors unanimously adopted yesterday a resolution not to pay any more ransom demands to hackers following ransomware attacks.