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Ransomware: This is how half the attacks start, and this is how you can stop them

Ransomware: This is how half the attacks start, and this is how you can stop them

Image: Getty More than half of ransomware attacks now start with criminals exploiting vulnerabilities in remote and internet-connected systems, as hackers seek to take advantage of unpatched cybersecurity issues. According to analysis of ransomware incidents over the past year by researchers at security firm Secureworks, 52% of attacks began with malicious hackers exploiting remote services. …

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Databarracks explores the true cost of paying data ransoms

Databarracks explores the true cost of paying data ransoms

Ransomware is a daily threat to organizations of all sizes and in all industries. Often, the ROI of secure data backup is only demonstrated after an attack has taken place and the damage has been done. Resigned to paying astronomical ransoms to decrypt their data and get operations back up and running, organizations position themselves …

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LockBit ransomware builder leaked online by ‘angry developer’

The LockBit ransomware operation suffered a breach as a supposedly disgruntled developer leaked the builder of the gang’s latest encryptor. In June, the LockBit ransomware operation released version 3.0 of its encryptor, named LockBit Black, after testing it for two months. The new version promised to “make ransomware even better,” adding new anti-scanning features, a …

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