The three most significant cyberattacks of 2021

Three attacks in 2021 changed the way we think about ransomware.

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Wanted! US offers $10m bounty for ransomware kingpins

The US State Department is offering a massive $10 million reward if you can identify DarkSide operators.

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Ransom Disclosure Act would mandate ransomware payment reporting

The Ransom Disclosure Act would require many companies, local governments, and non-profits to disclose whenever they pay a ransomware demand.

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Why backups aren’t a “silver bullet” against ransomware, with Matt Crape: Lock and Code S02E17

On Lock and Code this week, we speak with VMware technical account manager Matt Crape about backups, a complex defense to ransomware.

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US government and private sector agree to invest time, money in cybersecurity

The Biden Administration and private sector leaders announced some major initiatives to bolster cybersecurity.

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Disaster planning with Lesley Carhart, and the slim chance of a critical infrastructure “big one”: Lock and Code S02E14

On Lock and Code this week, we speak with principal threat hunter Lesley Carhart about critical infrastructure cybersecurity.

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Ransomware’s Russia problem

Ransomware really, really doesn’t want to run in Russia or members of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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Want to stop ransomware attacks? Send the cybercriminals to jail, says Brian Honan: Lock and Code S02E11

This week on Lock and Code, we speak to BH Consulting CEO Brian Honan about what can be done to stop today’s frequent ransomware attacks.

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DOJ recovers pipeline ransom, signals more aggressive approach to cybercrime

The US Department of Justice announced Monday that it recovered much of the ransomware payment that Colonial Pipeline paid to Darkside.

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A week in security (May 31 – June 6)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security and online privacy news from May 31 to June 6.

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