Racing against a real-life ransomware attack, with Ski Kacoroski: Lock and Code S02E12

This week on Lock and Code, we speak with Northshore School District systems administrator Ski Kacoroski about recovering from ransomware.

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Cybercrime, fraud, and insider threats increased in 2020 in the UK, report says

The National Crime Agency’s latest report shows that cybercrime surged in 2020 due to lockdowns, the pandemic, and Brexit.

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Threat spotlight: Conti, the ransomware used in the HSE healthcare attack

Conti ransomware has caught the world’s attention after being used in attacks against Ireland’s public healthcare system.

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How ransomware gangs are connected, sharing resources and tactics

New research by Analyst1 sheds light on the cooperation between some of the ransomware gangs dominating the cybersecurity news.

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Extortion, precision malware, and ruthless scams. Read the State of Malware 2021 report

Through the chaos and devastation of 2020, one form of business seems to have thrived—the creation and operation of malicious software.

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Fonix ransomware gives up life of crime, apologizes

The Fonix ransomware gang has deciding to pack its bags, apologise, and hand over its master decryption keys. It’s keeping your money though.

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Threat spotlight: Phobos ransomware lives up to its name

Phobos, which many believe was named after the Greek god of fear, isn’t as widespread as it was before nor is it more novel than your average ransomware. Yet, it remains a threat to consumers and businesses alike. We dive into Phobos ransomware and show users how to face their fears and protect against it.

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[UPDATED] Threat Spotlight: Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware

There’s a new ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) in town, and it can twist tongues for giggles as much as twist organizations’ arms for cash. Get to know the Sodinokibi ransomware, including how to protect against this fledgling threat.

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CryptoBlock ransomware and its C2

CryptoBlock is an interesting ransomware to keep an eye on. We expect this to be a ransomware that is in development to eventually develop into a RaaS (Ransomware as a Service).

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