REvil ransomware disappears after Tor services hijacked

For the second time this year the REvil ransomware group has disappeared off the grid. Will they come back again? All bets are open.

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“Killware”: Is it just as bad as it sounds?

“Killware,” as USA TODAY put it, is the latest cyberthreat that’s even eclipsing ransomware. But is it all it’s hyped up to be?

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A week in security (Oct 4 – Oct 10)

A roundup of the week’s security news and related happenings, for the week of October 4 – October 10.

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Police take a piece out of a ransomware gang, but won’t say which one

One of the world’s ransomware groups appears to be a couple of members short today, but nobody’s saying which one.

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A week in security (Sept 13 – Sept 19)

A round up of the previous week’s blogs and most interesting and relevant security events, hacks, and information.

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Ransomware scammers target artists with fake Krita revenue deals

Ransomware authors are targeting artists with bogus collaboration deals, and booby-trapped zipfiles. Here’s what to watch out for.

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Parts of the Dark Web “awash” with school children’s personal data

Over 1,000 US schools have been attacked by ransomware and had their data published on the Dark Web this year according to NBC news.

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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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500,000 Fortinet VPN credentials exposed: Turn off, patch, reset passwords

Credentials were harvested from VPNs vulnerable to CVE-2018-13379. Even if they have been patched since, they may still be vulnerable.

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A week in security (August 23 – August 29)

A round-up of the most interesting blog posts and security news happenings for the week of August 23 to August 29.

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