Tampa Bay Times hit with Ryuk ransomware attack

Florida newspaper The Tampa Bay Times suffered a Ryuk ransomware attack Thursday, making it the latest major victim of the notorious ransomware family that continues to rise in popularity.

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A week in security (December 23 – 29)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 23 – 29, including a retrospective look at trends in online privacy legislation in the US.

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A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.

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A week in security (December 9 – 15)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 9 – 15, including smart doorbell concerns, a new credit card skimmer vulnerability, and a deep dive into Ryuk ransomware.

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Threat spotlight: the curious case of Ryuk ransomware

From comic book death god to ransomware baddie, Ryuk ransomware remains a mainstay when organizations find themselves in a crippling malware pinch. We look at Ryuk’s origins, attack methods, and how to protect against this ever-present threat.

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Emotet is back: botnet springs back to life with new spam campaign

After months of laying dormant, the notorious Emotet is back, with its botnet spewing spam globally.

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Ransomware continues assault against cities and businesses

We take a look at the current chaos faced by local governments across the US, as ransomware continues to snap at its cities’ heels.

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Trojans, ransomware dominate 2018–2019 education threat landscape

Trojans such as Emotet and TrickBot were the top threat for the education sector in the 2018–2019 school year. What threats will the new school year bring?

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Labs quarterly report finds ransomware’s gone rampant against businesses

This quarter, we noticed one threat dominating the landscape so much it deserved its own hard look. Ransomware is back in a big way, targeting businesses with brute force.

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Radiohead’s ransom response shows novel approach for ransomware victims

Last week, British rock bank Radiohead thwarted an attempted digital ransom, in which unnamed hackers stole roughly 18 hours of unreleased music dating back to the band’s recording of its studio album OK, Computer, revealing some less-than-ok computer security (sorry).

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