Avast has launched the Ransomware Shield for business users. It protects files and folders from being edited by unauthorized programs, which should protect them from ransomware programs.
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Security researchers have found that a utility inside Microsoft's own Defender anti-virus is being abused by LockBit ransomware threat actors to deliver malicious payload to victim systems.
Microsoft is soon ready to start blocking Office macros once again. The company has updated its support documentation with clear explanations and step-by-step instructions for users and IT admins.
Anti-virus assessment firm AV-TEST recently released its advanced threat protection test against ransomware. In this assessment report, Microsoft's Defender has performed exceptionally well.
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QNAP remains silent while ech0raix, a ransomware operator targets its devices once again. QNAP NAS devices had been attacked earlier this year, in 2021, and in 2020. Users must remain cautious.
Trend Micro has cautioned that the recent Windows 11 optional update KB5014019 is leading to issues on its products. The update is breaking the UMH which is responsible for ransomware protection.
A unique ransomware called GoodWill forces victims to do acts of kindness like feed and clothe the less fortunate in order to decrypt their files. Victims also have to post evidence on social media.
Microsoft has issued a warning about the growing threat posed by human-operated ransomware in the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) gig economy. It has also provided some guidance for organizations.
A new Magniber ransomware campaign is here that is infecting potential victims using fake Windows updates. Upon successful infection, the threat actors are asking for payment of around $2,600 in BTC.
Some of the Lapsus$ group's members may have been arrested, but the hackers managed to sneak inside T-Mobile servers and stole the company's source code to perform SIM swap attacks for ransomware.
A security company has published details about Hive ransomware currently targeting vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers and encrypting environments with a "windows.exe" file containing ransomware.
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Microsoft has publicly revealed the identity and location of a perpetrator behind ZLoader in order to deter others. The person had developed a ZLoader component that is used to distribute ransomware.
Microsoft 365 Defender has passed MITRE's evaluations for ransomware attack chains with flying colors. It was able to detect and protect against every major attack stage across multiple platforms.
The benefits of ESET's integration of Intel's TDT into its multi-layered cybersecurity technology suite allowing for superior ransomware protection will be made available later in the year.
Microsoft has announced a hub called the "Security Insider" program containing resources about managing cybersecurity in an organization for business leaders and Chief Information Security Officers.
Any improperly configured QNAP NAS, exposed to the internet, is currently vulnerable to a new type of ransomware called Deadbolt which encrypts data and demands a ransom in Bitcoin.
Google Drive can now display warning banners to alert users of potentially malicious files. The new resource is available to all Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and Business users.
A new security baseline has been released for Windows 10 21H2. It brings protection and prevention against PrintNightmare, ransomware attacks, and more. Windows 11 also received the package earlier.
Certain health data management systems in Brazil have suffered a cyberattack, with COVID-19 vaccination data allegedly being deleted. The government has been unable to recover the data so far.
Microsoft has published its annual Digital Defense Report, highlighting that nation-state actors from Russia pose the biggest threat to foreign governments, such as the United States.
According to a report, Microsoft's PrintNightmare security flaw is being exploited by a ransomware group called Vice Society. This group is apparently using an associated DLL to infect systems.
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In the wake of rising cyberattacks and threats, Microsoft has outlined a list of steps that organizations can take to harden their cybersecurity defenses against low-skilled malicious actors.
A new eCh0raix ransomware variation has been infecting NAS devices since last year according to a report. The new variant can now attack both QNAP and Synology NAS systems simultaneously.
U.S. IT firm Kaseya was rocked by a massive ransomware attack over the weekend in an attack that potentially affects thousands of companies. The responsible group has now demanded $70M in Bitcoin.
The U.S. DoJ has announced that it has seized $2.3 million worth of Bitcoin that had been paid to ransomware-as-a-service group DarkSide, which was involved in the Colonial Pipeline attack last month.
The U.S. will address ransomware attacks in a more centralized way according to internal documents seen by Reuters. Ransomware attacks are also being given a priority similar to terrorist attacks.
Ireland suffered a crippling ransomware attack on its health care systems, which lead to the shutting down of all its IT systems including COVID-19 testing and other patient services.
According to sources, Colonial Pipeline paid DarkSide hackers nearly $5 million in ransom. This news comes just after it was revealed that German chemical company Brenntag also paid $4.4 million.
President Joe Biden's executive order comes after a crippling ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline led to widespread fuel shortages. It will take several days for operations to normalize.
Microsoft has collaborated with 18 other government, private, and nonprofit entities including McAfee and Citrix to form the Ransomware Task Force. More details will be revealed next month.
Capcom confirmed today that its servers were destroyed and locked by a ransomware attack that began on November 2. The attack may have compromised some personal data of its customers and shareholders.
Microsoft has announced that it has taken down 120 out of 128 servers being utilized by the Trickbot botnet, an important stepping stone in digitally protecting the 2020 U.S. presidential elections.
Garmin has confirmed a ransomware attack that interrupted its online services last week such as its website functions, customer support, and more. The company is restoring affected systems.
A ransomware Android app has been discovered which poses as a COVID-19 tracker app. It locks users out of their device and threatens to delete their data if the user does not pay $100 in bitcoin.
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