A major ransomware attack named “BadRabbit” is disrupting systems across Europe. The attack has been spreading wildly. BadRabbit locks out a user from login and demands a ransom worth of ~300$ in BitCoin. Some of the countries that are targeted are Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Russian victims were the biggest targets accounting to about 71% of […]

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Introduction Security attacks and breaches happen routinely, costing companies millions of dollars, along with a decline in their reputation and the public’s trust in them. Attackers are constantly innovating on the different methods and paths to infiltrate networks and steal confidential information. Major data breaches occur because companies fail to patch critical vulnerabilities in time. […]

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As stated in the IoT Ransomware Attacks – Part 1 IoT ransomware is not just holding your data hostage, it can lead to denial of service until the demanded ransom is payed to the hackers, which is quiet a big market for hackers to see money. There will be greater threat for all industries using […]

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Yet another large scale widespread ransomware attack immobilized many organizations around the world. Last month we had seen the infamous WannaCry taking over the world by affecting more than 3 million computers in over 150 countries, with the UK’s national health service, and German state railways among those hardest hit. This time it is Petya(NotPetya, Petna, or SortaPetya), […]

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Ransomware has already managed to carve itself a slot as one of the main cyber security threats in recent years. Individuals, government agencies, and private organizations are each taking precautionary steps to protect against ransomware that can encrypt files beyond one’s reach. What we’re ignoring though is the next wave of ransomware attacks which will […]

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WannaCry (also known as Wana Decrypt0r 2.0, Wannacryptor, WannaCrypt, wana Decryptor) ransomware disrupts 2-3 millions of devices around 150 countries, taking important files as a hostage and demanding a ransom of $600 worth of bitcoins. The ransomware is found to be using the old SMB vulnerability (MS17-010 released in April 2017) to spread across devices. There was no second doubt […]

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