Ransomwares : comment éviter les attaques

Panique dans le monde virtuel. Elle porte le nom de ransomware (ou « rançongiciel » en français), soit un logiciel informatique malveillant qui prend « en otage » vos données, chiffre et bloque vos fichiers et vous demande une rançon pour les déchiffrer. Ce racket numérique coûte des milliards d’euros en pertes aux entreprises et aux administrations publiques chaque […]

How to avoid a ransomware attack

Computer Security

Ransomware is a major security threat, three companies alone in 2017 identified $700 million worth of damage from recent attacks, and the global damage is assessed to be exponentially higher. Businesses recognize the severity of the threat, and now need to develop strategies to minimize their risk. The first step is a thorough diagnosis of […]

Your company has been hit with ransomware: What’s the best response?

Ramsonware

Organizations hit with ransomware must decide if the situation has become extreme enough to pay the ransom.  Although law enforcement adheres to a strict policy of not negotiating with the extortionists, nuances do exist. Companies need to understand the full spectrum of options, how interactions with the criminals may evolve and how to position the […]

Meet ransomware’s equally shady cousin

Mobile ransomware

Ransomware has been grabbing headlines this year through attacks on high-profile targets such as hospitals and major retailers. And while most of the prominent ransomware attacks have come through PCs, ransomware files targeting mobile devices have increased dramatically this year. Data from the Kaspersky Lab Malware Report for the first quarter shows that 218,625 mobile […]

Cyberattacks shut down more hospitals

Hospital

As enterprises infected with PetrWrap malware last week are still recovering, the impact of the malware hit some industries harder, and the only victims certainly weren’t virtual or data. This shows just how vulnerable the most vulnerable can be under such attacks. The attack resulted in hospital computers knocked offline, with some hospitals going fully […]

Worse than ransomware? That’s just great.

Cyber attack

If you or your enterprise were victims of the reported massive ransomware attack that rocked the digital world Tuesday, you may have seen a message on your infected device informing you that your data will be unlocked after you pay a $300 hostage fee in bitcoin. Researchers initially thought the “malware was a new version […]

What we now know about “PetrWrap”

Cybersecurity

Dubbed PetrWrap, yet another wave of ransomware hammered organizations in Europe and the United States yesterday. And just as was the case with the WannaCry ransomware, or any ransomware attack for that matter, this widespread PetrWrap ransomware attack finds systems encrypted shortly after infection and the attackers demanding a ransom to be paid. Also just […]

A month after WannaCry: How do we stop the next threat?

Computer Security

It’s been almost a month since the WannaCry ransomware attacks crippled businesses and governments in more than 150 countries. Though the attack was short-lived with a “kill switch” quickly identified, the disruption sent a clear message: As bad actors become more powerful and bold in their attacks, organizations must step up their game to stay […]

Lessons learned from the WannaCry ransomware attacks

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While the waves of ransomware infections known as “WannaCry” have settled down, with a few scattered new infections reported in Asia (notably in South Korea and Taiwan), we can all learn an important lesson from the attacks. Unfortunately that lesson will be lost on many, if not most, organizations too quickly. Throughout the day Friday, May 12, malware managed to infect a […]

Ransomware attacks strike Elasticsearch servers hard

On the heels of a ransomware attack on the MongoDB, which hit thousands of MongoDB databases accessible on the Web, thousands of users of Elasticsearch now find themselves under attack. Based on a thread in the public Elasticsearch support forum, the attack on poorly secured clusters began last week: Today I found that all indices on our Test […]