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Ransomware in 2020


Effectiveness of data backup strategies. Unlocking – Organizations can either pay the ransom and hope for the cybercriminals to actually decrypt the affected files (which in many cases does not happen), or they can attempt a recovery by removing infected files and systems from the network and restoring data from clean backups.

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How to Recover From a Ransomware Attack

eSecurity Planet

An organization must: Prepare a good backup policy and procedure. Test both security and policies for effectiveness. We also need to periodically check that the policy is up to date with the latest insurance providers, incident response vendors, attorneys, and executives’ contact information. Simple Ransomware Recovery.


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Simplifying the fight against ransomware: An expert explains


How do you restore from backups , and what backups are most important to restore from first? Do you have resources that can help you , such as law enforcement agencies or a cyber insurance firm? What data is most vulnerable , and how can you protect that data? What systems need to be recovered first ?

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Conti Ransomware Group Diaries, Part III: Weaponry

Krebs on Security

In a months-long project last year, Conti invested $60,000 in acquiring a valid license to Cobalt Strike , a commercial network penetration testing and reconnaissance tool that is sold only to vetted partners. For now, take a look at the documents and see if there is insurance and bank statements.”