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Why backups are not the panacea for recovery from a ransomware attack

SC Magazine

The most pervasive wisdom about preventing damage from ransomware is to backup systems, but that alone may not be enough. The most pervasive wisdom about preventing damage from ransomware is to backup systems. So in an era of increased concern about ransomware, is solving the ransomware scourge as simple as investing in some backups?

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Compal, the Taiwanese giant laptop manufacturer hit by ransomware

Security Affairs

The Taiwanese electronics manufacture Compal suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend, media blames the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang. It is the second-largest contract laptop manufacturer in the world behind Quanta Computer. The company is working to recover the impacted systems using the backups. Pierluigi Paganini.

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Swiss rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler hit by a malware-based attack

Security Affairs

Stadler, a Swiss manufacturer of railway rolling stock disclosed a data breach, hackers attempted to blackmail the company. International rail vehicle manufacturer, Stadler , disclosed a security breach that might have also allowed the attackers to steal company data. The company’s backup data are complete and functioning.

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BlackCat Ransomware gang stole secret military data from an industrial explosives manufacturer

Security Affairs

The company is a globally recognised industrial explosives manufacturer, it provides complete blasting solutions, including packaged, bulk explosives and initiating systems to meet its customer needs across the globe. .” The BlackCat Ransomware gang added SOLAR INDUSTRIES INDIA to the list of victims published on its Tor leak site.

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Upgrading your Android device? Read this first

Malwarebytes

Select Google And then Backup. Tip: If this is your first time, turn on Backup by Google One and follow the on-screen instructions. Please keep in mind that your Google One backup can take up to 24 hours. Some manufacturers provide special methods to transfer data between their models. Open your device's Settings app.

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Researchers Quietly Cracked Zeppelin Ransomware Keys

Krebs on Security

Peter is an IT manager for a technology manufacturer that got hit with a Russian ransomware strain called “ Zeppelin ” in May 2020. He’d been on the job less than six months, and because of the way his predecessor architected things, the company’s data backups also were encrypted by Zeppelin.

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National Safety Council data leak: Credentials of NASA, Tesla, DoJ, Verizon, and 2K others leaked by workplace safety organization

Security Affairs

Among the accessible files, researchers also discovered a backup of a database storing user emails and hashed passwords. In total, the backup stored around 9500 unique accounts and their credentials, with nearly 2000 different corporate email domains belonging to companies spreading across various industries.

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