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Lessons from a Ransomware Attack against the British Library

Schneier on Security

You might think that libraries are kind of boring, but this self-analysis of a 2023 ransomware and extortion attack against the British Library is anything but.

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What Is ShrinkLocker? New Ransomware Targets Microsoft BitLocker Encryption Feature

Tech Republic Security

The ShrinkLocker ransomware exploits the BitLocker feature on enterprise PCs to encrypt the entire local drive and remove recovery options.

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RansomHub Rides High on Knight Ransomware Source Code

Security Boulevard

RansomHub, which has become among the most prolific ransomware groups over the past few months, likely got its start with the source code from the Knight malware and a boost from a one-time BlackCat affiliate. The post RansomHub Rides High on Knight Ransomware Source Code appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Black Basta Ransomware Struck More Than 500 Organizations Worldwide

Tech Republic Security

Read about Black Basta ransomware’s impact and how to mitigate it. Plus, learn about recent ransomware trends.

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Cybersecurity Predictions for 2024

Within the past few years, ransomware attacks have turned to critical infrastructure, healthcare, and government entities. Attackers have taken advantage of the rapid shift to remote work and new technologies. Add to that hacktivism due to global conflicts and U.S.

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5 Ways to Thwart Ransomware With an Identity-First Zero Trust Model

Security Boulevard

If your organization hasn’t taken these steps to prevent a ransomware attack, it’s time to act now to protect your company, its data, employees and most importantly, customers. The post 5 Ways to Thwart Ransomware With an Identity-First Zero Trust Model appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Black Basta Ascension Attack Redux — can Patients Die of Ransomware?

Security Boulevard

Inglorious Basta(rds): 16 days on, huge hospital system continues to be paralyzed by ransomware—and patient safety is at risk. The post Black Basta Ascension Attack Redux — can Patients Die of Ransomware? appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Did you know that 2021 was a record-breaking year for ransomware? Considering the possible impact and the increased threat vector, deploying efficient ransomware protection must remain a priority for organizations of all sizes. Ransomware growth trends and stats. The costs and impact of a ransomware attack.

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5 Key Findings From the 2023 FBI Internet Crime Report

The losses companies suffered in 2023 ransomware attacks increased by 74% compared to those of the previous year, according to new data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Ransomware attackers can potentially paralyze not just private sector organizations but also healthcare facilities, schools, and entire police departments.