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Category: Ransomware

US Govt Takes Hard Line on Victims of Ransomware

US Govt takes Hard Line on Victims of Ransomware that Pay Up On October 1, 2020 the US Dept of Treasury released an advisory regarding payments to cybercriminals. “Advisory on Potential Sanctions Risks for Facilitating Ransomware Payments”Date: October 1, 2020 The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing this…
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Your Choices After a Ransomware Attack

The choices of recourse you have after a ransomware attack like the one that hit in Fairfax County Public Schools last Friday are limited. There are basically two options, neither is good. The first option you will have is to refuse to pay the ransom. As stated in the disclosure of the FPCS breach, the…
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Back to School – Avoiding Cyberattacks

The kids have gone “Back to School” so to speak. In many cases virtually. While we have become comfortable with the whole online learning thing over the past several months, It is still ultimately up to parents to make the online learning experience safe for our young learners. If you have been tuning in/listening to…
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Coronavirus Phishing Attacks

Coronavirus Phishing Attacks We all new it was going to happen. In fact I have been getting phishing emails for several weeks now. It started soon after the announcement of the outbreak in Wuhan, China. These attacks use every possible fear folks may have. They range from new more effective masks to more potent hand…
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Ransomware – SaaS

All it takes is one click by an employee to put your data in jeopardy. Protect your business with a Ransomware Protection and Recovery Solution. Contact us to learn more.

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Ransomware – the business of cyber crime

This is a great clip of Kevin Mitnick, at one time the most wanted hacker in the world, demonstrating how ransomware is delivered and the most common targets. Scary stuff!