Tag Archives: ransomware

VULNERABILITY N+1

AUTHOR: Terry Kurzynski, CISSP, CISA, PCI QSA, ISO 27001 AUDITOR As Americans, we love lists.  That fact is self-evident when browsing our favorite blog sites, as many blogs start out with catchy headlines like, “The Top 5 ______ (fill in the blank).”  The love of lists is rooted deeply in our culture. We loved the Top 40 […]

Cleverly Disguised Ransomware Infecting Chrome Users

A new variant of ransomware is spreading via poorly secured websites and the Chrome Web Browser. Users are fooled into downloading what they think is a missing font pack in order to resolve the error. This attack technique is not uncommon, and has been recently reported delivering click-fraud malware, and now, ransomware. Click-fraud malware is […]

RANSOMWARE IS THE NEW MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING BUSINESS

By Erik Leach 2016 has proven to be a banner year for Ransomware.  The year kicked off with a series of ransomware attacks on a trio of hospitals including the well-publicized incident at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center which forced its IT staff to shut down the network while coerced administration officials agreed to pay a […]

RANSOMWARE: CURRENT STRAINS, ATTACK VECTORS AND PROTECTION

By Steve Lawn, Senior Consultant Staying ahead of security threats is no easy task. One threat that should definitely be on your radar is ransomware. From hospital heists to attacks on schools and other businesses, ransomware is costly and is projected to be one of the biggest threats in 2016. According to CNN, the FBI […]