ransomware

Survey indicates federal agencies lack adequate planning to recover from ransomware attacks

by FedScoop Staff • 4 days ago

Federal agencies risk losing or compromising critical data from ransomware attacks if they don’t have sufficient policies and recovery systems in place, new study finds.

MarsJoke ransomware variant targets local and state governments

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

A recently discovered strain of ransomware dubbed MarsJoke is predominantly targeting local and state government officials by luring them to click on malware-laden download links that appear to offer nonexistent package tracking services.

Universities, not health care systems, facing highest number of ransomware attacks

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

The prevalence of and perhaps damage caused by ransomware-style cyberattacks is greater in the education sector than any other industry, according to a newly released research report by security ratings firm BitSight.

FTC chief: Ransomware is the most profitable malware ever devised

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

The Federal Trade Commission wants you to know its taking ransomware— a specially designed species of malware that holds data hostage until a payment is received — seriously.

Inside the lucrative operation that runs Cerber ransomware

by Greg Otto • 3 years ago

A team of Israeli security researchers has uncovered the inner workings of a leading form of ransomware, detailing a wide-ranging affiliate payment program and a bitcoin-mixing operation that shields actors from ever being discovered.

FTC chair will open agency’s ransomware session

by Shaun Waterman • 3 years ago

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide the opening keynote at a public meeting the agency is staging on the scourge of ransomware.

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