Ransomware Task Force co-chair says a ban on ransom payments would need to be phased

by • 1 week ago

Chris Painter says any such prohibition would likely be accompanied by measures to help cyberattack victims.

How proactive data backup strategies reduce ransomware risks for agencies

by • 1 year ago

Modern enterprise data systems that align with the NIST risk management guidelines reduce the risk of ransomware threats and proactively safeguard data, report says.

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

by • 2 years 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 • 5 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 • 5 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 • 5 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.