New DoppelPaymer Ransomware Makes Money Off of You Whether You Pay the Ransom or Not

New DoppelPaymer Ransomware Makes Money Off of You Whether You Pay the Ransom or Not

Taking a page from the Maze ransomware playbook, the creators of DoppelPaymer don’t just encrypt your data; they have found channels to sell if it you don’t pay up. Back in November,... Read more »
[Heads-up] Will Proposed New Laws *Ban* Making Ransomware Payments?

[Heads-up] Will Proposed New Laws *Ban* Making Ransomware Payments?

The ransomware scourge has become much worse the last 12 months. Highly organized cybercrime gangs have iterated their attacks into a massive extortion racket. They are focusing on easy prey, and recently... Read more »
[Heads-up] The Evil Ryuk Ransomware Strain Now Uses Wake-on-Lan To Encrypt Your *Offline* Devices

[Heads-up] The Evil Ryuk Ransomware Strain Now Uses Wake-on-Lan To Encrypt Your *Offline* Devices

You must have heard of RYUK before. It’s one of the most nasty, evil ransomware strains attributed to the North Korean state sponsored cyber criminals. They are an APT—Advanced Persistent Threat— and... Read more »
Defending Against Ransomware is a Team Effort

Defending Against Ransomware is a Team Effort

Ransomware operators have grown very skilled in targeting exactly what will compel an organization to pay up, according to Andrew Brandt, principal researcher at Sophos. On the CyberWire’s Hacking Humans podcast, Brandt... Read more »