Unsecure RDP Connections are a Widespread Security Failure

Reading Time: ~2 min.While ransomware, last year’s dominant threat, has taken a backseat to cryptomining attacks in 2018, it has by no means disappeared. Instead, ransomware has become a more targeted business model for cybercriminals, with unsecured remote desktop protocol (RDP) connections becoming the favorite port of entry for ransomware campaigns. RDP connections first gained popularity as attack […]
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Link: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2018/09/25/unsecure-rdp-connections-widespread-security-failure/

Crime and Crypto: An Evolution in Cyber Threats

Reading Time: ~6 min.Cybercriminals are constantly experimenting with new ways to take money from their victims. Their tactics evolve quickly to maximize returns and minimize risk. The emergence of cryptocurrency has opened up new opportunities to do just that. To better understand today’s threat landscape, it’s worth exploring the origins of cryptocurrencies and the progress cybercriminals have made […]
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Link: https://www.webroot.com/blog/2018/08/02/crime-crypto-evolution-cyber-threats/

LockCrypt Ransomware decryption tool

LockCrypt has been around  since mid-2017  with a particular focus on business customers. Spreading by bruteforcing Remote Desktop Protocol credentials, this ransomware family has several sub-variants with the following specific extensions: .1btc     (decryptable and included in this version of the tool) .lock      (decryptable, not included in our tool) .2018    (decryptable, not included in our tool) […]

Link: https://labs.bitdefender.com/2018/07/lockcrypt-ransomware-decryption-tool/

Cloud Security For The Healthcare Industry: A No-Brainer

The healthcare industry has become one of the likeliest to suffer cyber-attacks, and there’s little wonder why. Having the financial and personal information of scores of patients makes it a very appetizing target for attackers. Just over a year ago, the WannaCry ransomware attack wreaked havoc on the UK National Health Service (NHS), ultimately disrupting a […]

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