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Destruction of service: How ransomware attacks have changed

The latest wave of ransomware attacks, including WannaCry, Petya and NotPetya, show not only an increase in sophistication of these types of attack, but also a change in motivation. Although NotPetya is ostensibly a ransomware variant, the threat actors appeared to have no interest in making money, and were more concerned about damaging companies by … Read more

HACKER WHO STOPPED WANNACRY CHARGED WITH WRITING BANKING MALWARE

“Just three short months ago, security researcher Marcus Hutchins entered the pantheon of hacker heroes for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack that ripped through the internet and paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers. Now he’s been arrested and charged with involvement in another mass hacking scheme—this time on the wrong side. Yesterday authorities detained 22-year-old … Read more

THE BIGGEST CYBERSECURITY DISASTERS OF 2017 SO FAR

The first six months of 2017 have seen an inordinate number of cybersecurity meltdowns. And they weren’t just your standard corporate breaches. It’s only July, and already there’s been viral, state-sponsored ransomware, leaks of spy tools from US intelligence agencies, and full-on campaign hacking. And that’s just the beginning. Let this recap of 2017’s biggest … Read more

‘WannaCry’ ransomware evolves despite attempts to kill it

The WannaCry ransomware that wrecked havoc across the world is still a security issue with organizations that run operating systems that haven’t been updated to protect against today’s security threats. It’s important to stay continuously up-to-date and monitored to protect your business and Pro-Active IT can help you do that. We proactively monitor, manage and … Read more