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Happening Now: Ransomware Attack

There has been a very aggressive global ransomware attack over the last 72 hours. The initial variant of the "WannaCry" malware is an attack against a SMB (server message block, one of the fundamental Windows domain technologies) protocol vulnerability present in many Microsoft OS's, patched by MS17-010. Microsoft issued a patch for this vulnerability in [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

What You Need to Know: Protecting Your Organization from Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and it’s on the rise. Attackers are becoming more sophisticated, leaving unprotected organizations defenseless. According to the FBI, U.S. victims of ransomware lost $209 million in the first three months of 2016, compared to $24 million in the entire year of 2015. In this Carbon Black eBook, [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Strategies for Reducing Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that criminals use to encrypt files and hold valuable data for ransom. In recent weeks, the Sirius security team has seen pandemic outbreaks of ransomware across the country. And once infected, organizations are forced to restore data from backup with some data loss or pay the ransom. Unfortunately, ransomware likely needs no [...]

By |April 11th, 2016|Blog|1 Comment