|“Digital extortion (ransomware) on the rise: 45 times more people had their devices held hostage in 2014.” Symantec Internet Security Threat Report 2015||
|We Could Not Look the Survivors in the Eye if We Did Not Follow this Lead
Facebook, Google, Twitter, Woz, Trump, McAfee, Snowden, and more take sides on Apple vs. the FBI
|The latest ransomware is the latest and greatest ransomware in the wild. Locky takes it up a notch by searching for un-mapped network shares to locate and hold for ransom data (encrypted by Locky). Locky is currently spread by email with Word documents that contain a malicious macro.|
|Hospital Ransomware Attack Alarms Cybersecurity Experts
A ransomware attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is very troubling to security experts. With the hospital paying ($17,000) the hackers it encourages ransomware attacks in the future. Once infected with ransomware the only option may be to pay the hacker to decrypt the data. Preventative controls and robust offline backups are the best way to avoid ransomware attacks. If you need help with an assessment or other preventative services contact 4D5A Security today.
|Adding Up The Total Costs of Ransomware
The costs to companies from ransomware are more than just paying to get data back. Move from reactive to proactive today – it makes financial sense to do so when you add up the numbers of a large scale incident. If you need help calculating your total cost of ownership (TCO) contact 4D5A Security.
|That Linux flaw may be fixed, but what about your containers?
The years-old bug in the GNU C Library is being patched by many. If you use Linux containers you should check into who is patching them. Linux containers are similar to virtual machines, the lack of maturity for Linux containers means the security responsibilities are not clearly defined.