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Ransomware’s popularity has attracted the attention of cybercriminal gangs; they use these malicious programs in targeted attacks on large organizations in order to steal money. In late 2016, we detected an increase in the number of attacks, the main goal of which was to launch an encryptor on an organization’s network nodes and servers.

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Cisco Senior Security Researcher Brad Antoniewicz often gets asked whether those who take people’s computers hostage with ransomware actually hold up their end of the bargain and decrypt files when victims pay by bitcoin. “They’re in it to make money…Good customer service is important to these people,” he said, and not at all tongue in […]

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The security world abounds with case studies demonstrating that end users are a weak point within the organization. End users are constantly bombarded by phishing attacks, are notorious for using weak account credentials and are preyed on by malware relying on the user to introduce malicious software into an environment. All of these examples may […]

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