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    Endpoint Detection and Response: The Closest Thing to a Silver Bullet to Stop Ransomware

    By Paul Caron   In its recent report “Combating Ransomware,” the Ransomware Task Force says there’s no silver bullet to solving the ransomware challenge. Instead, the group touts a multi-pronged approach and provides an extensive list of…

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    Teach a Man Not to Be Phished

    BY KEVIN BAKER  Email phishing scams are rampant. And to help you avoid falling victim to one, I’m offering five easy to-dos. 1. STAY ALERT. When it comes to defeating cybercrime, awareness is step number one. While deceptive emails aren’t the…

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    Avaddon Ransomware Hits AXA

    BY ARETE CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE TEAM  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY From September 2020 to May 2021, the Arete Incident Response (IR) practice responded to nine Avaddon ransomware engagements across varying industry sectors, including the professional…

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    Empowering Cybersecurity Career Advancement in India

    Companies around the world have long relied on India for cost-effective technical outsourcing.

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    Colonial Pipeline Breached by Darkside Ransomware Group

    On Saturday May 8, US Colonial Pipeline announced that they were victim of a ransomware attack that affected their network on Friday May 7. US Colonial Pipeline is said to be the largest fuel pipeline in the United States and the main source of…

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    Technical Insight: The 10 Stages of a Highly Sophisticated LuckyDay Ransomware Attack

    BY ELEC MCCLELLAN, SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER LEAD  Sophisticated threat actors may or may not know the difference between a salad knife and a dinner knife, but they’d be happy to hold either to your throat when the time is right — and they sure…

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    The Hidden Costs of Cybercrime

    This year, the global cost of cybercrime is expected to hit $6 trillion.[i] Up from $3 trillion in 2015, it’s nothing short of a big, flourishing business whose operators are relentless innovators.

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    Codecov Bash Uploader Supply Chain Attack

    By Arete Cyber Threat Intelligence Team EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  On April 15, Codecov announced a compromise to its Bash Uploader (a software application used in some of its products), whereby a threat actor was able to send sensitive information from…

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    Fundamentals of Ransomware: What to Do Before and After Ransomware Strikes

    By Raj Sivaraju Amid the pandemic and as more people began working from home via unsecure networks, India saw a 31 percent rise in ransomware attacks.[i] What’s more, according to the Sophos “State of Ransomware 2020” study, of 300 Indian companies…

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    DasH into the Future of Cybercrime

    We are seeing a trend where threat actors, who historically would have gained unauthorized access to a firms’ network to propagate ransomware, have shifted to DasH.

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    Microsoft Exchange Server Zero-Day Hack Insight

    On March 2, 2021, Microsoft disclosed and provided security updates for four [4] critical vulnerabilities — CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, and CVE-2021-27065 — impacting on-premises Microsoft Exchange Servers.

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    Risky Business: Securing a Remote Workforce Comes with Its Challenges – but Also Solutions

      In the past year, businesses around the world have had to fundamentally transform how they work and communicate. And not that work from home is new, but it’s certainly never been done at the current scale. To maintain productivity, organizations…

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