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    What To Do When A Hacker Encrypts Your Data

    What should your first step be when a hacker cracks your system? Evgueni Erchov, Arete's head of security research & strategy shares insight with Risk & Insrance's Autumn Demberger.

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    What Really Happens When You Negotiate with a Hacker: An Insider’s View

    What Really Happens When You Negotiate with a Hacker: An Insider's View Thursday, June 09, 2022 at 09:00 AM EDT

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    2021 Annual Crimeware Report: From Tailwinds to Headwinds

    Community and government action helps shift the course of ransomware.

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    No Deal Is Worth Identity Theft: Ways to Prepare for Secure Holiday Shopping

    By Kevin Baker The holidays are upon us and with them often comes a mad rush to “Act now!” to score the best online deals “before it’s too late!” Unfortunately, competitive, hurried Black Friday-type shopping can translate to distracted shopping,…

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    Dear Ramey: Security Awareness Must Be Continual Awareness

    ANSWERING BURNING QUESTIONS FROM VICTIMS OF CYBER EVENTS. DEAR RAMEY: Last year during the holidays, I remember seeing a lot of articles about breaches. As we move towards this holiday season, should we expect the same? What can we do to protect…

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    Q3 2021 Crimeware Report: For Every Action, There Is an Equal and Opposite Reaction

    Cybercrime is in a constant state of evolution and revolution, and threat actors are reacting to the actions of their targets as governments and law enforcement agencies seek to protect those targets.

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    Fool Us Once … BlackMatter Initial Access Tactics Point to a Possible REvil Association

    BY CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE TEAM Arete observed an overlap between a recent BlackMatter case and a Q1 2021 REvil case. In both instances, the actors leveraged the NodeJS-based Gootloader to deliver a CobaltStrike payload. In a March 2021 insight,…

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    PYSA: 2020 to Now

    BY ARETE CYBER THREAT INTELLIGENCE TEAM  PYSA is the newest variant of the Mespinoza Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) family, which was first observed infecting victims in the wild in December 2019. PYSA is likely a reference to the open-source web…

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    Q2 2021 Crimeware Report: Crime and No Punishment

    Like legitimate businesspeople, threat actors are always looking for ways to optimize operations and boost profits. With time and impunity on their side, some started to get more creative in Q2 2021.

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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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    Dear Ramey: Bad Guys Deleted Our Data. How Do We Get It Back?

    ANSWERING BURNING QUESTIONS FROM VICTIMS OF CYBER EVENTS DEAR RAMEY: My organization was hacked. The bad guy found our data and deleted it — including our backups! All they left was a note stating, “Send a message to this email address to get your…

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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…

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