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

    Arete observed an overlap between a recent BlackMatter case and a Q1 2021 REvil case.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Q1 2021 Crimeware Report: Post-Mortem Analysis of a Dumpster Fire

    Unique insight into the state of ransomware based on data from more than 1,500 incident response and forensics cases.

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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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    Top Tips to Improve Cybersecurity Today

    By Kevin Baker When I work with clients, I mention a good many things they can do to improve their security. Sometimes I’ll advise on an area I think they need to understand about their company. Sometimes I’ll suggest implementing specific…

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    Election Security with Jim Jaeger

    Kevin Smith speaks with president and co-founder of Arete, Jim Jaeger about the upcoming 2020 U.S. Elections, the risks we face, and answers the biggest question of all: Just how safe and accurate is this election going to be?

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