Five Ways to Protect Yourself (and Your Business) from a Ransomware Attack

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Authored by: Tony Cole, CTO, Attivo Networks - I recently spoke with Authority Magazine on the topic of ransomware, and one of the questions they asked me about was how today’s organizations can best prepare for and defend against ransomware attacks. It’s a topic that ...
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Securing Remote Services from Ransomware Attacks

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Written by: Vikram Navali, Senior Technical Product Manager - Threat actors often target remote services to gain unauthorized access to internal systems and launch ransomware attacks. Once inside the victim's network, their goal is to exploit remote services, move laterally and gain access to remote systems ...
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Ransomware Survey Says… Active Directory is Under Attack and Needs Attention

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Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate - CyberRisk Alliance (CRA) published a new report titled “State of Ransomware: Invest now or pay later.” The report highlighted new findings from a January 2022 research study on the continuing escalation of ransomware attacks and what organizations ...
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Defenders Must Pay Attention to the Conti Ransomware Operations

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Written by: Vikram Navali, Senior Technical Product Manager - Cyberattacks are playing a critical role in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. With the recent incidents of HermeticWiper malware and a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, it appears groups from both Russia and Ukraine are targeting their ...
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HermeticWiper: A New Data Wiper Malware Targeting Ukraine Systems

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Written by: Vikram Navali - Senior Technical Product Manager, As the Ukraine-Russia conflict is gathering attention from everyone worldwide, a massive data-wiping malware called HermeticWiper hit multiple organizations in Ukraine. According to ESET researchers, threat actors have been in preparation for a couple of months ...
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What is BlackCat and How to Stop It.

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Authored by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate, Attivo Networks - In November 2021, security professionals first observed a new strain of ransomware known as BlackCat (or ALPHV), targeting organizations across multiple industries worldwide. The group running BlackCat operates within the “ransomware-as-a-service” (RaaS) business model like ...
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Safeguard Data Using Ransomware Behavioral Protection

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Written By: Virkram Navali, Senior Technical Product Manager - Ransomware attacks keep showing up in daily cyber-threat bulletins. The State of Ransomware report from BlackFog shows a 17% increase in ransomware attacks in 2021 compared to 2020. The BlackFog's reports also forecast a rise in ransomware attacks, ...
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What’s Buried in Every Breach Report That No One is Talking About

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Written by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Security Advocate - Chris Krebs, former director of the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and co-founder of Krebs Stamos Group, is a prolific speaker and we had the pleasure of having him join Tony Cole, Attivo Networks CTO ...
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Preventing Credential Theft by RedLine Stealer Malware

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Authored by: Gorgang Joshi and Chandan S - A credential-based attack occurs when an attacker steals credentials, extends privileges, and compromises critical data. Credential theft is the first stage of a lateral movement attack and stopping the attack early in the process can make a ...
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Attivo Networks Detects Attack at Major Petrochemical Company

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Cyber risk to industrial sectors has grown and accelerated dramatically, led by ransomware impacting industrial processes and new activity from adversaries targeting Industrial Control Systems (ICS).  According to a Dragos ICS Cybersecurity 2020 report, most of its services clients had no visibility into their ICS ...
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