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The rising threat of human-controlled ransomware

Of all the potentially disruptive and costly cyber threats faced by legal firms today, one of the most significant is ransomware attacks. … Cybercriminals manage to inject malicious code into an IT infrastructure where it then encrypts vital data stores, preventing access by staff. The criminals then demand a ransom payment in exchange for the …

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Protecting against Ransomware

Firewalls and classic solutions for endpoint security are insufficient to defend against increasingly sophisticated and targeted attacks against IT infrastructure and applications, warn the security specialists at Attivo Networks. While this combination would offer some protection against common and simple malware attacks , more sophisticated and targeted attacks also require more sophisticated detection and response …

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Compromised Devices Await Office Return to Strike

When organizations start transitioning back to the office from the current pandemic-wrought remote work environment, there will likely be some relief for seemingly having made it through lockdown successfully. However, with threat activity reaching record levels in this period, there is every chance employees return to the office and bring malicious programs and code that’s …

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Derailing ransomware 2.0 requires a little trickery

Ransomware attacks are on the rise – and they are getting more and more sophisticated and destructive. That is bad news for executives struggling to maintain a high level of cybersecurity even as their organizations continue to cope with the massive impact of a pandemic. The good news? Technology is available to help companies better …

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EDN prevents viewing and accessing production data

Attivo Networks has expanded its Endpoint Detection Net (EDN) security solution. … It now offers file protection against ransomware attacks by hiding or denying access to productively assigned shares, cloud storage and selected files or folders. By hiding this information, EDN limits the malware’s ability to move around the network because it can only access …

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Attivo Networks’ enhanced EDN solution prevents attackers from seeing or exploiting production data

Attivo Networks announced new capabilities to its Endpoint Detection Net (EDN) solution that improve file protection against human-operated ransomware by concealing and denying access to production mapped shares, cloud storage, and selected files or folders. By hiding this information, the EDN solution limits the malware’s choice to engage only with the decoy environment and dramatically …

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Attivo Networks raises the stakes against ‘Ransomware 2.0’

Attivo Networks has added new capabilities to its endpoint detection net (EDN), which are designed to increase protection against the next generation of ransomware. … The capabilities aim to improve file protection against ‘human-operated’ ransomware, also known as ransomware 2.0 – which is more advanced and complex than standard ransomware. It is designed to bypass …

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Attivo adds Ransomware 2.0 defences

Attivo’s EDN now improves file protection against human-operated ransomware by concealing and denying access to production mapped shares, cloud storage, and selected files or folders. … This limits the malware to the decoy environment, reducing the risk of a successful data compromise. Traditional endpoint protection or endpoint detection and response products work by signature matching …

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UCSF pays $1 million ransom to recover medical school data from hackers

Malware attacks on prominent businesses and institutions are nothing new. But experts say the shift to working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic may be making it easier for hackers to find a way in. UC San Francisco announced that it had paid a ransom of $1.14 million to hackers in June to recover data …

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