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New Entries Into The Ransomware Worm Family Detected That Could Prove More Dangerous Than WannaCry

Immediately following the WannaCry attack, CISOs started to examine ways they could improve their ransomware defenses (we described the deception solution in our recent blog Deception Derails Ransomware: WannaCry Analyzed by Attivo Labs.)

Following the initial attacks, TrendMicro has seen three new entries, UIWIX, Adylkuzz and EternalRocks, come onto the scene leveraging the same core set of vulnerabilities.

Deception Derails Ransomware: WannaCry Analyzed by Attivo Labs

As ransomware attacks continue to claim hundreds of thousands of victims, organizations are scrambling to figure out if their current security tools can effectively stop, detect, and remediate large-scale ransomware attacks.

While the major WannaCry ransomware attack was stopped by an uncovered kill switch, experts fear a resurgence of new strains without such shortcomings. Now, more than ever, organizations across all industries need to strengthen their defenses against these aggressive and damaging attacks.

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Attivo Networks Urges Organizations to Adopt New Technology Designed to Derail Ransomware Attacks

Attivo Networks challenged not only healthcare, but all industries to take immediate steps in the wake of Friday’s global ransomware attacks. “It’s not only the sheer magnitude of the attacks, but also that hackers are now crossing ethical boundaries,” says Tushar Kothari, CEO of Attivo Networks. “Friday’s attacks signify a change in ransomware attacks from holding files hostage to creating situations that impact human safety.”

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