Radiohead’s ransom response shows novel approach for ransomware victims

Last week, British rock bank Radiohead thwarted an attempted digital ransom, in which unnamed hackers stole roughly 18 hours of unreleased music dating back to the band’s recording of its studio album OK, Computer, revealing some less-than-ok computer security (sorry).

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MegaCortex continues trend of targeted ransomware attacks

In this threat spotlight, we feature MegaCortex, another custom ransomware designed for targeted attacks on enterprises. Will this Matrix-inspired malware strike again?

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Threat spotlight: CrySIS, aka Dharma ransomware, causing a crisis for businesses

CrySIS, aka Dharma, is a ransomware family making waves over the last two months, often being used in targeted attacks through RDP access. What other tricks are up its sleeve?

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A week in security (January 7 – 13)

A roundup of last week’s security news from January 7 to 13, including breaches, takedowns, bug fixes, and social media issues.

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Luas data ransom: the hacker who cried wolf?

Irish tram firm Luas were recently compromised and told to pay 1 Bitcoin, or risk user data being fired into the void. The deadline for paying the ransom has now passed: So what happens next? And is anyone out there really at risk?

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Ryuk ransomware attacks businesses over the holidays

Over the holiday, a little-known ransomware family called Ryuk caused serious damage to numerous organizations. The attacks leave a lot of questions unanswered. What do we know so far?

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SamSam ransomware: what you need to know

We take a look at SamSam ransomware, the malware that messed with Atlanta, and tell you how it works and what you can do to combat it.

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