A week in security (May 13 – 19)

A roundup of security news from May 13–19, including ransomware attacks on the upswing, website hacking, pseudo-VPNs, bloatware, and more.

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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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Sophisticated threats plague ailing healthcare industry

Black hat hackers are after patient healthcare data, and such breaches will only intensify. Which forms of malware are behind the attacks? We take a look at the advanced threats targeting a sector struggling to keep up.

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Labs Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report finds businesses hit with 235 percent more threats in Q1

The Labs team discovered that businesses are being targeted with 235 percent more threats than the previous year. Download the report and find out which threats are revving up, and which are dying out.

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Malware targeting industrial plants: a threat to physical security

When malware shuts down the computer systems of an industrial plant, it could threaten the physical security of those working in or living near it. Here’s how to protect your workforce and your business from targeted threats.

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Compromising vital infrastructure: water management

Water management is an essential part of our infrastructure. Loss of it can lead to service outages, diseases, and famine. So the cybersecurity should be top notch.

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A week in security (March 4 – 11)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from March 4–11, including a Chrome zero-day, Labs’ data privacy report, news from RSA, and more.

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Spotlight on Troldesh ransomware, aka ‘Shade’

Troldesh is ransomware that relies heavily on user interaction. Nevertheless, a recent spike in detections shows it’s been successful against businesses in the first few months of 2019.

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What K–12 schools need to shore up cybersecurity

We discuss the challenges facing K–12 schools looking to protect students’ data, and which solutions they can adopt in order to build up defenses and increase cybersecurity awareness.

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2019 State of Malware report: Trojans and cryptominers dominate threat landscape

The 2019 State of Malware report is here. Learn what Malwarebytes Labs researchers discovered about the top global threats for businesses and consumers in 2018, and predictions for 2019.

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