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Why Ransomware Protection Is A Vital Part of Healthcare

The healthcare industry is one of the most targeted verticals for ransomware attacks. According to IBM’s data breach report, in healthcare, 50% of data breaches [in the US] were due to malicious . . .

 

Please Note: The Kesaya Attack Was Preventable With Minerva Technology

On Friday, 02.07.21, computers running Kaseya VSA have been installing a malicious update that contains the REvil ransomware. This monumental breach has caught many MSP companies that use Kaseya . . .

 

Does the US 2021 Cybersecurity Executive Order do enough to protect government agencies?

Lessons from the Colonial Pipeline, and SolarWinds Attack

Cyberattacks and their real world consequences: SolarWinds was infamously hacked around March 2020, in an attack that made international . . .

 

RedLine Stealer Masquerades as Telegram Installer

Stealers are pieces of malicious code written with a hit and run mentality, their main purpose is to find anything of value on an infected device and exfiltrate it back to its operator. The common . . .

 

Updated Hancitor Malware Slings Cobalt Strike

A report by Unit 42 uncovered recent malicious activity by TA511. The threat actor added Cobalt Strike to its repertoire which is used in Active Directory environments. Initial foothold of TA511 . . .

 

The Small Business Owners' Guide to Ransomware Protection

The year 2020  saw a huge increase in ransomware attacks with ransom payments estimated to total nearly $350 million. Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) continue to receive a rising percentage of . . .

 

Five Malware Trends That Dominated 2020 (And Will Still Be Here in 2021)

As we turn the corner and begin 2021 (not a moment too soon) many people are breathing a sigh of relief, but security experts are still holding their breath.  2020 was a bumper year for ransomware . . .

 

U.S. Government Warns Against Paying Ransomware Attackers

Ransomware attacks have become so common, it seems we hear about new and worse ones almost on a daily basis. So much so that the U.S. government is directly addressing the issue with a pair of new . . .

 

Minerva Labs Stops An Attack By Gootkit Banking Trojan

A report by Malwarebytes' research team has unveiled a wave of attacks targeting Germany using a banking trojan named Gootkit.  Gootkit’s initial loader is an obfuscated Javascript with the . . .

 

Egregor Ransomware - An In-Depth Analysis

Minerva Labs undertook a detailed research of the Egregor ransomware, with the goal of providing an in-depth analysis of how it works to infect a target. Better knowledge of threat actor's . . .

 

A New Paradigm in Endpoint Security, Precipitated by COVID-19

Let’s talk endpoint security in the age when the corporate security perimeter not only dissolved into the cloud, but also engulfed employees’ home PCs and networks. Enterprises have been . . .

 

Minerva Vs  Sekhmet Ransomware

Not much is known about Sekhmet ransomware, but reports about this strain of ransomware started surfacing around May of this year. The ransomware follows the recent trend of exposing the stolen . . .

 
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