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UIWIX – Evasive Ransomware Exploiting ETERNALBLUE

Last week everybody talked about the WannaCry ransomware, a non-evasive ransomware which exploited vulnerable servers to propagate, successfully infecting anything from digital billboards to the

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Minerva’s FREE WannaCry Vaccinator

The WannaCry/WannaCrypt malware outbreak of May 12th presents a powerful opportunity to reflect upon the endpoint security architecture to understand the role of the various defense layers that

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3 Legitimate Looking Techniques Used to Avoid Ransomware Detection

Ransomware comes in many forms. One strategy commonly used in ransomware attacks is to cloak malicious actions within legitimate looking programs. This combination allows the ransomware to

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Vaccinating Against Spora Ransomware: A Proof-of-Concept Tool by Minerva Labs

Spora is presently among the most common ransomware families. For instance, it struck countless victims in the fake “Chrome Font Pack Update” campaign, encrypting victims’ files even without

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CryptoLuck Ransomware- PREVENTED by Minerva Labs

During the last couple of days, a new ransomware campaign dubbed CryptoLuck was unveiled by the exploit kit expert @kafiene.

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Ransomware Mania

Fifty new ransomware families have appeared in less than six months, according to a recent TrendMicro  report.
 
Prior to 2016 there were about a dozen major ransomware families and very
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Ransomware Pizza(Crypts) a creative strain of malware

It seems that malware authors imagination works extra-hours when it comes to creating new ransomware strains. In the saturated underground market of this specific malware type they constantly try

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Keys to The Kingdom: Endpoint Hygiene addressed

http://www.securityweek.com/what-keeps-security-professionals-night-their-users

I find this article touches on many reoccurring issues in the cyber security industry. End users actions are hard to

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Locky and TeslaCrypt 3.0 Ransomware: PREVENTED by Minerva Labs

In the last several weeks, the Locky malware sped its way around the world at an alarming rate, infecting hundreds of thousands of endpoints. This emerging threat "is spreading like the

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Ransomware is Here to Stay, but…

Since 2012 ransomware has been an ever-growing threat. It inflicts catastrophic damage to endpoints, making it one of the most familiar types of computer threats and is well-recognized even by

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