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US defense contractor BlueForce apparently hit by ransomware

The Conti ransomware operators demanded nearly $1 million in bitcoin during ransomware negotiations and threatened to publish the defense contractor's data on its leak site.

Researchers use PyInstaller to create stealth malware

Instead of obfuscating code and creating an untraceable malware packer from scratch, cybercriminals could take advantage of PyInstaller to create packers that are not caught in scans.

Ransomware Declared As a National Security Threat by DHS

In an RSA conference webcast, Alejandro Mayorkas, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, stated that fighting ransomware attacks is now the Department of Homeland Security's number one priority, and a plan to be more proactive is already in place.

Ransomware negotiations: An inside look at the process

Cyber insurance carriers typically have lists or "panels" of approved vendors for various incident response services that address breaches and ransomware attacks, including ransomware negotiations.

Black Kingdom ransomware foiled through Mega password change

Black Kingdom ransomware, which was detected in recent ProxyLogon attacks against Microsoft Exchange servers was, at least temporarily, foiled through a simple password change.

Nearly 100,000 web shells detected on Exchange servers

Kryptos Logic found nearly 100,000 active web shells during internet scans of ProxyLogon, the most serious of four vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Exchange Server software disclosed earlier this month.

Microsoft, SolarWinds in dispute over nation-state attacks

In separate blog posts last week, the two companies provided updates on their ongoing investigations into how nation-state actors initially compromised SolarWinds' environment.

Biometric security technology could see growth in 2021

Enterprise use of biometrics for security may see an uptick by organizations looking to defend themselves from attacks, but they must weigh the concerns against the benefits.

Ransomware 'businesses': Does acting legitimate pay off?

While ransomware is an act of extortion aimed at separating users and enterprises from their money, some operators appear to look at the relationship with victims as a kind of business partnership.

Zix acquires CloudAlly backup for SaaS data protection

When Zix acquired cloud backup and recovery provider CloudAlly for $30 million, it picked up backup for such popular SaaS apps as Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Salesforce, Box, and Dropbox.

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