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Security News in Review: Emotet Botnet Taken Down; Trickbot Makes a Return

On Feb 3, 2021
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In this week's edition of Security News in Review, we have stories about the Emotet botnet being taken down and the Trickbot malware making a comeback after Microsoft's takedown last year.

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Security News in Review: Emotet Botnet Taken Down; Trickbot Makes a Return

Security News in Review: Emotet Botnet Taken Down; Trickbot Makes a Return

In this week's edition of Security News in Review, we have stories about the Emotet botnet being taken down and the Trickbot malware making a comeback after Microsoft's takedown last year.

Russian Ransomware Brokers Scam Victims

Russian Ransomware Brokers Scam Victims

Firm will ‘decrypt’ your files, making a profit of over 75%

Ransomware: The Digital Plague that Still Persists

Ransomware: The Digital Plague that Still Persists

Ransomware began its reign of cyber terror in 1989 and remains a serious and dangerous threat today. In layman's terms, ransomware is malware that employs

Fresh GandCrab Decryptor Frees Data for Free

Fresh GandCrab Decryptor Frees Data for Free

Good news for anyone whose data has been crypto-locked by attackers wielding GandCrab, the year's most aggressive strain of ransomware: You may be able to get your

Wombat_Proofpoint_Infographic_Ransomware

Wombat_Proofpoint_Infographic_Ransomware

Ransomware by the Numbers » The portion of malicious email messages that contained ransomware or banking Trojans in 2017 Source: Proofpoint's 2018 Human Factor report The estimated total of ...

6 Simple Moves to Respond to a Ransomware Attack

6 Simple Moves to Respond to a Ransomware Attack

Numerous companies and state governments have been plagued by ransomware attacks, which are now more common than ever. Unlike other cyber threats that usually go unnoticed for long periods, ...

Cracking ransomware: RansomWarrior victims can now retrieve files for free

Cracking ransomware: RansomWarrior victims can now retrieve files for free

Researchers at Check Point examined this recent form of ransomware and found it relatively easy to crack.

Emotet malware taken down by global law enforcement effort

Emotet malware taken down by global law enforcement effort

The infamous botnet has been disrupted thanks to an international effort across the US, Canada, and several European nations.

Alabama Hospitals Pay Out in Ransomware Attack Amid FBI Warning of More to Come

Alabama Hospitals Pay Out in Ransomware Attack Amid FBI Warning of More to Come

Alabama-based DCH Health System said it has paid off the hackers behind a ransomware attack that severely disrupted operations at three hospitals beginning on Tuesday morning, according to ...

It Starts with a Phish: Employee PII at Risk When Pipeline Development Outsourcer Falls Victim to Ransomware Attack

It Starts with a Phish: Employee PII at Risk When Pipeline Development Outsourcer Falls Victim to Ransomware Attack

The latest example of a modern-day ransomware attack demonstrates how data encryption and ransom can no longer be the assume extent of an attack.

Enterprise Ransomware Protection Insights

Enterprise Ransomware Protection Insights

This past year, ransomware has extorted vast sums of money from enterprises. Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts data and then demands a ransom payment to decrypt it.

New Ransom X Ransomware used in Texas TxDOT cyberattack

New Ransom X Ransomware used in Texas TxDOT cyberattack

A new ransomware called Ransom X is being actively used in human-operated and targeted attacks against government agencies and enterprises.

Ransomware attacks which will grab your attention in 2019

Ransomware attacks which will grab your attention in 2019

Ransomware attack has stood as a top malware threat in 2018 and is predicted to dominate as same in 2019. According to a study made by security researchers over 1,100 different ransomware ...

Ransomware: A Beginner’s Guide

Ransomware: A Beginner’s Guide

Ransomware is a common term of today. The 2019 Internet Security Threat Report states that, in 2018, there were a total of 545,231 ransomware attacks globally. China (16.9%), India (14.3%), ...

Fonix Ransomware Operators Close Shop, Release Decryption Keys

Fonix Ransomware Operators Close Shop, Release Decryption Keys

The cybercrime group behind the Fonix ransomware has announced its decision to shut down the project on Twitter.