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Should a Ransomware Attack be Considered a Data Breach?

Ransomware criminals are adding salt to the wound to those infected with ransomware by creating sites to leak data stolen from non-paying victims. Maze ransomware was the first variant to create a place to publish such data; however, over the last week, Sodinokibi/REvil (REvil), Nemty, and DoppelPaymer have started following suit. Ransomware attacks are no…
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Beware of Coronavirus Scams and Ransomware Attacks

In the midst of a global pandemic with the outbreak of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, hackers aren’t putting their tricks into quarantine. While some gangs were promising not to hit medical centers during this time (they recently broke that promise), others are taking full advantage of individuals and businesses looking for the latest status on…
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Tips to Stay Sane While Working Remotely

With the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommending social distancing and limiting gatherings to ten people or less, the workforce is finding themselves working remotely; or as the cool kids would say “WFH” (Working From Home). Hopefully, your company has a business continuity plan in place, making the transition from working in the office to…
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Rebranding: From WatchPoint Data to CryptoStopper

From Greg Edwards CEO I am excited to announce that WatchPoint Data is rebranding as our core offering: CryptoStopper. CryptoStopper™ provides ransomware protection by automatically detecting and stopping actively running ransomware attacks. We have changed the URL of our website and are in the process of updating everything. Here are some updated links: GetCryptoStopper.com LinkedIn If you would like…
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Snake Ransomware Slithers Through Networks

Snake ransomware is the latest example of ransomware variants being used for targeting enterprises. Snake ransomware is being used to infiltrate business networks, gather administrative credentials, and encrypt the files of every computer on a network, using post-exploitation tools. Snake joins the likes of Ryuk, Bitpaymer, and other less notable ransomware variants that take part…
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Two Terrifying Cybersecurity Predictions for 2020

Ransomware dominated cybersecurity headlines throughout 2019, with cities and municipalities paying millions in ransom demands. Will 2020 and the beginning of a new decade bring the same threats? Cybersecurity experts seem to think so. (more…)
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Maze Ransomware Wreaks Havoc on Pensacola and Southwire

The group behind Maze ransomware claimed responsibility for two massive cyber attacks this week. On Monday, December 9th, Southwire Company was hit by a ransomware attack that disrupted manufacturing and shipping at the Atlanta-based company. Two days later, the city of Pensacola, Florida, was infected with Maze ransomware, which could have potential links to a…
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