Managed.com Hosting Provider Hit by REvil Ransomware, $500K Ransom Demand

Managed hosting provider Managed.com has temporarily taken down all its servers and web hosting systems offline including clients’ websites in response to a REvil ransomware attack that compromised public-facing web hosting systems.    The threat actors behind the security incident that took place on Monday, 16th November are not known yet, however, the company said […]

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New Mount Locker Ransomware Version Targeting TurboTax Files

A new version of the Mount Locker crypto-ransomware strain is specifically targeting victims’ TurboTax files. As reported by Bleeping Computer, Advanced Intel’s Vitali Kremez came across a new Mount Locker sample that specifically sought out files used by the TurboTax tax preparation software. In particular, Kremez observed the sample going after files bearing the  “.tax,” “.tax2009,” […]

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IT threat evolution Q3 2020. Non-mobile statistics

These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to provide statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q3: Kaspersky solutions blocked 1,416,295,227 attacks launched from online resources across the globe. 456,573,467 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by Web Anti-Virus components. Attempts to run malware […]

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IT threat evolution Q3 2020 Mobile statistics

The statistics presented here draw on detection verdicts returned by Kaspersky products and received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, the third quarter saw: 1,189 797 detected malicious installers, of which 39,051 packages were related to mobile banking trojans; 6063 packages proved to be mobile ransomware […]

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56% of organizations faced a ransomware attack, many paid the ransom

There’s a continued proliferation of ransomware, heightened concerns around nation-state actors, and the need for acceleration of both digital and security transformation, a CrowdStrike survey reveals. Proliferation of ransomware leads to more frequent payouts, costing millions Survey data indicates ransomware attacks have proven to be especially effective, as 56% of organizations surveyed have suffered a […]

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