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2014-07-09 23:07:37

High Stakes Cyber-Ransom Likely to Become the New Norm with Mobile Devices as Prey Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 In response to a recent study done on IT professionals, KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman announced an extension of the company’s offer to pay any customer’s cyber ransom with Bitcoin if they are hit after stepping through KnowBe4’s security awareness training. Our 300+ sample study shows 88% of IT professionals expect ransomware to grow the rest of this year. The...

2014-07-01 23:06:32

Security Awareness Training and Backup Voted Most Effective Solutions to Combat CryptoLocker Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 A new survey by IT Security company KnowBe4 shows the growing alarm among IT Pros about the threat of ransomware like the infamous CryptoLocker. The KnowBe4 June 2014 survey over 300 IT Pros compared the levels of concern over ransomware to a similar survey by IT Security company Webroot in January this year. The study showed the rapidly growing apprehension...

2014-06-24 23:02:32

KnowBe4’s Ransomware “We Pay if You’re Hit” Protection Gives Businesses a Safety Net Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Even with the recent international law enforcement "Operation Tovar" shutting down Cryptolocker operations, it appears the number one ransomware Trojan is back in business. KnowBe4 reports a new strain of the infamous CryptoLocker has been found. The new Trojan does not rely on the 2048-bit RSA encryption and does not need any communication with a...

2014-06-16 08:34:04

LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the GameOver Zeus botnet and CryptoLocker ransomware have been disrupted, it is still too early for a victory celebration. First, the two week deadline expires on June 17th, leaving just one week left before cybercriminals could regain control of their botnet. Second, stories of the GameOver Zeus and CryptoLocker campaign have already spawned a number of copycats among mobile malware writers. Last Sunday, June 8th,...

russian hackers arrested
2014-06-12 10:06:46

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, Russian authorities announced the arrest of two alleged hackers, both residents of Moscow, who were believed to have been behind a recent Apple extortion scheme. The pair allegedly locked users' iCloud access and then demanded payment from the rightful owners to free them up them. An official statement on the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs website said the duo carried out the "ransomware: attack by creating a...

2014-06-09 08:33:44

Highly skilled research team provides tools for effective and continuous response to today's most damaging threats ATLANTA, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancope, Inc., a leader in network visibility and security intelligence, announces that its security research team, StealthWatch(®) Labs, has conducted advanced research to provide cutting-edge protection against recent, destructive cyber-attacks including Heartbleed and CryptoLocker. Through unique, behavioral-based threat...

2014-06-05 23:08:58

KnowBe4’s confidence in its security awareness training prompts their offer of crypto-insurance against ransomware Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 In a bold move, IT security firm KnowBe4 announced it will pay a company’s ransom in Bitcoin if they get hit with ransomware due to human error of an employee. Security experts agree It will only be a matter of weeks before CryptoLocker or a variant will be back in business as the criminals who created it are still on the loose. When it...

2014-06-03 12:46:23

LISBON, Portugal, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AnubisNetworks, a leader in real-time threat intelligence helps FBI in U.S.-Led Multi-National Action against "GameOver Zeus" Botnet and "Cryptolocker" Ransomware. According to security researchers, it's estimated that Cryptolocker has infected more than 234,000 computers, generating losses of more than $27 million in ransom payments made in just the first two months since the ransomware emerged. In addition, the FBI...

Malicious Software Networks Shut Down By US-Led Investigation
2014-06-02 15:13:58

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had lead a multinational action against the "Gameover Zeus" botnet and "cryptolocker" ransomware. These malware programs made up a global network of infected computers that were used by cyber criminals to steal millions of dollars from businesses and consumers. The DOJ unsealed criminal charges in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Omaha, Nebraska against an...

2014-05-20 23:08:05

Ransomware Expands Crypto-Extortion, and Fourth Separate Ransomware Strain Discovered Tampa Bay, FL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 CryptoLocker is ratcheting up attack levels, according to new reports issued by KnowBe4, a Tampa Bay, FL- based IT security company. The latest infections are caused by spear-phishing attacks sent to companies that have job postings at Craigs List. The bad guys look for job postings, and email resumes carrying the Cryptolocker malware as a payload. The moment anyone...


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