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Ransomware

Your Money or Your Computer Files; Beware of Ransomware

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How many warnings have you seen about clicking on unfamiliar links or confirming emails to be sure the sender is a known and trusted source? Typically the goal is avoiding a computer virus, but today, we also need to consider digital pirates eager to seize computer files in exchange for a ransom fee. Sound far-fetched? Hardly; ransomware has been around since 1989 and has become more widespread in recent years. Furthermore, these digital pirates are…

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Ransomware Attacks: Stay Aware; Stay Alert

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Last week, several reports cited the unauthorized access to corporate databases through vulnerable platforms. The extortionists are demanding payments in exchange for the data, but apparently most data was not being returned upon payment of those ransoms. The initial attacks targeted databases running on MongoDB and then copycat attacks occurred on Elasticsearch servers. Our partners at BitSight alerted us to this matter and will continue to monitor and offer updates. Feel free to share this…

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