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How Immutable Backups Protect Against Ransomware

Ransomware protection is one the most important topics for IT Pros and C-Level technology executives. Learn how immutable backups and immutable storage help to protect your organization against data corruption and loss, malware, viruses, and ransomware – and how to implement them.  This post is sponsored by Object First Veeam 2023 Ransomware trends report – most ransomware targets backups In May...

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Researchers Find New ESXiArgs Ransomware Variant that Makes Data Recovery Nearly Impossible

Last week, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released a script to help enterprise customers recover from widespread ESXiArgs ransomware attacks. The threat actors have now created a new variant of the malware that can’t be decrypted with the data recovery script. According to a report from Malwarebytes, CISA leveraged the publicly available…

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Avast Gets New Ransomware Shield to Protect Small Businesses

Avast has launched a new Ransomware Shield to protect small businesses and organizations from ransomware attacks. The new solution prevents unauthorized programs from editing, deleting, or encrypting files and folders stored on Windows and macOS devices. Avast is a popular security solution that helps users to protect their computers from malware and viruses. In addition…

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QNAP Warns NAS Users About New DeadBolt Ransomware Campaign

QNAP has published an advisory about a new stream of DeadBolt ransomware attacks targetting its network-attached storage (NAS) devices worldwide. The company advises customers to immediately update their devices to the latest versions of QTS or QuTS hero operating systems. The latest DeadBolt ransomware campaign follows the previous attacks reported back in January, March, and…

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Microsoft’s New Security Experts Service Protects Businesses Against Ransomware Attacks

Microsoft has introduced today Microsoft Security Experts, a new service category designed to address the unique security needs of customers across various industries, including healthcare, financial services, and more. The new Security Experts category expands the existing incident response and security advisory services and combines both human-lead services and automated intelligence to help businesses improve…

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Hive Ransomware Group Attacks Vulnerable Microsoft Exchange Servers

Security researchers have revealed a new series of ransomware attacks carried out by the Hive ransomware group to target Microsoft Exchange Servers. Hive is a popular ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) model that was first discovered in June 2021. The Hive ransomware group targets business networks with several methods and mechanisms, including phishing emails with attachments. It has…

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QNAP NAS Devices Being Targeted by Qlocker Ransomware Again

QNAP, a Taiwan-based network-attached storage (NAS) manufacturer, has issued an advisory about ransomware and brute-force attacks that affect all network-attached storage devices. The ransomware attacks began targeting the NAS device suite on January 6, and the company urges customers to secure their compromised devices as soon as possible. “Open the Security Counselor on your QNAP…

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Using Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Analytics to Improve Security

In this article, I’m going to describe how to use Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Analytics to improve security in your organization. Over three Petri articles, we’ve dived into what Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) is, how you can migrate to it, and how it should be configured. Part 1: Understanding Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and…

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Ransomware Risks for Microsoft 365

With the rise in remote workers the risk of ransomware is higher than it has ever been before. By now most people know that ransomware is a type of malware extortion scheme that typically encrypts files and folders preventing access to critical data or sometimes it can also be used to steal sensitive data. After…

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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Pricing Plans

Microsoft recently announced that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint will soon be available in two plans: P1 and P2. In this article, I will look at how the two plans compare. With Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android devices being the most common target for cyber criminals, malware and threats are continuously improving and evolving. In the…

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