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Defending your business from a SamSam ransomware attack

SamSam ransomware is not like any other. Last Tuesday, Sophos released an extensive report about how this meticulous malware sneaks up on unsuspecting victims and infiltrates their systems.  Since 2015, SamSam creators have earned USD 5.9 million, and that number continues to rise. … [Read more...]

A week in security (June 18 – June 24)

Last week, we took a deep dive into SamSam ransomware, looked at ways how to identify and delete malicious emails, recognized that there are now risks affecting job recruitment portals, analyzed a malicious Android app banking on the popularity of Fortnite, and identified causes and solutions for the skills shortage in cybersecurity. Other news Security researchers pointed a finger at China for … [Read more...]

SamSam ransomware: controlled distribution for an elusive malware

SamSam ransomware has been involved in some high profile attacks recently, and remains a somewhat elusive malware. In its time being active, SamSam has gone through a slight evolution, adding more features and alterations into the mix. These changes do not necessarily make the ransomware more dangerous, but they are added to make it just a bit more tricky to detect or track as it is constantly … [Read more...]

SamSam ransomware: what you need to know

SamSam ransomware is a custom infection used in targeted attacks, often deployed using a wide range of exploits or brute-force tactics. Based on our own run-ins with the infection, we’ve observed that attacks were made on targets via vulnerable JBoss host servers during a previous wave of SamSam attacks in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, SamSam uses either vulnerabilities in remote desktop protocols … [Read more...]

Hottest cybersecurity stories that shook the world in March

With so much cybersecurity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI security round-up of the three top cybersecurity stories of March 2018. This month featuring SamSam ransomware. … [Read more...]