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Takeaways from the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

Hank Schless, senior manager of security solutions at Lookout, notes basic steps that organizations can take to protect themselves as ransomware gangs get smarter. If you feel like you’ve read a lot about ransomware in recent months, it’s because these attacks have indeed intensified. In 2020, ransomware attacks surged by . . . Read more

Avaddon Ransomware Gang Evaporates Amid Global Crackdowns  

Ransomware group releases decryptors for nearly 3,000 victims, forfeiting millions in payouts.     Ransomware group Avaddon has decided to shutter its criminal enterprise after landing in the crosshairs of law-enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Australia. Avaddon, a prolific ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) provider, released its decryption keys to BleepingComputer — 2,934 . . . Read more