What is Ransomware?

What is Ransomware?

 Malware Patrol’s CEO Andre Correa was recently interviewed by Dana Mantilia from Identity Protection Planning. They discussed the basics – and more – about ransomware:What is Ransomware?What should a company do in the case of an attack?Why is paying...
InfoSec Articles (9/28/21 – 10/11/21)

InfoSec Articles (9/28/21 – 10/11/21)

Malware patrol selected some relevant cybersecurity news over the past 2 weeks. A survey of cyber investigators and antiabuse service providers to understand how ICANN’s application of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has impacted the...
InfoSec Articles (08/30/21 – 09/13/21)

InfoSec Articles (08/30/21 – 09/13/21)

In the first 2 weeks of September, we saw the LockFile is a new ransomware family that emerged in July 2021 following the discovery in April 2021 of the ProxyShell vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange servers. Also, ransomware groups have shown no signs of slowing...
InfoSec Articles (08/16/21 – 08/30/21)

InfoSec Articles (08/16/21 – 08/30/21)

In the last 2 weeks of August, we saw campaigns use a multitude of infection components to deliver two widely popular commodity malware and remote access trojans (RATs): njRAT and AsyncRAT. Also, campaigns use a multitude of infection components to deliver two widely...
Best Practices to Protect Against Ransomware

Best Practices to Protect Against Ransomware

Everyone wants to know how to protect against ransomware – 2021 is the year of ransomware! The Colonial Pipeline attack shutdown a major oil distribution line and held it for ransom. Kaseya, a software vendor, was targeted with a $70 million ransom in bitcoin on...