How to determine the true cost of a ransomware attack

Learn about several factors that add to the total cost of a ransomware attack.

Cybercriminals fatten up Cerber ransomware to evade anti-virus scanners

Cybercriminals are using an exploit kit and a sneaky technique to ensure that Cerber ransomware infects as many victims as possible. Learn more.

IRS warns tax preparers: Watch out for ransomware

With tax season just around the corner, cybercriminals are increasingly targeting tax preparation firms with ransomware. Get the latest warning from the IRS.

The 6 stages of an Advanced Ransomware Threat attack

Cybersecurity expert Eric Vanderburg dissects a typical Advanced Ransomware Threat attack. Keep reading to learn more.

Ransomware threatens Linux servers, especially web servers

Cybercriminals are targeting Linux users with ransomware. Learn what to look out for and how to protect yourself today.

Reyptson ransomware rifles through victims’ email contacts

Cybercriminals are using a massive phishing email campaign to scam victims into downloading a new form of ransomware called Reyptson, according to recent news reports. If Reyptson encounters a computer

San Francisco radio station knocked offline following ransomware attack

A San Francisco radio station's computer systems remain offline more than a month after getting hit with ransomware. Learn more.

Tabletop simulation exercises speed up ransomware response

Cybersecurity expert Eric Vanderburg explains how tabletop simulation exercises can help your business get ready for ransomware.

Petya ransomware attack sweeps the globe

A new and much more powerful version the Petya ransomware virus is disrupting businesses and locking up computer files around the world, according to cybersecurity researchers. The global ransomware attack—reminiscent

Ransomware Roundup: MacRansom malware targets Apple machines

Researchers have discovered the first known ransomware-as-a-service offering that targets Mac users. Get the latest ransomware news in this week's roundup.

‘Fireball’ malware infects more than 250 million computers

Fireball malware has infected approximately 20% of corporate networks worldwide. Learn how to protect yourself today.

Ransomware Roundup: Japanese police arrest 14-year-old ransomware suspect

Japanese authorities have arrested their first ransomware suspect, a 14-year old school boy. Get all the latest ransomware news in this week's roundup.

Mac users face increased ransomware threats

Apple is known for building secure devices, but don't get too complacent because ransomware attacks against Mac users are on the rise. Learn about the latest threats.

Karmen ransomware makes it easy for cybercriminals to launch attacks

A do-it-yourself software kit called Karmen allows just about anyone to launch ransomware attacks against businesses. Learn more.

New Podcast: Learn to protect your business from WannaCry ransomware

Carbonite President and CEO Mohamad Ali explains the practical steps businesses can take to protect themselves from the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

Ransomware Roundup: WannaCry ransomware found on U.S Army device

WannaCry has been found on a mobile device tied to the U.S. army. Plus, learn seven things everyone should know about ransomware.

How to protect yourself from WannaCry ransomware

A terrifying ransomware attack is infecting computer systems around the world. Learn how to protect yourself from the WannaCry ransomware virus today.

Ransomware Roundup: ‘Philadelphia’ ransomware makes attacking businesses simple

A criminal known as 'The Rainmaker' is using slick techniques to market a ransomware-as-a-service package to wannabe cyberthugs. That and more in this week's roundup.

Fatboy ransomware uses ‘Burgernomics’ to create targeted ransom demands

Fatboy ransomware automatically chooses its ransom demand based on the price of a popular hamburger. Keep reading to learn more.

Ransomware Roundup: Gmail users targeted in massive phishing scam

A phishing email that reached about a million users of Google’s popular email service, Gmail, has finally been halted. Get the latest ransomware news in this week's roundup.

New Verizon report sheds light on the rise of ransomware

Ransomware attacks rose sharply between 2014 and 2016, prompting IT security companies to develop new ransomware defenses. Read on to learn more about the rise of ransomware.

Ransomware extortionists not as trustworthy as they’d have you believe

You can pay the ransom following a ransomware attack, but you may not get your data back. That's why you need a solid backup and recovery strategy.

Ransomware Roundup: Cerber surpasses Locky as top ransomware

Cerber has overthrown Locky to become the most popular ransomware among cybercriminals. Get the latest ransomware news in this week's roundup.

Pediatric practice gets hit with ransomware, restores data from backup

ABCD Pediatrics is recovering from a ransomware attack that may have resulted in a data breach. Read on to learn more.

Ransomware Roundup: Skype users face ransomware threat

Cybercriminals are using in-app ads in an attempt to infect Skype users with ransomware. Learn more.

User-friendly tool makes ransomware a cinch for wannabe cybercriminals

Learn about WYSIWYE, a new tool that lets just about anyone launch a ransomware attack, and find out how to protect your business.

Ransomware Recovery: How to meet realistic Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs)

Get tips on how to create a recovery plan for the data and applications your business depends on.

Spora ransomware could become a major player

Spora ransomware is relatively new, but its advanced capabilities indicate that it's poised to hit the big time. Read on to learn more.

How to create a BYOD policy that keeps your business data secure

Learn to create a BYOD policy that works for your business in three steps.

The top 10 ransomware attack vectors

Ransomware is infecting the computers of unsuspecting victims at an astronomical rate. The various methods that cybercriminals use to take over a machine and encrypt its digital files are called

The top 10 data security tips for small and midsize businesses

Data security breaches can easily put a small business out of business. Learn the ten ways to avoid a security disaster today.

Ransomware Roundup: Five ransomware lessons everyone should know

Geektime shares five important takeaways from the fight against ransomware. Get that and more ransomware headlines in this week's roundup.

Four reasons why security-minded small businesses should move to the cloud

When it comes to security, the cloud has come a long way. Learn four reasons to move your business applications to the cloud now.

Blank Slate campaign counts on curious humans to spread ransomware

The Blank Slate ransomware campaign is heating up. Learn how to protect your business today.

How ransomware extortionists hide their tracks

Security expert Eric Vanderburg takes readers inside the mind of a cybercriminal. Learn how ransomware extortionists stay hidden and avoid prosecution.

Ransomware Roundup: A ransomware response plan for healthcare providers

Healthcare providers must remain vigilant when it comes to protecting themselves from ransomware. Learn how to respond to a ransomware incident today.

Six ways to protect your small business from cyberthreats

The federal government has some great tips on how to keep your business data out of the hands of cybercriminals. Learn six ways to protect your business today.

Smart ways to reduce risk in your business

Small business expert Steve Strauss shares best practices for reducing your company's exposure to financial, legal and technological risks. Learn more.

Ransomware shines bright light on backup

The best protection against ransomware is a strong backup and recovery solution—despite what some may think. Learn how to select the right backup solution today.

Startling statistics shed light on the worldwide ransomware epidemic

Small businesses expert Steve Strauss shares sobering ransomware statistics along with tips on how to protect your family and your business. Learn more!

Three troubling trends in 2017 ransomware attacks

Find out about some of the biggest trends in ransomware in 2017—and learn to protect yourself and your business.

Who is winning in the war against ransomware?

Find out who is currently winning—and who is losing—the war on ransomware.

Answers to frequently asked questions about ransomware

USA Today small business columnist Steve Straus answers common questions about ransomware and offers tips on how to protect your home and business.

Ransomware distributor gets hacked: A look behind the curtain

The cybercriminal behind the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ransomware attack got hacked by a security researcher. Find out what he learned.

The psychology of a ransomware attack: A guide to what makes victims click

Cybercrime is very much a psychological game and ransomware is no exception. Find out what motivates victims to click on malicious links.

Backup and recovery means you can say no to ransom demands

IT security expert Eric Vanderburg offers a quick guide on how to use backup and recovery technology to protect your business data from ransomware. Learn more.

Locky ransomware spreads through phony Flash update site

A malicious website is tricking users into installing Locky ransomware disguised as a fake Adobe Flash Player update. There is currently no decryption tool for Locky that’s publicly available. Consequently,

New version of Cerber ransomware hits businesses where it hurts

The latest version of Cerber ransomware is targeting database applications and putting business's most valuable data at risk. Learn how to spot a Cerber infection today.

A ransomware primer for small businesses

Learn how to protect your small business from ransomware today.

World-renown heart hospital uses backup to thwart ransomware attack

Papworth Hospital in the UK was well prepared for a recent attack. But many healthcare facilities still need to protect themselves from ransomware.

Three high-profile ransomware cases that prove the power of backup

How do you deal with a ransomware attack and what are the possible outcomes? Consider these three very different cases.

Ransomware Incident Response: 7 steps to success

Learn the best way to respond to a ransomware infection and get your data back without having to pay off cybercriminals.

Mamba ransomware takes a bigger bite out of your data

A recently discovered ransomware virus called Mamba is designed to encrypt your entire hard drive. Get details on how to protect your computer.

Ransomware Advice: Pros and cons of paying the ransom

To pay or not to pay? That is the question when you've been attacked with ransomware. Read this article to learn more!

Backup: The key to protecting data from ransomware and other disasters

Gideon Hodge learned the hard way that cloud backup is the best way to protect your computers from fires, floods, theft, and of course, ransomware. Learn more!

CryLocker ransomware compiles victims’ data into fake image file, uploads it to Imgur

A ransomware virus called CryLocker was not making much of a splash until an exploit kit called Sundown took over – and now at least 8,000 victims have been hit.

The Economics of Cybercrime: Understanding the ransomware market

Learn about the economics behind cybercrime and the global ransomware epidemic.

Pokemon Go ransomware virus is out to catch’em all

There's a new Pokemon Go-themed ransomware virus on the loose, but it appears to be in test mode for now. Learn how to protect your data today.

How to recognize and avoid email scams

Cybercriminals love email scams in part because they're a great way to spread ransomware. Learn how to recognize email scams and protect yourself today.

What to do if you get hit by ransomware

If your computer gets hit with a ransomware virus, you may feel like panicking. But that's not necessary. Just follow these steps and you should be okay.

What does the FBI have to say about ransomware?

The FBI has issued some important guidelines for small businesses that want to steer clear of ransomware. Find out what the FBI has to say about ransomware epidemic today.

Cybercriminals turn to DIY kits and Ransomware as a Service (RaaS)

Cybercriminals are turning to do-it-yourself (DIY) ransomware kits and ransomware-as-a ransomware (RaaS) to increase their profits. Learn more about RaaS today.

Rival malware devs duke it out with decryption

A group of cybercriminals this summer upset the status quo when they distributed the decryption keys to a competitor’s ransomware.

Will hacktivists turn to ransomware?

Hacktivists may one day turn to ransomware in an effort to further their political agendas. But it hasn't happened just yet.

CryptoDrop: Early-detection system helps spot malware trouble

A new ransomware early-detection system is still in the laboratory phase — but it holds promise in the fight against the costly and pervasive malware.

Ransomware primer: How it works and what it looks like

Here’s a breakdown of how ransomware really works to lock up all your files, and what it looks like to you – the unsuspecting victim.

EduCrypt message: Don’t get lazy, pay attention

New malware EduCrypt tries to teach users a lesson about online safety.

Your ransomware profile: passwords, profiles and protection

Use this simple cheat sheet to create stronger passwords and protect your data every day.

Why your small business needs to care about ransomware

One attorney was targeted by ransomware and learned the hard way the extent to which cybercriminals are personalizing their attacks.

Newest ransomware has polished, professional look

Ransomware attacks are starting to copy late-night infomercials, with extortionists standing by to help you pay up quickly.

Your ransomware response: Prepare for the worst

Here are some fast facts to know about ransomware, and what you can do to protect against it.

“RAA” and Pony Stealer off to the races

Ransomware composed entirely of JScript is first of its kind.  With its command and control server shut down, researchers watch to see if bogus JScript attachments will resurface.

Crysis ransomware expands reach in wake of TeslaCrypt’s demise

The newest crypto-ransomware family known as “Crysis” is working on becoming one of the best known ransomware viruses — right up there with “Locky.”

Will Antivirus Protect You from Ransomware? No!

Many businesses believe that antivirus software is all the protection you need from ransomware. That's just wrong.

Two New Ransomware Threats You Need to Know About

Researchers at Enigma Software report that, in April 2016, ransomware more than doubled the total from March 2016. Additionally, ransomware made up a larger percentage of overall infections in April than in any other month in the last three years.

Two More Businesses Defeat Ransomware with Carbonite Cloud Backup

Ransomware is a type of computer virus that is created by criminals. It latches onto a computer system and threatens to destroy all the files on a computer unless a

Learn to Protect your Data from Ransomware: Podcast

In this podcast, security expert Christopher Doggett explains some practical steps you can take to keep your computers safe from ransomware.

Five Reasons Ransomware Remains a Serious Threat

Here are five reasons why everyone who uses a computer and stores any type of data on it should be concerned about ransomware – and concentrate on preventing it.