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Why ransomware? Let’s ask the bad guys

I am involved with ransomware because it is ‘fast, easy, and safe”. This was the feedback we got when we asked the bad guys about the motivations for being involved with this emerging criminal enterprise. To be honest, this is not something that should come as a surprise. Many are involved with cybercrime because they […]

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Five mental shifts we must make to achieve security beyond perimeters

Data centers aren’t exactly going extinct, but given the massive shift to public clouds, you need to make some significant adjustments if your mindset doesn’t already include or understand the cloud. The problem is that not every organization knows how to prepare for and embrace the cloud-driven future. It can take some major mental adjustments […]

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  • img December 19, 2017

U.S. Government Blames North Korea for WannaCry

The United States government is officially blaming North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak in May that infected nearly a quarter-million computers in 150 countries.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/u-s-government-blames-north-korea-for-wannacry/

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Buyers Beware of Tampered Gift Cards

Prepaid gift cards make popular presents and no-brainer stocking stuffers, but before you purchase one be on the lookout for signs that someone may have tampered with it. A perennial scam that picks up around the holidays involves thieves who pull back and then replace the decals that obscure the card’s redemption code, allowing them […]

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Project Zero Chains Bugs for ‘aPAColypse Now’ Attack on Windows 10

Google’s Project Zero team dubs a new WPAD-related attack as an “aPAColypse Now” that allows a local attacker to compromise a targeted and fully patched Windows 10 PC.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/project-zero-chains-bugs-for-apacolypse-now-attack-on-windows-10/

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