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Hated and hunted: The perilous life of the computer virus cracker making powerful enemies online

Hated and hunted: The perilous life of the computer virus cracker making powerful enemies online

Emsisoft CTO, Fabian, is world-renowned for destroying ransomware - the viruses sent out by criminal gangs to extort money.

They stole your files, you don’t have to pay the ransom

They stole your files, you don’t have to pay the ransom

The F.B.I. should follow the example of European law enforcement and help victims of ransomware decrypt their data.

Thousands of identities, personal information published in FBI-related hack

Thousands of identities, personal information published in FBI-related hack

Emsisoft provides commentary regarding a breach that incudes the information of more than 23,000 people, including more than 1,000 attached to FBI and other law enforcement domains.

Assange arrested; UK cyber-crime programme; CyptoPokemon decryptor

Assange arrested; UK cyber-crime programme; CyptoPokemon decryptor

Free CryptoPokemon ransomware decryptor launched by Emsisoft; Jullian Assange has been arrested; Every Police Force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit

The secret trick used by firms helping cyberhacking victims: pay the ransom

The secret trick used by firms helping cyberhacking victims: pay the ransom

Emsisoft helps reveal an unexpected practice of some ransomware recovery firms: paying the ransom.

This is what a workday looks like for Emsisoft CEO

This is what a workday looks like for Emsisoft CEO

Christian Mairoll is the CEO of Emsisoft — a company with no offices, where every single employee works remotely. This is what his workday looks like as he runs his entire 40-employee tech company from a farm in New Zealand

Pardon the Intrusion #4: Smart malware?

Pardon the Intrusion #4: Smart malware?

New statistics published by antivirus maker Emsisoft have revealed Indonesia, India, the US, Brazil, and Korea to be the most popular targets worldwide for ransomware attacks.

Nunavut government reformatting all Iqaluit computers after ransomware attack

Nunavut government reformatting all Iqaluit computers after ransomware attack

Government won't pay ransom; 2,000 computers need to be updated in Iqaluit

The Midwest’s Mild-Mannered Cyber-Avenger

The Midwest’s Mild-Mannered Cyber-Avenger

Michael Gillespie, a programmer who works at Nerds on Call in Normal, Illinois, creates and provides — for free — decryption keys for thousands of ransomware victims around the world.

Ransomware attack at Brooklyn Hospital Center results in permanent loss of some patient data

Ransomware attack at Brooklyn Hospital Center results in permanent loss of some patient data

A ransomware attack hitting computer several systems at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City exposed patient data and caused permanent loss of some patients' information.

The Financial Impact of Cybersecurity Attacks and How to Avoid Them

The Financial Impact of Cybersecurity Attacks and How to Avoid Them

So, how does a small business owner avoid the financial impact of cybersecurity attacks? Before a business opens its doors, a small business owner must invest in security.

An Illinois Superhero You’ve Never Heard Of

An Illinois Superhero You’ve Never Heard Of

Michael Gillespie [Emsisoft Lead Security Researcher] is one of the world’s leading cybercrime fighters, and you’d never know it.

If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is: Nobody can decrypt the Dharma ransomware

If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is: Nobody can decrypt the Dharma ransomware

Emsisoft helps expose data recovery companies making dubious claims.

Secret free ransomware decryption tools that are saving victims millions

Secret free ransomware decryption tools that are saving victims millions

To the criminals, the decryption tools are a menace, a threat to their massive illegal profits; to the victims, they’re often the only means of retrieving their data without yielding to the bad guys.

Hospitals hit by ransomware attacks are seeing an increase in heart patients' death rates

Hospitals hit by ransomware attacks are seeing an increase in heart patients' death rates

The way hospitals respond to a cyberattack can result in a slower response to critical heart patients.

Five Recommended Ransomware Defenses For MSPs

Five Recommended Ransomware Defenses For MSPs

MSP cybersecurity defense recommendations with Brian Krebs and Emsisoft CTO Fabian Wosar

Interview With Fabian Wosar – Emsisoft

Interview With Fabian Wosar – Emsisoft

Emsisoft CTO Fabian Wosar talks to SafetyDetective about all things security.

New ransomware asks its victims to subscribe to Pewdiepie

New ransomware asks its victims to subscribe to Pewdiepie

Hackers have spread malicious software that prompts its victims to subscribe to the PewDiePie Youtube channel to regain access to their data.

How did a teenager become the UK’s biggest cyber criminal?

How did a teenager become the UK’s biggest cyber criminal?

Zain Qaiser made hundreds of thousands blackmailing porn users from his parents’ house. But for every Zain there’s a Fabian. Fabian Wosar destroys the kind of ransomware that Zain Qaiser used to extort money.

Bitcoin ransomware attacks up 365% – here’s why victims are paying up

Bitcoin ransomware attacks up 365% – here’s why victims are paying up

Ransomware attacks have almost quadrupled this year and are now targeting cities, hospitals, and schools. For many victims, there is a good reason to pay up.

Ransomware fighter on the run after costing hacker gangs millions

Ransomware fighter on the run after costing hacker gangs millions

Emsisoft CTO forced to move countries to outrun his pursuers and he continually shifts from location to location in London to outrun an estimated 100 ransomware gangs trying to track him down.

Group behind FBI-related hack breaches more sites, makes political demands

Group behind FBI-related hack breaches more sites, makes political demands

Emsisoft provides expert commentary regarding a hacking group that leaked the details of federal law enforcement agents.

Behind-the-screens of malware analysis: Interview with a ransomware expert

Behind-the-screens of malware analysis: Interview with a ransomware expert

A look into the life of Emsisoft CTO, Fabian Wosar, and his fight against malware.

Another Hacked Florida City Pays a Ransom, This Time for $460,000

Another Hacked Florida City Pays a Ransom, This Time for $460,000

Florida is suffering from waves of ransomware attacks in its city governments, and the state has now paid at least a total $1 million worth of ransom.

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