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Emsisoft CTO, Fabian, is world-renowned for destroying ransomware - the viruses sent out by criminal gangs to extort money.
Hackers are locking people out of their networks and demanding big payments to get back in. New data shows just how common and damaging the attacks have become.
Municipal governments, universities and private businesses have spent more than $144 million responding to the biggest ransomware attacks of 2020 (so far), spending on everything from rebuilding networks and restoring backups to paying the hackers ransom.
A new tool released for one of the most widely-distributed strains of ransomware is not what it appears.
The FBI has issued a security alert warning K12 schools of the "ransomware threat" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
Shortly after the Maze ransomware gang teased that another threat actor would be joining its newly formed cybercrime cartel, the group has appeared to welcome the Ragnar Locker group into the fold.
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.
Government won't pay ransom; 2,000 computers need to be updated in Iqaluit
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.
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.
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.
Michael Gillespie [Emsisoft Lead Security Researcher] is one of the world’s leading cybercrime fighters, and you’d never know it.
Emsisoft helps expose data recovery companies making dubious claims.
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.
The way hospitals respond to a cyberattack can result in a slower response to critical heart patients.
MSP cybersecurity defense recommendations with Brian Krebs and Emsisoft CTO Fabian Wosar
Emsisoft CTO Fabian Wosar talks to SafetyDetective about all things security.
Hackers have spread malicious software that prompts its victims to subscribe to the PewDiePie Youtube channel to regain access to their data.
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.
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.
The F.B.I. should follow the example of European law enforcement and help victims of ransomware decrypt their data.
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.
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
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.
Emsisoft provides expert commentary regarding a hacking group that leaked the details of federal law enforcement agents.
A look into the life of Emsisoft CTO, Fabian Wosar, and his fight against malware.
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.
Emsisoft helps reveal an unexpected practice of some ransomware recovery firms: paying the ransom.
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