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Attackers Clobbering Victims With One-Two Punch Of Ransomware And DDoS

5/24/2016
05:25 PM
By Erica Chickowski

Encrypted systems now being added to botnets in the latest incarnations of ransomware attacks, with experts expecting this to become standard practice.

As if ransomware weren't bad enough, attackers are now making the most of their attacks by adding victimized machines to distributed denial of service (DDoS) botnets at the same time that they're encrypted and held hostage, according to warnings from several security research organizations in the last week.

This one-two punch is a natural gimme for profit-minded attackers and one which security pundits expect will be standard issue for most ransomware kits in the near future.

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93% of Phishing Emails are Now Ransomware

June 1, 2016
By Maria Korolov

As of the end of March, 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware, according to a report released today by PhishMe.

That was up from 56 percent in December, and less than 10 percent every other month of last year.

And the number of phishing emails hit 6.3 million in the first quarter of this year, a 789 percent increase over the last quarter of 2015.

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Avoid and Report Google Scams

By focusing on providing the best user experience possible, Google has earned a trusted brand name. Unfortunately, unscrupulous people sometimes try to use the Google brand to scam and defraud others. Here are a few common scams, and ways that you can avoid and report them.

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kid with magnifying glassSocial Engineering: 7 Signs That Something Is Just Not Right

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Comprehensive awareness training for your company’s employees should prevent these scenarios from taking down your network.

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