TEMASOFT is proud to announce the availability of the public BETA release of Ranstop 2018. The new version features support for server operating systems, starting with Windows Server 2008 R2, a faster and more reliable real-time backup engine and various other optimizations and fixes. This release delivers protection for the most valuable assets in a […]
About Calin Ghibu
Technical background: over 15 years experience in testing, developing, researching and managing network security solutions. Currently focusing on information security and IT management.
Specialties: Network audit, information security, web security, endpoint security, perimeter security SIEM, legal compliance, competitive intelligence.
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There are many tips for ransomware prevention online and about how to protect against ransomware, in general. Most include various commercial solutions that are, indeed, critical to providing adequate protection. We would like, however, to provide some tips on how to stay safe from ransomware infections, without relying on any software solution. It does not […]
Enterprise ransomware protection has become the top cybersecurity concern and protecting computers from ransomware it is a top priority. The general advice on how to protect against ransomware, such as user training, deployment of anti-ransomware, antivirus and backup technologies, applies to small and large environments. However, there are unique challenges when such advice is implemented […]
Most industry experts, authorities and security vendors advise against paying the ransom when infected with ransomware, and there are several reasons for doing so. First, paying ransom encourages the ransomware phenomenon, and more and more cyber-criminals will attempt to profit in this way. It verifies the fact that money can be made out of this, […]
Although not a frequent target, and usually harder to exploit than other operating systems, Linux is not ransomware free. Mass ransomware attacks often target more popular operating systems, both among consumers with relatively fewer IT skills and businesses. However, targeted ransomware attacks go for a particular organization, so cyber criminals are looking to get a […]
Test subject – Arena ransomware, a variant of Crysis / Dharma The .Arena ransomware marks a comeback for the Crysis/Dharma ransomware family. According to Michael Gillespie, the distribution method is not yet known, but most probably follows the pattern of the Crysis family, which used to be installed manually after successfully compromising the Remote Desktop Protocol. Once executed the ransomware appends […]
Test subject – Loky Lukitus ransomware The Lukitus Loki variant is part of a new campaign following the “diablo” variant and is distributed via email campaigns containing malicious scripts either as office files or zip archives. One interesting feature of this variant, similar to the CryptoWall functionality, is that of scrambling files to make recovery even more difficult. […]
Cerber made the headlines again, this time with the latest variant as it brings new functions to the table, highlighting the importance of enterprise ransomware protection. Some experts say that the evolution of ransomware is towards developing worm-like capabilities, like NotPetya and WannaCry, but this new Cerber variant shows another development direction: that of adapting […]
Anti-ransomware is a technology created to protect user data, in response to the ransomware phenomenon, a major concern and one of the biggest threats to cybersecurity nowadays. However, it is a rather new type of threat as major ransomware attacks started over three years ago, and it took some time until the community recognized ransomware […]