Ransomware detection – Targeted vs. random attacks

When it comes to ransomware detection, targeted ransomware attacks are very difficult to identify through classic anti-virus technology. Although such attacks are less frequent than their random, mass, counterparts, they are far more devastating and expensive mainly because they have a higher chance of succeeding in encrypting the files. Let’s look at some important differences […]

Ranstop protects against PowerShell ransomware – TEMASOFT Lab Demo

Test subject – PowerShell ransomware This PowerShell ransomware variant is particularly dangerous because it bypasses conventional anti-malware tools and renders files unusable. It uses a legitimate process to run the file encryption, eluding application control, heuristics and sandbox detection techniques. At the time of the test, less than a quarter of the solutions (according to […]

Ranstop protects against Oxar ransomware, a HiddenTear variant – TEMASOFT Lab Demo

Test subject – Oxar, a HiddenTear variant Oxar is a HiddenTear variant with a highly destructive potential. It features anti-debugging characteristics like protected memory zones, as well as environmental awareness to identify Sandobx environments. The ransomware encrypts user data into new files with the “.OXR” extension, and then removes the original. It demands a Bitcoin […]

How can anti-ransomware software support your disaster recovery plan?

Anti-ransomware software supports your disaster recovery plan and protects files and backups and so it is a great addition to your strategy. Disaster recovery plans are being developed to ensure business continuity in case of incidents that affect systems and data. All such projects include solutions that perform regular backups of important files, in various […]

Ransomware protection: why are dedicated anti-ransomware products better than classic antivirus solutions?

Lately, there is a lot of disagreement related to why people who have various types of antivirus solutions in place, still get infected by ransomware. Experts’ opinions on the matter vary, some say antivirus is obsolete and should evolve into something else, like ransom antivirus, while others advocate for multi-layered ransomware protection strategies that include several […]

New variant of Petya ransomware attacks computers worldwide

Less than two months ago, WannaCry made the headlines as the most destructive malware in the history. This time the world faces a new virus which uses the functionality of Petya ransomware: Petrwrap. It has already hit many companies and institutions from different countries including Merck, Rosneft, Maersk, Mondelez, causing severe operational disruptions. How Petrwrap […]

Ranstop protects against Sorebrect fileless ransomware – TEMASOFT Lab Demo

Sorebrect case subject – fileless ransomware This variant arrives as a text file with a name that tricks the users into opening it either downloaded from malicious websites or installed by other malware. It injects malicious code in the Service Host process (svchost.exe) to avoid antivirus detection and application control. The actual encryption is done from […]

How to detect data breaches

Most people do not know where all their important files are, and this makes detecting data breaches tad difficult. To fully understand where data is, companies use data indexing solutions, but these are expensive and come with a significant IT overhead. There are, however, simpler ways to get just enough insight into where important files […]

How to protect against ransomware

Ransomware is an important phenomenon nowadays and dealing with it is a top concern of IT admins. This type of malware is capable of incurring enormous costs on businesses that rely on IT to carry out everyday activities so protecting against it became a hot topic in IT communities. From our experience, simple measures and […]