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Armor Identifies 15 New Ransomware Victims in the Last 2 Weeks, All of them Educational Institutions

Update 9.26.19 Since the original publication of this report on Friday, September 20 the following 5 schools have also come forward as victims of ransomware attacks, for a total of 15 schools in the past two weeks. A total of 54 education victims, potentially impacting over 500 individual K-12 schools have been reported in the […]

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Reading, Writing, and Ransomware: New Attacks Greet Students

Update Tuesday, September 3, 2019: to reflect new victims identified by Armor As of today, Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit (TRU) security team has identified four new ransomware victims since Friday, August 30 bringing the total to 17 new ransomware victims in the past 11 days.  Ten of them  are school systems.   Education officials across the […]

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City of Borger, TX and Keene, TX Among 22 Local Texas Government Organizations Hit by Ransomware

Updated as of 10:30 am CST, August 22, 2019 Armor Identifies Seven New Victims in Statewide Ransomware Attack After identifying the cities of Keen and Borger, Texas as victims of the mass ransomware attack which hit Texas on August 16th, cloud security solutions provider Armor has identified seven new victim organizations. They include: Wilmer, TX Lubbock […]

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Ransomware Attack Against Baltimore: Tweet from Hacker or Malicious Prankster?

Last Updated: 5/29/2019 Eric Sifford, security researcher with Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit (TRU), found new tweets on Saturday, May 25, 2019 and on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from a Twitter account , which appears to be connected to the City of Baltimore ransomware attackers. Both tweets were directed squarely at Baltimore’s mayor, Bernard C. “Jack” […]

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Hackers Go After Payroll Departments and Payroll Services

It is no secret cybercriminals follow the money. But during the past several months, that adage has taken a very literal turn, as a series of cyberattacks targeting payroll departments and payroll services has transpired. Armor, a leading global cloud security solutions provider, observed mention of one such cyberattack in early April, whereby hackers targeted […]

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Armor Detects and Neutralizes 681 Million Cyberattacks Launched at its Cloud Customers in 2018

If you think that hackers aren’t going after organizations’ data being hosted in the cloud, well think again. Armor, a leading cloud security solutions provider which protects the informational assets of 1,200 cloud clients globally, reported that during 2018 they detected and neutralized over 681 million cyber attacks being launched at its clients. Read more on the report.

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Threat Alert – Armor Warns Online Retailers of Increased Attacks

Threat Alert – Armor has found what it believes to be the first Magecart-style (credit card sniffing) attack tool to be openly offered for sale on the Dark Web.

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Threat Intelligence Brief – Q1 2018

In April, we released the much-anticipated Black Market Report, based on three months’ worth of Dark Web research from Armor’s Threat Resistance Unit. The report features some scary information, like how much your personal data is worth and how cheap cybercrime-as-a-service can be.

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Threat Intelligence Brief – September 2017

TECH TALK Locky Ransomware With the media frenzy of the WannaCry and Petya ransomware events earlier this summer, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about Locky. However, this ransomware variant continues to be a serious threat even a year after its release. Case in point, three major botnet spam campaigns delivered Locky variants in April and […]

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Threat Intelligence Brief – August 2017

TECH TALK With email phishing’s continued popularity and effectiveness, it’s important that we expand on last month’s topic with an overview of email header analysis. Analyzing email headers can help you determine if the email is spoofed, or manipulated so that the source of the email appears to be from a familiar source. Spoofed emails […]

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