A Most Dangerous Precedent

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Psychological Cyber Warfare: The Human Factor of Cybersecurity Breaches

Hackers and malign actors have extensively used phishing, pretexting, social proof, and other social engineering tools since the early days of the Internet. What is truly pernicious is how social engineering is fusing with ransomware attacks for incredibly destabilizing effects. 

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Ransomware Goes Prime Time on HBO

While those of us in the national security and cybersecurity communities would rather the threat not warrant a segment on HBO, the show did demonstrate that more and more people are taking ransomware seriously.

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Ransomware Task Force of 60+ Members From Industry, Government, Law Enforcement, Civil Society, and International Organizations Publishes Comprehensive Framework to Combat Ransomware

A coalition of public and private organizations — led by Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Rapid7, Resilience, CTA, GCA, GFCE, and IST — makes public recommendations for global national security policy makers and industry leaders to tackle ransomware.

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We Are Shedding Our Startup Skin

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Ransomware Task Force to Unveil Comprehensive Framework to Combat Ransomware

60+ Industry, Government, Law Enforcement, Civil Society, and International Organizations will provide clear recommendations on ransomware mitigation.

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Lessons from the Ashes: Interview and Analysis of the FonixCrypter Closure

FonixCrypter is a ransomware service that first became available in July 2020. @fnx67482837’s involvement in FonixCrypter was verified with offers to provide a master key, sample decryptor, and assist in decryption for any remaining victims. The account reveals a potential motivation in subsequent tweets.

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The Ransomware Task Force: A Broad Coalition and a Comprehensive Plan

IST is facilitating the Ransomware Task Force, a broad coalition of experts from disparate sectors dedicated to producing a roadmap for ransomware mitigation.

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