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May 18, 2016

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Crypto-Ransomware

Ransomware as a Service?

Yes, cyber criminals are using this technique because it is easy, and has a good ‘ROI’.

Even cyber criminals are time conscious and use techniques that work. Ransomware will continue to get worse, become more stealthy, and recently the cybersecurity community has continued to see cyber criminals improve their coding instructions making it near impossible to decrypt. The Locky malware that is targeting millions of computers is an example of this crypto-ransomware. Ransomware is not new and has been around for a few years targeting hospitals, local governments, small/large businesses, and even law enforcement agencies. This is a very serious threat to your business and it should be prioritized.

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May 4, 2016

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Data Breaches: Small Business Edition

2016 Data Breach Investigations Report: Small Business Owner Cybersecurity Edition

Every year, Verizon partners with various public and private sector entities to create this annual investigative report. It covers real-world data breaches and computer security incidents from the prior year. The 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) covers data from 2015 and this is the eighth (8th) year for this annual report.

**Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. You should always contact your legal counsel or attorney for legal advice. This list is not inclusive and is merely an informational guide.**

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