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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1012 Malvertising and ransomware: the Bonnie and Clyde of advanced threat (PDF)
A lot of folks in the business (and consumer) world are shaking in their boots about ransomware. It’s understandable. Ransomware is a dangerous threat and, if not protected against, can do serious damage to a company’s data, reputation, and bottom line.

But the truly alarming part is that ransomware is being delivered by malvertising. Malvertising can do this without you knowing (until it’s too late) and without your users taking a single “unsafe” action online. And even mainstream websites are being infected by malvertising—blacklisting dodgy domains doesn’t solve the problem for you or your users.

So malvertising and ransomware. A match made in hell. Let’s take a closer look at the destruction left in their wake and what businesses can do to protect against them.
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#1018 How to spot Ingenico self-checkout skimmers
#1017 Malware can use fan noise to steal data from air-gapped systems
#1016 Chrome bug makes it easy to download movies from Netflix and Amazon Prime
#1015 Selfrando technique mitigates attacks unmasking Tor users
#1014 Popular anime site (Jkanime) infected, redirecting to exploit kit, ransomware
#1013 Severe Swagger vulnerability compromises NodeJS, PHP, Java
#1012 Malvertising and ransomware: the Bonnie and Clyde of advanced threat (PDF)
#1011 Has the Lizard Squad returned to ruin your day again?
#1010 GozNym: Living in America
#1009 Internet trolls hack popular YouTube channel WatchMojo
#1008 HTML5 ads aren't that safe compared to Flash, experts say
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