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Ransomware Recap – April

Welcome to our April Ransomware Recap! In this monthly series, we discuss a few of the biggest ransomware stories. Let’s jump in. Cognizant Confirms Ransomware Attack Fortune 500 company Cognizant has confirmed it was hit by Maze ransomware. Not many details have been released, but the attack has caused service disruptions for some of its clients. Maze hackers have denied any responsibility. Typically, Maze attackers publish stolen files online if a ransom isn't paid. No…
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Ransomware Recap – March

Welcome to our March Ransomware Recap! In this monthly series, we discuss a few of the biggest ransomware stories. Let's jump in. Nemty Ransomware Posts Victims Stolen Data as Punishment Nemty Ransomware has created a data leak site to publish information of victims who do not pay ransoms. This information can include financials, personal information of employees, client data and more. The goal for publishing confidential data is to force the next round victims into…
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World Backup Day is 3/31/2020

World Backup Day is coming up quick this year. WBD 2020 takes place on March 31st , the day before April fools day, for a good reason: Don't be a fool backup your data! What is World Backup Day? World Backup Days is the day to bring attention to whether your data, most likely your most critical and vital business asset, is well protected. World Backup Day originated in 2005 as World Backup month, but was changed to World Backup Day in 2011 on…
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Ransomware Recap – February

Welcome to February's Ransomware Recap! In this monthly series, we discuss a few of the biggest ransomware stories. Let's jump in. Hackers Find Bug in PayPal's Google Pay Integration Hackers have found a bug in the Google Pay integration with PayPal, and are now using it to perform unauthorized transactions. Most transactions have taken place at stores in the US, especially Target stores across New York. Many of the victims are German users. German security…
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Validate a Backup With Veeam Backup Validator

Have you ever been asked to validate your backups? Maybe you utilize Veeam SureBackup to validate your backups, but need to validate a specific backup on the spot and don't want to run the entire SureBackup job? Veeam provides the Veeam Backup Validator tool to manual validate backups immediately. The tool is so simple to use that you could start using it right away. Everything is done through an administrative command prompt. A quick and…
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Ransomware Recap – January

Welcome to our first Ransomware Recap! In this monthly series, we discuss a few of the biggest ransomware stories. Let's jump in! Travelex Hackers Demand $6 Million On New Year's Eve, hackers compromised Travelex's infrastructure with Sodinokibi ransomware. The hack, which was undetected for 6 months prior, forced Travelex to shut down all operations across 30 countries. Alleged information gathered by the hackers included credit card numbers and over 5GB of personal information. Travelex, on…
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