Is This the Future of Ransomware?


NetStandard’s Security Minute Series 

Data exfiltration by attackers is on the rise. By some statistics, up to 80% of all ransomware attacks now include the threat of leaking data publicly. It’s the future of ransomware: Ransomware: The Data Exfiltration and Double Extortion Trends (
Google is starting to push aggressively toward two-factor authentication, with almost all users getting automated prompts to enable 2FA on their Google accounts. This is great news for cybersecurity: Google Wants to Make Everyone Use Two Factor Authentication (
Microsoft continues to try to rid the world of Adobe Flash. In January, Microsoft disabled Flash from running, and in July 2021, will remove it from Windows systems through a cumulative update: Update on Adobe Flash Player End of Support – Microsoft Edge Blog (
vulnerability has existed in Dell’s firmware updating system for 12 years. Update your Dell systems to protect yourself: DSA-2021-088: Dell Client Platform Security Update for an Insufficient Access Control Vulnerability in the Dell dbutil Driver | Dell US
Network Solutions and both were hit with a DNS outage this week. Both companies are owned by the same parent company, raising the question of whether the two incidents are linked: Network Solutions and hit by ongoing DNS outage (
If you want a visual reminder of the kind of ad targeting that Facebook does: Signal >> Blog >> The Instagram ads Facebook won’t show you
Don’t use cracked software – it might lead to ransomware: Ryuk ransomware finds foothold in bio research institute through student who wouldn’t pay for software | ZDNet



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