New US bill requires ransomware victims to report payments within two days

A bill drafted by the US Senate and House of Representatives would require victims of ransomware attacks in the US to report any payments to hackers within 48 hours.

Ransomware Dilemma – Should You Pay?

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Collectively known as ransomware, individuals and organizations are potential targets for phishing attacks that lead to encryption of your own data, followed by a ransom demand. The best defense, of course, is not getting hacked in the first place — and a reliable backup if you’re compromised. But if you’re a ransomware victim, should you pay? You may not get your data back! There’s also other risks to giving into demands. Security expert Jeff Crume lays out the consequences so you can make an informed decision.

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US recovers $6 million in ransom payments and charges two men over major cyberattack | English News

The US Law enforcement officials have seized an estimated $6 million in ransom payments and the justice department has charged two suspects over a damaging July ransomware attack on an American company.

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Peter Morgan of Phylum on the Cybersecurity Stack and the Terrorists Behind Malware

This week I talk to Peter Morgan co-founder and CSO of Phylum- A malware cybersecurity company. Pete talks to me about malware like I am five years old as well as other applications within the cybersecurity technology stack.

How well do you understand cybersecurity, and is your organization well protected? Ransomware has become a cybersecurity nightmare for many organizations in America today, so it’s important to know how it works.
In this episode of The Capital Stack, we have Pete Morgan, the Chief Security Officer and co-founder of Phylum, a software supply chain security company. He shares his career journey in high-level cybersecurity before starting Phylum.

Listen in to learn how a penetration tester is hired to locate weaknesses by breaking into an organization’s computers and compromising them. You will also learn about the categories of cybersecurity that software companies are currently addressing.

What You Will Discover:
• [00:00] Intro
• [01:34] How Pete’s love for computers from a young age turned into a career in high-level cyber security.
• [04:30] The penetration tester – hired to find weaknesses by breaking into computers and compromising them.
• [06:33] Understanding ransomware – how hackers turn a computer compromise into money.
• [09:44] The financial damage of ransomware on organizations plus the challenge with cyber security insurance.
• [12:44] He explains the law against cybercrimes in America and on an international level.
• [17:27] The market map of software companies and vendors currently addressing cybersecurity.
• [22:35] How Phylum’s product is extremely purpose-built with reliable and reproducible software.
• [27:08] Why the level of software tools automation is making it difficult to defend.

Memorable Quote:
• “It’s pretty tough to get cybersecurity all right all the time in a large organization that’s moving fast.”- Pete [25:40]
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Fraud Victim? Here’s How To Recover (And Get Your Money Back!) | Aura

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8. File a police report — Let your local law enforcement know that your identity has been stolen — especially if you know the fraudster or have information they could use to find them.

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0:00 Intro
0:36 Don’t blame yourself
0:59 Check your insurance coverage
1:17 Act quickly
1:59 Notify your bank
2:19 Set up fraud alerts
3:05 Secure your online accounts
3:28 Report the fraud to the FTC
4:15 Dispute fraudelent transactions

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