The biggest online threat to businesses and consumers today is ransomware, a category of malware that can encrypt your computer files until you pay a ransom to unlock them. With this practical book, you’ll learn how easily ransomware infects your system and what steps you can take to stop the attack before it sets foot in the network.Security experts Allan Liska and Timothy Gallo explain how the success of these attacks has spawned not only several variants of ransomware, but also a litany of ever-changing ways they’re delivered to targets. You’ll learn pragmatic methods for responding quickly to a ransomware attack, as well as how to protect yourself from becoming infected in the first place.
- Learn how ransomware enters your system and encrypts your files
- Understand why ransomware use has grown, especially in recent years
- Examine the organizations behind ransomware and the victims they target
- Learn how wannabe hackers use Ransomware as a Service (RaaS) to launch campaigns
- Understand how ransom is paid—and the pros and cons of paying
- Use methods to protect your organization’s workstations and servers
Published by: O'Reilly Media | Publication date: 11/21/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 190 pages
What will you do if you are infected by ransomware like WannaCry, or Petya? What if you come in one morning, only to find every one of your computers locked and encrypted, demanding a ransom before you can use them, like the infamous WannaCry and Petya attacks.Ransomware is no longer a what if? but a when.This book contains info on what ransomware is, where it and similar infections come from, and the best methods available to you to prevent ransomware infections, and to restore operations should an infection occur.Chapter titles:What is Ransomware?Where Does Ransomware Come From?How Can I Prevent Ransomware?The Last Line of Defence Again RansomwareBacking Up Against Ransomware
Published by: Kogo Ltd | Publication date: 07/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 24 pages
Protect Yourself from Ransomwares: A Highly Informative Safety Guide From Ransomwares and Advanced Malwares.
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to leak the victim's Personal/Confidential data or block access to it unless a ransom is paid.In This Book I have mentioned the following:-1.Introduction to Ransomware2.What a Ransomware is in Actual 3.How Ransomware Affects its Victims4.Why Ransomware Infect People 5.How a Ransomware Spreads 6.Top 3 Recent Ransomware 7.How to stop/Avoid getting infected from Ransomware8.Safety Measures and Backup’s 9.What happens if we get infected.With These Safety Measures and Information defeat any Ransomware Attack and Protect Your Important Office/Personal Data from getting attacked.And Remain Safe and Stay Safe.
Publication date: 09/24/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 24 pages
This book examines Ransomware and CryptoVirus - How it works, Why normal antivirus software fails to stop them and what you can do about it.It covers:•A time line of CryptoVirus malware•The KillChain of a CryptoVirus attack and the key characteristics of the malware(functional analysis)•Detailed static analysis of an actual attack with fully annotated and decoded Trojan downloaders•A static analysis of a typical CryptoVirus malware – the encrypting exe•A review of why traditional AV failed - including empirical analysis of signature production times compared with release times of new variants•A detailed description and worked examples of Ghost-writing to evade signature detection, heuristic detection bypass and signatures detection•Strategies to be used to defend against them – include incident process, detection scripts, IoCs, Access-protection rules, MS-office settings and resilient build configurations•A brief overview of commercial NextGen protection systems •What’s new in ransomwareIt is a short book of 100 pages to keep the cost down to a couple of (bucks$) quid(£). The money goes to charity.It is a short book because it has a pinpoint focuses on ransomware and CryptoVirus. Being small and focused, It is not intended to replace the comprehensive Malware Bibles (although I do reference them) which are used to train malware analysts.Most CryptoVirus infections are delivered by macro Trojan downloaders. So any analysis requires some examination of macros and scripts. Similarly, like any book on malware, there are some excerpts of assembler code. These are all exceptionally heavily annotated and explained. In fact, this technical content was extensively tested in several workshops for junior first responders and was very well received. This book was an attempt at spreading the knowledge to a wider audience.So although the book has been designed for a wide audience within IT - It does require a basic knowledge (or at least a willingness to learn) very basic elements of scripting, and server administration. We all have our specialties and if these are not yours - this book (or malware analysis in general) is probably not for you.[Third Edition - 30/04/2017 ]
Publication date: 02/26/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 103 pages
“Dylan Kane leaves James Bond in his dust!”USA TODAY and BARNES & NOBLE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR • “A MASTER STORYTELLER” • OVER 800,000 BOOKS SOLD • OVER 3,000 FIVE STAR REVIEWSA CRIPPLING CYBERATTACK.A HEART-WRENCHING LOSS.WILL ONE MAN’S THIRST FOR REVENGE LEAD TO WAR?Two years ago, cyber security specialist Clayton Hummel unknowingly betrayed his country for love, and today, billionaire Franklin Temple pays the price. Blinded by grief and rage, and dissatisfied with his government’s response, Temple uses his considerable wealth to take matters into his own hands, and bring justice to those responsible for the greatest cyberattack in history.And his thirst for revenge may just lead us to war.Join CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane and his team, as they race a grieving father to find those responsible for a ransomware attack that crippled millions of computers around the world, including those in one town, in one hospital, where one young, innocent patient died as a result.From USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes another torn from the headlines thriller, Retribution, where he once again takes current events and twists them to his own end, delivering a taut action-packed page-turner certain to leave you wondering who to cheer for. Packed with heartache and pain, hope and romance, and enough thrilling action and laughter to satisfy any fan of the genre, Retribution delivers like only Kennedy can.Reserve your copy now, and be among the first to read what might be tomorrow’s headlines!WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DYLAN KANE SERIES“The action sequences are particularly well-written and exciting, without being overblown.”“I love how the author explains what's needed but doesn't just ramble on in narrative.”“The events in this adventure are so real and so heart pounding you can't put it down. Mr. Kennedy is by far my favorite writer.”“Don’t mess with Kane, he takes no prisoners, especially when you target his friends.”“This is one of the best stories I have ever read. The action and plot is believable and exciting and of course the climax is nail biting stuff. This author sure knows his stuff - if not, he does a great job of convincing his reader that he does!”“Fast paced international spy thriller with good old American values among its main characters. I'd like to think we really do have agents like Kane.”
Publication date: 08/28/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 326 pages
* THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ** Future-proof yourself and your business by reading this book * Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby cam monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion.Meanwhile, 3D printers produce AK-47s, terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus, and drug cartels are building drones. This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips open his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats - before it's too late.
Published by: Transworld Digital | Publication date: 02/24/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 466 pages
Data Integrity Recovering from Ransomware and Other Destructive Events: NIST SP 1800-11 Complete Draft Vol. 11A, 11B & 11C - Sept 2017
Businesses face a near-constant threat of destructive malware, ransomware, malicious insider activities, and even honest mistakes that can alter or destroy critical data. These data corruption events could cause a significant loss to a company’s reputation, business operations, and bottom line. These types of adverse events, that ultimately impact data integrity, can compromise critical corporate information including emails, employee records, financial records, and customer data. It is imperative for organizations to recover quickly from a data integrity attack and trust the accuracy and precision of the recovered data.Organizations must be able to quickly recover from a data integrity attack and trust that any recovered data is accurate, complete, and free of malware. Data integrity attacks caused by unauthorized insertion, deletion, or modification of data have compromised corporate information including emails, employee records, financial records, and customer data. Some organizations have experienced systemic attacks that caused a temporary cessation of operations. One variant of a data integrity attack–ransomware–encrypts data and holds it hostage while the attacker demands payment for the decryption keys. The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at NIST built a laboratory environment to explore methods to effectively recover from a data corruption event in various Information Technology (IT) enterprise environments. NCCoE also implemented auditing and reporting IT system use to support incident recovery and investigations. This NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide demonstrates how organizations can implement technologies to take immediate action following a data corruption event. The example solution outlined in this guide encourages effective monitoring and detection of data corruption in standard, enterprise components as well as custom applications and data composed of open-source and commercially available components.Why buy an eBook when you can download a PDF for free?Unlike most PDF's, this eBook allows easy page navigation. (Don't judge based on the free sample because that functionality is not activated on the free sample.) Once you buy a copy you will see how easy it is to get to the information you seek.
Published by: 4th Watch Books | Publication date: 09/13/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 466 pages
How to protect yourself from WannaCry ransomware : what you need to know to keep yourself as safe as possible
The attack is due to a kind of ransomware called Wanna Decryptor, also known as WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r, and WannaCry.When a system has been infected with WannaCrypt, the malware encrypts everything it can.How to protect yourself from WannaCry ransomware ...What you need to know to keep yourself as safe as possible ...
Publication date: 05/17/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 20 pages
La più grande minaccia online per le aziende e i consumatori oggi è il ransomware, una categoria di malware che consiste nel crittografare i file di intere reti aziendali ma anche di singoli computer finché non si paga un riscatto per sbloccarli. Con questo libro pratico scoprirete quanto facilmente il ransomware possa infettare il vostro sistema e quali contromisure potete prendere per fermare l’attacco. Gli esperti di sicurezza Allan Liska e Timothy Gallo spiegano come il successo di questi attacchi abbia generato non solo diverse varianti di ransomware, ma anche una serie di modalità in continuo cambiamento con le quali gli obiettivi vengono colpiti. Imparerete i metodi pratici per rispondere rapidamente a un attacco di ransomware e come proteggere il vostro sistema prima che venga infettato.
Published by: Tecniche Nuove | Publication date: 07/12/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages
"A chilling but well-informed and readable tour of cyber interdependence. Anyone interested in our growing global vulnerabilities should read this book.”—Joseph S. Nye, Jr., author of The Future of PowerNo single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn’t so bright any more: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests. Klimburg is a leading voice in the conversation on the implications of this dangerous shift, and in The Darkening Web, he explains why we underestimate the consequences of states’ ambitions to project power in cyberspace at our peril: Not only have hacking and cyber operations fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict—ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out war—but the rise of covert influencing and information warfare has enabled these same global powers to create and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality in which anything is possible. At stake are not only our personal data or the electrical grid, but the Internet as we know it today—and with it the very existence of open and democratic societies. Blending anecdote with argument, Klimburg brings us face-to-face with the range of threats the struggle for cyberspace presents, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Focusing on different approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China, he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding nuclear weapons during the Cold War—and quite possibly as dangerous for humanity as a whole. Authoritative, thought-provoking, and compellingly argued, The Darkening Web makes clear that the debate about the different aspirations for cyberspace is nothing short of a war over our global values.
Published by: Penguin Press | Publication date: 07/11/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 431 pages