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Axios – The Growing Threat Of Ransomware Attacks

The ransom requested for access to an infected computer is $300 in bitcoin, and “doesn’t seem consistent with state-sponsored attackers,” Bret Padres, a former intel official and CEO of The Crypsis Group, tells Axios, although he would not rule out a state-sponsored attack. Read Full...Read More

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Crypsis … periodically | September 2017

Equifax Ransomware has been knocked out of the headlines (however temporarily) by a new event, the Equifax news. Some 143 million credit records may have been stolen, potentially putting Social Security numbers, driver’s license and credit card numbers into the hands of criminals. Writing in Scientific...Read More

Crypsis … periodically | August 2017

Ransomware Keeps the Spotlight … We were recently at Black Hat USA in Las Vegas, one of the world’s leading information security events. It certainly feels like the conference gets bigger every year and based on what we saw in the exhibit hall, there is...Read More

Crypsis … periodically | July 2017

Ransomware Keeps the Spotlight Following the high-profile WannaCry attack in May, last month saw the emergence of Petya as the latest ransomware to grab world headlines. Apparently originating in a software update in Ukraine, the Petya malware spread through large firms in Europe, including the advertiser WPP, food company...Read More

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The Crypsis Group Announces Hire of Bret Padres as CEO

Padres Adds Unique Expertise to Startup   MCLEAN, Va. – The Crypsis Group, a cybersecurity services firm that specializes in data breach response and risk management services, announced the hiring of Bret Padres as Chief Executive Officer, effective today. While still a young firm—founded in...Read More

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