Ransomware Now Leaking Stolen Documents

Schneier on Security

Malware would encrypt the data on your computer, and demand a ransom for the encryption key. Now ransomware is increasingly involving both encryption and exfiltration. blackmail dataloss doxing encryption ransomwareOriginally, ransomware didn't involve any data theft.

G7 Comes Out in Favor of Encryption Backdoors

Schneier on Security

Some G7 countries highlight the importance of not prohibiting, limiting, or weakening encryption; There is a weird belief amongst policy makers that hacking an encryption system's key management system is fundamentally different than hacking the system's encryption algorithm.

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Snake Ransomware isolates infected Systems before encrypting files

Security Affairs

Experts spotted recent samples of the Snake ransomware that were isolating the infected systems while encrypting files to avoid interference. The Snake ransomware kills processes from a predefined list, including ICS-related processes, to encrypt associated files.

The Advantage of Professional Document Scanning

Armstrong Archives

For some companies, one of these strategies is utilizing document scanning services , and it brings them many benefits. Instead, digitally storing documents allows companies to increase security through the use of encryption and passwords. Quick Access to Documents.

Cloud vs. On-Premises Document Solutions: What Does Your Company Need?


In today's digital era of information technology, a company needs to consider several factors to decide how to manage their data and documents online. A cloud server makes use of virtual technology for hosting a company's documents, applications, and data. Cloud Document Management

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4 Ways an Encrypted File Sharing Service Can Help Your Business Share Documents with Confidence


Work-related documents are incredibly sensitive and often confidential. Using document sharing software that takes security as seriously as you do is the first step. The second is to make sure they use encryption, preferably bank-level. What Is Bank-Level Encryption? .

BEST PRACTICES: Resurgence of encrypted thumb drives shows value of offline backups — in the field

The Last Watchdog

Encrypted flash drives, essentially secure storage on a stick, are a proven technology that has been readily available for at least 15 years. And yet today there is a resurgence in demand for encrypted flash drives. Highly secure portable drives make perfect sense in numerous work scenarios; encrypted flash drives, specifically, are part of a global hardware encryption market on track to climb to $296.4 As soon as it hits that drive to letter, it’s encrypted.

STOP ransomware encrypts files and steals victim’s data

Security Affairs

Experts observed the ransomware also installing the dreaded Azorult password-stealing Trojan on victim’s machine to steal account credentials, cryptocurrency wallets, documents and more.

Encryption & Privacy Policy and Technology

Adam Shostack

UK, and Australia: Weak Encryption Puts Billions of Internet Users at Risk. The Identity Project has extensive documentation , and I generally concur with their recommendations. The Open Technology Institute has an Open Letter to Law Enforcement in the U.S., press release , letter.) I am pleased to be one of the signers. In closely related news, nominations for the 2020 Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies are open.

Sodinokibi ransomware uses MS API to encrypt open and locked files

Security Affairs

Researchers warn of a new feature implemented in the Sodinokibi ransomware, the threat can now encrypt open and locked files. Opened and locked files could no by encrypted by ransomware without first killing the process that locked the file.

How to Preserve Your Old Documents While Growing Digitally


Taking care of your old documents is a complicated process. On the other, however, when you do need the documents, you need to be able to locate them quickly and not waste hours trying to figure out where they might have ended up. First Off, Handle the Documents with Care.

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5 Document Scanning Myths, Debunked

Archive Document Data Storage

Here are several common myths about document scanning to watch out for: Myth 1: Document Scanning is Easy. Scanning a few documents with a desktop scanner is straightforward and easy, but converting several boxes of records with a desktop scanner may take several days or even weeks. The entire imaging and conversion process is handled for you, including: document preparation. As a result, you can continue to focus on your business while your documents are scanned.

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The Dirty Little Secrets of Engineering Document Management

Synergis Software

For managing engineering information, three types of programs are competing for market share: Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), and Engineering Document Management (EDM). EDM companies talk about streamlining enterprise business processes and making all engineering documentation secure, shared, and accessible. Many companies start by looking at PLM and PDM, but then realize what they are really looking for is engineering document management.

The Top Reasons to Scan Your Documents

Archive Document Data Storage

Does it take too much time to find the documents you need? Here are the top ten reasons to scan your documents: 1. Document scanning ensures your customers get the information they need fast. Searching through filing cabinets to find documents wastes time and money. Document scanning converts your paper records to easy-to-find digital files so you stay productive and profitable. . Archival Document Preservation.

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How to Send Documents Securely Over the Internet | Onehub


There are plenty of ways to send documents over the internet. Email passwords and document privacy settings aren’t always enough. If you handle sensitive data, be it your own or that of your clients or business partners, here’s how to send documents securely over the internet.

The Benefits of Combining Secure Offsite Storage with Professional Document Scanning

Archive Document Data Storage

Do you dread searching through disorganised file rooms to find a hard copy document? Are you fed up of wasting time removing staples from documents and then wrestling with the office scanner to make a digital copy? Each image should be reviewed and compared to the original document.

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You Know It’s Time to Digitise Your Documents When…

Archive Document Data Storage

Here are several signs it may be time to digitise your documents: You Can’t Afford a Privacy Breach. With a professional document scanning solution, your documents are converted to digital files and hosted in a document management repository that offers advanced encryption tools. Fortunately, by digitising your documents you can gain space without breaking the bank. Filing, copying, printing and sharing paper documents is slow and laborious.

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Offsite File Storage for Financial Institutions

Armstrong Archives

Banks and credit unions have various challenges when it comes to document management. Document Security. Banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions handle many documents each day, many of which deal with sensitive financial information.

Zoom's Commitment to User Security Depends on Whether you Pay It or Not

Schneier on Security

And now we have this : Corporate clients will get access to Zoom's end-to-end encryption service now being developed, but Yuan said free users won't enjoy that level of privacy, which makes it impossible for third parties to decipher communications. We could have have strong encryption to secure our bad intentions from the FBI, but we can't afford the $20." I read that document, and it doesn't explain why end-to-end encryption is only available to paying customers.

The Top 5 Reasons for Not Scanning Documents

Archive Document Data Storage

In this blog, we’ll share the top five things people assume about document scanning, and explain why those assumptions are incorrect. Without a doubt, do-it-yourself document scanning is laborious and time consuming, but the opposite is true when you use a qualified scanning partner to do the work for you. High-speed scanners are used to scan your documents. Both standard-size and large format documents are converted to digital images in a matter of minutes.

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3 Steps to Take Care of Before Migrating to a Cloud-Based Document Management System


Knowing that your company documents are easily accessible yet safe from prying eyes is important, so the best way to share documents online is by using document sharing software. Categorize Employees spend about two hours a week finding, sharing, and storing documents.

Security and Privacy Implications of Zoom

Schneier on Security

Zoom's encryption is awful. First, the company claims that it offers end-to-end encryption, but it doesn't. It only provides link encryption, which means everything is unencrypted on the company's servers. They're also lying about the type of encryption.

Ephesoft Leads the Document Capture Industry to the Cloud with the First High- Performance Processing Hybrid Solution

Document Imaging Report

which uses a specialized type of artificial intelligence called supervised machine learning to optimize operational efficiency in document-intensive processes. This means customers can use less power to process more documents at a lower cost. IRVINE, Calif. –

HIPAA Compliant Records Storage and Destruction

Armstrong Archives

Encryption of ePHI. Secure Disposal of HIPPA Documents. Common methods of HIPAA compliant document destruction include: Destruction through burning, shredding, or any other method that renders data irrecoverable; Clearing, overwriting, or purging electronic media; and. Armstrong Archives LLC guarantees HIPAA compliant records storage and secure document destruction. Document Scanning Document Shredding Document Shredding Dallas Records Storage Records Storage Dallas

GDPR Compliance — The Fines Have Begun!


The violation pertained to the festival organizer’s security screening procedures of photocopying hundreds of thousands of festival guests’ identification documents and taking photos at the entry gate. Privacy & Security "GDPR" Encryption Euro European Union France Hungary

New SHA-1 Attack

Schneier on Security

Therefore, he can impersonate Alice and sign any document in her name. version branch of GnuPG, the open-source successor to PGP application for encrypting email and files. And many non-Web applications that rely on HTTPS encryption still accept SHA1 certificates.

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European Commission has chosen the Signal app to secure its communications

Security Affairs

The popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal has been chosen by the European Commission for its communications. The European Commission has decided to adopt for its staff the popular cross-platform encrypted messaging service Signal for its communications.

Tips for Becoming a Paperless Law Office

Armstrong Archives

One of the most important issues to consider when digitizing a law firm’s documents is where to store your data. They also often choose to have their data encrypted to prevent data breaches. It is particularly important to determine how handwritten documents should be handled.

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WORM Compliance at Work


With strong encryption — commonly available with WORM-compliant storage — organizations can complete the CIA triad, ensuring data confidentiality. Companies can encrypt data in transit to WORM storage media or at rest on the media to secure data against exposure and theft. Vendors create WORM-compliant storage technologies (Write-Once, Read-Many) so that organizations can write (save) data to the media indefinitely.

US Navy Memo Raised Cyberscurity Concerns About DJI Drones

Data Breach Today

Once Classified Document Finally Released In 2017, the U.S. Now, a second classified memo used to support that decision has been released, revealing serious concerns about how cyberspies could intercept video and other encrypted data

Everteam Solutions for Enhanced Cyber Security


Below are some common cyber threats: Malware: A malicious software performs activities on the attacked device without the owner’s knowledge, these activities might include stealing, encrypting or deleting sensitive data, Phishing: A cyberattack with devastating results, phishing is a type of social engineering attack used often to steal someone’s data, including login credentials and credit card numbers, which allows the attackers to perform unauthorized purchases, stealing funds and identities.

How to create an ISO 27001-compliant risk treatment plan

IT Governance

An RTP (risk treatment plan) is an essential part of an organisation’s ISO 27001 implementation process, as it documents the way your organisation will respond to identified threats. Cryptography : the encryption and key management of sensitive information.

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Protect Your Sensitive Information with Secure Destruction

Armstrong Archives

It’s not enough to rip up paper documents anymore – now that data has gone digital, it’s necessary to securely destroy sensitive information in cyberspace as well. If you thought you could go without secure document destruction at your office, here are three facts that will change your mind.

Irish DPA Issues Guidance to Secure Cloud-Based Environments

Hunton Privacy

Organizations should determine and implement a documented policy and apply appropriate technical security and organizational measures to secure their cloud-based environments, such as access controls, firewalls, antivirus, staff training and policy development.

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3 Common HIPAA Violations to Avoid

Armstrong Archives

Organizations in the healthcare industry should invest in suitable document storage to prevent unauthorized individuals from gaining access to sensitive information; otherwise, they could face lawsuits. We supply HIPAA-compliant document storage, disposal, and more.

Legal Threats Make Powerful Phishing Lures

Krebs on Security

Our {legal team | legal council | legal departement} has prepared a document explaining the {litigation | legal dispute | legal contset}. Please download and read the attached encrypted document carefully. Note: The password for the document is 123456.

Ransomware Gangs Don’t Need PR Help

Krebs on Security

Usually, the blog posts that appear on ransom sites are little more than a teaser — screenshots of claimed access to computers, or a handful of documents that expose proprietary or financial information.

Pulse Check- Have You Found Gaps in Your Healthcare Privacy and Security Policies During the Pandemic?


Policy Contents: Equipment physical security, desk location, encryption, anti-virus software, firewalls, network security and VPN, audits, confidentiality breaches, personal use of equipment/internet/email, employee agreement and signature.

Maze Ransomware operators hacked the Xerox Corporation

Security Affairs

Xerox Corporation is the last victim of the Maze ransomware operators, hackers have encrypted its files and threaten of releasing them. Maze ransomware operators have breached the systems of the Xerox Corporation and stolen files before encrypting them.

The Best Google Drive Alternatives for Secure Cloud Storage.


Google can read your documents. What type of documents are you storing on Google Drive? While the sharing platform does encrypt all stored data, Google’s crawling bots can openly explore your documents. Your documents can be altered. You can lose track of documents.

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