Attackers exploited a previously-disclosed flaw in Fortinet VPN servers in order to hit European industrial firms with the Cring ransomware.
Attackers are installing the DearCry ransomware on some vulnerable Exchange servers.
The latest Intel vPro processor will include built-in protections to detect and block ransomware attacks, Intel said.
A group of security and technology vendors, non-profit groups, and other organizations have formed a coalition to tackle the impact of ransomware on various industry sectors such as government, education, healthcare, and other critical verticals. The Ransomware Task Force will release a standard framework addressing how to deal with attacks.
Ransomware gangs have added data theft to their tactics, bringing another variable into the pay or don't pay equation.