CYPFER Corp launches new website

Toronto, Ontario. – March 1, 2022 – CYPFER, a market leader in Cybersecurity and ransomware recovery advisory, today launched its new website:  www.CYPFER.com CYPFER’s  five key services pillars now offer a robust, experience based portfolio of reactive and proactive offerings include: 1) Cyber-Attack Recovery; 2) Advisory; 3) Cyber Resilience;  4) Digital Executive Protection; and 5) Ransomware Recovery. “In December 2021, CYPFER received … Continue reading CYPFER Corp launches new website

CYPFER receives multi-million-dollar investment from private equity firm

Toronto, Ontario – December 7, 2021 – CYPFER, a market leader in ransomware consulting and advisory, today announced that it has closed on a substantial multi-million-dollar investment from an international private equity firm. Neither the exact amount of the investment nor its terms were disclosed. “Specifically, the investment will go toward expanding and improving our services including Post-Breach … Continue reading CYPFER receives multi-million-dollar investment from private equity firm

BlackCat Ransomware

Based on our profiling analysis, the site is largely operated by east-European individuals based on sentence structure. The communiction site also offers an intermediary access (private access to negotiators). Primary motivation is based on monetary gain and the group offers access to their encryption software (aka Malware aka Ransomware) on a paid and commission based … Continue reading BlackCat Ransomware

CL0P/CLOP Ransomware

As one of the oldest ransomware groups clop has not changed much over the years. Their websites for both communications and leaking non-paying victim information have seen minior updates with the most significant one when migrated to accomodate the latest TOR versions. The group provides both an email and web chat URL that is unique … Continue reading CL0P/CLOP Ransomware

LOCKBIT Ransomware

Based on our profiling analysis, the site is largely operated by east-European individuals based on sentence structure. Primary motivation is based on monetary gain and the group offers access to their encryption software (aka Malware aka Ransomware) on a paid and commission based subscription model (RaaS). The group has no political interests but CYPFER has … Continue reading LOCKBIT Ransomware

HIVE Ransomware

CYPFER team has been engaged on HIVE cases since approximately April 2021. HIVE affliates do not distinguish between for-profit or not-for-profit organizations, criticail infrastructure or health institutes. Every organization is a target and ransom demands vary from very low to very high. The demand is dependent on the affiliate that conducted the attack and their … Continue reading HIVE Ransomware

NO MORE RANSOM PROJECT – CYPFER Corp. Accepted as a Supporting Partner

No More Ransom, a global anti-ransomware initiative, announces CYPFER as a new Supporting Partner No More Ransom (NMR) is an initiative of Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, the National High Tech Crime Unit of the Netherlands’ police and McAfee to help victims of ransomware retrieve their encrypted data without having to pay criminals. NMR showcases the value of … Continue reading NO MORE RANSOM PROJECT – CYPFER Corp. Accepted as a Supporting Partner

Stephen Hampton appointed Vice President, Business Development of CYPFER

Toronto, Ontario – April 4, 2022 – Veteran sales and cybersecurity guru Stephen Hampton has been appointed Vice President, Business Development of CYPFER  by Founder and President Jason Kotler. As Vice President of Business Development, Stephen Hampton will be responsible for strategy, growth, managing client and partner relationships across the cyber-attack response spectrum including ransomware, as well as the consulting … Continue reading Stephen Hampton appointed Vice President, Business Development of CYPFER

Cyber-Crime Now Faces Seasoned Veteran Heavyweight, Again

Cybersecurity Thought Leader and Guru Daniel Tobok, Re-Enters The Game and Acquires CYPFER TORONTO, ON – May 17, 2022 – CYPFER headquarters announced it has entered a definitive agreement to be acquired by Toronto/Miami-based cybersecurity pioneer, innovator and entrepreneur Daniel Tobok.  Upon completion of the transaction, CYPFER will continue to be a privately held company as it … Continue reading Cyber-Crime Now Faces Seasoned Veteran Heavyweight, Again

Cyber Security Just Got Stronger as Iconic Operator Ed Dubrovsky Joins CYPFER

Alongside Cyber Security Juggernaut, CYPFER’s CEO, Daniel Tobok TORONTO / MIAMI – May 25, 2022 – Daniel Tobok, CEO of CYPFER, has appointed Ed Dubrovsky as Managing Director consulting and threat intelligence operations. Dubrovsky is a 30-year veteran of the cybersecurity and technology industries with a unique technical, business, entrepreneurial and educational background. Dubrovsky has helped … Continue reading Cyber Security Just Got Stronger as Iconic Operator Ed Dubrovsky Joins CYPFER

Properly Securing Commonly Used Remote Access Technologies (RDP/RDG and VPN)

The Challenge of Securing Microsoft’s Remote Access Solutions  For decades, Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) software has been used to connect to users and computers remotely. Recently, the number of implementations has increased ten-fold as organizations responded to the global pandemic and the need to work remotely was a requirement of survival.   Organizations of all sizes, including those that already had remote access solutions in place, … Continue reading Properly Securing Commonly Used Remote Access Technologies (RDP/RDG and VPN)

Remote Desktop Protocol & Virtual Private Networking: A hidden threat in the age of remote work

What is Virtual Private Networking?  A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a remote access tool used by most organizations to allow employees, vendors/partners and other stakeholders access to their company’s corporate networks and resources. When configured and deployed correctly, a VPN can help ensure that access is secure. However, Cypfer has observed that in many cases VPN technologies are deployed in a manner that may increase risk to an organization by opening a doorway for cyber-attackers to exploit.   What is Remote Desktop … Continue reading Remote Desktop Protocol & Virtual Private Networking: A hidden threat in the age of remote work

Remote Worker Cyber Hygiene Tips

COVID–19 has slowed down business but unfortunately hasn’t slowed down cybercrime. In our new reality we need to work from home in a safe and secure way to protect both our personal and corporate data. With that said, here is a work from home security tips designed to keep you and your family safe.   Be aware of phishing emails  Cybercriminals are out … Continue reading Remote Worker Cyber Hygiene Tips

Ransomware in 2020

Ransomware is becoming an epidemic in the cybersecurity world, with new strains being created continuously by criminals to extort money out of unsuspecting users. Cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated. From the comfort of their own homes without any physical contact, they can launch virtual kidnappings of valuable digital assets and hold them hostage … Continue reading Ransomware in 2020

Cybersecurity in 2020

While we saw the threat landscape change in 2019 with even more sophisticated attacks, we predict 2020 to be even more extreme. More targeted ransomware – 2019 saw ransomware exploits getting highly targeted against specific businesses, as well as local government. Attackers are spending more time intelligence-gathering on their victims, to ensure they can inflict … Continue reading Cybersecurity in 2020