Three more ransomware families have created sites that are being used to leak the stolen data of non-paying victims and further illustrates why all ransomware attacks must be considered data breaches.

Ever since Maze created their “news” site to publish stolen data of their victims who choose not to pay, other ransomware actors such as Sodinokibi/REvil, Nemty, and DoppelPaymer have been swift to follow.

Over the past two days, BleepingComputer has learned of another three ransomware families who have now launched their data leak sites, which are listed below.

While we have been saying it for a long

A really simple fix for the Windows Defender alert that states items were skipped during a scan has been discovered and it involves just enabling network scanning.

Over the weekend, we reported that for the past few weeks Windows 10 users were receiving alerts stating that items were skipped when they performed scans using Windows Defender.

These alerts stated that “Windows Defender Antivirus scan skipped an item due to an exclusion or network scanning settings” but did not provide any further information as to what was causing it.


Günter Born who first reported about this issue has now discovered a