RaaS / Ransomware-as-a-Service stories
FortiGuard predicts rise in advanced threat methods
"As cybercrime converges with advanced persistent threat methods, cybercriminals are finding ways to weaponise new technologies at scale to enable more disruption and destruction."
Healthcare has 650% increase in ransomware attacks - report
Zscaler's annual ThreatLabz Ransomware Report reveals the healthcare and restaurant and food service industries had the biggest jumps in ransomware attacks.
Ransomware as a service explained: What is RaaS
Ransomware as a service is a major threat to all cybersecurity data and systems. Similar to software as a service, RaaS provides easy subscription-based access to ransomware to those with little-to-no programming expertise.
Major technology manufacturer stops ransomware attack with AI
Darktrace has announced that one of its customers successfully interrupted a Babuk ransomware attack with its Autonomous Response technology, Antigena.
Ransomware 2021 - the year and trends in hindsight
2021 saw threat actors turn the dial up on ransomware, with several high-profile attacks against major corporations and critical infrastructure.
2022: A year of deep suspicion and stronger access controls
Just when we all thought COVID-19 couldn’t possibly make the cyber risk environment any worse, 2021 brought us a supply chain shock induced by the global pandemic.
How to make a business ‘invisible’ to hackers
Critical to every organisation is how to stop a cyber-security breach AND the damage it causes and do so within available budgets.
A new report shows RaaS dominates, but defences are gaining the upper hand
While vulnerability disclosures increased 21% in the second half of 2021 and increasingly sophisticated criminal attacks made regular news, organisations fight back with targeted remediation efforts.
InterSystems and Veromo power Australia’s economic recovery with new banking solution
It is anticipated that the solution will help drive post-pandemic economic growth by making it easier for start-ups and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into business reality.
Ransomware black hole pulls in other cyberthreats to create one massive delivery system
The gravitational force of ransomware's black hole is pulling in other cyberthreats to form one massive, interconnected ransomware delivery system with significant implications for IT security.
Cybersecurity experts weigh in on BlackMatter ransomware shut down
Given the lucrative activity of RaaS we are likely to see them reappear in the near future. The battle against ransomware is far from over.
Research uncovers connection between BlackMatter and DarkSide ransomware-as-a-service
Speaking about the two ransomware types, Sophos says it's not a simple case of rebranding.
How Microsoft security infrastructure can sink a business
Organisations that are heavily or entirely reliant on Microsoft infrastructure, services and applications can take several steps to shore up their security.
Minimising the impact of REvil delivered via Kaseya servers
In this case study, Darktrace explains how it detected the first signs of ransomware on the network 'as soon as encryption had begun'.
Ransomware-as-a-service rising as cyber threats grow at alarming rates
Attacks are driven largely by the emergence of Ransomware as a Service gangs that are cashing in on critical infrastructure organisations.
Recent high profile cyber attacks show rising threat of ransomware-as-a-service
"This trend of ransomware-as-a-service is continuing to evolve and cybersecurity providers need to stay ahead of the risk."
Ransomware decreases as criminals customise attacks on larger, more lucrative targets - McAfee Report
McAfee has released its latest cybersecurity report analysing cybercriminal activity related to malware and cyber threats in the first quarter of 2021.
New ransomware Epsilon Red discovered - how it works
New ransomware Epsilon Red has been found by Sophos researchers who detail the tools, techniques, procedures, and behaviour of the attackers behind it.
How to shore up cyber-defences of financial institutions for the future
Accenture’s latest research defined four key risks: Supply chain attacks, cyber-fraud, insider threats and extortion and ransomware.
Report reveals which industries are most vulnerable to new ransomware attacks
Zscaler has announced its new Ransomware Report highlighting the most prolific ransomware actors, their attack tactics, and the industries being targeted.
Ransomware attacks surge in 2021, Triple Extortion threat comes to light
Ransomware attacks have seen 102% increase this year compared to the beginning of 2020, and there are no signs of it slowing down.
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
Many significant cybersecurity events have occurred since the year 2000 — not every one of them ‘firsts’, but all of them correlating with a change in security behaviour or protection.
The current state of ransomware — and its future
Discoveries made by analysts at Sophos have unearthed a new development: ransomware code appears to have been shared across ‘families’, and some of the ransomware groups seemed to work in collaboration more than in competition with one another.
The rising threat of human-controlled ransomware
Until recently, most ransomware attacks have been automated affairs. But things are changing, writes Attivo Networks regional director for ANZ Jim Cook.