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DDoS
Healthcare has 650% increase in ransomware attacks - report
June 2022
Zscaler's annual ThreatLabz Ransomware Report reveals the healthcare and restaurant and food service industries had the biggest jumps in ransomware attacks.
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Cybersecurity
2022: A year of deep suspicion and stronger access controls
February 2022
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.
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Cybersecurity
How to make a business ‘invisible’ to hackers
February 2022
Critical to every organisation is how to stop a cyber-security breach AND the damage it causes and do so within available budgets.
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Cloud
Ransomware black hole pulls in other cyberthreats to create one massive delivery system
November 2021
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.
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Ransomware
Cybersecurity experts weigh in on BlackMatter ransomware shut down
November 2021
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.
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RaaS
Research uncovers connection between BlackMatter and DarkSide ransomware-as-a-service
August 2021
Speaking about the two ransomware types, Sophos says it's not a simple case of rebranding.
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Ransomware
How Microsoft security infrastructure can sink a business
July 2021
Organisations that are heavily or entirely reliant on Microsoft infrastructure, services and applications can take several steps to shore up their security.
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Ransomware
Minimising the impact of REvil delivered via Kaseya servers
July 2021
In this case study, Darktrace explains how it detected the first signs of ransomware on the network 'as soon as encryption had begun'.
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RaaS
Ransomware-as-a-service rising as cyber threats grow at alarming rates
July 2021
Attacks are driven largely by the emergence of Ransomware as a Service gangs that are cashing in on critical infrastructure organisations. 
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RaaS
Recent high profile cyber attacks show rising threat of ransomware-as-a-service
July 2021
"This trend of ransomware-as-a-service is continuing to evolve and cybersecurity providers need to stay ahead of the risk."
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Malware
Ransomware decreases as criminals customise attacks on larger, more lucrative targets - McAfee Report
June 2021
McAfee has released its latest cybersecurity report analysing cybercriminal activity related to malware and cyber threats in the first quarter of 2021. 
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Ransomware
New ransomware Epsilon Red discovered - how it works
June 2021
New ransomware Epsilon Red has been found by Sophos researchers who detail the tools, techniques, procedures, and behaviour of the attackers behind it.
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Ransomware
How to shore up cyber-defences of financial institutions for the future
May 2021
Accenture’s latest research defined four key risks: Supply chain attacks, cyber-fraud, insider threats and extortion and ransomware.
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Ransomware
Report reveals which industries are most vulnerable to new ransomware attacks
May 2021
Zscaler has announced its new Ransomware Report highlighting the most prolific ransomware actors, their attack tactics, and the industries being targeted.
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Cloud
Ransomware attacks surge in 2021, Triple Extortion threat comes to light
May 2021
Ransomware attacks have seen 102% increase this year compared to the beginning of 2020, and there are no signs of it slowing down.
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Cybersecurity
A brief history of cyber-threats — from 2000 to 2020
January 2021
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.
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Cybersecurity
The current state of ransomware — and its future
January 2021
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. 
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Ransomware
The rising threat of human-controlled ransomware
October 2020
Until recently, most ransomware attacks have been automated affairs. But things are changing, writes Attivo Networks regional director for A/NZ Jim Cook.
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Ransomware
Sophos deconstructs Dharma, the 'fast food franchise' ransomware
August 2020
"Dharma is fast-food franchise ransomware: widely and easily available to just about anyone,” says a Sophos threat researcher.
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Ransomware
The real winner of 2019? Ransomware
February 2020
Trend Micro discovered a 10% increase in ransomware detections, despite a 57% decrease in the number of new ransomware families. 
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Ransomware
Opinion: 4 Ransomware trends to watch in 2019
February 2019
Recorded Future's Allan Liska looks at the past big ransomware attacks thus far to predict what's coming this year.
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Cloud
Ransomware infection? Here’s how you control the damage
November 2018
Ransomware has evolved to be more sophisticated and targeted, and remains a threat to businesses of all sizes.
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Ransomware
Just how dark is the dark web? The rise of Ransomware-as-a-Service
January 2018
These packages allow individuals with little technical skill, to attack businesses and individuals with relative ease.