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How to recover from a ransomware attack faster and return to business acceleration
When an organisation can recover quickly from a ransomware attack, organisations can accelerate growth safely and reliably.
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.
Ransomware response and recovery: Challenges and solutions
Ransomware is causing significant business impacts such as business disruption, data loss, reputational damage, remediation costs, and legal costs.
2020 most productive year for Ransomware 2.0
"2020 was the most productive year for ransomware families who moved from hostaging data to exfiltrating data, coupled with blackmailing."
Volunteer Service Abroad hit by ransomware attack but no data taken
Volunteer Service Abroad has been the victim of a ransomware attack, however experts say no information was taken.
Rubrik doubles down on data security, backup and recovery solutions
According to a recent report from Bitdefender, ransomware attacks are climbing by more than 715% year over year.
Double extortion attacks causing significant business disruption
Sophisticated double extortion attacks targeting essential industries is causing significant business disruption, a new report has found.
Fortinet bolsters endpoint security platform with MITRE ATT&CK tags for system activity
New capabilities include MITRE ATT&CK tags, extended detection and response, and managed detection and response service options.
Avast launches new Business Hub platform for partners and businesses
Avast has announced the official launch of its security platform Avast Business Hub for partners and businesses.
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.
Ransomware attackers bolder than ever
"When you dig into this underworld, you have to expect that it has many faces."
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 ravages Ireland's health service - experts comment
Ireland’s National Cyber Security Centre points to the ‘Conti’ ransomware variant, which caused the HSE's IT systems to shut down over the weekend.
ExtraHop reveals common insecure protocols used in enterprise IT
The report details the ongoing use of deprecated and insecure protocols, including Server Message Block version one (SMBv1), which was exploited by the WannaCry ransomware variant.
Most wanted malware Dridex remains in top position amidst global surge in ransomware attacks
"While we are witnessing a huge increase in ransomware attacks worldwide, it is no surprise that this month's top malware is related to the trend."
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.
Ransomware recovery costs increase as businesses are hit hard
Average ransomware recovery cost in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) has increased from US$1.16 million to US$2.34 million, more than doubling in one year.
Ransomware recovery costs more than doubled in past year
"The findings confirm the brutal truth that when it comes to ransomware, it doesn't pay to pay."
Organisations faced unprecedented ransomware risk in 2020
Enterprises faced unprecedented cybersecurity risk in 2020 from increasing attack volume, the pandemic-driven digital transformation of work, and generally deficient cyber preparedness and training.
Hackers hit Apple with ransomware, MacBook design files exposed
Hackers are attempting to extort Apple in exchange for not leaking stolen files.
Targeted ransomware attacks on the rise, Kaspersky finds
Ransomware attacks on high profile victims has grown nearly eightfold from 2019 to 2020, according to new research from Kaspersky.
Phishing, monetary gain and supply chain attacks characterise cybercrime
"Cyber criminals leveraged phishing, ransomware and supply chain vector attacks to strike networks for financial gain. We believe that these network security trends will continue in 2021."
Over half of ransomware victims pay up - but does it work?
"Handing over money doesn’t guarantee the return of data, and only encourages cybercriminals to continue the practice."
Ransomware and Microsoft Exchange attacks surging
There are global surges in ransomware attacks alongside increases in cyber attacks targeting Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities, according to Check Point Research.