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Sophos stories - Page 2

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A dangerous game of hide and seek
Mon, 31st Oct 2022
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A recent report by Sophos shows that cybercrooks are hiding (or dwelling) in the networks of smaller businesses for much longer than their larger counterparts.
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Sophos uncovers rampant rise of ransomware in manufacturing
Thu, 27th Oct 2022
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Sophos' new survey report on ransomware in manufacturing and production found that the sector had the highest average ransom payment across all sectors.
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Updating your cyber resilience with MDR
Thu, 27th Oct 2022
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data protection
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Australia Grapples with Rising Cybercrime and Lack of Skilled Personnel Pushing IT Teams to the Limit. 80% of Organisations Hit with Ransomware in 2021.
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Cyber insurance. A changing of the guard.
Thu, 15th Sep 2022
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The threat of cyberattacks on Australian businesses is increasing as cybercriminals outsmart security defences.
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Ransomware ravages retail sector, with 75% increase in attacks
Thu, 8th Sep 2022
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Globally, 77% of retail organisations surveyed experienced a 75% increase from 2020. This is also 11% more than the cross-sector average attack rate of 66%.
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Enterprises increasingly prioritising budget for cybersecurity
Fri, 26th Aug 2022
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Sophos has released additional findings from its report, The Future of Cybersecurity in APJ, revealing businesses are increasingly prioritising cybersecurity.
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Sophos reveals latest ransomware trend impacting orgs
Mon, 15th Aug 2022
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Sophos has announced in a new whitepaper that Hive, LockBit and BlackCat, three prominent ransomware gangs, consecutively attacked the same network.
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Hive, LockBit, BlackCat ransomware gangs attack same network
Wed, 10th Aug 2022
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Each ransomware gang left its own ransom demand, and some of the files were triple encrypted, according to a new report from Sophos.
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Sophos links three expert security teams together with X-Ops
Mon, 25th Jul 2022
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network security
Sophos X-Ops leverages the predictive, real-time, real-world and researched threat intelligence from each group.
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Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
Thu, 21st Jul 2022
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The findings reveal that education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Sophos reveals latest tactics of BlackCat ransomware group
Tue, 19th Jul 2022
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Sophos has revealed that the ransomware gang BlackCat has added Brute Ratel, a pentesting tool, to its arsenal of attack tools.
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Ransomware attacks on education institutions increase
Thu, 14th Jul 2022
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Education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
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Sophos uncovers latest cyber attack trends in Playbook report
Thu, 9th Jun 2022
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Research finds that there has been a 36% increase in cyber attack dwell time, with a median intruder dwell time of 15 days in 2021 versus 11 days in 2020.
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Ransomware attacks on healthcare increased 94% in 2021
Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
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New research has revealed a 94% increase in ransomware attacks on the organisations within the healthcare sector during 2021.
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Somerville wins 2022 Sophos ANZ Partner of the Year Award
Mon, 30th May 2022
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Sophos has announced the winners of its Australia and New Zealand Partner Awards for 2022, including Somerville as its Partner of the Year.
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Ransomware hits 65% of organisations in Singapore
Fri, 20th May 2022
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Next-generation cybersecurity firm Sophos has released its annual survey and review of real-world ransomware experiences in the State of Ransomware 2022.
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Cybersecurity starts with education
Tue, 10th May 2022
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In 2021, 80% of Australian organisations responding to the Sophos State of Ransomware study reported being hit by ransomware.
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Sophos named Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice for network firewalls
Mon, 9th May 2022
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The company earned the highest overall customer rating among vendors with at least 150 verified customer reviews.
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80% of Australian organisations hit with ransomware in 2021
Wed, 4th May 2022
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80% of Australian organizations were hit with ransomware in 2021, up from 45% in 2020, according to a new survey by Sophos.
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Sophos unveils cloud protection advancements with Linux and offerings
Thu, 21st Apr 2022
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cloud services
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ddos
Sophos has unveiled advancements to Sophos Cloud Workload Protection, including new Linux host and container security capabilities.
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Sophos achieves perfect scores in SE Labs protection tests
Thu, 21st Apr 2022
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Sophos' endpoint products have been ranked top in protection and false-positive tests for enterprise, small businesses, and consumers.
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Report: Australian businesses facing significant security challenges
Thu, 7th Apr 2022
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cloud services
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Sophos survey reveals significant security challenges facing Australian businesses, including skill shortages and lack of boardroom awareness.
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Attackers using Log4Shell vulnerability to deliver backdoors
Fri, 1st Apr 2022
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Attackers are using the Log4Shell vulnerability to deliver backdoors and profiling scripts to unpatched VMware Horizon servers.
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CryptoRom Bitcoin swindlers – what to look out for
Thu, 31st Mar 2022
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Surge in crypto scams and investment frauds in Australia, particularly dating scams, raises concerns as ASIC reports doubling of financial scams in 2021.