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Ransomware ravages retail sector, with 75% increase in attacks
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%.
Education institutions hit hard by ransomware - study
The findings reveal that education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
Ransomware attacks on education institutions increase
Education institutions are increasingly being hit with ransomware, with 60% suffering attacks in 2021 compared to 44% in 2020.
Ransomware hits 65% of organisations in Singapore
Next-generation cybersecurity firm Sophos has released its annual survey and review of real-world ransomware experiences in the State of Ransomware 2022.
80% of Australian organisations hit with ransomware in 2021
80% of Australian organizations were hit with ransomware in 2021, up from 45% in 2020, according to a new survey by Sophos.
Ransomware black hole pulls in other cyberthreats to create one massive delivery system
Ransomware's growing power is sucking other cyberthreats into its orbit, creating a unified and modular attack system, warns Sophos.
Manufacturing sector hit hard by ransomware, but many refuse to pay out
Manufacturing and production companies are less likely to pay ransoms after being hit by ransomware, says Sophos' new report.
Rise in cyberattacks, ransomware during COVID-19 boosts IT security skills
Increased security challenges during the pandemic offered IT teams a unique opportunity to build their cybersecurity expertise.
Retail sector top target for ransomware and data-theft extortion attacks during pandemic
Retail sector hit hard by ransomware and data-theft attacks during the pandemic, with extortion attacks on the rise, says Sophos.
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 average cost of recovery from a ransomware attack for businesses in Asia Pacific has more than doubled in the last year, says Sophos.
Experiencing ransomware significantly impacts cybersecurity approach
Ransomware hits organisations hard, impacting confidence and cyber attack strategies, reveals a new survey by Sophos. #Cybersecurity #Ransomware.
Scammers using Bitcoin, sextortion to take advantage of Coronavirus fears
As people's fear and desire to do something about COVID-19 is dominating the news, it is also being exploited in every way by online criminals.