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Manufacturing sector pays highest average ransomware payment
Thu, 3rd Nov 2022
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Manufacturing and production sectors had highest average ransom payment but lowest percentage of organizations that paid the ransom, Sophos report finds.
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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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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 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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Houseparty denies security breach as users accuse app of hacking accounts
Tue, 31st Mar 2020
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The popular face-to-face video hosting service has been accused of hacking users' other accounts, a claim Houseparty disputes.