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Kaspersky illuminates LockBit ransomware group's advanced tactics
2 days ago
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ransomware
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encryption
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advanced persistent threat protection
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky uncovers advanced methods used by ransomware group LockBit, highlighting the use of custom, easy-to-use tools for frequent, damaging cyber attacks.
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Ransomware retains top spot, Sophos cybercrime report reveals
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firewall
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ransomware
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network security
Sophos' Active Adversary Report 2023 unveils persistent ransomware threats, rising use of compromised credentials in cyberattacks.
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AI bolsters security response times, reveals ReliaQuest report
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email security
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phishing
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ReliaQuest's annual threat report reveals AI and automation technologies improve organisations' response time to security incidents by up to 99% year on year.
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Rising ransomware attacks amplify World Backup Day's importance
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data protection
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dr
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cloud services
World Backup Day highlights the escalating data breach issue as 24% of businesses suffered ransomware attacks in 2023, a significant jump from 15% in 2022, according to a survey.
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Sophos 2024 report reveals top cybersecurity threats to SMBs
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firewall
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ransomware
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network security
Sophos' 2024 Threat Report unveils that half of all malware targeting SMBs consists of keyloggers, spyware, and stealers, with data theft featuring in over 90% of attacks in 2023.
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Trend Micro dismantles major ransomware group LockBit
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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malware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
Trend Micro collaborates with global law enforcement agents to disrupt major ransomware group, LockBit, responsible for a quarter of 2023's ransomware leaks amounting to billions of dollars.
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Trustwave reveals cybersecurity threats targeting education sector
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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edutech
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higher education
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privacy
Cybersecurity firm Trustwave has revealed unique threats facing the education sector in their latest analysis, 2024 Education Threat Landscape, offering key strategies for building cybersecurity resilience.
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January sees three-year high in ransomware attacks across the globe
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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ai
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financial institutions
Despite a 27% drop from December 2023, January 2024 saw a three-year high in ransomware attacks, reflecting a year-on-year rise. NCC Group's analysis shows Lockbit remains the top perpetrator.
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Global ransomware attacks surge by 84% in 2023, reveals NCC study
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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malware
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cybersecurity
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hacktivists
Ransomware attacks rose by a staggering 84% in 2023, notably impacting the industrials sector, as new threat actors emerged, reported NCC Group.
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AI-boosted phishing sees 222% surge, warns Acronis report
Mon, 12th Feb 2024
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ransomware
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cios
Acronis' H2 2023 Cyberthreats Report reveals a disturbing 222% rise in email attacks with AI-enhanced phishing impacting over 90% of organisations worldwide.
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Alarming surge in cyber attacks seen in Acronis report
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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ransomware
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cios
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acronis
The Acronis Cyberthreats Report H2 2023 reveals a 222% rise in AI-driven email attacks in the year, underlining the need for more effective security solutions.
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New ransomware report reveals 80% victim increase in 2023
Thu, 25th Jan 2024
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encryption
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ransomware
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cybersecurity
GuidePoint Security's latest ransomware report highlights an alarming 80% surge in victim numbers in 2023, with the number of victims nearly doubling from 2022.
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Ransomware attacks surged by 45% in 2023, report finds
Tue, 23rd Jan 2024
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threat intelligence
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ncc group
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russia
Ransomware attacks surged by 45% YoY in 2023, hugely exceeding initial predictions, despite a December downturn.
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BlackFog report reveals alarming rise in ransomware attacks in 2023
Sat, 13th Jan 2024
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cyber threats
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data exfiltration
BlackFog's December 2023 report reveals an alarming surge in ransomware attacks, with 70 incidents noted, indicating an escalating cyber threat scenario.
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Sophos reports spike in ransomware groups using remote encryption
Fri, 5th Jan 2024
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firewall
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ransomware
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network security
Sophos reveals in a new report that the most active ransomware groups are intentionally deploying remote encryption attacks on networks, with attacks increasing 62% annually since 2022.
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Surge in ransomware attacks surpasses yearly predictions
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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digitalisation
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ncc group
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productivity
Unprecedented surge in global ransomware attacks in 2023 outstrips yearly prediction, according to NCC Group report.
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November sees 29% surge in ransomware attack victims
Wed, 20th Dec 2023
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legal
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rebrand
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canada
November 2023 sees a 29% surge in ransomware attacks in the UK, with hackers primarily targeting global north.
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Trustwave reveals cybersecurity risks in manufacturing in new study
Thu, 7th Dec 2023
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ransomware
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it in manufacturing
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digital transformation
Trustwave uncovers significant cyber threats to the manufacturing sector, including email-borne malware and server exploits.
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BlackBerry AI detects 70% surge in new malware attacks in Q3
Fri, 1st Dec 2023
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smartphones
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advanced persistent threat protection
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technology gifts
BlackBerry AI reveals a shocking 70% rise in new malware attacks in Q3, with nearly 3 new types detected per minute.
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Eclypsium pioneers solution to measure risk in digital supply chain security
Wed, 8th Nov 2023
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servers
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hp
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gartner
Eclypsium launches the industry's first solution to measure IT infrastructure risk in the digital supply chain.
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Ransomware acting within 24 hours of access now: Secureworks report
Fri, 6th Oct 2023
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cybersecurity
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secureworks
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russia
Ransomware attacks are happening faster than ever, with threat actors achieving complete system compromise in less than 24 hours, according to Secureworks. .
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Check Point reveals 8% spike in global cyberattacks by mid-2023
Thu, 24th Aug 2023
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phishing
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ransomware
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email security
Lockbit3 leads ransomware surge in the year's first half, while unconventional targets surface amid new attack patterns.
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Akamai research finds critical Industries at risk in APJ
Wed, 9th Aug 2023
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ransomware
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cloud services
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akamai
Akamai Technologies, the cloud security company, has released a new State of the Internet report that spotlights the evolving ransomware landscape.
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NCC finds ransomware attacks remain at record highs
Tue, 23rd May 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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ncc group
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cyber threats
April saw the second highest volume of attacks ever recorded by NCC Group's Global Threat Intelligence team, with ransomware attacks remaining at record highs.