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Ransomware attacks surging as ransom amounts skyrocket
The grim outlook for the future of ransomware leaves no one spared from financial damage or brand-crushing headlines.
Global ransomware grows 151%, SonicWall research finds
"The continued rise of ransomware, cryptojacking and other unique forms of malware targeted at monetisation, are evidence that cybercriminal activity always follows the money and rapidly adapts to new opportunities."
The large, less obvious costs of phishing attacks on organisations - report
Proofpoint and Ponemon Institute have released the results of a new study on the cost of phishing.
Security experts weigh in on Accenture ransomware attack
LockBit is threatening to share encrypted files on the dark web unless Accenture meets its ransom demands.
Compliance with Essential Eight cybersecurity has more business benefits than you might think
There used to be two certainties in life: death and taxes. For organisations at least, there is now a third — compliance with cybersecurity regulation.
More than a third of global organisations have experienced ransomware — report
The report found increasing instances of ransomware victims experiencing multiple breach events, as well as a rise in the average ransom payment.
RDDoS attacks more prevalent than ransomware - 70% of organisations targeted multiple times
Research finds RDDoS attacks are a more significant threat to organisations than ransomware.
71 billion ransomware attacks on remote access - ESET
"Ransomware is currently one of the most potent cyberthreats to modern organisations."
Extortion payments hit new records as ransomware crisis intensifies
The ransomware crisis will continue to gain momentum as cybercrime groups further hone tactics for coercing victims into paying and develop new approaches for making attacks more disruptive.
Cyber-insurance or self-insurance: how businesses can recover from ransomware attacks
Putting the right infrastructure solutions in place will help businesses reduce their risk profile by ensuring backups are protected from attack.
48 million malware messages: Proofpoint reveals the reality of today's threat landscape
"In addition to troubling growth in volume and sophistication of ransomware and BEC attacks, we discovered massive spikes in lesser-known methods like CAPTCHA techniques and steganography.”
Ivanti tackles today's biggest security threats with RiskSense acquisition
"Together, Ivanti and RiskSense will enable customers to take the right action at the right time and effectively defend against ransomware, which is the biggest security threat today.”
CERT NZ urges businesses to disable Remote Desktop Protocol due to cyber risks
According to CERT NZ, most ransomware attacks can be traced back, in part, to poorly configured remote access systems.
Global cyber attacks up as ransomware surges by 93%
Global cyber attacks have increased by 29% in the last six months, as hackers continue to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police IT disaster recovery a 'very high risk area', audit reveals
Police computer systems have been ill-prepared to cope with a disaster like a major hack.
Risky business: Majority of workers take cybersecurity shortcuts despite knowing dangers
"Every organisation needs to establish security processes and work to ensure they resonate with employees."
How Microsoft security infrastructure can sink a business
Organisations that are heavily or entirely reliant on Microsoft infrastructure, services and applications can take several steps to shore up their security.
Minimising the impact of REvil delivered via Kaseya servers
In this case study, Darktrace explains how it detected the first signs of ransomware on the network 'as soon as encryption had begun'.
The unintended consequences of cyber attacks
In 1988, a Harvard graduate began an experiment to see how many computers were connected to the Internet. 24 hours later, 10% of all computers around the world had been taken down.
Privileged access management vital as ransomware risks escalate
"PAM has become a key battleground in cyber security and the combined ThycoticCentrify is perfectly positioned to support our distribution channel partners and their customers."
SonicWall ransomware attack "should have been avoided"
"The cybercrime actors behind these ransomware attacks are very agile, always looking for new tricks and techniques that will allow them to do their malicious deeds."
Ransomware-as-a-service rising as cyber threats grow at alarming rates
Attacks are driven largely by the emergence of Ransomware as a Service gangs that are cashing in on critical infrastructure organisations.
Imprivata extends PAM capabilities with Xton acquisition
"Through this acquisition, Imprivata will enable richer authentication and access management, a key pillar in the Imprivata digital identity framework, and broaden our mutual reach to new and current customers."
Legislation and liability for cyber-attacks won’t save you — zero trust architecture will
Organisations can't stop breaches, but they can prevent them from spreading and becoming catastrophic incidents by using zero trust security.