Ransomware dominated the online-enabled crime landscape in 2020, some security experts say, thanks to the massive profits it's been generating and the relative ease of use for attackers - including support from a burgeoning cybercrime-as-a-service market.
Using a nearly 20-year-old file transfer product - what could go wrong? Among the many lessons to be learned from the Accellion File Transfer Appliance mess is this: Attackers will devote substantial resources to reverse-engineer hardware, software or a service if there's a financial upside.
In an eye-opening look at the cost burden of a ransomware attack, Universal Health Services reports that an incident last September had a $67 million economic impact - citing, for example, the need to divert patients to competing facilities for urgent care. But insurance may cover much of the cost.
Cyber-criminals have become thoughtful about ransomware attacks; taking time to maximize your organization’s potential damage and their payoff. Protecting your network from this growing threat is more important than ever. And nobody knows this more than Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4.
Prolific Ryuk ransomware has a new trick up its sleeve. "A Ryuk sample with worm-like capabilities - allowing it to spread automatically within networks it infects" was recently discovered during an incident response effort, warns CERT-FR, the French government's computer emergency response team.
Ransomware continues to sting numerous organizations, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. More than ever, the onus is on potential victims to ensure they have essential defenses in place - and if possible, to proactively hunt for attackers who may already be inside their network.
There is a reason more than half of today’s ransomware victims end up paying the ransom. Cyber-criminals have become thoughtful; taking time to maximize your organisation’s potential damage and their payoff. After achieving root access, the bad guys explore your network reading email, finding data troves and once...
French authorities are warning the country's healthcare sector of the discovery of a glut of stolen credentials, apparently belonging to hospital workers, that were found for sale on the dark web. The alert comes amid a recent rise in ransomware attacks on hospitals and other healthcare entities.
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Ransomware is an old threat that just won't go away. While overall volumes have fallen from their peaks a few years ago, today's ransomware attacks are more targeted, more lucrative for attackers and more potentially damaging to your organisation.
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SonicWall was recently attacked via a zero-day flaw in one of its own products. Curiously, SonicWall hasn't said much about the extent and damage of the breach since its announcement. But there are strong indications it may have been targeted by an extortion attempt.