Archive for the ‘Ransomware’ Category

There’s no doubt that attacks will continue to increase in frequency, severity and complexity. Behind the scenes, nations are fighting what appears to be a cybersecurity war. According to the president of Microsoft, North Korea was allegedly behind the WannaCry ransomware attack that temporarily brought down numerous NHS trusts. Ukraine’s security service (SBU) claim that Russia was behind NotPetya attacks which resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. … Read more

In recent years organizations have been investing a fortune in cybersecurity, but ransomware still remains as prevalent today (and maybe even more dangerous) as it has ever been. Ransomware attacks are, in essence, simple to prevent if the right security culture is in place. But, whilst organizations have implemented sophisticated security firewalls, the attitudes towards ransomware have not changed fast enough. Recent ransomware attacks Looking back at recent security breaches, … Read more

To any of you following our blog this year (you can subscribe using the form to the left of you right now!), you know that we have reached this conclusion already. But now it has been confirmed by none other than the National Audit Office themselves; the “WannaCry” ransomware attack that crippled much of the NHS in the UK could have been avoided by following simple IT security best practices. … Read more

Dial in on malicious modifications Devastating threats, such as Ransomware and Malicious Insiders, are knocking at your door. Global ransomware damage costs will exceed $5 billion in 2017, up from $325 million in 2015, says the Ransomware Damage Report from Cybersecurity Ventures. Sixty-two-percent of insider threats involve employees profiting from sensitive company data, says “Understanding Insider Threats” from Gartner. Increasing cyberattacks are forcing organizations like yours to find solutions that … Read more

In 2017 alone, hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe have been affected by ransomware attacks; draining enterprises of millions of dollars. Those who have been affected all offer the same advice; protect yourself before it happens to you! While you may already be using anti-ransomware software, researchers have identified several new ransomware threats that your security software may not be equipped to fight with (Ovidly Stealer, Hackshit, Satan … Read more

Organizations around the world are still cleaning up the devastation left behind by Petya and the WannaCry ransomware, with damage ranging from minor inconvenience to complete shutdowns of company operations. Hackers are taking the lessons learned from Petya and WannaCry to create new variants that improve the ability to move undetected between devices using the EternalBlue exploit, or in other words, the vulnerability in the Server Message Block (SMB) 1.0 … Read more

If you’re reading this, you’ve either already become the victim of a ransomware attack or you’re interested in finding out what your options are should it happen to you. So, in this article we’re going to discuss what a ransomware attack does and how best to react to one. What does a ransomware attack look like? Ransomware attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the ultimate goal is to … Read more

The world woke up on the 28th June to the news of a second global ransomware attack following the WannaCry attack that took place less than six weeks ago, and affected over 230,000 computers in 150 countries; including the UK’s National Health Service. We will refer to this attack as the ‘Petya’ ransomware attack as very little is known about it at this point besides its slight resemblance to an … Read more

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