Ransomware

 

Family Offices Become Prime Targets for Cyber Hacks and Ransomware (CNBC)

Family offices, which manage significant amounts of money for wealthy families, often with small staffs, have become lucrative targets for hackers. But a growing fear of cyberattac... More

Unmasking the True Cost of Cyberattacks: Beyond Ransom and Recovery (The Hacker News)

Cybersecurity breaches can be devastating for both individuals and businesses alike. While many people tend to focus on understanding how and why they were targeted by such breache... More

The State of Ransomware: Faster, Smarter, and Meaner (CSO)

The ransomware business hit record highs in 2023 despite falling payment rates, as attackers scaled up the number of attacks and new AI weapons were brought to bear on both sides o... More

No Easy Solutions to the Ransomware Threat Despite Takedowns (CSO)

As ransomware attacks surge, surpassing a record high of $1.1 billion in ransom payments in 2023, the US and UK governments and a wide array of international law enforcement partne... More

Ransomware Festers as a Top Security Challenge (CD)

U.S. intelligence leaders warn ransomware activity is growing, despite high profile efforts to seize threat actors’ infrastructure.... More

2023 Ransomware Payments Hit $1.1B Record (IW)

Ransomware activity is back with a vengeance with record payments in 2023 and continuing activity this year.... More

Europol, FBI Announce LockBit Ransomware Crackdown (Decipher)

An international takedown operation has hit the infamous LockBit ransomware group on multiple levels, with law enforcement agencies targeting its technical infrastructure, making a... More

Will the Movement to Ban Ransom Payments Gain Steam in 2024? (CD)

Policies and regulations around ransomware payments are widely expected to change in 2024, but how and to what effect remains in flux.... More

5 Data Protection Practices Media Organizations Can Implement to Combat Ransomware (Wasabi Blog)

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise in recent years, and media organizations are no exception to this growing threat. In an industry that already works to protect content from... More

Most CISOs Confront Ransomware — and Pay Ransoms (CD)

The number of ransomware attacks organizations face has a direct correlation with the frequency with which ransoms are paid.... More

FBI: Crippling ‘Dual Ransomware Attacks’ on the Rise (Dark Reading)

Once they compromise an victim with an initial ransomware attack, threat actors are ready to deploy a secondary attack with a different strain, which could leave even more damage.... More

Ransomware Reaches New Heights (Dark Reading)

Ransomware is on track to victimize more organizations in 2023, while attackers rapidly escalate their attacks to wreak widespread damage before defenders can even detect an infect... More

Advice For CIOs: Protect Your Data from Different Ransomware Attacks (Huawei Blog)

When ransomware strikes, it steals and encrypts valuable data that can only be decrypted by paying a ransom. According to the Global Cybersecurity Outlook 2022 released by World Ec... More

Videocites, DAZN Group Team Against Piracy

Sports streaming service DAZN Grouo and automated content detection specialist Videocites have announced a strategic partnership to intensify Dazn’s battle against intellectual p... More

5 Ransomware Protection Strategies for 2023 (Fortinet Blog)

If the growth of ransomware attacks in 2022 indicates what the future holds, security teams everywhere should expect to see this attack vector become even more popular in 2023. In ... More

Vishing With Synthetic Voice (Richie May Blog)

Vishing social engineering phone calls are on the rise and show increasing velocity. Vishing is a type of social engineering attack where a malicious attacker calls their target to... More

What Hurricane Preparedness Can Teach Us About Ransomware (Security Intelligence)

While we can’t equate the potential impact of a cyberattack to that of a hurricane, there is much that security leaders and teams can learn from existing physical disaster prepar... More

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